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Chasing Grace: What the Quarter Mile Has Taught Me about God and Life Chasing Grace: What the Quarter Mile Has Taught Me about God and Life
By Sanya Richards-Ross

"For as long as I can remember, life has been measured in seconds. The fewer, the better."
Most people equate success with having more, but Sanya’s quest was always for less. She started running track as a little girl in Jamaica and began competing when she was only seven. At 31 she’s had a career’s worth of conditioning to run a 400-meter race in 50 seconds, hopefully 49, or even better, 48.
When she started training with her coach, Clyde Hart, they divided her race into four phases: push, pace, position, poise, and with the inherent prayer. For years Sanya worked to hone every phase in practice so that when it came time to race, her body would respond as her mind instinctively transitioned from one phase to the next. As she got older and embraced a life that measures more than just a number on the time clock, she has realized the genius of this strategy for not just racing the 400 meters, but for living her best life.
Sanya shares triumphant as well as heartbreaking stories as she reveals her journey to becoming a world-class runner. From her childhood in Jamaica to Athens, Beijing and London Olympics, readers will find themselves inspired by the unique insights she’s gained through her victories and losses, including her devastating injury during the 2016 Olympic Trials forcing career retirement just weeks before Rio. Sanya demonstrates how even this devastating loss brought her closer to the ultimate goal of becoming all God created her to be.
"Sometimes you think you are chasing a gold medal, but that’s not what you are chasing. You’re racing to become the best version of yourself."

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The Long Run: A Memoir of Loss and Life in Motion The Long Run: A Memoir of Loss and Life in Motion
Catriona Menzies-Pike (Author)

An unlikely marathoner finds her way through grief and into the untold history of women and running.
Thirty-year-old Catriona Menzies-Pike defined herself in many ways: voracious reader, pub crawler, feminist, backpacker, and, since her parents' deaths a decade earlier, orphan. "Runner" was nowhere near the list. Yet when she began training for a half marathon on a whim, she found herself an instant convert. Soon she realized that running, "a pace suited to the precarious labor of memory," was helping her to grieve the loss of her parents in ways that she had been, for ten messy years, running away from.
As Catriona excavates her own past, she also grows curious about other women drawn to running. What she finds is a history of repression and denial—running was thought to endanger childbearing, and as late as 1967 the organizer of the Boston Marathon tried to drag a woman off the course, telling her to "get the hell out of my race"—but also of incredible courage and achievement. As she brings to life the stories of pioneering athletes and analyzes the figure of the woman runner in pop culture, literature, and myth, she comes to the heart of why she's running, and why any of us do.

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Deep End of the Pool Workouts: No-Impact Interval Training and Strength Exercises Deep End of the Pool Workouts: No-Impact Interval Training and Strength Exercises
Melisenda Edwards (Author), Katalin Wight (Author)

A guide to the hottest new trend in full-body, no-impact exercise - pool workouts where your feet never touch the bottom
For years, pool exercise meant swimming laps or performing slow and deliberate water aerobics while standing in the shallow end. With Deep End of the Pool Exercises, the intensity and effectiveness of water workouts is kicked up a level. By training in deep water, you get the cardio of swimming, the safe strength building of water resistance, and the core building of a stability routine. Deep End of the Pool Exercises guides you through 25 different moves that combine a total body workout with high intensity interval training. Featuring detailed instructions and 200 step-by-step photos, the book provides a comprehensive guide to this unique and effective form of fitness. Each exercise can be varied and customized to fit your individual fitness goals, all while remaining low-impact for healthier muscles and joints. Whether that goal is rehabbing from an injury, training for athletics, or building muscle, these deep-water exercises will fit the bill.

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Run Your Fat Off: Running Smarter for a Leaner and Fitter You Run Your Fat Off: Running Smarter for a Leaner and Fitter You
Jason R Karp

Based on the latest research, RUN YOUR FAT OFF gives everyone--men and women, marathon runners to casual runners to nonrunners--a personalized plan on the best running workouts to lose the most weight.
Running burns more calories than any other physical activity, making it the most effective weight loss strategy. Running is accessible to everyone in the world, and is second only to walking as the most popular physical activity in America. As any overweight, out-of-shape person who’s tried running will tell you, running is also one of the best ways to get in shape.
Despite its effectiveness, running has been largely ignored by the weight loss experts. Until now. Blending author Dr. Jason R. Karp's unique expertise as a researcher, running coach, and lifelong runner into a practical running program, Run Your Fat Off includes:

  • *day-by-day running workouts for beginners, intermediate, and advanced runners that detail the most effective mix of runs for weight loss (i.e., long runs, fast runs, hill runs, interval runs, etc.)
  • *6 phases per level that allow runners to progress at their own pace, depending upon fitness level and weight loss goals
  • *drills to perfect your running technique so that you can burn more calories
  • *an eating plan that emphasizes the right mix of nutrients to fuel your runs without adding calories, complete with easy-to-prepare meals and recipes
  • *a special section for beginners on how to start running and not be intimidated

Unlike other running books, Run Your Fat Off focuses on the best ways to run to lose weight. And unlike other weight loss books, Run Your Fat Off focuses on the most effective weight loss activity, running. Featuring success stories from people who have lost weight and changed their lives through running, Run Your Fat Off combines two of America's leading obsessions into one effective plan.

About the Author
Jason Karp, PhD, is an internationally recognized running expert and the owner of Run-Fit, LLC, which provides coaching and educational services to runners and fitness professionals around the world. A competitive runner since sixth grade, Dr. Karp became one of the youngest college head coaches at age 24, leading the Georgian Court University cross country team to the regional championship. As a private running coach, he has helped many runners reach their potential, ranging from a first-time race participant to an Olympic Trials qualifier. Creator of the REVO2LUTION RUNNING certification, Dr. Karp has published his research in the scientific journals Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, and International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. He is also the author of six books for the general consumer, including The Inner Runner and Running a Marathon for Dummies, and has published articles in Runner’s World, Running Times, Shape, and many others. He has been a featured speaker at most of the world’s top fitness conferences and coaching clinics, including the IDEA World Fitness Convention, has taught USA Track & Field’s highest level coaching certification, and has led coaching camps at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Dr. Karp received his PhD in exercise physiology from Indiana University, his master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Calgary, and his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science from Penn State University. The 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year and 2014 recipient of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award, Jason lives and works in San Diego, California.

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Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
Brad Stulberg (Author), Steve Magness

"This is a transfixing book on how to sustain peak performance and avoid burnout. Stulberg and Magness have worked with (and been) elite achievers, and they combine that rich experience with the science of success to share actionable insights." - Adam Grant, Wharton Professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals
"Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness have written an essential playbook for success, happiness, and getting the most out of ourselves and our lives. - Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive and The Sleep Revolution
"Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness are one-percenters when it comes to skill in translating high performance science for the public. It's long past time for someone to distil principles of high-performance - in all disciplines, as diverse as running and painting - and present a coherent picture to everyone who wants to be better at absolutely whatever it is they do." - David Epstein, New York Times bestselling author of The Sports Gene
A few common principles drive performance, regardless of the field or the task at hand. Whether someone is trying to qualify for the Olympics, break ground in mathematical theory or craft an artistic masterpiece, many of the practices that lead to great success are the same. In Peak Performance, Brad Stulberg, a former McKinsey and Company consultant and writer who covers health and the science of human performance, and Steve Magness, a performance scientist and coach of Olympic athletes, team up to demystify these practices and demonstrate how everyone can achieve their best.
The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities - from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic - with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking. The result is a life-changing book in which readers learn how to enhance their performance via myriad ways including: optimally alternating between periods of intense work and rest; priming the body and mind for enhanced productivity; and developing and harnessing the power of a self-transcending purpose.
In revealing the science of great performance and the stories of great performers across a wide range of capabilities, Peak Performance uncovers the secrets of success, and coaches readers on how to use them. If you want to take your game to the next level, whatever "your game" may be, Peak Performance will teach you how.

