Synopses & Reviews
The Essential Runner is a simple, no-nonsense guide to a sport whose popularity continues to grow. Rather than a "complete" book of running, this is the essential book of running, presenting all the basic information the beginning or intermediate fitness runner needs to get started, to get better - and to achieve all the benefits of the sport.The Essential Runner includes chapters on: choosing shoes and clothing; how to begin a graduated walking/running program; how to run injury-free; what to do about injuries; how to keep running fun; running and nutrition; special years/special considerations; moving on - competitive and marathon running; and much more. (5 1/2 X 8 1/4, 160 pages, diagrams, charts)
"All you need to begin you new life as a runner."--Bill Rodgers
A no-nonsense book to help runners in the first few months of training -- and an excellent refresher course for experienced runners. "The Essential Runner is all you need to begin your new life as a runner". -- Bill Rodgers
A marathoner who writes for Runner's World offers an accessible book geared toward beginning runners.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 140-141) and index.