• Sports & Recreation

Meb For Mortals

How to Run, Think, and Eat like a Champion Marathoner
Author: Meb Keflezighi,Scott Douglas
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623365473
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
View: 5166
With his historic win at the 2014 Boston Marathon, Meb Keflezighi cemented his legacy as one of the great champions of long-distance running. Runners everywhere wanted to know how someone two weeks away from his 39th birthday, who had only the 15th best time going into the race, could defeat the best field in Boston Marathon history and become the first American man to win the race in 31 years. Meb For Mortals describes in unprecedented detail how three-time Olympian Keflezighi prepares to take on the best runners in the world. More important, the book shows everyday runners how to implement the training, nutritional, and mental principles that have guided him throughout his long career, which in addition to a 2014 Boston Marathon win includes an Olympic silver medal and the 2009 New York City Marathon title.

    • Sports & Recreation

Meb For Mortals

How to Run, Think, and Eat like a Champion Marathoner
Author: Meb Keflezighi,Scott Douglas
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623365481
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
View: 7843
Train like Olympic marathoner and 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi With his historic win at the 2014 Boston Marathon, Meb Keflezighi cemented his legacy as one of the great champions of long-distance running. Runners everywhere wanted to know how someone two weeks away from his 39th birthday, who had only the 15th best time going into the race, could defeat the best field in Boston Marathon history and become the first American man to win the race in 31 years. Meb For Mortals describes in unprecedented detail how three-time Olympian Keflezighi prepares to take on the best runners in the world. More importantly, the book shows everyday runners how to implement the training, nutritional, and mental principles that have guided him throughout his long career, which in addition to the 2014 Boston win includes an Olympic silver medal and the 2009 New York City Marathon title.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Run to Overcome

The Inspiring Story of an American Champion's Long-Distance Quest to Achieve a Big Dream
Author: Meb Keflezighi
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1496403312
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 296
View: 3253

    • Sports & Recreation

Running Is My Therapy

Relieve Stress and Anxiety, Fight Depression, Ditch Bad Habits, and Live Happier
Author: Scott Douglas
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615194452
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
View: 2912
From a New York Times–bestselling author and lifelong runner, a groundbreaking guide to fighting depression and anxiety one run at a time There’s no other book like this. Longtime running writer Scott Douglas marshals expert advice (especially his own, cultivated from more than 110,000 miles of personal experience), and a growing body of scientific research to show how running can make us happier. How? Everyone knows that running builds stronger muscles and a healthier heart; science now shows it also helps develop a healthier brain. For those struggling with depression and anxiety, a consistent running routine can enhance the mental-health benefits of talk therapy, antidepressants, and cognitive behavioral therapy. The key to running’s therapeutic power lies in its lasting physiological effects, inducing changes in brain structure and chemistry that other forms of exercise don’t—including the best mood boost in all of sports, thanks to the body’s release of natural pain-relievers. Running is my therapy is no longer just a mantra for seasoned runners; with science behind him, Douglas presents proven methods so that we can all use running to improve our mental health and live happier—in and out of running shoes.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Running with Joy

My Daily Journey to the Marathon
Author: Ryan Hall
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736944133
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
View: 6241
"From the fastest American-born marathoner of all time and the fastest American to ever run the Boston Marathon, here is an intimate, day-by-day account of what it takes--physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually--to be one of the best in the world. This journal chronicles Ryan Hall's 14-week preparation for the 2010 Boston Marathon, providing practical insights into the daily regimen of someone training at the absolute peak of human performance. It also reveals the spiritual journey of an elite athlete who is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ"--Cover, p. 4.