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Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond
Dean Karnazes (Author)

Turn back your biological clock. A breakthrough book for men--as much fun to read as it is persuasive--Younger Next Year draws on the very latest science of aging to show how men 50 or older can become functionally younger every year for the next five to ten years, and continue to live like fifty-year-olds until well into their eighties. To enjoy life and be stronger, healthier, and more alert. To stave off 70% of the normal decay associated with aging (weakness, sore joints, apathy), and to eliminate over 50% of all illness and potential injuries. This is the real thing, a program that will work for anyone who decides to apply himself to "Harry's Rules."
Harry is Henry S. Lodge, M.D., a specialist in internal medicine and preventive healthcare. Chris Crowley is Harry's 70-year-old patient who's stronger today (and skiing better) than when he was 40. Together, in alternating chapters that are lively, sometimes outspoken, and always utterly convincing, they spell out Harry's Rules and the science behind them. The rules are deceptively simple: Exercise Six Days a Week. Eat What You Know You Should. Connect to Other People and Commit to Feeling Passionate About Something. The science, simplified and demystified, ranges from the molecular biology of growth and decay to how our bodies and minds evolved (and why they fare so poorly in our sedentary, all-feast no-famine culture). The result is nothing less than a paradigm shift in our view of aging.
Welcome to the next third of your life--train for it, and you'll have a ball.

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The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World's Greatest Footrace The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World's Greatest Footrace
Dean Karnazes (Author)

The Road to Sparta is the story of the 153-mile run from Athens to Sparta that inspired the marathon and saved democracy, as told?and experienced?by ultramarathoner and New York Times bestselling author Dean Karnazes.
In 490 BCE, Pheidippides ran for 36 hours straight from Athens to Sparta to seek help in defending Athens from a Persian invasion in the Battle of Marathon. In doing so, he saved the development of Western civilization and inspired the birth of the marathon as we know it. Even now, some 2,500 years later, that run stands enduringly as one of greatest physical accomplishments in the history of mankind.
Karnazes personally honors Pheidippides and his own Greek heritage by recreating this ancient journey in modern times. Karnazes even abstains from contemporary endurance nutrition like sports drinks and energy gels and only eats what was available in 490 BCE, such as figs, olives, and cured meats. Through vivid details and internal dialogs, The Road to Sparta offers a rare glimpse into the mindset and motivation of an extreme athlete during his most difficult and personal challenge to date. This story is sure to captivate and inspire?whether you run great distances or not at all.

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To the Finish Line: A World Champion Triathlete's Guide to Your Perfect Race To the Finish Line: A World Champion Triathlete's Guide to Your Perfect Race
Chrissie Wellington (Author)

Available May 16, 2017

Chrissie Wellington, the world's number one female Ironman athlete and four-time World Ironman Champion, presents her struggles, wisdom, and experiences gained from her hard-won career as a triathlete.
With close to 2 million core participants, triathlons of various distances and challenges are attracting more participants than ever before. In TO THE FINISH LINE, one of the sports' greatest legends brings triathlon to life, with guidance for newbies or experienced athletes, to achieve their best triathlons-no matter their ability. Filled with training tips, practical advice and inside information from a champion, triathletes of all levels can benefit from Wellington's experience and insight. Her book will guide readers on their own journey, whether that be a sprint or an Ironman, and encourage them to rise to every new challenge.

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Running the Smoke: 26 First-Hand Accounts of Tackling the London Marathon Running the Smoke: 26 First-Hand Accounts of Tackling the London Marathon
Michael McEwan (Author)
It is the world's most iconic road race. It is twenty-six-point-two miles of iconic landmarks, cheers, tears, sweat, pain, courage, determination and inspiration. It is triumph over adversity on a colossal scale. It is the London Marathon - and it's an event unlike any other. Running The Smoke tells the story of what it's like to take part in this race in the most enlightening and enriching way possible: from the perspectives of twenty-six different people who have participated in it since its inception in 1981. Candid and inspiring if you are preparing for your first marathon or your 100th, Running The Smoke will give you the encouragement, insight and belief you need to cross that line.

