Running
14 Minutes: A Running Legend's Life and Death and Life
14 Minutes
A Running Legend's Life and Death and Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1609619986

In 2007, after collapsing on a practice field at the Nike campus, champion marathoner Alberto Salazar's heart stopped beating for 14 minutes. Over the crucial moments that followed, rescuers administered CPR to feed oxygen to his brain and EMTs shocked his heart eight times with defibrillator paddles. He was clinically dead. But miraculously, Salazar was back at the Nike campus coaching his runners just nine days later.

Salazar had faced death before, but he survived that and numerous other harrowing episodes thanks to his raw physical talent, maniacal training habits, and sheer will, as well as--he strongly believes--divine grace.

In 14 Minutes, Salazar chronicles in spellbinding detail how a shy, skinny Cuban-American kid from the suburbs of Boston was transformed into the greatest marathon runner of his era. For the first time, he reveals his tempestuous relationship with his father, a former ally of Fidel Castro; his early running life in high school with the Greater Boston Track Club; his unhealthy obsession to train through pain; the dramatic wins in New York, Boston, and South Africa; and how surviving 14 minutes of death taught him to live again.
14-Minute Metabolic Workouts: The Fastest, Most Effective Way to Lose Weight and Get Fit
14-Minute Metabolic Workouts
The Fastest, Most Effective Way to Lose Weight and Get Fit
Paperback      ISBN: 1510717943

Time. It is the thing that most people claim they don't have enough of, and the lack of it is the most common excuse for not exercising. But everyone has fourteen minutes. 14-Minute Metabolic Workouts is the solution to everyone's time problem, in that it offers fitness-conscious people a variety of compact, science-based workouts that target the five components of physical fitness--cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, body composition, and flexibility. This complete guide includes information on cardio intervals, strength circuits, sprint intervals, muscle power workouts, and flexibility workouts--for people of different fitness levels to address everyone's individual needs.

The book, which features photos to accompany the exercise descriptions, also includes workouts that can be done at the gym, at home, or outside. If that's not enough, the last chapter contains a cleverly-crafted "menu" of workouts so that readers can choose their own daily workout and create an individualized weekly training program. The perfect gift for anyone trying to lose weight and get fit

The 30-Minute Runner: Smart Training for Busy Beginners
The 30-Minute Runner
Smart Training for Busy Beginners
Hardcover      ISBN: 1510721320
The 30-Minute Runner takes a simplified approach to training, which is to break down everything into one thirty-minute session per day, a manageable segment for first-time runners and those who may be in decent shape but lead incredibly busy lives.
Everything in the book, including training schedules, techniques, and tips, is put forth purely in terms of minutes spent running, without any goal paces to worry about, mileage to keep track of, or anything to measure other than time spent out on the roads and trails. The book focuses on how to maximize those thirty critical minutes in order to achieve two primary goals: shedding extra pounds and completing a 5K race.
Author Duncan Larkin, a certified Army Master Fitness Trainer, also covers topics like running for new moms, single-parent training, how to prepare to run your first race, race-day tips, how to train while on business travel, and taking it to the next level, running forty-five and sixty minutes a day (10K and half-marathon schedules). In addition to the running-based guidelines, The 30-Minute Runner also offers nutritional advice and core exercises that complement the thirty-minute runs.
80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower
80/20 Running
Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower
Paperback      ISBN: 0451470885
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.
80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower
80/20 Running
Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower
Compact Disc      ISBN: 1541400895

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

America's Best Trails: Scenic ] Historic ] Amazing
America's Best Trails
Scenic ] Historic ] Amazing
Paperback      ISBN: 1782550968
Anatomy and 100 Stretching Exercises for Runners
Anatomy and 100 Stretching Exercises for Runners
Paperback      ISBN: 1438007191
Barron's Anatomy and 100 Stretching Exercises for Runners includes stretching exercises to help runners improve their range of motion, decrease discomfort, and prevent sporting or other injuries. Each exercise is clearly illustrated and includes precise, easy-to-follow instructions.

