• Sports & Recreation

Mastering Running


Author: Utzschneider, Cathy
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450491383
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
View: 388
A comprehensive resource for fitness and competitive runners aged 30 and older, Mastering Running proves that age is no obstacle to excellence. With information and advice on topics that matter most to older runners, Mastering Running provides master-specific drills, exercises, and training plans.

Running Within

A Guide to Mastering the Body-mind-spirit Connection for Ultimate Training and Racing
Author: N.A
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 145040782X
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 2791

    • Health & Fitness

Masters Running

A Guide to Running and Staying Fit After 40
Author: Hal Higdon
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781594860218
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 240
View: 3845
A championship runner describes the techniques and methods needed to become a competitive runner after age forty, with information on intelligent training, developing fitness and flexibility, maintaining a healthy diet, and much more. Original. 20,000 first printing.

    • Sports & Recreation

Dr. Nicholas Romanov's Pose Method of Running

A New Paradigm of Running
Author: Nicholas S. Romanov
Publisher: Pose Tech Corp.
ISBN: 9780972553766
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 315
View: 5543
Running barefoot isn't as natural as we're led to believe. Recent studies have shown that up to 85% of runners get injured every year, how natural is that? The most important question that running "barefoot" or "naturally" doesn't address is how we should run. Repetitive ground impact forces are at the root of most running injuries. A 30 minute jog can log more than 5,000 foot strikes; its because of this volume of movement that efficient

    • Technology & Engineering

Indie Rock 101

Running, Recording, Promoting your Band
Author: Richard Turgeon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 113612165X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 176
View: 877
Indie Rock 101 is a clear, concise, all-in-one primer for beginning to mid-level musicians looking for the essential fundamentals behind running, recording and promoting their band. It's all the basics that can take years to collate from more specialized or technical books, magazines and websites-and it's written by a real independent musician. * Part I, Running Your Band covers the topics most relevant to forming and running the band: the people, practice and songwriting * Part II, Recording covers pre-production considerations, gear and how-to basics, and timeless fundamentals and techniques around recording, mixing and mastering * Part III, Promoting covers what you need to know to establish and grow your fan base, including graphic design, your press kit and website, sharing and selling your music, playing out and making a video Whether you're just starting out or looking for a 360-degree primer to help take your music to the next level, Indie Rock 101 is the one book that covers it all. Featuring photos and Q&As from: Birdmonster * CDBaby founder Derek Sivers * Juliana Hatfield * John Vanderslice * Karate * Mark Kozelek of

    • Health & Fitness

Natural Born Heroes

Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance
Author: Christopher McDougall
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307742229
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 352
View: 8888
"Author of the phenomenal national best seller, Born to Run, Christopher McDougall now travels to the Mediterranean where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete and in the muscles and minds of fitness enthusiasts everywhere. While researching Born to Run, Chris McDougall encountered the story of Pheidippides, the legendary ancient Greek 'all-day runner.' Later, when McDougall met a dedicated amateur historian, he saw a connection to one of the most fascinating mysteries of World War II: How did a small band of Resistance fighters surrounded by German troops kidnap a top German general? What he discovered is that ancestral techniques for extraordinary endurance, natural movement, and nutrition allowed ancient Greek soldiers and Cretan shepherds to race across mountains on all-night missions. Inspired by their heroic acts, McDougall sets off to discover the lost art of the hero, both throughout history and across the world. Just as Born to Run inspired casual runners to get off the treadmill, out of their shoes, and into nature, Natural-Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to leave the gym and take their fitness to nature doing cross-training, mud runs, parkour and free-running to bound--and climb, swim, skip, wade, and jump--their way to heroic feats"--

    • Body, Mind & Spirit

Master the Art of Running

Raising Your Performance with the Alexander Technique
Author: Malcolm Balk,Andrew Shields
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1910231568
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 300
View: 393
Although running is becoming one of the most popular sports, learning to run properly can take time, energy and consistency. You need to do it regularly to become good at it and until you have achieved a certain level of competence, it is unlikely that you will enjoy it very much, or for very long. For many runners physical and mental barriers can stop progress.

