The sport of running is ever changing, be it the shoes we wear or the goals we set, the training methods we use or the role models we emulate. But there is one constant: For 40 years, Runner's World magazine has been recognized worldwide as the leading authority on running. Now the collective wisdom of the most savvy running writers, coaches, and editors can be found in the Runner's World Complete Book of Running. Whether you are a beginner or veteran runner, here is advice--both timeless and cutting-edge--guaranteed to maximize your performance and enjoyment. Inside you'll find in-depth coverage of training and racing including:
A surefire plan to get beginners hooked on running15 surprising foods to boost your running performanceA proven plan to increase speed by training lessTips from triathletes to maximize your training efficiencyA woman's encyclopedia of runningThe big five running injuries and how to prevent themAn innovative running plan for weight-lossCross-training exercises that strengthen your coreHow to train for your first half-marathonMental training tips for running a smart marathon
Packed with valuable advice from running's top experts on everything from building strength, speed, and endurance to nutrition and injury prevention, the Runner's World Complete Book of Running is the book you'll turn to again and again to answer all of your running questions.