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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!

The Last Pick

The Last Pick

Author: David J. McGillivray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2006

Always the last pick for team sports because of his small stature, David McGillivray drove himself to excel at individual sports. When he was 16, he set himself up for the one failure that would motivate the rest of his life. He attempted to run in his first Boston Marathon - without training for the event. Not crossing the finish line could have been a crushing blow. Instead, he went on to complete 115 marathons and eventually to become the Boston Marathon's race director. At age 23, McGillivray completed his celebrated 3,452-mile run across the United States to raise money for cancer research. The story of his journey and what he learned about himself will give all readers a new understanding of how to prepare for and achieve success. McGillivray's many accomplishments will convince readers that virtually any goal is possible. This book will motivate them to overcome the mental obstacles that often keep dreams from becoming reality.

Ultramarathon Man Confessions of an All-Night Runner

Ultramarathon Man Confessions of an All-Night Runner

Author: Dean Karnazes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2006

Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Running 2nd Edition

Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Running 2nd Edition

Author: Robert G. Price Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2005

Fast Track

Fast Track

Author: SUZY FAVOR-HAMILTON Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2004

Running Cultures Racing in Time and Space

Running Cultures Racing in Time and Space

Author: John Bale Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/04/2004

Running is one of the world's most widely practiced sports and recreations but until now it has intended to elude serious study outside of the natural sciences. John Bale brings the sport into the realm of the humanities by drawing on sources including literature, poetry, film, art and sculpture as well as statistics and training manuals to highlight the tensions, ambiguities and complexities that lie hidden beneath the commonplace notion of running. The text explores both local and personal, as well as communal and global aspects of running and its practitioners. It examines the streets, tracks and stadiums where athletes run, the races in which they compete, and the running relationships such as exist between the athlete and the coach, between runners and between the athlete and spectator. It discusses the importance of speed and records, how running has been used to symbolise resistance and transgression, and the extent to which it can be associated with a healthy lifestyle. Running Cultures provides new ways of seeing a familiar sporting phenomenon. it will appeal to both students and researchers with an interest in running in particular, and sport and leisure cultures more generally.

Running Cultures Racing in Time and Space

Running Cultures Racing in Time and Space

Author: John Bale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2003

Running is one of the world's most widely practiced sports and recreations but until now it has intended to elude serious study outside of the natural sciences. John Bale brings the sport into the realm of the humanities by drawing on sources including literature, poetry, film, art and sculpture as well as statistics and training manuals to highlight the tensions, ambiguities and complexities that lie hidden beneath the commonplace notion of running. The text explores both local and personal, as well as communal and global aspects of running and its practitioners. It examines the streets, tracks and stadiums where athletes run, the races in which they compete, and the running relationships such as exist between the athlete and the coach, between runners and between the athlete and spectator. It discusses the importance of speed and records, how running has been used to symbolise resistance and transgression, and the extent to which it can be associated with a healthy lifestyle. Running Cultures provides new ways of seeing a familiar sporting phenomenon. it will appeal to both students and researchers with an interest in running in particular, and sport and leisure cultures more generally.

Running with the Buffaloes A Season Inside with Mark Wetmore, Adam Goucher and the University of Colorado Men's Cross-country Team

Running with the Buffaloes A Season Inside with Mark Wetmore, Adam Goucher and the University of Colorado Men's Cross-country Team

Author: Chris Lear Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2003

Writer Chris Lear follows the University of Colorado cross-country team through an unforgettable NCAA season in this book. Allowed unparalleled access to team practices, private moments, and the mind of Mark Wetmore - one of the country's most renowned and controversial coaches - Lear provides a look inside the triumphs and heartaches of a perennial national contender and the men who will stop at nothing to achieve excellence. The Buffaloes' 1998 season held great promise, with Olympic hopeful Adam Goucher poised for his first-ever NCAA cross-country title, and the University of Colorado shooting for its first-ever national team title. But in the rigorous world of top-level collegiate sports, blind misfortune can sabotage the dreams of individuals and teams alike. In a season plagued by injury and the tragic loss of a team-mate, the Buffaloes were tested as never before. What these men managed to achieve in the face of such adversity is the stuff of legend and glory. With passion and suspense, Lear captures the lives of these young men and offers a glimpse of what drives a gifted runner like Adam Goucher and a great coach like Mark Wetmore. This book is at once a glowing celebration of a sport and an inspiration to anyone who has ever had the courage to beat the odds and follow a dream.

