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Runner's World Training Diary
Runner's World
0028608208
Jan 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
Join 200,000 other runners in using the bestselling training diary from the world's leading running magazine! Runner's World Training Diary Even if you've read Bill Rogers, George Sheehan, or Jim Fixx and have benefited from the advice of running experts, you can gain even more knowledge by keeping and studying your own personal running record. Inside this handy diary, Runner's World provides the outline. You fill in the facts about each day's run, such as your pace, the distance you ran, your pulse rate, and weather conditions. You set the goals—to run every day or twice a week, to log two or ten miles a day, to train for a 10K or a marathon—then note your progress. You discover what really works, and what doesn't. In addition to providing a useful format and generous space for...


Pre: The Story of America's Greatest Running Legend Steve Prefontaine
Tom Jordan
0875964575
March 1997
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Written in 1977, this biography was evidently resurrected because of a recent TV special and two planned motion pictures about the Oregon long-distance runner, whose life was cut short in 1975 when he crashed his sports car at age 24. The book gives details of Prefontaine's efforts on the track?where he set many national records, some even while in college?and demonstrates his dedication to running, but it tells readers little about his personal life, perhaps because, as Jordan points out in the introduction, "His pace was so frenetic... that his deep friendships outside of family and love relationships were few." The two major problems Pre encountered as an athlete were his inability to do as well in Europe as at home and his annoyance with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and its demand that amateur athletes...


The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer
David A. Whitsett
1570281823
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Athlete. Runner. Marathoner. Are these words you wouldn't exactly use to describe yourself? Do you consider yourself too old or too out of shape to run a marathon? But somewhere deep inside have you always admired the people who could reach down and come up with the mental and physical strength to complete such a daunting and rewarding accomplishment? It doesn't have to be somebody else crossing the finish line. You can be a marathoner. The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer is based on the highly successful marathon class offered by the University of Northern Iowa, which was featured in a Runner's World article titled "Marathoning 101." The class has been offered five times over 10 years, and all but one student finished the marathon. That is approximately 200 students -- all first time marathoners and many with...


The Complete Book of Running for Women: Everything You Need to Know about Training, Nutrition, Injury Prevention, Motivation, Racing and Much, Much More
Claire Kowalchik
0671017039
March 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
More women than ever are discovering the unique benefits of running -- forstress relief, weight management, endurance, and self-esteem. Women'sbodies are not the same as men's, and though we can train just as hard andwith the same passion for excellence, we have certain special concerns.Finally, there is a comprehensive guide exclusively for women whoexperience the pure joy of running, or want to.It's the simplest, fastest, most accessible way to fitness and good health known to woman. You don't need a partner, equipment, or even much time. Now, Claire Kowalchik, former managing editor of Runner's World magazine, answers every question about the overwhelmingly popular activity that builds endurance, melts fat, and even prevents illness. In this total running book for women, you'll learn: How to get started and stay...


ChiRunning
Danny Dreyer
074325144X
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Review
Toby Tanser author of Train Hard,Win Easy The most exciting and revolutionary book to hit the running community this decade.
Baron Baptiste author of Journey into Power This program will totally revolutionize the way you run.

Review
Toby Tanser author of Train Hard,Win Easy The most exciting and revolutionary book to hit the running community this decade.

Baron Baptiste author of Journey into Power This program will totally revolutionize the way you run.

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Marathoning for Mortals
John Bingham
1579547826
May 2003
Paperback
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Jessica Stedman Guff, senior producer of ABC-TV's The View
". . . I thank John Bingham for bolstering my courage and helping me run, literally, for my life."

Review
"At the end of every marathon training run, I recite the Penguin mantra: 'The miracle isn't that I finished, it's that I had the courage to start.' I thank John Bingham for bolstering my courage and helping me run, literally, for my life."--Jessica Stedman Guff, senior producer of ABC-TV's The View

"Jenny Hadfield is an amazing motivator. She makes regular people believe that they can undertake amazing things--and then she's there all the way to encourage them, right down to the finish line. I've never met another coach quite like her."--Kathy O'Malley, WGN Radio--Chicago talk show host in training for her first...


Galloway's Book on Running 2nd Edition
Jeff Galloway
0936070277
Feb 2002
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Review
As a young man, Jeff Galloway traveled the world and entered international running events, satiating his desire to compete and cultivating his love of the sport. He became the "running equivalent to a ski bum," and his book, Galloway's Book on Running, retains that laid-back feel while still managing to be an incredibly comprehensive source. Anecdotal and engaging, the book opens with an American running history and the Five Stages of a Runner, which sets a bar by which you can measure yourself and minimize "the pitfalls and maximize the gains of your running future." Galloway then describes how the three levels of training--base, hills, speed--are crucial to enhancing and improving performance. Reasonable mileage programs for specific race distances, such as "Less mileage for a faster 10K," address the many myths...


Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running
Dagny Scott
1579544665
Mar 2002
Paperback
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From Booklist
Here, in one neat package, is pretty much everything you need to know about trail running--running, that is, on dirt trails, not pavement. It isn't (or, at least, it doesn't have to be) torture, endless hours of negotiating tricky mountain paths and inclement weather. Trail running is, we're told, less hazardous, less painful, and less exhausting than pavement-pounding. It's all about relaxation and communing with nature. The book is full of tips, some of them presented in a helpful, question-and-answer format; there's an excellent chapter on outfitting yourself for trail running; another on how best to train before a run; another on preparing, if you're so inclined, for a marathon. The author, a longtime trail runner, approaches the subject from a commonsensical, practical angle, avoiding pseudophilosophical claptrap...


Daniel's Running Formula: Proven Programs 800m to the Marathon
Jack Daniels
0736054928
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Provides an expert training and racing blueprint for dedicated runners of all abilities. Containing a complete, updated system, this new edition simplifies the physiology of training to facilitate every runner's quest for peak performance.

From the Publisher
"This book is a fine example of the perfection that the running world has come to expect from Jack Daniels. Well thought out, concise, and purposeful, it embodies the training programs of time-proven principles that enhanced my own running performances. Simply put, Daniels’ formula works. This book is a must read for every runner and coach interested in achieving peak performance." Jim Ryun Former world record holder—880 yds, mile, and 1500m Three-time Olympian "Great book! Its organization and explanations...


The Beginning Runner's Handbook
The Sports Medicine Council
1553650875
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
At the core of this popular guide is "the program" — a 13-week walk - run plan designed to turn anyone into a runner, without injury. Originally developed by sports medicine physicians and refined through three years of clinics and responses from runners, it explains precisely how the beginner should train every day for the first 13 weeks. Every part of the process is covered, from equipment to staying motivated. New to this edition are sections on training to run faster and farther, interval and tempo training; maintaining fitness on vacation; training for a half and full marathon; and coming back from injuries. A new chapter focuses on running and the family, including running during pregnancy and after the baby arrives, jogging strollers, children who want to run, and running with the family dog. Also...


Running
Jeff Galloway
1841261696
Oct 2005
Paperback
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The Perfect Mile
Neal Bascomb
0618562095
Apr 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The attempt by three men in the 1950s to become the first to run the mile in less than four minutes is a classic 20th-century sports story. Bascomb's excellent account captures all of the human drama and competitive excitement of this legendary racing event. It helps that the story and its characters are so engaging to begin with. The three rivals span the globe: England's Roger Bannister, who combines the rigors of athletic training with the "grueling life of a medical student"; Australia's John Landy, "driven by a demand to push himself to the limit"; and Wes Santee from the U.S., a brilliant strategic runner who became the "victim" of the "[h]ypocrisy and unchecked power" of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). Although Bannister broke the record before Landy, Landy soon broke Bannister's record, and the climax...


Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All Night Runner
Dean Karnazes
1585422789
March 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Ultra-marathoner Dean Karnazes claims "There is magic in misery." While it would be easy to write off his habit of running for 100 miles at a time—or longer—as mere masochism, it's impossible to not admire his tenacity in pushing his body to reach one extreme goal after another. Sure, it's gory to read about how he lost one of his big toenails from shoe friction during the Western States Endurance Run. But what registers more is that here's a guy competing in an event that includes 38,000 feet of elevation change--the equivalent of scaling the Empire State Building 30 times. Despite his considerable athleticism, "Karno" argues that the first half of any race is run with one's body, and the second half with the mind. Without delving into excessively touchy-feely territory, he explores "the possibilities of self"...


The Courage to Start
John Bingham
0684854554
Apr 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."Take your first step toward fitness and a happier, healthier life.Has the idea of running crossed your mind, but you haven't acted on it because you don't think you have the body of a runner? Have you thought about running but quit before you started because you knew that you would be breathless at the end of your driveway? Well, put aside those fears because you can do it. John Bingham, author of the popular Runner's World column "The Penguin Chronicles," transformed himself from an overweight couch potato who smoked into a runner who has completed eleven marathons and hundreds of road races.Forget about the image of a perfect body in skintight clothes, and don't worry about how fast or how far you go. Bingham shows how anyone can...

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