You'll get:
  • 100 effective exercises for runners of all levels, and those searching for pain relief associated with injuries
  • Step-by-step methods for the most effective exercise routines
  • Anatomical descriptions of the parts of the body and the muscles being worked
  • Photographic representations of each exercise, complemented by detailed illustrations of the primary and secondary muscles
  • Explanations that ensure correct techniques and proper safety precautions
  • The numbers of repetitions needed depending on fitness levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and the physiological benefits of each exercise
  • A quick reference guide to the most beneficial stretches for specific ailments, and more

You'll learn how to Increase your overall sense of well-being, overcome physical ailments, and learn the proper way to stretch your body to get the most out of your running. Runners who want to improve their overall flexibility, feel great, and look great too will want this comprehensive guide.
Anatomy for Runners: Unlocking Your Athletic Potential for Health, Speed, and Injury Prevention
Anatomy for Runners
Unlocking Your Athletic Potential for Health, Speed, and Injury Prevention
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1620871599
Tired of getting the same treatments from doctors that didn't heal his joint and muscle pain from running, Jay Dicharry decided to combine different fields of clinical care, biomechanical analysis, and coaching to help you avoid common injuries and become the best runner you can be.

Running has become more and more popular in recent years, with thousands of people entering marathons, buying new running shoes with the latest technology, and going for a daily jog, whether on the track or on a treadmill. Unfortunately, with running comes injuries, as a result of wrong information and improper training.

Along with clear and thorough explanations of how running influences the body, and how the body influences your running, this book answers many of the common questions that athletes have:
  • Do runners need to stretch?
  • What is the best way to run?
  • What causes injuries?
  • Which shoes are best for running?
  • Is running barefoot beneficial?
  • And much more

The mobility and stability tests will assess your form, and the corrective exercises, along with step-by-step photos, will improve your core and overall performance, so that you can train and run with confidence, knowing how to avoid injuries
Anatomy of Running
Anatomy of Running
Paperback      ISBN: 1770851720

In 2011, marathon, half-marathon and triathlon participation reached all-time highs.

Anatomy of Running follows the format of the successful Anatomy of... series. The books feature full-body anatomy illustrations that reveal the musculature as the body performs a particular exercise. By seeing how the muscles interact and which muscles execute and which support the exercise, the reader gains the greatest understanding of the exercise and its benefits.

Anatomy of Running begins with an introduction to the popular fitness activity:

  • Benefits from running
  • Warming up, stretching, cooling down
  • Equipment (shoes, heart rate monitors, pedometers)
  • Surfaces, distances, environment
  • Muscles and ligaments used
  • Stretches and strengthening
  • Common injuries (identification, prevention, treatment, causes)
  • Special considerations (age, pregnancy, fitness level, health).

For the greatest benefit from running, it is not enough to head outside or to the gym and do laps. The runner must undertake a variety of strengthening exercises that improve running efficiency, increase its benefits and make gains in speed, distance and stamina.

As well, those starting a running program will find it easier if they have strong muscles to work with from the beginning. Fatigue will be later in coming and discouraging injuries will be rarer, if not entirely prevented.

Anatomy of Running is an expert guide that will be extremely useful for anyone interested in undertaking or improving a running program, training for a distance event, or using running as a complement to another fitness activity. Marathon coaches and running clinics will find the book especially useful.

The Art of Running Faster
The Art of Running Faster
Paperback      ISBN: 0736095500

Any runner can tell you that the sport isn't just about churning out miles day in and day out. Runners have a passion, dedication, and desire to go faster, longer, and farther. Now, The Art of Running Faster provides you with a new approach to running, achieving your goals and setting your personal best.

Whether you're old or young, new to the sport or an experienced marathoner, this guide will change how you run and the results you achieve. The Art of Running Faster challenges the stereotypes, removes the doubts and erases the self-imposed limitations by prescribing not only what to do but also how to do it. Inside, you will learn how to

-overcome the obstacles that prevent you from running faster, more comfortably, and with greater focus;

-rethink conventional training methods, listen to your body, and challenge traditional running 'norms';

-customize your training program to emphasize the development of speed, strength, and stamina;

-shift gears, reach that next level of performance, and blow past the competition.

In this one-of-a-kind guide, former world-class runner Julian Goater shares his experiences, insights and advice for better, more efficient and faster running.

Much more than training tips and motivational stories, The Art of Running Faster is your guide to improved technique and optimal performance. Let Julian Goater show you a new way to run faster, farther and longer.