    • Computers

Mastering Sublime Text


Author: Dan Peleg
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849698430
Category: Computers
Page: 110
View: 2914
Mastering Sublime Text is an easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide for learning all of the features of Sublime Text, including author tips and tricks. Every topic includes code examples and highlighted screenshots to make it easier to understand. This book is for developers with experience in any type of programming language, and for those who want to start using Sublime Text or perfect their existing skills. No knowledge of Sublime Text or any other code editor or IDE is expected.

    • Sports & Recreation

How Bad Do You Want It?

Mastering the Psychology of Mind Over Muscle
Author: Matt Fitzgerald
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 1781316058
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 296
View: 4572
HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT? revisits some of the most extraordinary moments from the history of endurance sports to show how mental strength allows some athletes to perform at a level way beyond their physical limits – to will their body to do what was previously thought biologically impossible. Drawing on cutting-edge scientific research it suggests concrete habits and tactics we can use to cultivate our own mental strength, whilst providing thrilling accounts of some of the most inspiring and astonishing feats in sporting history. In 2010 Sammy Wanjiru entered the Boston Marathon suffering from injuries to his knee and his lower back, a stomach virus that prevented him from training and a lifestyle that meant he spent more time in nightclubs than on the track. He shouldn’t have even been able to finish the race, and at times he seemed as if he literally had nothing left to give, yet in an epic battle he crossed the finishing line first. How did he manage it? HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT? describes a new 'psychobiological' model of endurance performance connecting the mind, body and brain. Compelling accounts from triathlon, cycling, running, rowing and swimming are viewed through the lens of this model shedding new light on what science has to say about mental fortitude in sports. Featured athletes include: Sammy Wanjiru, Jenny Barringer, Greg LeMond, Willie Stewart, Cadel Evans, Joseph Sullivan, Paula Newby-Fraser, Ryan Vail, Thomas Voeckler, Ned Overend, Steve Prefontaine

    • Sports & Recreation

Mastering the Marathon

Time-Efficient Training Secrets for the 40-Plus Athlete
Author: Don Fink
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781599219455
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 229
View: 2813
. In "Mastering the Marathon, " champion forty-plus endurance athlete and trainer Don Fink sets forth programs for anyone over forty--presenting exciting new training methods and step-by-step action plans that result in faster times, fewer injuries, and more enjoyment.

    • Business & Economics

Running your own show

mastering the basics of small business
Author: Richard Curtin
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 9780451621542
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 255
View: 8652

    • Sports & Recreation

RUN

The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel
Author: Matt Fitzgerald
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716112
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 264
View: 965
Most serious runners don't realize their potential. They simply stop getting faster and don't understand why. The reason is simple: most runners are unable to run by feel. The best elite runners have learned that the key to faster running is to hear what their bodies are telling them. Drawing on new research on endurance sports, best-selling author Matt Fitzgerald explores the practices of elite runners to explain why their techniques can be effective for all runners. RUN: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel will help runners reach their full potential by teaching them how to train in the most personalized and adaptable way. Fitzgerald's mind-body method will revolutionize how runners think about training, their personal limits, and their potential. RUN explains how to interpret emotional and physical messages like confidence, enjoyment, fatigue, suffering, and aches and pains. RUN guides readers toward the optimal balance of intensity and enjoyment, volume and recovery, repetition and variation. As the miles add up, runners will become increasingly confident that they are doing the right training on the right day, from one season to the next. RUN marks the start of a better way to train. The culmination of science and personal experience, the mind-body method of running by feel will lead runners to faster, more enjoyable training and racing.

