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Running: The Complete Guide to Building Your Running Program

Running, the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other, is truly a life-changing experience. It all starts with those basic steps and soon becomes the adventure of a lifetime. Now, in this completely revised edition of Running: The Complete Guide to Building Your Running Program, veteran runner and author John Stanton offers expert advice to help you get the most from your running. This wonderfully illustrated book answers all your questions about
  • getting started and keeping it fun
  • building a program that works with your lifestyle
  • Picking the right gear
  • running form, posture and breathing
  • heart rate training
  • types of running—what to do and how to do it
  • nutrition for the runner
  • strength and cross training—easy-to-manage exercise routines
  • avoiding and dealing with injuries
  • mental preparation and the psychology of running
  • tips for race day
  • women’s issues related to running and running during pregnancy
John Stanton, the founder of the Running Room, entered his first 3K race in 1981. This out-of-shape, overweight beginner realized he had to change his lifestyle. He started to walk and run secretly before dawn so his neighbors couldn’t see this “chubby little guy” who could barely make it from lamp post to lamp post. Over 25 years later, John has completed more than 60 marathons and hundreds of race events and triathlons, including the Canadian and Hawaiian Ironman. His programs have helped over 700,000 people make it to the finish line, upright and smiling.

“I don’t believe anyone has done more for the sport of recreational running than John Stanton and the Running Room. The Running Room’s walking and running programs and clinics are highly respected across North America.”
FRANK SHORTER, Olympic marathon champion

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