A Long Stride tells the story of how John Walker and a succession of ingenious and progressive business leaders embraced their Scottish roots to walk confidently on an international stage.
Author: Nicholas Morgan
Publisher: Canongate Books
The history of Johnnie Walker, tracing its roots back to 1820, is also the history of Scotch whisky. But who was John Walker – the man who started the story? And how did his business grow from the shelves of a small grocery shop in Kilmarnock to become the world’s No. 1 Scotch? A Long Stride tells the story of how John Walker and a succession of ingenious and progressive business leaders embraced their Scottish roots to walk confidently on an international stage. By doing things their own way, Johnnie Walker overturned the conventions of late Victorian and Edwardian Britain, survived two world wars and the Great Depression, coming back stronger each time, to become the first truly global whisky brand, revolutionising the world of advertising along the way. Ultimately the story is a testament to how an obsession with quality and a relentless drive to always move forward created a Scotch whisky loved in every corner of the world
Ranging from a celebration of the Holyrood parliament to a dialogue between Jamie Saxt and a skull, from a proposed national anthem to an autobiographical journey through pre-history, this book traverses a Scotland that is irrevocably independent of spirit, yet universal in outlook.
The best performers had a higher stride frequency, stride regularity ... by horses that had the highest maximal stride frequency and a long stride length.56 ...
Author: Kenneth W Hinchcliff
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery provides the most up-to-date, in-depth coverage of the basic and clinical sciences required for management of the equine athlete. The unique treatment of exercise physiology and training within a clinical context, together with detailed review of all diseases affecting athletic horses, makes this the most comprehensive text available. The book will provide a thorough grounding in the basic physiology of each body system, and in particular the responses of each body system to exercise and training, that will be separate, but highly relevant to, the succeeding sections on clinical disorders of each body system. The highly respected editors have brought together an internationally renowned team of 50 contributors, producing the ultimate reference for veterinarians, students, horse-owners, and all those involved in the world of equine athletics. High quality artwork, including relevant radiographic, ultrasonographic, CAT scan, and MRI images, aid understanding and diagnosis Provides a truly international perspective, including guidelines pertinent to different geographic areas, and racing jurisdictions In-depth coverage of the role of the veterinarian in the management of athletic horses Explores the use of complementary therapies ~
A question that often comes up is whether one should strive for a short or long running stride. The correct answer is neither. The stride length is actually ...
Author: Thomas Reckmann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
Millions of people jog every day, but only one book can teach you the technical crafts and secrets. Chock full of technique and innovative detail, The Perfect Stride is your go-to book for all things running. The difference lies not in who’s fastest or most fit, but who has the best stride and running form. This is where your real potential lies, and now, author Thomas Reckmann shows you how to reach it. It all comes down to running technique—the stride that is efficient, time-saving, and easy on the body. Marathons and races become a delightful experience with these solutions: • How to train your technique • The running cycle • Shortcut to faster running • Energy-smart elasticity • Multiple training sessions In running culture, books and blogs are full of tips on intervals, threshold workouts, and heart rate counters. On the other hand, perfect technique is rarely discussed. With The Perfect Stride as your personal trainer, you’ll discover how to get to the light and efficient stride that will make your daily runs a dream.
Their long strides, however, should flow out the back, not reach toward the front. “How do you get faster?” asks Ryan Green, PhD, assistant professor of ...
Author: Jonathan Beverly
Category: Sports & Recreation
Run the Way You Were Born to Run Every runner wants a smooth, light, powerful, and resilient stride. But there isn't one ideal form all runners should try to emulate. Instead, research and experience show that people can run effectively in a wide variety of patterns with some universal elements. In lively, accessible prose, author Jonathan Beverly details his search for common ground among physical therapists, podiatrists, biomechanics researchers, and coaches, and reveals how individual runners can apply those principles and improve their performance, avoid injury, and enhance their enjoyment on the run. With specific, illustrated exercises that show how to counteract tight muscles from excessive sitting, improve limited arm mobility from hunching over electronic devices, strengthen your feet for better balance, and improve speed by lengthening your stride, Runner's World Your Best Stride is an approachable guide to human movement and a practical tool for improved running performance.
A long foot means a long leg, a tall man, and a long stride. But here we have a long foot and a short stride. What do you make of that?
