The Beginning Runner's Handbook

The Beginning Runner's Handbook

The Proven 13-week Runwalk Program

Book - 2012 | Rev. and updated 4th ed. / by Alison Cristall and Lynda Cannell
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This easy-to-use, practical guide helps runners safely build strength and endurance, get motivated and set realistic goals, choose the proper footwear and clothing, eat right, and avoid injury. Completely updated, this fourth edition contains a wealth of new material. A revised RunWalk program gives runners a choice between running 10K or covering the distance by running and walking. A whole new chapter on preparing for charity runs reflects the popularity of getting fit while giving back to the community. There are expanded and enhanced sections with cross-training options such as trail running and bootcamp sessions; information on running through pregnancy; facts about barefoot running, minimalist shoes and shorter strides lengths, plus links to online sources of information and running communities. Combining advice from the experts, training tips and testimonials from runners of all ages, The Beginning Runner's Handbook is a step-by-step road map for achieving running success.
Publisher: Vancouver : Greystone Books, c2012.
Edition: Rev. and updated 4th ed. / by Alison Cristall and Lynda Cannell
ISBN: 9781553658603
1553658604
Branch Call Number: 613.717 MACNE
Characteristics: 215 p. : ill.

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Erik_K Apr 24, 2015

This Canadian book was the push I needed to get running and get fit. Starts with a run/walk method and picks up speed from there.

rebdavis Feb 16, 2015

Found this book to be very helpful even though the run/walk program was not suitable for me. It is framed around being prepared to run 10K at the end of the 13 weeks. Otherwise useful information.

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