    • Sports & Recreation

My Life on the Run

The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon
Author: Bart Yasso,Kathleen Parrish
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1605294985
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
View: 7535
With My Life on the Run, Bart Yasso--an icon of one of the most enduringly popular recreational sports in the United States--offers a touching and humorous memoir about the rewards and challenges of running. Recounting his adventures in locales like Antarctica, Africa, and Chitwan National Park in Nepal (where he was chased by an angry rhino), Yasso recommends the best marathons on foreign terrain and tells runners what they need to know to navigate the logistics of running in an unfamiliar country. He also offers practical guidance for beginning, intermediate, and advanced runners, such as 5-K, half marathon, and marathon training schedules, as well as advice on how to become a runner for life, ever-ready to draw joy from the sport and embrace the adventure that each race may offer

    • Sports & Recreation

Paul Tergat

Running to the Limit ; His Life and His Training Secrets ; with Many Tips for Runners
Author: Jürg Wirz
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841261653
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 222
View: 3462
Running to the Limit is richly illustrated with colourful photographs, many of them as yet unpublished shots from Kenya.

    • Sports & Recreation

Run Like a Champion

An Olympian's Approach for Every Runner
Author: Alan Culpepper
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716686
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
View: 4993
In Run Like a Champion, one of America's most versatile and accomplished runners, Alan Culpepper, reveals the best practices of the best runners. Over his 25-year racing career, Culpepper won national titles from 5K to marathon, a span of race distances so wide that just a few runners can claim the same impressive versatility. Culpepper sets out his approach--and the lessons he learned from his competitors--so that all runners can fully realize their potential. As a two-time Olympic competitor, Culpepper has a unique understanding of what it takes to compete at the highest level. His running career has put him on the start line alongside the world's best runners, and he has found that despite their many differences, talents, and approaches to training, among them they share a common understanding: the best athletes know that the secret to success in running lies in understanding a bigger picture of training. Not everyone has the physiology to run at the highest level, but everyone can benefit from implementing an Olympic approach to training. Run Like a Champion shares a big-picture view of running, looking at not only the essential training elements but also other key pieces of the puzzle: identifying motivation; finding a proper work/life/family balance; and understanding complementary aspects of training such as stretching, how much to drink, diet, and how to avoid and treat injuries. Run Like a Champion reveals all the guidelines, tips and tricks, workouts, mental training, and nutritional practices that Olympic runners use. By making this Olympic approach part of their running, runners of all levels will make their goals achievable from 5K to marathon.

    • Sports & Recreation

Dr. Jordan Metzl's Running Strong

The Sports Doctor's Complete Guide to Staying Healthy and Injury-Free for Life
Author: Jordan Metzl,Claire Kowalchik
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623364604
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
View: 8658
Step into Dr. Jordan Metzl's my office if you want to run faster, stronger, and pain-free. Whether you're a new runner training for your first race or an experienced marathoner, this cutting-edge book will keep you on the road and running faster. With comprehensive, illustrated information on running health and injury prevention, this book is the first to include embedded scan codes that lead readers to videos addressing such issues as shin splints, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, and runner's knee. Not only will runners be able to read about how they can treat and prevent hundreds of medical and nutritional issues, they'll be able to walk into a top-level video consultation 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, from anywhere in the world!

    • Sports & Recreation

Runner's World The Runner's Brain

How to Think Smarter to Run Better
Author: Jeff Brown,Liz Neporent
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623363497
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
View: 9626
As a runner, your biggest asset (or sometimes your greatest enemy) is your brain. What you think and feel on and off the road also has a huge influence over how you perform once you lace up. Runner's World The Runner's Brain shows you how to unlock and capture the miraculous potential of the body's most mysterious and intriguing organ and rewire your mind for a lifetime of athletic success. The book is based on cutting-edge brain science and sports psychology that author Dr. Jeff Brown uses every day in his private practice and as part of the medical team of several major road races including the Boston Marathon. Full of fascinating insights from runners of all abilities-including champion marathoner Meb Keflezighi and other greats-the book includes trustworthy information that's been proven to work both in the lab and on the road.

