The Little Red Book of Running (Little Red Books)

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9781510706156: The Little Red Book of Running (Little Red Books)

In The Little Red Book of Running,renowned running writer writer Scott Douglas delivers the advice that he’s compiled from interacting with some of the world’s most distinguished coaches and laureled runners. With 250 tips covering every aspect of running, this pocket-sized book of wisdom is the next best thing to having a personal running coach. Within these pages you’ll find:
Advice on how to healthily increase your weekly mileage
Expert guidance on how to boost your overall speed
Recommendations for choosing the best sneaker for your foot
Suggestions for staying motivated through injury
And 246 more tips for becoming a better runner!
Broken down into comprehensive topics that cover all aspects of running from determining your weekly mileage to running a personal best The Little Red Book of Running is sure to quickly become a runner’s new best friend.

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About the Author:

Scott Douglas is senior content editor for Runner's World and the author or co-author of seven books on running. He has run more than 100,000 miles since taking up the sport in 1979. Scott lives in South Portland, Maine.

Amby Burfoot, a lifelong runner and running advocate, has been executive editor of Runner’s World magazine since 1985. In 1968, he won the Boston Marathon, the first American to do so in eleven years. He is the author of The Principles of Running and Runner’s World Complete Book of Running. He lives in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.


"Reading 'The Little Red Book of Running' is like having a casual conversation with a wise, gregarious coach--one of those conversations where you sit back, put your feet up and pick his brain on everything from warm-up routines and race nutrition to motivation and even how to schedule all levels of training into real life. It is a veritable crash course in a life's worth of learned running knowledge, from the small tidbits on things like injury prevention and stretching to general philosophies on training and running in general." --Molly Huddle, American record-holder for 5 kilometers

"Scott has achieved something of genuine value. There's much to be said for a single source that includes a little of everything you need to know about running. That's what 'The Little Red Book of Running' is--all 250 tips of it... It will be a long time before someone comes up with better racing advice than this." --Runner's World

"In writing this nifty little book, Scott Douglas spells out a lot of what any runner should ever need to know. Written in what might be best considered a smartly organized stream of consciousness, the book contains 250 snippets of informed tips, sagely advice and downright good ideas culled from his 30-plus years of running and 20-plus years of writing about performance-oriented aspects of the sport . . . long runs, speed work, fartleks, hills and mileage to injuries, stretching, form, shoes and one-stepping. It's written in the easy-to-digest, here's-how-it's-done tone of a coach, running partner and veteran racer rolled into one. . . . It's an ideal bedside companion that will never collect dust." -- --Running Times

"If you are looking for inspiration for your next run, trying to solve a training or racing problem, or seeking some timeless running wisdom, 'The Little Red Book of Running' is a great resource."

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