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Surfacing: From the Depths of Self-Doubt to Winning Big and Living Fearlessly Surfacing: From the Depths of Self-Doubt to Winning Big and Living Fearlessly
Siri Lindley (Author) - Julia Beeson Polloreno (Contributor)
Surfacing is the inspiring story of Siri Lindley, one of the world’s best triathlon coaches and a world champion. But before Siri came to dominate the sport of triathlon, she was controlled by deep-seated insecurity that sabotaged her races and forced her to hide her sexuality.
When her stunningly beautiful mother caught the attention of an NFL superstar, Siri’s idyllic childhood was ripped apart. A whirlwind of glitzy dinner parties and world travel pulled her mother away, and Siri grew up feeling forgotten. As her intense loneliness gave way to anger, she lashed out against her New England life of privilege.
Sports set Siri free. Shy and painfully self-aware, Siri came to life when she played field hockey, lacrosse, and ice hockey, and became a starter in all three sports at Brown University. When she fell short of making the national lacrosse team, she felt directionless once again until a friend invited her to watch her race a triathlon?and ignited the fire for Siri’s life work.
Siri failed early and often before she found her formula for success. Brutal swim starts, bike equipment failures at key races, crushing workouts?these were nothing compared to the performance anxiety that reared up from the depths of Siri’s early years. It took eccentric Australian coach Brett Sutton to tear up her script of self-doubt and transform Siri Lindley into a world champion. Once she had proved herself to the world, Siri turned inward to stare down the demons that kept her from finding love as a gay woman. Today, Siri guides her own triathletes to win world championships at Kona and around the world.
Surfacing is a breathtakingly honest book that shares Siri Lindley’s daring journey. Siri proves it's never too late to rewrite your own story and change the thoughts, habits, and behaviors that hold you back. Surfacing will inspire you as it shows how to stop being your own worst enemy and start uncovering your own potential.
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Run the World: My 3,500-Mile Journey Through Running Cultures Around the Globe Run the World: My 3,500-Mile Journey Through Running Cultures Around the Globe
Becky Wade
From elite marathoner and Olympic hopeful Becky Wade comes the story of her year-long exploration of diverse global running communities from England to Ethiopia—9 countries, 72 host families, and over 3,500 miles of running—investigating unique cultural approaches to the sport and revealing the secrets to the success of runners all over the world.
Fresh off a successful collegiate running career—with multiple NCAA All-American honors and two Olympic Trials qualifying marks to her name—Becky Wade was no stranger to international competition. But after years spent safely sticking to the training methods she knew, Becky was curious about how her counterparts in other countries approached the sport to which she’d dedicated over half of her life. So in 2012, as a recipient of the Watson Fellowship, she packed four pairs of running shoes, cleared her schedule for the year, and took off on a journey to infiltrate diverse running communities around the world. What she encountered far exceeded her expectations and changed her outlook into the sport she loved.
Over the next twelve months—visiting 9 countries with unique and storied running histories, logging over 3,500 miles running over trails, tracks, sidewalks, and dirt roads—Becky explored the varied approaches of runners across the globe. Whether riding shotgun around the streets of London with Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt, climbing for an hour at daybreak to the top of Ethiopia’s Mount Entoto just to start her daily run, or getting lost jogging through the bustling streets of Tokyo, Becky’s unexpected adventures, keen insights, and landscape descriptions take the reader into the heartbeat of distance running around the world.
Upon her return to the United States, she incorporated elements of the training styles she’d sampled into her own program, and her competitive career skyrocketed. When she made her marathon debut in 2013, winning the race in a blazing 2:30, she became the third-fastest woman marathoner under the age of 25 in U.S. history, qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Trials and landing a professional sponsorship from Asics.
From the feel-based approach to running that she learned from the Kenyans, to the grueling uphill workouts she adopted from the Swiss, to the injury-recovery methods she learned from the Japanese, Becky shares the secrets to success from runners and coaches around the world. The story of one athlete’s fascinating journey, Run the World is also a call to change the way we approach the world’s most natural and inclusive sport.
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Runner's World The Runner's Body: How the Latest Exercise Science Can Help You Run Stronger, Longer, and Faster Runner's World The Runner's Body: How the Latest Exercise Science Can Help You Run Stronger, Longer, and Faster
by Ross Tucker (Author), Jonathan Dugas (Author), Matt Fitzgerald (Author)
Every day scientists learn more about how the body adapts to the stress of running?and how various body systems contribute to running performance. Leading the charge is a fresh generation of brilliant young exercise physiologists including Ross Tucker and Jonathan Dugas, whose work has demolished many long-standing beliefs about running. Now Tucker and Dugas, whose blog, Science of Sport, has already created a devoted readership, join with esteemed fitness author Matt Fitzgerald to provide a captivating tour of the human body from the runner's perspective. Focusing on how runners at all levels can improve their health and performance, Runner's World The Runner's Body offers in a friendly, accessible tone, the newest, most surprising, and most helpful scientific discoveries about every aspect of the sport?from how best to nourish the runner's body to safe and legal ways to increase oxygen delivery to the muscles. Full of surprising facts, practical sidebars, and graphical elements, The Runner's Body is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to become a better - and healthier - runner.
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The Bolt Supremacy: Inside Jamaica's Sprint Factory The Bolt Supremacy: Inside Jamaica's Sprint Factory
Richard Moore (Author)
Award-winning writer Richard Moore uncovers the secrets of Usain Bolt and the Jamaican sprinting phenomenon.
Beijing 2008, the 100 metres final: Usain Bolt slows down, beats his chest, metres clear of his nearest rival, his face filled with the euphoria of a young man utterly in thrall to his extraordinary physical talent. It is one of the greatest sporting moments. It is just the beginning.
Of the ten fastest 100-metres times in history, eight belong to Jamaicans. How is it that a small Caribbean island has come to almost totally dominate the men's and women's sprint events?
The Bolt Supremacy opens the doors to a community where sprinting permeates conversations and interactions; where the high school championships are watched by 35,000 screaming fans; where identity, success and status are forged on the track, and where making it is a pass to a world of adoration and lucrative contracts.
In such a society there can be the incentive for some to cheat. There are those who attribute Jamaican success to something beyond talent and hard work. Award-winning writer Richard Moore doesn't shy away from difficult questions as he travels the length of this beguiling country speaking to anti-doping agencies, scientists and sceptics as well as to coaches, gurus, superstar athletes and the young guns desperate to become the next big thing. Peeling back the layers, Moore finally reveals the secrets of Usain Bolt and the Jamaican sprint factory.
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Endurance: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Emil Zátopek Endurance: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Emil Zátopek
Rick Broadbent (Author)
Voted the Greatest Runner of All Time by Runner's World in 2013, Emil Zátopek redefined modern running training techniques--with remarkable results. He is famed for setting a raft of world records and winning the Olympic ten thousand meters in London in 1948, followed by the remarkable and unprecedented wins of the five thousand meters, ten thousand meters, and marathon four years later in Helsinki. His story, however, goes way beyond races and results.
From a lowly factory worker, "the Czech Locomotive" became a global hero. But at a time of political instability Zátopek risked everything for the love of his friends and country and soon found himself cast adrift into political exile.
At its heart, this is a love story, as Emil courts and marries Dana, a promising javelin thrower. Born on the same day, they end up winning Olympic gold medals within half an hour of each other. With the unprecedented involvement of Dana, award-winning Times author Rick Broadbent has gained unique access to a dramatic past involving blood, guns, and the love that sustained beatings by Soviet henchmen and the cruelest twists of fate.
With traces of Chariots of Fire and Laura Hillenbrand's New York Times bestseller and film Unbroken, this is both a beautiful love story and a landmark tale of hope and strength in the face of crushing injustices.
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For the Glory: Eric Liddell's Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr For the Glory: Eric Liddell's Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr
Duncan Hamiton (Author)
The untold and inspiring story of Eric Liddell, hero of Chariots of Fire, from his Olympic medal to his missionary work in China to his last, brave years in a Japanese work camp during WWII
Many people will remember Eric Liddell as the Olympic gold medalist from the Academy Award winning film Chariots of Fire. Famously, Liddell would not run on Sunday because of his strict observance of the Christian sabbath, and so he did not compete in his signature event, the 100 meters, at the 1924 Paris Olympics. He was the greatest sprinter in the world at the time, and his choice not to run was ridiculed by the British Olympic committee, his fellow athletes, and most of the world press. Yet Liddell triumphed in a new event, winning the 400 meters in Paris.
Liddell ran--and lived--for the glory of his God. After winning gold, he dedicated himself to missionary work. He travelled to China to work in a local school and as a missionary. He married and had children there. By the time he could see war on the horizon, Liddell put Florence, his pregnant wife, and children on a boat to Canada, while he stayed behind, his conscience compelling him to stay among the Chinese. He and thousands of other westerners were eventually interned at a Japanese work camp.
Once imprisoned, Liddell did what he was born to do, practice his faith and his sport. He became the moral center of an unbearable world. He was the hardest worker in the camp, he counseled many of the other prisoners, he gave up his own meager portion of meals many days, and he organized games for the children there. He even raced again. For his ailing, malnourished body, it was all too much. Liddell died of a brain tumor just before the end of the war. His passing was mourned around the world, and his story still inspires.
In the spirit of The Boys in the Boat and Unbroken, For the Glory is both a compelling narrative of athletic heroism and a gripping story of faith in the darkest circumstances.
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Collision Course: The Olympic Tragedy of Mary Decker and Zola Budd Collision Course: The Olympic Tragedy of Mary Decker and Zola Budd Jason Henderson (Author)
Mary Decker's clash with Zola Budd at the 1984 Los Angeles Games is one of the biggest and most controversial events in Olympic history. In a head-to-head that gripped the imagination of the world, the 3000 metres race pitted the experienced and glamourous world champion from the host nation against a prodigious, teenage waif from South Africa wearing a hastily-organised British flag on her vest and, memorably, no shoes on her feet.Disastrously, a mid-race collision saw Decker tumble to the inside of the track after her legs tangled with Budd's as the 18-year-old overtook the American in a battle for pole position. Distraught and unable to carry on, the tearful Decker watched in frustration as Maricica Puica of Romania stormed to gold while Budd, who was heavily booed by the partisan crowd in the closing stages, faded to seventh. Using the famous Olympic moment as its focal point, Collision Course tells the story of two of the best-known and greatest athletes of al ltime, analyses their place in history as pioneers of women's sport, and lifts the lid on two lives that have been filled of sporting and political intrigue that, until now, has never been fully told.

Available November 1, 2016
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My Marathon: Reflections on a Gold Medal Life My Marathon: Reflections on a Gold Medal Life Frank Shorter (Author)
My Marathon: Reflections on a Gold Medal Life is a revealing memoir by Frank Shorter, the father of American distance running. After winning the 1969 NCAA title in the 10,000-meters title during his senior year at Yale, Shorter went on to win a staggering 24 national titles on track, road, and cross country courses, but it was in the marathon that Shorter achieved his greatest fame and recognition.
At the 1972 Munich Games, Shorter won the Olympic marathon finishing more than 2 minutes ahead of the second-place finisher. Four years later, he finished a controversial second in the Olympic marathon in Montreal. The controversy, still unresolved to this day, revolved around the East German “winner” being a possible drug cheat. Shorter later founded the United States Anti-Doping Agency. Written with noted sportswriter John Brant, My Marathon details these inspiring events, as well as the physical and emotional abuse Shorter suffered as a child.
This inspiring memoir is a testament to the resiliency of the human spirit and the transformative power of sports.