    • Sports & Recreation

Kara Goucher's Running for Women

From First Steps to Marathons
Author: Kara Goucher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439196137
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
View: 9439
GET FIT, GET FAST, AND GO FARTHER WITH OLYMPIC RUNNER KARA GOUCHER’S COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO RUNNING FOR WOMEN KARA GOUCHER is crazy, madly, head-over-heels in love with running, and she wants to help you feel that love, too. Whether you’re just getting started or already a seasoned runner, this is the book that will take you to the next level. Kara Goucher’s Running for Women contains her expertise, tips, and tricks targeted specifically at female runners to help you become a better, happier, healthier, and more fulfilled runner. She’ll teach you how to: • GET STARTED WITH THE RIGHT GEAR • BUILD A SUCCESSFUL SUPPORT TEAM • FIND THE RIGHT TRAINING PROGRAM FOR YOU • OVERCOME PSYCHOLOGICAL SETBACKS • BALANCE RUNNING WITH FAMILY AND WORK • AND MUCH MORE Designed to fit your busy lifestyle, Kara Goucher’s Running for Women is packed with quick tips, pearls of running wisdom, and sample training schedules and nutrition plans, as well as sections dedicated to running during and after pregnancy, managing the special challenges of the female athlete’s body, and maintaining a balance between sporting and family life. Kara Goucher’s Running for Women is the ultimate guide for women who want to train for the gold or simply discover their personal best.

    • Sports & Recreation

Running for Mortals

A Commonsense Plan for Changing Your Life With Running
Author: John Bingham,Jenny Hadfield
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1605297739
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
View: 9946
The authors of Marathoning for Mortals - John "The Penguin" Bingham and Coach Jenny Hadfield, MA, CPT - now show beginning runners how to fit running into their lifestyle easily You don't have to run fast or competitively to reap the rewards that running has to offer. What you do need is the courage to start. That is the "Penguin mantra" that has enabled John Bingham—through his best-selling book No Need for Speed, his popular monthly column for Runner's World magazine, and his many appearances at major running events throughout the year—to inspire thousands of men and women to take up the sport for fitness and the sheer enjoyment that running brings them. By teaming up with coach Jenny Hadfield, his wife and coauthor on Marathoning for Mortals, Bingham lays out strategies that will help readers to safely and effortlessly integrate runs into their busy schedules. In this book, backed by Runner's World, the authority of America's leading running magazine, the authors provide tips for getting started, sticking to a routine, eating for energy, hydration, and training for speed and endurance.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Athlete's Book of Home Remedies

1,001 Doctor-Approved Health Fixes and Injury-Prevention Secrets for a Leaner, Fitter, More Athletic Body!
Author: Jordan Metzl
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1609612345
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 400
View: 9894
A reference for sports hobbyists and fitness buffs shares medically sound, comprehensive guidelines for treating chronic pain and preventing injuries, providing a complementary, doctor-designed fitness workout and diet plan. Original. 40,000 first printing.

    • Sports & Recreation

Runner's World Complete Guide to Minimalism and Barefoot Running

How to Make the Healthy Transition to Lightweight Shoes and Injury-Free Running
Author: Scott Douglas
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609612272
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
View: 7574
Learn Why Millions of Runners Have Decided That Less Is More! No topic in running has gotten more attention lately than minimalist shoes and barefoot running. Proponents say that running barefoot or in lighter, lower shoes leads to better running form and fewer injuries. But others caution that ditching your regular running shoes for barely there models can increase, not decrease, your risk of injury. In this indispensable guide, veteran running writer Scott Douglas draws on the knowledge of leading coaches and other running experts to show how and why to make the move safely to running in less shoe. Full of real-world wisdom, The Runner's World Complete Guide to Minimalism and Barefoot Running explains why most runners should consider minimalism, gives simple tests to determine if you're ready, shows how to make the transition safely to running in less shoe, and reveals easy exercises to improve your running form once you've switched. If you've been wondering whether minimalism and barefoot running are for you, let this book be your guide to a lifetime of healthy, happy running.

    • Sports & Recreation

Advanced Marathoning 2nd Edition


Author: Pete Pfitzinger,Scott Douglas
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450407242
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 247
View: 3371
With the latest in science-based training, Advanced Marathoning shows you how to race faster, train for multiple marathons, and surpass your goals. Find the latest information on training methods, schedules, and programs for a variety of distances. Guaranteed to take you to the next level, you will run your best marathon with this definitive book.

