and the rest of us, he quotes author Ralph Waldo Emerson: "There is a crack in everything God has made." With all the amazing advancements in sports medicine, you'd think that our rates of injury would have dropped since then. But 30 years after running's first
enough sport. There's only one thing that's bothering you: if running's so simple, why do you have so many questions? You're not alone.Every beginner worries about how to get started and has a lot to ask - about how to get motivated, what to eat, how
the final miles of a marathon, you should be able to run faster.This extract is from The Runner's World Complete Book of Running by RW USA Editor Amby Burfoot.
, enjoyable (and effective) way to run. It’s worth a try, isn’t it? Amby Burfoot is Editor of Runner's World US.
a few triathlons way back in the mid-1980s. There was just one problem: they hit the wall when they added cycling and swimming to their running. The demands of three-sport training were too much, so they cut back their running from six days a week
This extract is from The Runner's World Complete Book of Running by RW USA Editor Amby Burfoot. You can now preview it, free, for two weeks without risk or obligation. All running programmes for beginners are the same: they move you from walking
in training distances, anaerobic capacity, and strength." A chapter in the International Olympic Committee's 1992 book Endurance and Sport reported a study of runners who did 12 weeks of regular training, plus "hill training with ‘bounce running'." After
a different method. Which raises the point that exercise physiologist Kris Berg explains in his recent article, ‘Endurance Training and Performance in Runners’, published in the journal Sports Medicine. “After decades of studying ways to improve
For as long as I’ve been running – and I recently passed the four-decade mark – I’ve been practising certain key principles of our sport. Run long to develop endurance. Run fast to build speed. Take recovery days as necessary. Sleep well. Eat a
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