    • Computers

Mastering SaltStack


Author: Joseph Hall
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785288385
Category: Computers
Page: 306
View: 7789
Take charge of SaltStack to automate and configure enterprise-grade environments About This Book Automate tasks effectively, so that your infrastructure can run itself Take advantage of cloud-based services that can expand the capabilities of your own data centers Tackle real-world problems that appear in everyday situations In Detail SaltStack is known as a popular configuration management system, but that barely scratches the surface. It is, in fact, a powerful automation suite, which is designed not only to help you manage your servers, but to help them manage themselves. SaltStack is used worldwide by organizations ranging from just a few servers, to tens of thousands of nodes across data centers in multiple continents. This award-winning software is fast becoming the standard for systems management in the cloud world. This book will take you through the advanced features of SaltStack, bringing forward capabilities that will help you excel in the management of your servers. You will be taken through the the mind of the modern systems engineer, and discover how they use Salt to manage their infrastructures, and why those design decisions are so important. The inner workings of Salt will be explored, so that as you advance your knowledge of Salt, you will be able to swim with the current, rather than against it. Various subsystems of Salt are explained in detail, including Salt SSH, Salt Cloud, and external pillars, filesystems, and job caches. You will be taken through an in-depth discussion of how to effectively scale Salt to manage thousands of machines, and how to troubleshoot issues when things don't go exactly the way you expect them to. You will also be taken through an overview of RAET, Salt's new transport protocol, and given an insight into how this technology improves Salt, and the possibilities that it brings with it. What You Will Learn Learn how the pros are managing their infrastructures, and what techniques they use to keep everything running smoothly with Salt Understand what makes Salt tick, and how that affects the way you use it Take a look at familiar features in a new light, so that you have a better handle on how to approach tasks Use Salt SSH to manage servers that don't fit Salt's traditional use cases Besides automating your configuration, you will be able to automate your servers, and make them behave more intelligently Make better use of cloud-based services, including compute clouds such as EC2, Azure and Openstack Learn about the new RAET protocol, and how it changes the way automation works Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for professionals who have been managing groups of servers, and want to learn how to add functionality and expand their tool set. This book will also explain some of the more advanced features of Salt, and explore how to use them to bring additional power to the fundamentals that the professionals have already been using. Style and approach This book speaks informally, sometimes almost conversationally, to the user. Topics are covered in detail, using examples that should be comfortable to most users.

    • Business & Economics

Scaling Lean

Mastering the Key Metrics for Startup Growth
Author: Ash Maurya
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101980524
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 4284
"Scaling Lean offers an invaluable blueprint for modeling startup success. You'll learn the essential metrics that measure the output of a working business model, give you the pulse of your company, communicate its health to investors, and enable you to make precise interventions when things go wrong, "--Amazon.com.

    • Computers

Mastering CloudForms Automation

An Essential Guide for Cloud Administrators
Author: Peter McGowan
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491957204
Category: Computers
Page: 432
View: 2873
Learn how to work with the Automate feature of CloudForms, the powerful Red Hat cloud management platform that lets you administer your virtual infrastructure, including hybrid public and private clouds. This practical hands-on introduction shows you how to increase your operational efficiency by automating day-to-day tasks that now require manual input. Throughout the book, author Peter McGowan provides a combination of theoretical information and practical coding examples to help you learn the Automate object model. With this CloudForms feature, you can create auto-scalable cloud applications, eliminate manual decisions and operations when provisioning virtual machines and cloud instances, and manage your complete virtual machine lifecycle. In six parts, this book helps you: Learn the objects and concepts for developing automation scripts with CloudForms Automate Customize the steps and workflows involved in provisioning virtual machines Create and use service catalogs, items, dialogs, objects, bundles, and hierarchies Use CloudForm’s updated workflow to retire and delete virtual machines and services Orchestrate and coordinate with external services as part of a workflow Explore distributed automation processing as well as argument passing and handling

Running for Women


Author: N.A
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450429637
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 1008

