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The Incomplete Book of Running
by Peter Sagal

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

October 30, 2018

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<b>“Sagal has created a new genre—the five-minute-mile memoir. Combining commentary and reflection about running with a deeply felt personal story, this book is winning, smart, honest, and affecting. Whether you are a runner or not, it will move you.” —Susan Orlean</b><BR> <BR> <i><b>In the midpoint of life, I found myself lost, in a dark place. So I tried to figure out exactly how many miles I had run to get there...</b></i><BR><BR>So begins <i>The Incomplete Book of Running,</i> a funny, wise, and powerful meditation about running and life from Peter Sagal, longtime columnist for <i>Runner’s World</i> and the host of <i>NPR’s Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!</i>, that shares stories, advice, and warnings he’s learned over his long and checkered career on the pavement.<BR> <BR>Just before turning forty, Sagal—brainiac Harvard grad, short bald Jew with a disposition toward heft, and sedentary star of public radio who had exercised sporadically as a teenager—started running seriously. A decade later, what began as a simple mission to keep himself healthy had evolved into fourteen marathon finishes—including one in Boston in 2013, where he crossed the line only moments before two bombs went off—and tens of thousands of miles on roads, sidewalks, paths, and trails all over the United States and the world. Running was an important part of his life, but it wasn’t until he experienced a personal crisis that he realized it had become a mode of survival.<BR> <BR>In these pages, Sagal writes with humor and insight about the moments that have changed the way he sees the relationship between life and sport—from running a charity race in his underwear (in St. Louis, in February) and attempting to “quiet his colon” while taking a lap in his neighborhood to volunteering as a guide for visually impaired runners, causing a scandal by sneaking onto a course midrace, and making his triumphant post-bombing return to Boston in 2014. He also dives deep into the emotional experience of running, body image, the similarities between endurance sports and sadomasochism, the legacy of the sport as passed down from parent and child, and the odd but extraordinary bonds created among strangers and friends sharing the road. As time goes on and his mileage increases, he realizes that the only way to overcome obstacles is simply to keep running through them.<BR> <BR>Candid, clear-eyed, and frequently hilarious, <i>The Incomplete Book of Running</i> is about more than just a man and a sport. It is a field guide to life, a collection of lessons centered around all those things that keep us moving forward: hope, persistence, practice, and love.
Running Rewired: Reinvent Your Run for Stability, Strength, and S...
by Jay Dicharry

Language

English

Pages

266

Publication Date

February 01, 2018

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<p><b>In <i>Running Rewired</i>, America’s leading endurance sports physical therapist and coach shares a program for runners to become stronger, faster, and more durable.</b> Jay Dicharry distills cutting-edge biomechanical research into 15 workouts any runner can slot into their training program to begin seeing real results in about 6 weeks. </p><p>For better or worse, your body drives your running form.<i>Running Rewired</i> will show you how to shed old injuries, mobility problems, weaknesses and imbalances and rewire your body-brain movement patterns. You’ll rebuild your movement and transform your running within one season.</p><p>Through his work with athletes at REP Lab and top university sports performance clinics, Dicharry has found that strength training alone is inadequate for runners. To develop the four essential movement skills required for faster, safer running, runners must practice better movement as they build strength. In <i>Running Rewired</i>, you’ll use</p><p>• 11 self-tests for joint mobility, posture stability, rotation, and alignment</p><p>• 83 exercises to fix blocks, move with precision, build strength, and improve power</p><p>• 15 rewire workouts to amplify any training plan from 5K to ultramarathon</p><p>Dicharry’s <i>Running Rewired</i> combines the best of real-world coaching and a physical therapy approach to strength and mobility for better running. You’ll find your personal best running form and become a faster, more durable runner. </p>
Daniels' Running Formula
by Jack Daniels