26 Miles to Boston The Boston Marathon Experience from Hopkinton to Copley Square

26 Miles to Boston The Boston Marathon Experience from Hopkinton to Copley Square

Author: Michael Connelly, John Kelly, Bill Rodgers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2003

26 MILES TO BOSTON slips squarely into the running shoes and minds of the athletes as they traverse the 26-mile, 385-yard course of America's most venerated long-distance race. From suburban Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the center of metropolitan Boston, here are the mile-by-mile sights and sounds experienced by the runners. Interwoven throughout is the colorful history of the men and women of manifold skills who have competed in this preeminent event over the span of more than a century. Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps, 26 MILES TO BOSTON is a book for anyone who's ever wondered what it might be like to run the Boston Marathon.

I Run, Therefore I am - Nuts!

I Run, Therefore I am - Nuts!

Author: Bob Schwartz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2001

I Run, Therefore I Am-Nuts! takes a funny look at the peculiarities, quirks, and obsessions of runners of all abilities. Whether you fall in the middle of the pack, up near the front of the pack, or so far from any semblance of a pack that you're wondering if everyone went home already, you'll find plenty to laugh about in this book. I Run, Therefore I Am-Nuts! is a comical examination of events that are near and dear to every runner's well-conditioned heart. As the Dave Barry of running, popular running humorist Bob Schwartz pokes fun at the idiosyncratic personalities of runners and the funny situations they encounter in training, eating, racing, preparing for races, and revolving their everyday lives around running. I Run, Therefore I Am-Nuts! brings out the humor in situations that every type of runner can relate to the intricate art of drinking on the run from paper cups, trying to reacquaint fingers to toes after years of tight hamstrings, hitting the wall, having your heart flutter with the newest cushioned training shoe; discovering cross-training contraptions designed to strengthen your gluteus to its maximus; getting excited about the latest flavor of energy gel on the market. As any runner with tight hamstrings and a funny bone would, you'll laugh your way through these and many other amusing stories illustrated with cartoons by artist B.K. Taylor, whose drawings have appeared in many national publications, including Mad Magazine and National Lampoon . Author Bob Schwartz is America's funniest running writer. An avid, slightly over-the-top runner himself, he has completed countless marathons (but laments that excessive glycogen depletion at the finish prevents him from fully remembering each one) as well as all race distances from the 200 Meter Kids Snowman Shuffle (where he finished second after edging out a four-year-old at the finish line) to an ultramarathon of 50 miles (a feat he has no intention of repeating). In addition to his weekly syndicated newspaper column, he has had hundreds of humorous essays published in national and regional publications, including Runner's World , FootNotes , and Fitness Runner . For anyone who loves the aromatic smell of perspiration, who enjoys the exhilaration of exhaustion, who drinks solely from squirt bottles, or whose wardrobe is filled with reflective clothing - this book is for you.

The Competitive Runner's Handbook

The Competitive Runner's Handbook

Author: Robert Glover Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/1999

In this completely revised and expanded edition of the must-have runner's reference book Bob Glover and Shelly-Ann Florence Glover outline everything you need to train successfully. From the official training program for the New York City Marathon to specific training programs for all levels of runners. Sections on how to prepare your own training schedules make this the definitive guide to training to compete as a runner.

Running For Dummies

Running For Dummies

Author: Florence Griffith Joyner, John Hanc, Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/01/1999

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.

The Essential Marathoner

The Essential Marathoner

Author: John Hanc Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/1996

A sensible guide to training to go the distance.