    • Sports & Recreation

Running Doc's Guide to Healthy Running

How to Fix Injuries, Stay Active, and Run Pain-Free
Author: Lewis G. Maharam, MD
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716503
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
View: 1446
For a runner, injury is a terrible fate. Yet every year, nearly half of America’s runners suffer an injury severe enough to bring them to a halt. From head to toenails, Running Doc’s Guide to Healthy Running is the most comprehensive guide to running injuries and preventative care. Maharam offers simple, effective treatments for every common running injury and also delivers easy-to-follow advice on the best way to prepare for and enjoy running events of all types and distances. Trust the Running DocTM to get you back on your feet. Lewis G. Maharam, MD, is the most trusted authority on healthy running, and his guide will help you avoid nearly every common running-related injury. If you’re already injured, Running Doc will help you diagnose, treat, and recover to run pain-free.

    • Sports & Recreation

Build Your Running Body

A Total-body Fitness Plan for All Distance Runners, from Milers to Ultramarathoners' Run Farther, Faster, and Injury-free
Author: Pete Magill,Thomas Schwartz,Melissa Breyer
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 161519102X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 434
View: 6148
Draws on the latest research in running physiology to provide training programs and strategies for improving running mileage while preventing injuries, and includes nutrition guidance and beginner's guidelines.

    • Sports & Recreation

Running Flow


Author: Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly,Latter, Philip,Weinkauff Duranso, Christine
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492535729
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 200
View: 1730
The ability to enter into a flow state of mind will help any runner overcome the psychological barriers associated with a race. With Running Flow, pioneering flow researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi gives you tools and strategies for experiencing the power of flow.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Pre

The Story of America's Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine
Author: Tom Jordan
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623360773
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 176
View: 947
The story of America's greatest running legend. For five years, no American runner could beat him at any distance over a mile. But at the age of 24, with his best years still ahead, long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine finally lost. Driving alone at night after a party, Prefontaine crashed his sports car, putting a tragic, shocking end to the life and career of one of the most influential, accomplished runners of our time. More than 20 years later, Pre continues to influence the running world. From his humble origins in Coos Bay, Oregon, Pre became the first person to win four NCAA titles in one event. Year after year, he was virtually unbeatable. Instead of becoming one of the new breed of professional track athletes, Pre chose to stay amateur and fight for the adequate funding he felt American amateur athletes deserved. A man of incredible desire and energy, Pre trained relentlessly. In his drive to be the best, he spurred others to do their best. As one racer said, "He ran every race as if it were his last." But Pre not only touched runners; his exciting technique as well as his maverick lifestyle made him a favorite of the fans. A race with Prefontaine in it was automatically an event. His brief but brilliant life—documented by author Tom Jordan—is the tale of a true American hero. This is his story. "Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, 'I've never seen anyone run like that before.' It's more than just a race, it's style. It's doing something better than anyone else. It's being creative." —Steve Prefontaine *The e-book edition does not include photos

    • Sports & Recreation

Marathoning for Mortals

A Regular Person's Guide to the Joy of Running or Walking a Half-Marathon or Mar athon
Author: John Bingham,Jenny Hadfield
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609612906
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
View: 9764
Once considered a feat for superhuman athletes, the marathon is now within every mortal's grasp. Former couch potato John Bingham has joined forces with coach Jenny Hadfield to create a winning plan that works for every mortal--even you. In Marathoning for Mortals, you'll find the courage to train, the willpower to persevere, and the tenacity to finish one mile after another. John and Jenny stick with you every step of the way, from your first insecure thoughts to your last-minute jitters to your supreme joy at the finish line. In Marathoning for Mortals, you'll find: • 8 training programs to run, run-walk, walk-run, or walk the half-marathon and marathon • The advice you need to physically, mentally, and spiritually reach your dreams • Tips to help you customize your training, buy the right shoes and apparel, and eat the best foods • Guidance for common motivational, physical, and emotional roadblocks Join John and Jenny on an amazing transformative journey where the finish line is just the beginning.