The Runner's Handbook

The Bestselling Classic Fitness G for begng Intermediate Runners 2nd rev Edition

The Runner's Handbook

If you're a runner, or would like to be one, The Runner's Handbook will answer all your questions. Fitness expert Bob Glover-who has trained thousands of runners-shows you how to devise a training program and keep at the top of your form.

The Runner's Handbook

The Runner's Handbook


The Competitive Runner's Handbook

The Bestselling Guide to Running 5Ks through Marathons

The Competitive Runner's Handbook

For both runners entering that first neighborhood race and elite marathoners, trainers Bob and Shelly-lynn Florence Glover's completely revised guide is the book on training to compete. A book that's already sold close to 200,000 copies, The Competitive Runner's Handbook will now offer all the latest information needed to design basic training programs; special workouts to increase strength, endurance, and power; schedules and worksheets to develop individual goals; and specifics on preparing for all kinds of races—with an emphasis on the 10K and the marathon. Informed by their over thirty years of coaching experience, the Glovers give winning tips on alternative training, footwear and diet, and common injuries and illnesses, as well as sensible advice on balancing running with work and home life.

The Beginning Runner's Handbook

The Proven 13-week Walk/run Program

The Beginning Runner's Handbook

Provides a training program for beginning runners, discussing such topics as the psychology of running, cross training, diet and nutrition, and injuries.

The Runner's Workout Handbook

The Runner's Workout Handbook

The Runner's Workout Handbook is the comprehensive guide to fulfilling your fitness goasl through running. Combining endurance and strength training with sport-specific skill training. The Runner's Workout Handbook includes calculated periodization and regular recovery cycles. The Runner's Workout Handbook also targets specific goals, such as running for fitness or training in cross-country terrain, and provides easy-to-follow programs divided weekly and by level (beginner, intermediate, advanced). Training tips and expert notes are included, as well as a training journal to help you track your progress. Supported online at GetFitNow.com.

The New Competitive Runner's Handbook

The New Competitive Runner's Handbook

Provides advice on training for running races of all distances from a mile on up, with workout schedules and a discussion of racing techniques.

Running Repairs

A Runner's Guide to Keeping Injury Free

Running Repairs

Running Repairs is a handbook for everyone who runs - from those training for a one-off charity event, through those who run to keep fit to experienced club runners who regularly race. A recent Runner's World magazine survey revealed that over 80 per cent of runners have experienced an injury and that avoiding injury or recovering from injury is the main worry for nearly every runner. This will be the first book to specifically address these concerns. Written by an experienced physiotherapist and recreational marathon runner, Running Repairs is written in two parts: Part one - covers a series of strengthening and flexibility exercises designed to be incorporated within any running schedule, designed to help prevent injury in the first place. Part two - covers the most common running injuries and how to manage them. A series of flowcharts helps the reader to diagnose the most likely cause of any ache and pain and recommends a plan of action to aid recovery - from rest and ice to referral to a physiotherapist. The book also covers basic biomechanics so that runners can understand their running style and identify the specific injuries that are associated with that style, plus nutritional advice for recovering from injury. The book will be an essential reference for all runners - allowing them to treat any injuries immediately and in many cases saving considerable amounts of money on unnecessary physiotherapy appointments (the author estimates that about 50% of injuries that runners visit her practice with could be treated effectively by the patient and that the vast majority of injuries could be avoided with appropriate exercises being incorporated as part of training).

The Marathon Runner's Handbook

The Marathon Runner's Handbook

It’s the most exciting challenge a runner can face: that first big marathon. With this practical guide to everything from physiology to great gear—now updated for this third edition—novices can train themselves up from scratch to their first six mile race and then on to half, full, and ultra-marathons. Full-color diagrams, detailed text, fact-filled charts, and superb action photographs explain running science in an accessible and inspiring way. All the crucial information is here: an analysis of how muscles work and injuries occur, advice on choosing the right running shoe, suggestions for a proper runner’s diet, plus practical training schedules and pacing tables for measuring progress. Even an absolute beginner will be ready to take on that big run in six months!