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

December 31, 2013

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Get in the best shape of your running career with the help of Daniels’ Running Formula, the book that Runner’s World magazine calls the best training book. Premier running coach Jack Daniels provides you with his legendary VDOT formula to guide you through training at exactly the right intensity to run stronger, longer, and faster.<br /><br />Choose a program to get in shape, target a race program, or regain conditioning after layoff or injury. Train for competition with programs for 800 meters, 1500 meters to 2 miles, cross country races, 5K to 10K, 15K to 30K, and marathon events. Each program incorporates training intensities to help you build endurance, strength, and speed. With Daniels’ Running Formula, you’ll track the time you spend at each level, train more efficiently, and optimize results.<br /><br />Completely updated with new chapters on altitude training, seasonal programming, and treadmill training, Daniels’ Running Formula, Third Edition, is the most comprehensive, accessible, and instantly applicable edition to date. Customizable to your current fitness level, competition goals, and schedule, the formula is the ideal solution for any race, anywhere, anytime.<br /><br />Whether training or competing, get the results you’re seeking every time you lace up with the workouts and programs detailed in Daniels’ Running Formula. <br /><br />"When most people see the name Jack Daniels, they picture a whiskey bottle. But runners will think about the renowned coach and exercise physiologist. At 81, Daniels has had a bigger influence on training-for-running than anyone. Indeed, he might be considered the Albert Einstein of the sport. His 1998 book, Daniels' Running Formula, unlocked the mystery of appropriate training paces for runners of all abilities. His philosophy was simple: Do the minimum amount of work for the maximum payoff." — Runner’s World<br /><br />“In one way or another, today’s serious runners abide by training principles rooted in Jack Daniels’ research and philosophy and outlined in his famous book, Daniels’ Running Formula.” — Running Times
The Happy Runner: Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer
by , Megan Roche

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

October 25, 2018

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Is your daily run starting to drag you down? Has running become a chore rather than the delight it once was? Then The Happy Runner is the answer for you.<br /><br />Authors David and Megan Roche believe that you can’t reach your running potential without consistency and joyful daily adventures that lead to long-term health and happiness. Guided by their personal experiences and coaching expertise, they point out the mental and emotional factors that will help you learn exactly how to become a happy runner and achieve your personal best.<br /><br />Following the “some work, all play” approach, The Happy Runner introduces the three commandments of happy running and teaches you how to balance the effort of running with the simple joy of the activity:<br /><br />• Learn how to run fast, run long, and stay healthy with proven training methods.<br />• Read real stories from professional and recreational athletes who have had personal breakthroughs as they learned to love the process of running.<br />• Understand how to adapt your running based on your personal lifestyle and goals as well as avoid setbacks from injury.<br />• Develop your self-belief and make positivity your default setting so you can reach your goals.<br /><br />Whether you’re battling burnout, are returning after an injury, or are new to running and want to enjoy a 5K or an ultramarathon, the science-based training guidance in The Happy Runner will help you get faster, go longer, and live stronger—all with a smile.<br /><br />CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Happy Runner Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of The Happy Runner With CE Exam, apackage that includes both the book and the exam.
Reborn on the Run: My Journey from Addiction to Ultramarathons
by Catra Corbett

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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Aside from her rock star looks, Catra Corbett is a standout in the running world on her accomplishments alone. Catra is the first American woman to run over one hundred miles or more on more than one hundred occasions and the first to run one hundred and two hundredmiles in the Ohlone Wilderness, and she holds the fastest known double time for the 425-miles long John Muir Trail, completing it in twelve days, four hours, and fifty-seven minutes. <br /> </br> And, unbelievably, she's also a former meth addict. <br /> </br> After two years of addiction, Catra is busted while selling, and a night in jail is enough to set her straight. She gives up drugs and moves back home with her mother, abandoning her friends, her boyfriend, and the lifestyle that she came to depend on. Her only clean friend pushes her to train for a 10K with him, and surprisingly, she likes it?and decides to run her first marathon after that. </br> </br> In <i>Reborn on the Run</i>, the reader keeps pace with Catra as she runs through difficult terrain and extreme weather, is stalked by animals in the wilderness, and nearly dies on a training run but continues on, smashing running records and becoming one of the world?s best ultrarunners. Along the way she attempts suicide, loses loved ones, falls in love, has her heartbroken, meets lifelong friends including her running partner and dachshund TruMan, and finally faces the past that led to her addiction.
No Spin
by , Mark Nicholas

