Running Science

Author: Owen Anderson

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 073607418X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 596

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A comprehensive guide to all things running explains running physiology, biomechanics, medicine, genetics, biology, psychology, training, and racing.

Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon

How to Be Your Own Best Coach

Author: Brad Hudson,Matt Fitzgerald

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0767930207

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Do you want to run faster? Are you trying to peak for a particular race? Would you like to find your true running potential? Brad Hudson, former Olympic Trials marathoner and current coach to Olympians like Dathan Ritzenhein, will show you the way in this practical, reader-friendly guide. Hudson is the most innovative running coach to come along in a generation. Until now, only a handful of elite athletes have been able to benefit from his methods. Now Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon shows all runners how to coach themselves as confidently and effectively as Brad coaches his world-class athletes. Becoming your own best coach is the ticket to running faster at any distance. First you will learn to assess your abilities. Then you’ll learn how to devise a training program specifically geared to you. Filled with easy-to-follow sample training programs for distances ranging from the 5K to the marathon and abilities ranging from novice to advanced, Run Faster is the cutting-edge guide for optimal performance. With Hudson’s guidance, you can train smarter and more effectively—and avoid injury. And you’ll soon be running faster than you ever thought possible!

Running Well

Author: Sam Murphy,Sarah Connors

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736077453

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 184

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Providing the keys to maximizing performance while avoiding injuries, "Running Well" allows runners at all levels to easily assess and improve technique. Anatomical art supplements the thorough coverage of causes and symptoms of dozens of running injuries.

Master the Art of Running

Raising Your Performance with the Alexander Technique

Author: Malcolm Balk,Andrew Shields

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910231568

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 300

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Although running is becoming one of the most popular sports, learning to run properly can take time, energy and consistency. You need to do it regularly to become good at it and until you have achieved a certain level of competence, it is unlikely that you will enjoy it very much, or for very long. For many runners physical and mental barriers can stop progress.

Running with the Whole Body

A 30-day Program for Running Faster with Less Effort

Author: Jack Heggie,Donna M... Hornberger

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556432262

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 170

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In Running with the Whole Body, Heggie proposes a thirty-day exercise program that will not only prevent you from injuring yourself in a new way, but enable you to become a smoother, and more powerful runner. The exercises presented isolate the workings of the various parts of the body to show how each part of the body balances and works in concert with the others. The result is a body whose torso, hips, pelvis and shoulders all move freely in the act of running. You will discover how to unleash the power of the large, strong muscles of the hips, spine and shoulders to power your running.

The Running Revolution

How to Run Faster, Farther, and Injury-Free--for Life

Author: Nicholas Romanov,Kurt Brungardt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110160560X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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From a two-time Olympic coach and creator of the Pose Method who has trained the running elite, an essential guide for all runners seeking to go faster and farther without injury Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run—and the wildly popular natural running trend it sparked—changed the way we think about running, but it has also prompted many questions: Have we been running the wrong way? And, have we been running in the wrong kind of shoe? What is the safest type of foot strike? How many types are there? And what is a foot strike anyway? No existing guide has clearly addressed these concerns—until now. The Running Revolution provides both beginning and experienced runners with everything they need to know in order to safely and efficiently transition to and master a safer and more biomechanically efficient way of running that is guaranteed to improve performance and minimize wear and tear on the body. More than a one-size-fits-all guide, The Running Revolution provides readers with clear instructions, complete with helpful illustrations, that they can easily integrate into their unique running histories in order to run safely, intelligently, and efficiently for many years to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Zen and the Art of Running

The Path to Making Peace with Your Pace

Author: Larry Shapiro

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440513414

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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All that I am, I am because of my mind. --Paavo Nurmi, Olympic runner with nine gold medals in track & field All runners strive to get in the "zone," but here they'll learn to enter the ZEN "zone"! By adopting Buddha's mindful approach, you will discover you can run longer, faster, and harder. This book shows how to align body and mind for success on - and off - the track! Iron Man triathlete and philosophy professor Larry Shapiro coaches you to: Walk the talk: Get out and run Practice mindfulness: Train harder Visualize success: Race the Zen way Accept and let go: Cope peacefully with injuries and aging Complete with case studies, testimonials, and training techniques, this guide inspires seasoned runners and first timers alike to pound the path to enlightenment—one stride at a time!

ChiRunning

A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running

Author: Danny Dreyer,Katherine Dreyer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439164549

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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The revised edition of the bestselling ChiRunning, a groundbreaking program from ultra-marathoner and nationally-known coach Danny Dreyer, that teaches you how to run faster and farther with less effort, and to prevent and heal injuries for runners of any age or fitness level. In ChiRunning, Danny and Katherine Dreyer, well-known walking and running coaches, provide powerful insight that transforms running from a high-injury sport to a body-friendly, injury-free fitness phenomenon. ChiRunning employs the deep power reserves in the core muscles, an approach found in disciplines such as yoga, Pilates, and T’ai Chi. ChiRunning enables you to develop a personalized exercise program by blending running with the powerful mind-body principles of T’ai Chi: 1. Get aligned. Develop great posture and reduce your potential for injury while running, and make knee pain and shin splints a thing of the past. 2. Engage your core. Shift the workload from your leg muscles to your core muscles, for efficiency and speed. 3. Add relaxation to your running. Learn to focus your mind and relax your body to increase speed and distance. 4. Make it a Mindful Practice. Maintain high performance and make running a mindful, enjoyable life-long practice. 5. It’s easy to learn. Transform your running with the ten-step ChiRunning training program.