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Run Fast. Eat Slow.: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes Run Fast. Eat Slow.: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes Shalane Flanagan (Author), Elyse Kopecky (Author)
From world-class marathoner and 4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky comes a whole foods, flavor-forward cookbook that proves food can be indulgent and nourishing at the same time. Finally here's a cookbook for runners that shows fat is essential for flavor and performance and that counting calories, obsessing over protein, and restrictive dieting does more harm than good.
Packed with more than 100 recipes for every part of your day, mind-blowing nutritional wisdom, and inspiring stories from two fitness-crazed women that became fast friends over 15 years ago, Run Fast Eat Slow has all the bases covered. You'll find no shortage of delicious meals, satisfying snacks, thirst-quenching drinks, and wholesome treats. Fan favorites include Can't Beet Me Smoothie, Arugula Cashew Pesto, High-Altitude Bison Meatballs, Superhero Muffins, Kale Radicchio Salad with Farro, and Double Chocolate Teff Cookies.

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Today We Die a Little!: The Inimitable Emil Zátopek, the Greatest Olympic Runner of All Time Today We Die a Little!: The Inimitable Emil Zátopek, the Greatest Olympic Runner of All Time Richard Askwith (Author)
"We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to enjoy something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon." - Emil Zátopek
For a decade after the Second World War, Emil Zátopek- "the Czech locomotive- "redefined the sport of distance running, pushing back the frontiers of what was considered possible. He won five Olympic medals, set eighteen world records, and went undefeated in the 10,000-metre race for six years. His dominance has never been equaled.
In the darkest days of the Cold War, he stood for a spirit of generous friendship that transcended nationality and politics. Zátopek was an energetic supporter of the Prague Spring in 1968, championing “socialism with a human face” in Czechoslovakia. But for this he paid a high price. After the uprising was crushed by Soviet tanks, the hardline Communists had their revenge. Zátopek was expelled from the army, stripped of his role in national sport, and condemned to years of hard and degrading manual labor.
Based on extensive research in the Czech Republic, interviews with people across the world who knew him, and unprecedented cooperation from his widow, fellow Olympian Dana Zátopková, journalist Richard Askwith’s book breathes new life into the man and the myth, uncovering a glorious age of athletics and an epoch-defining time in world history.

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Peter Snell and the Kiwis Who Flew Peter Snell and the Kiwis Who Flew By Vern Walker (Author)
This was the great era (1956-1965) when New Zealand middle and long-distance runners showed a clean pair of heels to the world...Peter Snell, Murray Halberg, Bill Baillie, Marise Chamberlain, John Davies, Jeff Julian, Barry Magee and Neville Scott. It was a decade when 'black' signalled a tough time for opponents everywhere. Amazingly, a grand total of 23 world records or world best times were set or equalled by New Zealand runners. In the Olympic and Commonwealth Games arenas Kiwi runners won medals of every colour - gold, silver and bronze. A total of fourteen medals, with five gold medals won by the incomparable Snell. Kiwi runners climbed to the top of the podium in such far-flung places as Cardiff, Dublin, London, Boston, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, Toronto, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, Fukuoka, Tokyo, Cologne, Helsinki, Oslo, Rome, Stockholm, Turku, Zagreb, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. It was a decade when Peter Snell and a band of Kiwi runners took on the world.

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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike By Phil Knight (Author)
In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.
Young, searching, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his Plymouth Valiant, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year, 1963. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups, Knight’s Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is more than a logo. A symbol of grace and greatness, it’s one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world.
But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. Now, in a memoir that’s surprising, humble, unfiltered, funny, and beautifully crafted, he tells his story at last. It all begins with a classic crossroads moment. Twenty-four years old, backpacking through Asia and Europe and Africa, wrestling with life’s Great Questions, Knight decides the unconventional path is the only one for him. Rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, something new, dynamic, different. Knight details the many terrifying risks he encountered along the way, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors, the countless doubters and haters and hostile bankers—as well as his many thrilling triumphs and narrow escapes. Above all, he recalls the foundational relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike, with his former track coach, the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman, and with his first employees, a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers.
Together, harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the redemptive, transformative power of sports, they created a brand, and a culture, that changed everything.

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Racing the Sunset: How Athletes Survive, Thrive, or Fail in Life After Sport Racing the Sunset: How Athletes Survive, Thrive, or Fail in Life After Sport By Scott Tinley (Author)
A seventh-generation Californian, Scott Tinley led the quintessential Golden State dream. As he grew from beach rat to lifeguard to a recreational administration major, it seemed only natural to him that he would try to parlay the athletic skills gleaned from this idyllic lifestyle into a profession as one of the best triathletes in the world. For twenty years, his skill, tenacity, and devil-may-care attitude guided him along the path.
But when age took hold of his legs, and no amount of training would help, his athletic gold rush went bust. Cracks in his psyche began to show, as if beneath it all—like much of California itself—his athletic life had been built on a fault. Always introspective and inquiring, Tinley threw himself headlong into athlete retirement and the larger issues of life transition and change. His new journey, driven by his quest for personal growth and healing, was filled with pain, false starts, and heartrending intimacies. It led him to hundreds of other retired professional athletes who would openly discuss their own triumphs and tragedies. With much discipline, Tinley completed one of the most thorough athlete research projects ever attempted, and befriended such superstars as Bill Walton, Eric Heiden, Greg LeMond, Jerry Sherk, Steve Scott, and Rick Sutcliffe. Along the way he uncovered secrets about himself and the process of change, turmoil, and final acceptance, all shared openly and eloquently in Racing the Sunset. This book will do for athletes of every level what Passages did for an entire generation.

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Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness
By Suzy Favor Hamilton (Author)

The former middle distance Olympic runner and high-end escort speaks out for the first time about her battle with mental illness, and how mania controlled and compelled her in competition, but also in life. This is a heartbreakingly honest yet hopeful memoir reminiscent of Manic, Electroboy, and An Unquiet Mind.

During the 1990s, three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton was the darling of American track and field. An outstanding runner, a major sports apparel spokesperson, and a happily married wife, she was the model for an active, healthy, and wholesome life. But her perfect facade masked a dark truth: manic depression and bipolar disorder that drove her obsession to perform and win. For years after leaving the track, Suzy wrestled with her condition, as well as the loss of a close friend, conflicted feelings about motherhood and her marriage, and lingering shame about her athletic career. After a misdiagnosis and a recommendation for medication that only exacerbated her mania and made her hypersexual, Suzy embarked on a new path, and assumed a new identity. Fueled by a newfound confidence, a feeling of strength and independence and a desire she couldn’t tamp down, she became a high-priced escort in Las Vegas, working as “Kelly.”

But Suzy could not keep her double life a secret forever. When it was eventually exposed, it sent her into a reckless suicidal period where the only option seemed out. Finally, with the help of her devoted husband, Suzy finally got the proper medical help she needed. In this startling frank memoir, she recounts the journey to outrun her demons, revealing how a woman used to physically controlling her body learned to come to terms with her unstable mind. It is the story of a how a supreme competitor scored her most important victory of all—reclaiming her life from the ravages of an untreated mental illness. Today, thanks to diagnosis, therapy, Kelly has stepped into the shadows, but Suzy is building a better life, one day at a time. Sharing her story, Suzy is determined to raise awareness, provide understanding, and offer inspiration to others coping with their own challenges.