    • Computers

Mastering Apache Spark


Author: Mike Frampton
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783987154
Category: Computers
Page: 318
View: 2732
Gain expertise in processing and storing data by using advanced techniques with Apache Spark About This Book Explore the integration of Apache Spark with third party applications such as H20, Databricks and Titan Evaluate how Cassandra and Hbase can be used for storage An advanced guide with a combination of instructions and practical examples to extend the most up-to date Spark functionalities Who This Book Is For If you are a developer with some experience with Spark and want to strengthen your knowledge of how to get around in the world of Spark, then this book is ideal for you. Basic knowledge of Linux, Hadoop and Spark is assumed. Reasonable knowledge of Scala is expected. What You Will Learn Extend the tools available for processing and storage Examine clustering and classification using MLlib Discover Spark stream processing via Flume, HDFS Create a schema in Spark SQL, and learn how a Spark schema can be populated with data Study Spark based graph processing using Spark GraphX Combine Spark with H20 and deep learning and learn why it is useful Evaluate how graph storage works with Apache Spark, Titan, HBase and Cassandra Use Apache Spark in the cloud with Databricks and AWS In Detail Apache Spark is an in-memory cluster based parallel processing system that provides a wide range of functionality like graph processing, machine learning, stream processing and SQL. It operates at unprecedented speeds, is easy to use and offers a rich set of data transformations. This book aims to take your limited knowledge of Spark to the next level by teaching you how to expand Spark functionality. The book commences with an overview of the Spark eco-system. You will learn how to use MLlib to create a fully working neural net for handwriting recognition. You will then discover how stream processing can be tuned for optimal performance and to ensure parallel processing. The book extends to show how to incorporate H20 for machine learning, Titan for graph based storage, Databricks for cloud-based Spark. Intermediate Scala based code examples are provided for Apache Spark module processing in a CentOS Linux and Databricks cloud environment. Style and approach This book is an extensive guide to Apache Spark modules and tools and shows how Spark's functionality can be extended for real-time processing and storage with worked examples.

    • Computers

Mastering Machine Learning with Python in Six Steps

A Practical Implementation Guide to Predictive Data Analytics Using Python
Author: Manohar Swamynathan
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484228669
Category: Computers
Page: 358
View: 1822
Master machine learning with Python in six steps and explore fundamental to advanced topics, all designed to make you a worthy practitioner. This book’s approach is based on the “Six degrees of separation” theory, which states that everyone and everything is a maximum of six steps away. Mastering Machine Learning with Python in Six Steps presents each topic in two parts: theoretical concepts and practical implementation using suitable Python packages. You’ll learn the fundamentals of Python programming language, machine learning history, evolution, and the system development frameworks. Key data mining/analysis concepts, such as feature dimension reduction, regression, time series forecasting and their efficient implementation in Scikit-learn are also covered. Finally, you’ll explore advanced text mining techniques, neural networks and deep learning techniques, and their implementation. All the code presented in the book will be available in the form of iPython notebooks to enable you to try out these examples and extend them to your advantage. What You'll Learn Examine the fundamentals of Python programming language Review machine Learning history and evolution Understand machine learning system development frameworks Implement supervised/unsupervised/reinforcement learning techniques with examples Explore fundamental to advanced text mining techniques Implement various deep learning frameworks Who This Book Is For Python developers or data engineers looking to expand their knowledge or career into machine learning area. Non-Python (R, SAS, SPSS, Matlab or any other language) machine learning practitioners looking to expand their implementation skills in Python. Novice machine learning practitioners looking to learn advanced topics, such as hyperparameter tuning, various ensemble techniques, natural language processing (NLP), deep learning, and basics of reinforcement learning.

    • Sports & Recreation

Born to Run

The hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the greatest race the world has never seen
Author: Christopher McDougall
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 184765228X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 287
View: 5299
At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993, one of them, aged 57, came first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals. A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe-inspiring author) make the treacherous journey into the canyons to try to learn the tribe's secrets and then take them on over a course 50 miles long. With incredible energy and smart observation, McDougall tells this story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner. Travelling to labs at Harvard, Nike, and elsewhere, he comes across an incredible cast of characters, including the woman who recently broke the world record for 100 miles and for her encore ran a 2:50 marathon in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.

    • Sports & Recreation

Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Training


Author: Higdon, Hal
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492517240
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
View: 8332
Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training offers prescriptive programming for all levels of runners. Not only will it help you learn how to get started with your training, but it will show you where to focus your attention, when to progress, and how to keep it simple.