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Running For Dummies is for everyone with a desire to run. If you're a reforming couch potato, it helps ease you into a healthier lifestyle. If you have Olympic aspirations, take a look at different ways to improve your training. This easy-to-understand guide is also for those who want to: * Lose weight* Decrease blood pressure* Live longer* Relieve stress* Boost creativity* Find a fun way to exercise Find dependable guidance for buying running shoes. Explore ways to maximize your training program. Discover the races you'll enjoy running. Coauthored by the "World's Fastest Woman" and World Record holder Florence (Flo-Jo) Griffith Joyner, Running For Dummies has world-class advice on these topics and many more:* Nutrition and weight loss* Hitting your stride* Speed training* Reaching your peak* The day of the race* Marathon training* Identifying and treating injuries* Cross-training and treadmill training* Running for kids and seniorsRun around the block or around town. Tired of pavement? Run through the woods. Keep track of your personal progress in handy running logs in the back of the book and enjoy full-color photos of Flo-Jo competing. Improve your health, feel good about yourself, and have fun! With several million runners on the road today, you'll find a lot of company, encouragement, and friends benefiting from this healthy and fun activity.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 544.31g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764550969
  • 9780764550966
  • 462,420

About Florence Griffith Joyner

Florence Griffith Joyner, the "World's Fastest Woman," won three gold and one silver medal in track and field at the '88 summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, in addition to a silver medal at the '84 Games in Los Angeles. In 1989, she was voted "Most Outstanding Amateur Athlete in America" and was inducted into the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1995. John Hanc is a running and fitness columnist for Newday and contributes frequently to Runner's World magazine. He is the author of The Essential Runner and The Essential Marathoner.show more

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"Running For Dummies is a great guide for the beginning runner. . . easy-to-understand information filled with insightful tips. It's a must-read for the new runner." - Bill Hybl, President, United States Olympic Committee On Your Mark, Get Set . . . Run! Assess your goals and develop a running routine - for fun, fitness, or "race-day" competition Focus on your form - with expert tips and techniques Discover how to eat right and replenish your body after running Avoid injuries and stay in shape with simple strength training exercises Lace up with the best shoes, clothing, and running accessories Track your progress with a handy runner's logshow more

Table of contents

Introduction. How to Use This Book. How This Book Is Organized. Part I: Run, Baby, Run. Part II: Basic Training. Part III: The Competitive Edge. Part IV: Fine-Tuning. Part V: The Part of Tens. The Running Log. Icons Used in This Book. Where to Go from Here. Part I: Run, Baby, Run. Chapter 1: The Second Running Boom. Chapter 2: What Running Can Do for You. Chapter 3: A Body in Motion. Chapter 4: Your First Steps. Chapter 5: Cruising for Shoes and Other Equipment. Chapter 6: Nutrition for Runners. Part II: Basic Training. Chapter 7: Elements of Style. Chapter 8: Warming Up, Stretching Out, and Cooling Down. Chapter 9: Just for the Hill of It. Chapter 10: Running in the Elements. Chapter 11: Safety First. Part III: The Competitive Edge. Chapter 12: Advanced Training. Chapter 13: A Day at the Races. Chapter 14: Marathon or Bust. Part IV: Fine-Tuning. Chapter 15: Injuries and How to Treat Them. Chapter 16: Cross-Training and Treadmill Training. Chapter 17: Strength Training. Chapter 18: Running for Women, Kids, and Seniors. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: More Than Ten Ways to Sharpen Your Mental Edge. Chapter 20: Ten Beautiful Races. Chapter 21: Ten Great Races for Women. Chapter 22: Ten First-Time-Friendly Marathons. Chapter 23: Ten Great Web Sites for Runners. Appendix: Running Clubs. Running Log. Index. Book Registration Information.show more

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