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Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon By Ed Caesar (Author)
The first major work about marathon running - including the current heated battle among the world’s elite runners to reach the two-hour barrier—and how psychology, technology, economics, and the latest science affect the potential of human performance.
Two hours, to cover 26 miles and 385 yards. It is running’s Everest, a feat once seen as impossible for the human body. But now we can glimpse the mountaintop. The sub-two hour marathon will require an exceptional feat of speed, mental strength, and endurance. The pioneer will have to endure more, live braver, plan better, and be luckier than any who has run before. So who will it be?
In this spellbinding book, Ed Caesar takes us into the world of elite runners: the greatest marathoners on earth. Through the stories of these rich characters, like Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai, he traces the history of the marathon as well as the science, physiology, and psychology involved in running so fast, for so long. And he shows us why this most democratic of races retains its savage, enthralling appeal—and why we are drawn to test ourselves to the limit. From big-money races in the United States to remote villages in Kenya, Two Hours is a book about a beautiful sport that few people understand. It’s about talent, heroism, and refusing to accept defeat. It’s a book about running that is about much more than running…this is a human drama like no other.

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Meb for Mortals: How to Run, Think, and Eat Like a Champion Marathoner Meb for Mortals: How to Run, Think, and Eat Like a Champion Marathoner By Meb Keflezighi
Keflezighi's book is a perfect accessory for marathon training. Keflezighi, the winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon, covers topics both physical and psychological, writing that “everything I've achieved physically in running started psychologically with the thought, ‘I want to do this.'?" This thorough training guide covers every bit of the expected subject matter: physical drills (including photos to show form), diet, strength training (including a five-minute do-anywhere routine), and cross-training. Keflezighi even includes his personal training schedules four weeks prior to running a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, or marathon. He also addresses issues like good shoe selection, wearing sunglasses on race day, and the key role that recovery plays in a solid running regimen. Each section begins with inspirational full-page photos of Keflezighi, and the chapters are clearly organized, addressing basic questions and concluding with helpful do's and don'ts. The format is clean and the writing is simple and strong, all making this book a valuable tool for anyone with their sights set on running a marathon

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My Best Race: 50 Runners and the Finish Line They'll Never Forget My Best Race: 50 Runners and the Finish Line They'll Never Forget By Chris Cooper
Fifty runners, from passionate amateurs to the world's elite, share the races they'll never forget.
Every runner has a unique reason for competing: racing for the challenge, the achievement, the health benefits, or something more personal. But whether they are twenty-mile-a-day elite marathoners or twenty-mile-a-week recreational runners, each of them can invariably point to a singular performance as "the best race i ever ran."
MY BEST RACE is a collection of those singular performances. Fifty runners, from Olympians to courageous disabled athletes to middle- of-the-packers, share personal accounts of what they consider the best race they ever ran...and why.
Contributors include:
JEFF GALLOWAY: A top marathoner sacrifices his place on the Olympic marathon team by pacing his friend to the final qualifying spot.
TRISHA MEILI: The woman once known only as "The Central Park Jogger" crosses the finish line in the race she founded to benefit disabled athletes, fourteen years after being left for dead from a brutal attack.
ED EYESTONE: The unheralded runner comes out of nowhere to beat a previously undefeated state champion in a high school cross- country race, giving him the confidence to eventually become a four-time NCAA champion and two-time Olympian.
With excitement, laughter, tears, and worn tread, fifty runners recount their inspiring races and personal achievements.

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The Art of Competition The Art of Competition Mark Allen (Author), Nick Borelli (Photographer)
This is an iconic combination of inspirational quotes forged in the heat of competition and blended with breathtaking photos from the world of nature. Brief chapters address topics essential to master for excellence, like fear, change, and turning life into art. As a presentation of words and images, the book brings forth ideas, solutions, and ways to move forward that never present themselves through logic. It relieves the outcome of being important to bestow the highest significance to the exact moment at hand, when nothing else matters. That focus quiets the mind, initiates stillness, and opens up every facet of one's being in order to lock in and ignite the potential just waiting to be catalyzed moment by moment. When past and future disappear, and winning and losing are forgotten, competition subsides, leaving the only possibility that anything is possible.
About the Author
Mark Allen is a six-time Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Champion. His racing career stands as one of the greatest in all of sports. He was voted the Greatest Endurance Athlete of All Time by ESPN in 2012. He lives in Santa Cruz, California. Nick Borelli is a photographer whose work honors the ever-changing planet while incorporating subtle movement to enhance the amazing world we live in. His images capture broad views to express vastness, but also concentrate on little pieces that make the earth so special. He lives in Aptos, California.

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Life Outside the Oval Office: The Track Less Traveled 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower By Matt Fitzgerald
Editorial Reviews
"If you’re looking to get to your peak performance weight or explore the mind-body connection of running, writer Matt Fitzgerald has some advice for you."Fitzgerald, an expert in endurance training and nutrition, explores a wide range of topics and cutting-edge developments from the world of running and endurance sports."—ESPN.com
"Sports nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald lets us in on his no-diet secrets that can help endurance athletes get leaner, stronger, and faster."-Men’s Fitness
"The elements and philosophy laid out in Run were fundamental and played an essential role in my overall success throughout my career as a self-coached athlete." -Alan Culpepper, 2000 and 2004 U.S. Olympian, sub-four-minute miler, sub-2:10 marathoner
"Extremely well-done-a must for marathoners!"—Library Journal
"In his latest book, Matt Fitzgerald successfully explains the mind-body method of running.-Anyone trying to improve and realize their true running potential should read Run." - Kara Goucher, 2008 Olympian and world championship medalist
"Amateur to professional athletes can optimize their potential with this book.-Bike World News
"Racing Weight answers the difficult questions athletes often have about dieting, including how to handle the off-season. The book gives readers a scientifically backed system to discover your optimum race weight, as well as five steps to achieve it."- Triathlete
"You will gain valuable information and insight about how to fuel your body from this book."-Portland Book Review
About the Author
Matt Fitzgerald is an acclaimed endurance sports and nutrition writer and a certified sports nutritionist. He is the author of the best-selling Racing Weight and more than a dozen books on running and fitness. He is a columnist on Competitor.com and Active.com, and has contributed to Bicycling, Men’s Health, Triathlete, Men’s Journal, Outside, Runner’s World, Shape, and Women’s Health.

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Life Outside the Oval Office: The Track Less Traveled Life Outside the Oval Office: The Track Less Traveled By Nick Symmonds
Two-time US Olympian and world champion silver medalist Nick Symmonds is not your typical runner. He s short, he s stocky, and he s not afraid to speak up when he believes in a person or a cause. Nick has also consistently been at the top of the world rankings in the men s 800 meter for close to a decade. He is intense, passionate about his sport, and grounded. This small town boy is not anyone s typical idea of an activist or an international running sensation. But, he is both. Here, for the first time, Nick Symmonds brings readers intimately into his life, and candidly shares his greatest triumphs and his most challenging personal and professional struggles. Nick has broken industry barriers, just by speaking up and out. Coach Frank Gagliano (Coach Gags) Symmonds is considered the most outspoken and one of the more marketable athletes in track and field.