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English

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Publication Date

October 01, 2018

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Everyone knows the story, or thinks they do. The leg-spinner who rewrote the record books. One of <i>Wisden</i>'s five cricketers of the twentieth century. A sporting idol across the globe. A magnet for the tabloids. But the millions of words written and spoken about Shane Warne since his explosive arrival on the Test cricket scene in 1992 have only scratched the surface. The real story has remained untold. <br /><br />In <i>No Spin</i>, Shane sets the record straight. From his extraordinary family history to his childhood as a budding Aussie Rules footballer in suburban Melbourne. From the legendary 'Gatting ball' to his history-making 700th Test wicket. From the controversy surrounding the diuretic pill in South Africa to his high-profile relationship with Hollywood star Elizabeth Hurley. Nothing is off limits, and Shane tackles it all with his trademark directness and humour.<br /><br />These days an incisive, charismatic TV commentator and analyst, the 'Sultan of Spin' also lets us in on the mysterious art of leg-spin bowling, revealing the secrets of some of his deadliest deliveries. As Shane says, 'Few batsmen, if any, truly know what I do.'<br /><br />A sporting great, a celebrity, a family man and a self-confessed regular Aussie bloke from the suburbs, in <i>No Spin</i> Shane offers a compelling insight into how a boy from Black Rock changed the face of cricket forever.
80/20 Triathlon: Discover the Breakthrough Elite-Training Formula...
by , David Warden

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b>A breakthrough program for triathletes--beginner, intermediate, and advanced--showing how to balance training intensity to maximize performance--from a fitness expert and elite coach</b><br /><br />Cutting-edge research has proven that triathletes and other endurance athletes experience their greatest performance when they do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the remaining 20 percent at moderate to high intensity. But the vast majority of recreational triathletes are caught in the so-called "moderate-intensity rut," spending almost half of their time training too hard--harder than the pros. Training harder isn't smarter; it actually results in low-grade chronic fatigue that prevents recreational athletes from getting the best results. <br /><br />In <i>80/20 Triathlon,</i> Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden lay out the real-world and scientific evidence, offering concrete tips and strategies, along with complete training plans for every distance--Sprint, Olympic, Half-Ironman, and Ironman--to help athletes implement the 80/20 rule of intensity balance. Benefits include reduced fatigue and injury risk, improved fitness, increased motivation, and better race results.<br />
Steve Smith's Men
by Geoff Lemon

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

November 01, 2018

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<p>He was the top Test batman in the world, with numbers bettered only by the great Don Bradman – then captain Steve Smith led Australia into a cheating scandal that stunned cricket. How did a team with such hard-edged history reach crisis point under Smith, and what happened on their tour of South Africa to cause such a failure of culture on the world stage?<br /><br />This is a full and frank narrative of Smith’s captaincy, David Warner's influence, the dramas that beset Australian cricket, and a blow-by-blow account from Ashes high to Cape Town low, from someone who was there for every ball and every statement. Geoff Lemon writes a dramatic story that exposes how the actions of a few young men shook the very foundations of the Australian cricket establishment, and where the future might lead.</p>
Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
by , David Casstevens

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English

Pages

238

Publication Date

June 24, 2002

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<p><b>Praise for <i>Mind Gym</i></b></p> <p>"Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary's lessons and David's writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game."<br /><br />--<b>Ben Crenshaw</b>, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain</p> <p>"<i>Mind Gym</i> hits a home run. If you want to build mental muscle for the major leagues, read this book."<br /><br />--<b>Ken Griffey Jr.</b>, Major League Baseball MVP</p> <p>"I read <i>Mind Gym</i> on my way to the Sydney Olympics and really got a lot out of it. Gary has important lessons to teach, and you'll find the exercises fun and beneficial."<br /><br />--<b>Jason Kidd</b>, NBA All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winner</p> <p>In <i>Mind Gym</i>, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your performance on the field or on the court as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes--many of whom he has worked with--you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." <i>Mind Gym</i> will give you the "head edge" over the competition.</p>
Advanced Marathoning
by , Scott Douglas

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English

Pages

264

Publication Date

December 26, 2008

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Shave minutes off your time using the latest in science-based training for serious runners. Advanced Marathoning has all the information you need to train smarter, remain injury free, and arrive on the start line ready to run the marathon of your life.<br /><br />Including marathon-pace runs and tempo runs, Advanced Marathoning provides only the most effective methods of training. You’ll learn how to complement your running workouts with strength, core, flexibility, and form training; implement cutting-edge nutrition and hydration strategies and recovery techniques; and taper properly to reach peak performance.<br /><br />With easy-to-understand day-by-day training schedules for 18- and 12-week preparation for weekly distances of 55, 55 to 70, 70 to 85, and 85-plus miles, Advanced Marathoning is simply the most comprehensive and efficient approach to marathoning. If you’re ready to achieve your personal best, this book is for you. <br /><br />"For anyone serious about running, Advanced Marathoning offers the latest information for optimizing performance. If you are preparing for a marathon, I highly recommend this book."<br />Meb Keflezighi <br />2014 Boston Marathon Champion<br />2009 ING New York City Marathon Champion<br />2004 Olympic Marathon Silver Medalist

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