Author: R. Austin Freeman
Dr. John Thorndyke is a medical jurispractitioner - originally a medical doctor, he turned to the bar and became one of the first, in modern parlance, forensic scientists. His solutions were based on his method of collecting all possible data (including dust and pond weed) and making inferences from them before looking at any of the protagonists and motives in the crimes. (Freeman, it is said, conducted all experiments mentioned in the stories himself.) It is this method which gave rise to one of Freeman's most ingenious inventions, the inverted detective story, where the criminal act is described first and the interest lies in Thorndyke's subsequent unraveling of it. Table of Contents: Introduction Meet Dr. Thorndyke Short Stories Percival Bland's Proxy The Missing Mortgagee The Man with the Nailed Shoes The Stranger's Latchkey The Anthropologist at Large The Blue Sequin The Moabite Cipher The Mandarin's Pearl The Aluminium Dagger A Message from the Deep Sea The Case of Oscar Brodski A Case of Premeditation The Echo of a Mutiny A Wastrel's Romance The Old Lag The Case of the White Footprints The Blue Scarab The New Jersey Sphinx The Touchstone A Fisher of Men The Stolen Ingots The Funeral Pyre The Puzzle Lock The Green Check Jacket The Seal of Nebuchadnezzar Phyllis Annesley's Peril A Sower of Pestilence Rex v. Burnaby A Mystery of the Sand-Hills The Apparition of Burling Court The Mysterious Visitor The Magic Casket The Contents of a Mare's Nest The Stalking Horse The Naturalist at Law Mr. Ponting's Alibi Pandora's Box The Trail of Behemoth The Pathologist to the Rescue Gleanings from the Wreckage
Release on 1933-12-25 | by Charles William Paddock
A long stride used too soon slows down a man's potential speed in much the same manner as that of an automobile which is started off in high gear.
Author: Charles William Paddock
Publisher: R C
This is a wonderful (rare) Blast-From-The-Past!... This volume will show lovers of amateur & professionals sports alike, all the insights of what Track and Field events were (Really) like back in the days, where pretty much it all began, in the 1920's & 1930's. When Charles Paddock (aka: "THE CALIFORNIA FLASH!") wrote this book, he brought ALL of his friends, peers and even rival competitors, to produce the perfect book, He gives (Exact) details on how each event is performed to its maximum, He gives person tips & ideas on how to improve in any kind of athletics...And since he won 2 Gold & 2 Silver Olympic medals, maybe he did something right back, that he (and the other World-Class athlete's) that helped compile this book!...This volume will show you everything from learning about Conditioning, Team Work, Diets, Foods, Training schedules, Menu, Endurance etc, etc,... ...This would make a great gift for a coach, student, trainers, history buffs, Olympic historians or maybe for someone that likes (true) stories about American & world history.
She no longer wore glasses, but her eyes were as fierce as he remembered, ... to finda brother and sister who have stayed together so long,' Stride said.
Author: Brian Freeman
Publisher: Hachette UK
Evil has eyes that see in the dark... A thirty-year-old murder haunts a small-town detective. Then a shocking twist gives him one last chance to solve the case... The Watcher is the fourth gripping murder mystery in the Jonathan Stride series by Brian Freeman, author of Thief River Falls, The Nightbird and The Voice Inside. 'His most ambitious - and accomplished - work to date' Publishers Weekly Lieutenant Jonathan Stride has never forgotten the case that made him decide to join the police force. Back in the 1970s, Laura - sister of Stride's girlfriend - was murdered. The obvious suspect was a vagrant, who slipped through the hands of the police, including Stride's detective hero Roy. Now, though, Stride's looking at the case in a new light. Tish Verdure, an old friend of Laura's, has come home: and she's certain that the killer was a local boy, now an attorney with connections at the highest level. Stride's soon convinced that there was a deliberate decision to direct the investigation towards a simple solution and away from Tish's suggested perpetrator: but he's also convinced that Tish is hiding a secret about the past. A secret that could have shattering consequences - including a second murder... What readers are saying about The Watcher: 'One of the best novels I've ever read. The characters, the plot, the ending, all first class and more than equal to Patterson's highest standard' 'There's always another twist coming, and just when you've sussed who did what, you are suddenly compelled to think again' 'A gripping and absorbing thriller'
STRIDE RATE When athletes talk “stride rate,” they're really talking “step rate. ... for a longer stride—hence, longer strides lead to slower stride rates.
Author: Pete Magill
Category: Sports & Recreation
In SpeedRunner, celebrated running coach Pete Magill reveals his 4-week training plan to make any athlete into a faster runner—no matter the sport, age, gender, experience, or goals. In every sport that includes running, the difference between the best and the rest is tenths of a second. In most team sports like football, soccer, basketball, baseball and in distance running and triathlon—simple leg speed makes champions. By targeting the neuromuscular system and strengthening muscle and connective tissue, Magill’s SpeedRunner program builds speed, strength, agility, coordination, balance, proprioception, and explosive power so athletes can excel. Magill developed his SpeedRunner program over decades of experience coaching athletes of all ages from short sprints to the marathon. He’s led his club to two dozen US National Masters Championships in road running and cross country. As a 5-time USA Masters Cross Country Runner of the Year and multiple American and world age-group record holder himself, Magill is proof that his training methods are effective. Over the four weeks of the SpeedRunner program, you’ll focus on faster acceleration, top-end speed, strength, agility, and speed endurance. Magill also offers speed-only training and supplemental sessions to further hone your top-end speed, core musculature, and whole-body strength. The SpeedRunner plans balance training volume and intensity with recovery to ensure rapid, injury-free gains. Bottom line: The ability to run well is a fundamental skill required for success in any sport that includes running. SpeedRunner can transform your running performance.