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Spirit of the Marathon II Spirit of the Marathon II DVD
From the producers of the award-winning documentary Spirit of the Marathon, this highly-anticipated sequel follows seven runners from around the world as they journey to the starting line of the Rome Marathon. Spirit of the Marathon II weaves the compelling stories of each runner - the trials and the triumphs that paved their road to Rome. The documentary also features insightful interviews with marathon greats such as Stefano Baldini, Paula Radcliffe, Frank Shorter, and many others, as they offer perspective and insight into this legendary race. Special Features include: Behind-the-scenes Featurette,Trailer, Photo Gallery

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1:59: The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Is Within Reach -Here’s How It Will Go Down, and What It Can Teach All Runners about Training and Racing 1:59: The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Is Within Reach -Here’s How It Will Go Down, and What It Can Teach All Runners about Training and Racing Philip Maffetone
What will it take to run a marathon in less than two hours?
The world’s fastest times for the marathon have been dropping since the distance of 26.2 miles was made official nearly one hundred years ago. But after a noticeable decline that occurred for a half century, the times, while still edging lower, have stalled several minutes north of two hours for the past decade.
For the first time, 1:59 examines what it will take for an elite distance runner to go sub–two hours. It will require more than raw talent, optimal body size, and great athletic genes. In order to become marathon’s Roger Bannister and smash this elusive record, this runner must follow a healthy diet and an individualized training regimen that takes advantage of specific environmental factors (“live high, train low"). Because precious seconds count over each mile run, other critical considerations include improved running form and economy, sharpened mental focus, and wearing the right type of racing flats (or even going barefoot).
The athlete who finally breaks distance running’s most tantalizing barrier will become a worldwide celebrity overnight. Will the runner be a Kenyan, an Ethiopian, an American, or a marathoner from another country? And how soon will it happen?
By providing a unique window into the highly competitive world of elite marathon running, this book also allows running enthusiasts to have a thorough understanding of the true potential of endurance athletes. And in turn, they can apply the same training and racing principles discussed in 1:59 to their own running, whether it’s a 10K, half marathon, marathon, or ultramarathon.

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The Loyal Lieutenant: Leading Out Lance and Pushing Through the Pain on the Rocky Road to Paris The Loyal Lieutenant: Leading Out Lance and Pushing Through the Pain on the Rocky Road to Paris By George Hincapie and, Craig Hummer
Trading on the sterling reputation that enabled him to survive a widely publicized doping confession, American cyclist "Big George" Hincapie - record seventeen-time Tour de France participant, Olympian, and key witness in the Lance Armstrong doping case - offers an insightful account of his esteemed career and a sports era defined by performance-enhancing drug use.
In this highly anticipated cycling memoir, Big George Hincapie provides the most comprehensive account of a dark period in professional cycling, in which doping scandals have decimated the careers of some of the top athletes in the field.
The Loyal Lieutenant reveals how Hincapie’s life has been intrinsically tied to the sport he loves, from his earliest days in Queens, where he was influenced by his Colombian father’s love of cycling and the Colombian "cycling warrior" archetype. Hincapie takes us through his amateur years to the Olympics, and chronicles his exhilarating ride as a professional, including finding his true calling as Lance Armstrong’s most prized “domestique"—leading his then best friend to seven straight Tour de France victories.
Hincapie speaks openly about his relationship with Armstrong, how he himself began doping, and why he quit long before the headline-making revelations. His personal evolution is the journey of a man dedicated to coming clean about his past and to restore honor to the sport he loves.

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The Science of Running: How to find your limit and train to maximize your performance The Science of Running: How to find your limit and train to maximize your performance By Steve Magness
If you are looking for how to finish your first 5k, this book isn't for you. The Science of Running is written for those of us looking to maximize our performance, get as close to our limits as possible, and more than anything find out how good we can be, or how good our athletes can be. In The Science of Running, elite coach and exercise physiologist Steve Magness integrates the latest research with the training processes of the world's best runners, to deliver an in depth look at how to maximize your performance.
It is a unique book that conquers both the scientific and practical points of running in two different sections. The first is aimed at identifying what limits running performance from a scientific standpoint. You will take a tour through the inside of the body, learning what causes fatigue, how we produce energy to run, and how the brain functions to hold you back from super-human performance. In section two, we turn to the practical application of this information and focus on the process of training to achieve your goals. You will learn how to develop training plans and to look at training in a completely different way. The Science of Running does not hold back information and is sure to challenge you to become a better athlete, coach, or exercise scientist in covering such topics as:

· What is fatigue? The latest research on looking at fatigue from a brain centered view.
· Why VO2max is the most overrated and misunderstood concept in both the lab and on the track
· Why "zone" training leads to suboptimal performance.
· How to properly individualize training for your own unique physiology.
· How to look at the training process in a unique way in terms of stimulus and adaptation.
· Full sample training programs from 800m to the marathon.

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Feet Don't Fail Me Now: The Rogue's Guide to Running the Marathon Feet Don't Fail Me Now: The Rogue's Guide to Running the Marathon By Ben Kaplan
Based on his own experience transforming himself from a degenerate bar fly into a dedicated runner who qualified for the Boston Marathon, Ben Kaplan provides a week-by-week training program, split into four sections, each concluding with a race from 5km to a full 26.2-mile marathon. With wit, self-deprecation, and the input of experts from around the world, he provides critical information on nutrition and hydration, selecting shoes, race strategy, pacing, proper form, motivation, and how to stave off injuries while continually crossing new finish lines. He shares running music recommendations provided personally by a variety of pop and rock stars, including Paul Simon, Justin Bieber, The Black Keys, Ghostface Killah, Willie Nelson, Feist, and Norah Jones. Kaplan's infectious enthusiasm about running — and music — inspires the most recalcitrant runners to lace up their shoes and hit the pavement.

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At Speed: My Life in the Fast Lane By Mark Cavendish
Mark Cavendish is quite simply the biggest thing in cycling and the biggest thing in British sport. With his self-belief and smouldering competitive fire, Cav has turned the animalistic hunger to win into an art form. As L'Equipe call him -- the Mozart of the 12-wheel cog.
Since Cav's first book, Boy Racer, was published in 2009 his career has advanced at a lightning pace. Boy Racer covered his early years to his first experiences in the Tour de France. Since then Cav has clocked up another three record-breaking years in the Tour, becoming the first Brit to win a jersey in 25 years and the first ever to win green. He won green in Spain's Vuelta and in 2011 became the first British cyclist in 50 years since Tom Simpson to win the World Championship road race.
And yet every sign points to 2012 being even bigger. On top of another Tour de France we have the massive focus of the London Olympic Road Race -- one of the most eagerly anticipated gold medal chances for Great Britain. There's been a tremendous upsurge in interest in the sport over the last couple of years, mostly due to the success of riders like Cav, and all eyes will be on him as he competes for glory this summer.

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Faster than Lightning: My Autobiography by Usain Bolt Faster than Lightning: My Autobiography by Usain Bolt
The autobiography of the fastest man of all time and a superstar whose talent and charisma have made him one of the most famous people on the planet.
Whether you know Athletics or not, and even whether you know sport or not, chances are you know Usain Bolt. The fastest man on the planet, not just now but ever, Usain has won the hearts of people everywhere with his mind-blowing performances and his infectious charisma – uniting supporters around the world.
In this, his full autobiography, Usain tells his story in his own words: from humble beginnings in Jamaica, to international stardom at Beijing and on to the new heights of superstardom he has reached since lighting up London 2012.
Full of the charm and charisma that has made him the most popular sporting figure of our time and a universal celebrity, this is a book that Usain’s millions of fans will love.

