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Marathon & cross-country running

See below for a selection of the latest books from Marathon & cross-country running category. Presented with a red border are the Marathon & cross-country running books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Marathon & cross-country running books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Run Well

Run Well

Author: Dr Juliet McGrattan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2021

The handbook that every runner needs on their shelf. Why do I get a headache after a run? Do runners really need to do strength and conditioning? Will running damage my knees? How can I stop my skin chafing on long runs? How quickly will I lose my fitness when I'm off running? What's the best diet for a runner? Run Well answers these and many other common health questions that runners ask. Packed with practical, realistic and sound advice on topics from head to toe, for all of the running community.

Limitless

Limitless

Author: Mimi Anderson, Lucy Waterlow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/03/2021

Don't limit your challenges. Challenge your limits At the age of 55, record-breaking ultrarunner Mimi Anderson embarked on her most ambitious adventure yet. She wanted to become the fastest woman in history to run across America from Los Angeles to New York. Her journey would cover 2,850 miles, 12 states and four time zones, dealing with extreme changes in terrain, weather and altitude along the way. For 40 days, the determined mother of three pushed herself on and on for more than 2,000 miles across the vast continent, despite the onset of severe pain, until she was forced to make a crushing decision: carry on and risk never being able to run again or give up on her all-time goal. What happened next set Mimi on a new, unexpected journey. She learned to face her fears and bounce back from defeat by taking up the new challenge of becoming a triathlete. A follow-up to her first memoir Beyond Impossible, this next instalment in Mimi's inspiring story proves that when one door closes, another opens - you just need the courage to swim, cycle and run through it.

The Ultimate Trail Running Handbook

The Ultimate Trail Running Handbook

Author: Claire Maxted, Vassos Alexander, Emelie Forsberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2021

From complete beginners to seasoned off-road runners, The Ultimate Trail Running Handbook has all the training and nutrition advice, skills, gear and motivation you need to become a fit and confident trail runner. There are training plans that take newcomers from 5k parkrun to first trail marathon, while for experienced runners there are sections on strength work, injury prevention and advanced training plans to boost performance up to 50k (30 miles). To keep you enjoying every step, you'll find advice on how to choose the right gear; over 20 easy, healthy recipes; inspiring stories from real trail runners; and advice from top athletes and coaches. And if you want to explore new trails, you can use the navigation and route planning section to create your own exciting off-road adventure. If you're a trail runner or would like to become one, this book is your new best friend.

Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Running

Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Running

Author: Robert G Price Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2020

Broken

Broken

Author: Ally Beaven Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2020

Running to the Top

Running to the Top

Author: Arthur Lydiard, Garth Gilmour Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2020

Since the outstanding success of his New Zealand athletes Snell, Halberg, and Magee at the 1960 Rome Olympics, Arthur Lydiard's name has been synonymous with the best training methods used by the world's top middle- and long-distance runners. Arthur Lydiard's methods are just as relevant today as they were 60 years ago and are still used by top athletes looking to enhance their performance. This new edition presents Lydiard's high-performance training techniques and includes systematic, detailed training programs based on his definition of fitness. Each runner can tailor the programs to his or her goal. Also included are tips for the best running gear, nutrition, preventing injury, and therapy, and the book even delves into the relationship between the coach and the athlete-making it a must-have for all runners and coaches

State of Mind

State of Mind

Author: Chris Thrall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2020

Out of Thin Air

Out of Thin Air

Author: Michael Crawley Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2020

'Inspiring' The Guardian 'Excellent' Runner's World 'Fascinating' Publishers Weekly 'Through reading this book you will come to understand that the heart and soul of running are to be found in Ethiopia.' Haile Gebrselassie 'Full of wonderful insights and lessons from a world where the ability to run is viewed as something almost mysterious and magical.' Adharanand Finn, author of Running with the Kenyans 'Ethiopia is a place where I have been told that energy is controlled by angels and demons and where witchdoctors can help you to acquire another runner's power. It is a place where an anonymous runner in the forest told me, miming an imaginary scoreboard and with a completely straight face, that he had dreamt that he would run 10km in 25 minutes. It is a place where they tell me that the air at Mount Entoto will transform me into a 2.08 marathon runner. It is a place, in short, of wisdom and magic, where dreaming is still very much alive.' Why does it make sense to Ethiopian runners to get up at 3am to run up and down a hill? Who would choose to train on almost impossibly steep and rocky terrain, in hyena territory? And how come Ethiopian men hold six of the top ten fastest marathon times ever? Michael Crawley spent fifteen months in Ethiopia training alongside (and sometimes a fair way behind) runners at all levels of the sport, from night watchmen hoping to change their lives to world class marathon runners, in order to answer these questions. Follow him into the forest as he attempts to keep up and get to the heart of their success.

Out of Thin Air

Out of Thin Air

Author: Michael Crawley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2020

'Full of wonderful insights and lessons from a world where the ability to run is viewed as something almost mysterious and magical.' Adharanand Finn, author of Running with the Kenyans 'Ethiopia is a place where I have been told that energy is controlled by angels and demons and where witchdoctors can help you to acquire another runner's power. It is a place where an anonymous runner in the forest told me, miming an imaginary scoreboard and with a completely straight face, that he had dreamt that he would run 10km in 25 minutes. It is a place where they tell me that the air at Mount Entoto will transform me into a 2.08 marathon runner. It is a place, in short, of wisdom and magic, where dreaming is still very much alive.' Why does it make sense to Ethiopian runners to get up at 3am to run up and down a hill? Who would choose to train on almost impossibly steep and rocky terrain, in hyena territory? And how come Ethiopian men hold six of the top ten fastest marathon times ever? Michael Crawley spent fifteen months in Ethiopia training alongside (and sometimes a fair way behind) runners at all levels of the sport, from night watchmen hoping to change their lives to world class marathon runners, in order to answer these questions. Follow him into the forest as he attempts to keep up and get to the heart of their success.

Chasing Excellence

Chasing Excellence

Author: Pat Melgares, Billy Mills Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2020

Galloway`s 5K/10K Running (4th edition)

Galloway`s 5K/10K Running (4th edition)

Author: Jeff Galloway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2020

In this book for runners and walkers, Olympian Jeff Galloway offers an easy, time-efficient method for training for a 5K or 10K. Using Galloway's proven Run Walk Run (R) method, the reader will gain control over fatigue while reducing or eliminating aches and pains. Detailed training schedules help beginners finish each training session strong, and time goal programs help advanced runners shave time off their finishes. In addition to the training plans, Galloway provides easy-to-read advice on medical checkups, nutrition for runners, fat-burning workouts, choosing appropriate running shoes, and how to stay motivated. With the race day checklist, every runner will be prepared for the big day, reducing the stress that happens before a runner's first race. With this book, all runners, at any level, will reduce fatigue and finish each race strong!

On the Run

On the Run

Author: Nick Butter Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2020