'Running Well' will tell you everything you need to know to keep you in training all year round so that you sprint-not limp-to the all-important finishing line, be it a 5km fun run or a major city marathon.
Nothing beats the pleasure of running. Unfortunately, many runners are slowed down by injuries that could be avoided through changes in training or technique.
That's where Running Well comes in. Based on the latest scientific principles, this accessible guide shows you these techniques:
How to minimize the risk of injury and stay healthy
The differences between training and straining
How to strengthen and maintain the primary running muscles
Ways of assessing and improving technique
How to recognize injuries early on and avoid more serious setbacks
And if you do get injured, Running Well will return you to action quickly. Sections devoted to each bodily region detail common symptoms and causes of discomfort. You'll learn how to treat the injury, know when to seek help and know how to prevent the problem from reoccurring.
From avoiding overtraining to increasing flexibility, Running Well has everything you need to keep you running all year round so that you sprint-not limp-to the all-important finish line.
Publisher: Kyle Cathie; 1st edition (10 Jan 2008)
Part. 1 How to run
Ch. 1 Top form
Ch. 2 Gearing up and winding down
Ch. 3 Freedom of movement
Ch. 4 Down to earth
Part. 2 Smarter training
Ch. 5 Balancing act
Ch. 6 Smart sessions
Ch. 7 Inner strength
Ch. 8 Cross purposes
Ch. 9 Food and drink
Part. 3 Damage limitation
Ch. 10 Injury time
Ch. 11 Back on track
Ch. 12 First aid