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Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever
By Reed Albergotti (Author) , Vanessa O'Connell (Author)
The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports
Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing seven Tours de France after staring down cancer, and in the process became an international symbol of resilience and courage. In a sport constantly dogged by blood-doping scandals, he seemed above the fray. Then, in January 2013, the legend imploded. He admitted doping during the Tours and, in an interview with Oprah, described his “mythic, perfect story" as “one big lie." But his admission raised more questions than it answered—because he didn’t say who had helped him dope or how he skillfully avoided getting caught.
The Wall Street Journal reporters Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O’Connell broke the news at every turn. In Wheelmen they reveal the broader story of how Armstrong and his supporters used money, power, and cutting-edge science to conquer the world’s most difficult race. Wheelmen introduces U.S. Postal Service Team owner Thom Weisel, who in a brazen power play ousted USA Cycling’s top leadership and gained control of the sport in the United States, ensuring Armstrong’s dominance. Meanwhile, sponsors fought over contracts with Armstrong as the entire sport of cycling began to benefit from the “Lance effect." What had been a quirky, working-class hobby became the pastime of the Masters of the Universe set.
Wheelmen offers a riveting look at what happens when enigmatic genius breaks loose from the strictures of morality. It reveals the competitiveness and ingenuity that sparked blood-doping as an accepted practice, and shows how the Americans methodically constructed an international operation of spies and revolutionary technology to reach the top. At last exposing the truth about Armstrong and American cycling, Wheelmen paints a living portrait of what is, without question, the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports.

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History of the Greater Boston Track Club History of the Greater Boston Track Club
By Paul C. Clerici (Author) , Coach Bill Squires (Author)
Founded in 1973, the Greater Boston Track Club had humble beginnings but was quick to establish itself as a force of competitive runners. Initially an all-inclusive club of sprinters, hurdlers and middle-distance runners, the club evolved under the brilliant leadership of Coach Bill Squires. The club boasts nearly eighty regional, national and international titles. It has bred world-class runners such as Olympian Bill Rodgers (four-time winner of the Boston and New York marathons) and Olympian Alberto Salazar (three-time winner of the New York marathon and winner of the Boston and the Comrades Ultra marathons). Author Paul C. Clerici honors the Greater Boston Track Club through historical records and the experiences of those involved in its legacy.

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Runner's World Running on Air: The Revolutionary Way to Run Better by Breathing Smarter Runner's World Running on Air: The Revolutionary Way to Run Better by Breathing Smarter
By Budd Coates and Claire Kowalchik
Renowned running coach Budd Coates presents a revolutionary yet simple training method based on rhythmic breathing to help runners at all experience levels improve their performance, prevent injury, and experience the joy of running. Validating his method through a mix of accessible science, Eastern philosophy, and the experiences of test subjects, Coates shows readers how focusing on their breathing brings their minds and bodies into harmony and helps them run stronger, faster, and more comfortably.

Rhythmic breathing increases lung volume; improves awareness and control; helps prevent injury and side stitches; improves running for those with asthma; allows runners to quickly set a pace for quality training and racing; and helps athletes manage muscle cramps. This book reviews the basics of rhythmic breathing, teaching readers how to perform it while walking and, eventually, while running. Weeklong sample schedules from different programs shows readers how to apply the rhythmic breathing scale to any workout. Coates also touches on the importance of stretching, cross-training, and core training and provides detailed training plans and schedules.

