Runner's World Complete Guide to Trail RunningBook - 2003
A former editor of Women's Sports & Fitness and Running Times magazines discusses all aspects of trail running, from preventing injury to storing up calories for the day's adventure. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Runner's World Complete Guide to Trail Running
Trail Running is one of the fastest growing segments in the sport of running. And it's easy to understand why:
"To run on the road is a staccato one-two, one-two. Insistent. Hurried. Relentless. Once you reach the trail, footfalls become muffled, silent even, and instead you hear your breath. On the trail, the rhythm comes from a deeper place inside you--your lungs, your heart, and your head--as you hear your breath enter and leave your body. It's a slower metronome, one infintely more relaxed, than on the road."--Dagny Scott Barrios
From the worldwide authority on runing, Runner's World Complete Guide to Trail Running is the comprehensive guide to the sport. Inside you'll find everything you need to know to:
Choose the right shoes and gear
Gain confidence on the trails
Train for any distance
Race like the pros
Follow an optimal nutrition plan
Prevent and treat injuries
Stay safe in the wilderness
Survive the elements
Make the leap to ultras
With trail-specific strength workouts, training schedules for all race distances, and cross-training advice for maximum performance, Runner's World Complete Guide to Trail Running gives you the tools you need to follow the trail, wherever it may take you.
Discusses all aspects of trail running, from preventing injury to storing up calories for the day's adventure.