100 Metre Men
The Inside Story of the Fastest Men on Earth
Paperback ISBN: 0233005021
It takes just under 10 seconds to run, but to the winner of Athletics' men's 100 meters goes the accolade of "The Fastest Man on Earth." 100 Metre Men, first published in 1988 as a tie-in to the Thames Television series The Fastest Men on Earth, is reissued in paperback format, fully revised and updated to include the incredible men's 100 meters final at the London 2012 Games when Usain Bolt won his second gold medal. Each chapter discusses not only the race itself, but also the preliminary rounds, dramas, and controversies and includes interviews with all the key players, not just the champion. Immaculately researched and written in an entertaining style, 100 Metre Men brings to life some of the greatest athletes who ever set foot on a running track.
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
The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Is Within Reach - Here's How It Will Go Down, and What It Can Teach All Runners About Training and Racing
Paperback ISBN: 1629148172
What will it take to run a marathon in less than two hours? Who will become marathon running’s Roger Bannister and smash this elusive record? How will this runner achieve the historical feat that will make headlines everywhere? Will it be a Kenyan, an Ethiopian, an American, or a marathoner from another country? And how soon will it happen? 1:59 examines what it will take for a runner to go sub?two hours. It will require more than raw talent, optimal body size, and the right kind of athletic genes. The topics include following a specialized diet, avoiding high-mileage training, improving running form, properly resting and recovering, sharpening mental focus, wearing the right kind of shoes (or even going barefoot!), and considering new racing venues such as staging the marathon on a one-mile track. The world’s best times for the marathon have been dropping since the distance of 26.2 miles was made official over one hundred years ago. But after a noticeable decline that occurred for a half century, the times have now stalled just north of two hours for several decades. The current record holder, Wilson Kipsang, of Kenya, ran 2:03:23 at the 2013 Berlin Marathon. This book will allow running enthusiasts to have a thorough understanding of the true potential of endurance athletes. And in turn, they can apply the same training and racing principles outlined by Dr. Maffetone to their own running, whether it’s a 10K, half marathon, marathon, or ultramarathon.
26.2 Miles to Boston
A Journey into the Heart of the Boston Marathon
Paperback ISBN: 0762796359
For this revised and updated edition, author and lifetime Bostonian Michael Connelly will conduct interviews with runners of the 2013 Marathon and those preparing to run in 2014 – which will prove to be the Marathon’s most historic and highly attended. While still containing the wonderful trivia, history, and traditions from the original 26 Miles to Boston, this updated edition widens the POV, weaving in the shocking events surrounding the 2013 race, the aftermath, and Boston’s resilience and commitment to make the 2014 race something to celebrate for the ages.
4 Months to a 4-hour Marathon
Paperback ISBN: 0399532595
An updated handbook for distance runners describes how to select a marathon in which to compete, offers a training timetable and schedule for getting ready for the race, and provides practical advice on diet, training, pace, fluids, and mental attitude. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Boston 2013 Through the Eyes of the Runners
Paperback ISBN: 1450497101
Weaves together the accounts of seventy-five runners who participated in the 2013 Boston Marathon to chronicle the events of the race from start to finish, including first-hand reactions to those who witnessed the bombings.
Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days -- and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance!
Paperback ISBN: 0446581844
Dean Karnazes has run 350 continuous miles through three sleepless nights, ordered pizza during long runs, and inspired fans the world over with his adventures. So what does a guy like this do when he wants to face the ultimate test of endurance? He runs 50 marathons in 50 states-- in 50 consecutive days. With little more than a road map and a caravan packed with fellow runners and a dedicated crew, Dean set off on a tour that took him through a volcanic canyon in Maui in high humidity and 88-degree heat; to an elevation gain of almost 4,000 feet at the Tecumseh Trail Marathon in Bloomington, Indiana; to a severed moose leg found alongside an Anchorage, Alaska trail that compelled him to sprint for safety. Now in this heart-pounding book, Dean reveals how he pulled off this unfathomable feat with a determination that defied all physical limitations. But Dean goes beyond the story of the Endurance 50 marathons to share his invaluable secrets and advice for athletes of all levels. These are the tips that kept Dean going during the 1,310 miles he covered and 160,000 calories he burned while averaging sub-four-hour marathons and often sleeping fewer than four hours each night. Learn how to: Â· Recover more quickly Â· Adapt to extreme conditions Â· Prevent muscle cramps and overheating Â· Pace yourself when you "hit the wall" Â· Stay motivated Packed with practical advice and including training regimens, 50/50 will inspire you no matter what your fitness goal is, whether it's simply walking around the block, running a 10K, or completing yet another Ironman.
50 Races to Run Before You Die
Paperback ISBN: 1781314446
50 Races to Run Before You Die is the essential guide to 50 of the best foot-races across the globe. Tobias Mews, runner and author, has tried, tested and completed each race, to give first-hand accounts of the challgenges, highlihgts and insider tips on what to expect. From iconic half marathons and obstacle races, to some of the world's most prestigious marathons and hardest mountain and desert foot races, the unique challenges, high-points and race best bits are described. Each race is accompanied with stunning photography, as well as, detailed elevation charts, race-specific graphics, fastest times and finisher rates. Presented from beginner to expert, this is the essential guide for anyone who wants to test themselves on the world's best races.