Daniels' Running Formula-3rd Edition

Author: Jack Daniels

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450431836

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 306

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Explains how to determine an ideal training pace, provides pacing tables for individual races, suggests race strategies, and offers guidelines to protect against injury.

Running Form

How to Run Faster and Prevent Injury

Author: Anderson, Owen

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492551449

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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Running Form helps you make key improvements in form, leading to optimal running performance with less risk for injury.

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 9780307373083

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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From the best-selling author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and After Dark, a rich and revelatory memoir about writing and running, and the integral impact both have made on his life. In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Haruki Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he’d completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mention triathlons and a slew of critically acclaimed books, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and–even more important–on his writing. Equal parts training log, travelogue, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and includes settings ranging from Tokyo’s Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston among young women who outpace him. Through this marvellous lens of sport emerges a cornucopia of memories and insights: the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer, his greatest triumphs and disappointments, his passion for vintage LPs, and the experience, after the age of fifty, of seeing his race times improve and then fall back. By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is both for fans of this masterful yet guardedly private writer and for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in distance running.

The New Rules of Running

Five Steps to Run Faster and Longer for Life

Author: Vijay Vad M.D.,Dave Allen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101623659

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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The ultimate guide to injury-free running and racing, from renowned sports medicine specialist Vijay Vad with training schedules designed by coach and 2-time NYC Marathon Champion Tom Fleming Whether you’re learning to run, trying to lower your Personal Record, recovering from injury, or just getting in shape, The New Rules of Running will make you a faster, healthier runner. The only book on running authored by a sports medicine specialist, this informative guide offers: A primer on running’s most common injuries, emphasizing prevention and recovery, to get you through the grueling training months unscathed. Essential strengthening exercises, stretches, nutrition, and hydration tips.

The Art of Racing in the Rain

A Novel

Author: Garth Stein

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061738098

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein–a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of a dog’s efforts to hold together his family in the face of a divisive custody battle. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals. On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoë, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoë at his side. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man.

80/20 Running

Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower

Author: Matt Fitzgerald

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698165845

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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TRAIN EASIER TO RUN FASTER This revolutionary training method has been embraced by elite runners—with extraordinary results—and now you can do it, too. Respected running and fitness expert Matt Fitzgerald explains how the 80/20 running program—in which you do 80 percent of runs at a lower intensity and just 20 percent at a higher intensity—is the best change runners of all abilities can make to improve their performance. With a thorough examination of the science and research behind this training method, 80/20 Running is a hands-on guide for runners of all levels with training programs for 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon distances. In 80/20 Running, you’ll discover how to transform your workouts to avoid burnout. Runs will become more pleasant and less draining You’ll carry less fatigue from one run to the next Your performance will improve in the few high-intensity runs Your fitness levels will reach new heights 80/20 Running promotes a message that all runners—as well as cyclists, triathletes, and even weight-loss seekers—can embrace: Get better results by making the majority of your workouts easier.

Dr. Nicholas Romanov's Pose Method of Running

A New Paradigm of Running

Author: Nicholas S. Romanov

Publisher: Pose Tech Corp.

ISBN: 9780972553766

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 315

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Running barefoot isn't as natural as we're led to believe. Recent studies have shown that up to 85% of runners get injured every year, how natural is that? The most important question that running "barefoot" or "naturally" doesn't address is how we should run. Repetitive ground impact forces are at the root of most running injuries. A 30 minute jog can log more than 5,000 foot strikes; its because of this volume of movement that efficient

Galloway's Book on Running

Author: Jeff Galloway

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780394727097

Category: Running

Page: 287

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A world-class athlete and coach offers his own training techniques, plus tips preventing sports injuries, eating properly, choosing equipment, and advice female runners.

The Complete Book of Running

Author: James F. Fixx

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9780394411590

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 314

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Provides information on every aspect of running, detailing its physical and psychological benefits, the physiological mechanics of running, equipment, competitive running, running techniques for people over forty, and other topics

The Secret of Running

Maximum Performance Gains Through Effective Power Metering and Training Analysis

Author: Hans van Dijk,Ron van Megen

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport

ISBN: 1782551093

Category: Running

Page: 480

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How much power does your human engine have? How much power do you need for running in different conditions? How can you optimize your training and racing performance? How can you use power meters to improve your results? What are the ultimate limits of human performance? The Secret of Running answers all of these questions. All factors determining the performance in running (from 800-meter race to marathon) are explained step by step: training, nutrition, body weight, running form, wind, hills, temperature, running gear, power meters and much more. Written in a crystal-clear and lively style, this book is a wealth of information for every ambitious runner. This title also contains brand new insights on how the balance of the power of your human engine and the power requirement for running in different conditions determines your performance. It shows how power meters can be used to optimize your training, running economy and race result. This book is lavishly illustrated and packed with useful data. Being already a bestseller in the Netherlands and Belgium, The Secret of Running can be considered the ultimate textbook for all serious runners and their coaches.

Lore of Running

Author: Timothy Noakes

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780873229593

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 931

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Dr. Noakes explores the physiology of running, all aspects of training, and recognizing, avoiding, and treating injuries. 133 illustrations.