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Karnazes, Dean

In his follow-up to the best-selling Ultramarathon Man - which Sports Illustrated called "fascinating" and the New York Times said was "full of euphoric highs" - world-renowned ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes chronicles his unbelievable exploits and explorations in gripping detail. Karnazes runs for days on end without rest, across some of the most exotic and inhospitable places on earth, including the Australian outback, Antarctica, and the...

Dais, Dawn

Dawn Dais hated running. And it didn't like her much, either. Her fitness routine consisted of avoiding the stairs in her own house, because who really has the energy to climb stairs? It was with this exercise philosophy firmly in place that she set off to complete a marathon. The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women is a fun training manual for women who don't believe that running is their biological destiny but who dream of crossing the...

Armstrong, Kristin

In Mile Markers , Runner' s World contributing editor Kristin Armstrong captures the ineffable and timeless beauty of running, the importance of nurturing relationships with those we love, and the significance of reflecting on our experiences. This collection considers the most important reasons women run, celebrating the inspiring passion runners have for their sport and illustrating how running fosters a vitally powerful community. With...

Bingham, John

"You don't have to run fast to be a real runner!" John Bingham, "the patron saint of the back of the pack," commands "The Penguin Brigade" - those thousands of dedicated runners who have learned that the greatest joy in their sport comes not from how fast they go or how thin they become, but from simply having the courage to take the first step. Now Bingham shares the wisdom that took him from couch potato to columnist for Runner's World...

Fink, Don

The ideal resource for forty-plus athletes who seek faster times and fewer injuries   More than half a million Americans, and millions more worldwide, attempt a marathon every year. Around half are forty years old or older-athletes whose passion increasingly turns to frustration as they mature: slower finishing times and more injuries. And yet, until now, there has been no book specifically for this audience. In Mastering the Marathon,...

Bingham, John, Hadfield, Jenny

Once considered a feat for superhuman athletes, the marathon is now within every mortal's grasp. Former couch potato John Bingham has joined forces with coach Jenny Hadfield to create a winning plan that works for every mortal - even you. In Marathoning for Mortals , you'll find the courage to train, the willpower to persevere, and the tenacity to finish one mile after another. John and Jenny stick with you every step of the way, from your...

Caron, Marnie, Sport Medicine Council of British Columbia Staff, Taunton, Jack (Foreword by)

Building on the success of the popular Beginning Runner's Handbook , Marathon and Half Marathonshows you how to get motivated and set realistic goals, choose the proper shoes, eat right, build strength and endurance, and avoid sore muscles and injury. It also includes tips from elite runners on such subjects as motivation, consistency, log books, and running partners. Finally, the book describes strategies for how to change from a sedentary...

Cooper, Chris

You are a runner. You know how hard it is to make time to run. So you go out at 5:30 a.m. . . . in the rain. You remember every strain, sprain, ache, and pain you've ever felt. You ran through it then. You'll run through it now. You have great runs. You have not-so-great runs. You run fast. You run slow. You race for a personal best. You race just for fun. This is your time. This is your run. This is your book. LONG MAY YOU RUN all. things....

Daniels, Jack

Get in the best shape of your running career with the scientifically based training in Daniels' Running Formula . In the book that Runner's World magazine called "the best training book," premier running coach Jack Daniels provides you with his proven VDOT formula to guide you through training at exactly the right intensity to become a faster, stronger runner. Choose from the red, white, blue, and gold programs to get into shape, target a...

Dreyer, Danny, Dreyer, Katherine (As told to)

More than 24 million people run in the United States alone, but 65 percent will have to stop at least once this year because of injury. Still others will choose to run through the pain. But in this groundbreaking book, ultramarathoner Danny Dreyer teaches us the running technique he created to heal and prevent injuries and also to run faster, farther, and with much less effort at any age.ChiRunning employs the deep power reserves in the core...