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.
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.
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.
Anatomy for Runners
Unlocking Your Athletic Potential for Health, Speed, and Injury Prevention
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1620871599
Runninghas become more and more popular in recent years, with thousands of peopleentering marathons, buying new running shoes with the latest technology, andgoing for a daily jog, whether on the track or on a treadmill. Unfortunately,with running comes injuries, as a result of wrong information and impropertraining. Author Jay Dicharry was tired of getting the same treatments fromdoctors that didn't heal his joint and muscle pain from running, so he decidedto combine different fields of clinical care, biomechanical analysis, andcoaching to help you avoid common injuries and become the best runner you canbe. Alongwith clear and thorough explanations ofhow running influences the body, and how the body influences your running, thisbook answers many of the common questions that athletes have: Do runners needto stretch? What is the best way to run? What causes injuries? Which shoes arebest for running? Is running barefoot beneficial? Themobility and stability tests will assess your form, and the correctiveexercises, along with step-by-step photos, will improve your core and overallperformance, so that you can train andrun with confidence, knowing how to avoid injuries!
Anatomy of Running
A Trainer's Guide to 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.
And Then the Vulture Eats You
True Tales About Ultramarathons and Those Who Run Them
Paperback ISBN: 189136992x
"It won't matter whether or not you've attempted an ultra, or whether or not you even dream of one. If you enjoy running and reading, you'll want this book."David Meyers, Running Journal The best writers in the sport of running describe the last frontier of long-distance events: races longer than a marathon. James Shapiro begins by relating with heart-rending detail his experiences in a six-day race in "Swifts on the Wing." In "To the Limit and Beyond," Kenny Moore takes you through the Great Hawaiian Footrace, a horrendous six-day ordeal that seemingly changes his life. Don Kardong, one of the wittiest and most personable writers in the sport, in "Le Grizz" goes the fifty-mile distance at the infamous race. Ed Ayres, former editor of Running Times, takes on the Western States 100 in "Wings of Icarus," and the event turns out to be a kind of catharsis in his life. In "Road Warriors," Hal Higdon's report on his group's attempt to run across the state of Indiana is a lighthearted, self-imposed challenge that turns into a spiritual odyssey. Tom Hart attempts to run a solo thirty-seven-miler on his thirty-seventh birthday, which reveals that an ultra is more than a feat of endurance, it is a journey into self. John L. Parker, Jr. ends with "And Then the Vulture Eats You," an uproarious analysis of ultra runners. A book for all ultra runners, and for curious "normal" runners.