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Twin Ambitions - My Autobiography - Mo Farah Twin Ambitions - My Autobiography
By Mo Farah
4 August, 2012. Super Saturday. On the most electric night in the history of British sport, Mo Farah braved the pain and punishment to seize Olympic gold in the 10,000m – and in the process went from being a talented athlete to a national treasure. Seven days later, Mo seized his second gold at the 5000m to go where no British distance runner has gone before.
Records have tumbled before him: European track records at 1500m, 5000m indoors, and 10,000m; British track records at 5000m, 3000m indoors and 10k on the road have all fallen to Mohamed ‘Mo’ Farah: the boy from Somalia who came to Britain at the age of eight, leaving behind his twin brother, and with just a few words of English, and a natural talent for running.
His secondary school PE teacher Alan Watkinson spotted his potential and began easing this human gazelle towards the racetrack. In 2001 Mo showed his promise by winning the 5000m at the European Junior Championships. Soon he was smashing a string of British and European records. He began living with a group of elite Kenyan runners, following their strict regime of run, sleep, eat and rest. Mo was determined to leave no stone uncovered in his bid for distance-running glory.
After a disappointing Olympics in Beijing Mo took the bold decision to relocate to Portland, Oregon to work under legendary coach Alberto Salazar. The results were emphatic as Mo took silver at the 10,000m and then raced to gold in the 5000m at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu. Even better would soon follow at London 2012.
TWIN AMBITIONS is much more than an autobiography by a great Olympic champion. It’s a moving human story of a man who grew up in difficult circumstances, separated from his family at an early age, who struggled to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and realise his dream.
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Marathon Man: My 26.2-Mile Journey from Unknown Grad Student to the Top of the Running World Marathon Man: My 26.2-Mile Journey from Unknown Grad Student to the Top of the Running World
By Bill Rodgers and Matthew Shepatin
The legendary long-distance runner details his historic victory in the 1975 Boston Marathon that launched the modern running boom
Within a span of two hours and nine minutes, Bill Rodgers went from obscurity to legend, from Bill Rodgers to "Boston Billy." In doing so, he instantly became the people’s champ and the poster boy for the soulful 1970s distance runner. Having won the Boston Marathon and New York Marathon four times each, he remains the only marathoner to have appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated twice. Winning the Holy Grail of marathons in an unthinkable record time changed Bill’s life forever.
But his dramatic breakthrough in Boston also changed the lives of countless others, instilling in other American runners the belief that they could follow in his footsteps, and inspiring thousands of regular people to lace up their shoes and chase down their own dreams. In the year before Rodger’s victory at the 1975 Boston Marathon, 20,000 people had completed a marathon in the United States. By 2009, participants reached nearly half a million.
Thirty-seven years later Bill Rodgers still possesses the same warm, endearing, and whimsical spirit that turned him into one of America's most beloved athletes. In Marathon Man he details for the first time this historic race and the events that led him there.
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4:09:43: The Boston Marathon Bombings 4:09:43: The Boston Marathon Bombings
By Hal Higdon
In the first book on an iconic event, Hal Higdon, a contributing editor at Runner’s World, tells the tale of the Boston Marathon bombings. The book’s title (4:09:43) refers to the numbers on the finish-line clock when the first bomb exploded. Nobody is better qualified than Hal Higdon to write about this event. His coffee-table book, Boston: A Century of Running, published before the 100th running of the world's most popular running event remains the races's definitive history. But Higdon’s writing credentials go beyond the sport of long-distance running. His three dozen books include one on the Lincoln Assassination (The Union vs. Dr. Mudd) and another on the Leopold and Loeb case featuring attorney Clarence Darrow (The Crime of the Century). Yes, he is more than a one-subject writer.
In 4:09:43, Higdon views Boston 2013 through the eyes of those running the race. You will meet George, a runner from Athens, birthplace of the modern marathon, who at sunrise joins the eerie march of silent runners, all aimed at their appointments in Hopkinton, where the marathon starts. You will meet Michele, who at age 2 helped her mother hand water to runners, who first ran the marathon while a student at Wellesley College, and who decided to run Boston again mainly because her daughter Shannon was now a student at Boston University. You will meet Tracy, caught on Boylston Street between the two explosions, running for her life. You will meet Heather, a Canadian, who limped into the Medical Tent with bloody socks from blisters, soon to realize that worse things exist than losing a toenail.
In what may be a first, Hal Higdon used social media in writing 4:09:43. Sunday, not yet expecting what might happen the next day, Higdon posted a good-luck message on his popular Facebook page. “Perfect weather," the author predicted. “A ‘no-excuses’ day." Within minutes, runners in Boston responded. Neil suggested that he was “chilling before the carb-a-thon continues." Christy boasted from her hotel room: “Bring it!"
Then, the explosions on Monday! Like all runners, Higdon wondered whether marathoners would ever feel safe again. Beginning Tuesday, runners told him. They began blogging on the Internet, posting to his Facebook page, offering links to their stories, so very similar, but also so very different. Over the next several hours, days, and weeks, Higdon collected the tales of nearly 75 runners who were there, whose lives forever would be shadowed by the bombs on Boylston Street.
In 4:09:43, Higdon presents these stories, condensing and integrating them into a single, smooth-flowing narrative that begins with runners boarding the buses at Boston Common, that continues with the wait at the Athletes’ Village in Hopkinton, that flows through eight separate towns, a story that does not end until the 23,000 participants encounter the terror on Boylston Street. “These are not 75 separate stories," says Higdon. “This is one story told as it might have been seen by a single runner with 75 pairs of eyes."
One warning before you purchase 4:09:43. You will cry. But you will laugh, too, because for most of those who covered the 26 miles 385 yards from Hopkinton to Boylston Street, this was a joyous journey, albeit one that ended in tragedy. This is a book as much about the race and the runners in the race as it is about a terrorist attack. In future years, as people look back on the Boston Marathon bombings, 4:09:43 will be the book that everyone will need to have read.
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Running for Recovery: Marathons of the Body, Mind, Spirit The New Rules of Marathon and Half-Marathon Nutrition: A Cutting-Edge Plan to Fuel Your Body Beyond "the Wall"
Matt Fitzgerald
Every year, roughly 2 million people participate in marathons and half marathons in the United States, and, no matter what level they are, every one of these runners has likely hit “The Wall," running out of muscle fuel in the final miles and slowing down precipitously. This setback and other common running disappointments are nutritional (or metabolic) in nature. In The New Rules, renowned fitness journalist and training coach Matt Fitzgerald cuts through the myths,distilling the most up–to–date science to help runners overcome the universally experienced nutritional barriers that prevent success in the marathon and half marathon.
From basic tenets of training to nutrition guidelines, The New Rules is the first resource for runners to fully integrate nutrition with training for a complete and systematic preraceplan. Fitzgerald’s powerful and easy–to–use tools will enable runners of all levels to attain their ideal racing weight, calculate their precise daily energy needs, and formulate a custom nutrition plan.
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Running for Recovery: Marathons of the Body, Mind, Spirit Running for Recovery: Marathons of the Body, Mind, Spirit
Arthur W. Coffey, Jr.
In a physical marathon, the "wall" shows up about mile twenty or twenty-one; when this happens, mind and body shake hands to say "we quit." That's where most runners will shut down, unless they reach down into their identity as spirit. To the question "Who am I; what is my identity?" God's answer is "I am spirit; I have a mind; and I live in a body." So, to break through the "wall" requires a hierarchy of spirit over mind over body. God's Word will address our spirit when mind and body are out of it, thereby setting Word over spirit over mind over body to keep the feet moving. Project this to other marathons: mental, spiritual, emotional, interpersonal, occupational, financial, etc..
Bottom line: Can the reader finish the book, put it down, and say: "Wow, look what God's Word performed; I want to be in the Word; I want the Word to be in me"? The closer the reader comes to God's Word, the closer they come to Him (John 1:14). The Word will have become "sent out (Isaiah 55:10-11), active and alive (Hebrews 4:12), watched over and performed" (Jeremiah 1:12) in their lives!
About the Author
This book was born and cradled in the crucible of near-death accident, broken family, loss of job, loss of home, stark medical and mental prognosis, deep, dark depression, and excessive misery. As I could hear the hoofbeats of Pharaoh's horses and the chariots of bankruptcy drawing close behind me, how would God part my "Red Sea?"
Much of this book is my desire to talk things through with my former wife and the children. The pages have ached for a word that speaks on a theme that is timeless!
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Challenging Beliefs Challenging Beliefs: Memoirs of a Career
Tim Noakes (Author), Michael Vlismas (Author)
Tim Noakes is the world's leading authority on the science behind sport. Through a lifetime of research, he has developed key scientific concepts in sport that have not only redefined the way elite athletes and teams approach their professions, but challenged conventional global thinking in these areas.
In Challenging Beliefs Noakes gives his views on everything from overtraining, banned substances and the dangers of rugby to the sports-drink industry, and children and sport, debunking a few sporting myths in the process. Stories and case studies of the teams and athletes with whom he has worked are also included. In providing an intimate look at the golden threads running through Noakes's life and career, this truly fascinating book reveals the groundbreaking theories and principles generated by one of the greatest minds in the history of sports science.
About the Author
TIM NOAKES is the Discovery Health professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town (UCT), as well as co-founder and director of the Medical Research Council/UCT Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa. In 2002 he received a doctor of science degree from UCT for seminal research findings in the exercise sciences. Noakes is one of the 22 founding members of the International Olympic Committee's Olympic Science Academy and is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. A veteran of over 70 marathons and ultramarathons, Noakes is the author of the award-winning Lore of Running.
MICHAEL VLISMAS is an independent sports journalist and broadcaster who works in both the South African and the international arena. Having begun his career as a general sports reporter at the Pretoria News, he now owns his own sports media agency that covers a variety of sports but specializes in golf. The golf correspondent for the Sunday Times and City Press in South Africa, he writes a weekly golf column for the Pretoria News and is the Africa golf correspondent for the American publication Global Golf Post. He is also editor of the South African golf publication Tee to Green. He is co-author of Don t Choke: A Champion's Guide to Winning Under Pressure, which he wrote with Gary Player.
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Running with the Pack: Thoughts from the Road on Meaning and Mortality Running with the Pack: Thoughts from the Road on Meaning and Mortality
Mark Rowlands
Mark Rowlands explores the intimate relationship between running and philosophy in this brilliant and inspiring follow-up to The Philosopher and the Wolf
“Most of the serious thinking I have done over the past twenty years has been done while running," says philosophy professor Mark Rowlands, who has run for most of his life. And for him, running and philosophizing, are inextricably connected.
In Running with the Pack, he reveals the most significant runs of his life—from the entire day he spent running as a boy in Wales, to the runs along French beaches and up Irish mountains with his beloved wolf, Brenin, and through Florida swamps with his husky-mix, Nina. Intertwined with this honest, passionate and witty memoir are the fascinating meditations that those runs triggered, from mortality, midlife, and the meaning of life.
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The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
David Epstein
This title will be released on August 1, 2013.
In high school, I wondered whether the Jamaican Americans who made our track team so successful might carry some special speed gene from their tiny island. In college, I ran against Kenyans, and wondered whether endurance genes might have traveled with them from East Africa. At the same time, I began to notice that a training group on my team could consist of five men who run next to one another, stride for stride, day after day, and nonetheless turn out five entirely different runners. How could this be?
We all knew a star athlete in high school. The one who made it look so easy. He was the starting quarterback and shortstop; she was the all-state point guard and high-jumper. Naturals. Or were they?
The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training?
The truth is far messier than a simple dichotomy between nature and nurture. In the decade since the sequencing of the human genome, researchers have slowly begun to uncover how the relationship between biological endowments and a competitor’s training environment affects athleticism. Sports scientists have gradually entered the era of modern genetic research.
In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success, Sports Illustrated senior writer David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving this great riddle. He investigates the so-called 10,000-hour rule to uncover whether rigorous and consistent practice from a young age is the only route to athletic excellence.
Along the way, Epstein dispels many of our perceptions about why top athletes excel. He shows why some skills that we assume are innate, like the bullet-fast reactions of a baseball or cricket batter, are not, and why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary, like an athlete’s will to train, might in fact have important genetic components.
This subject necessarily involves digging deep into sensitive topics like race and gender. Epstein explores controversial questions such as:
  • Are black athletes genetically predetermined to dominate both sprinting and distance running, and are their abilities influenced by Africa’s geography?
  • Are there genetic reasons to separate male and female athletes in competition?
  • Should we test the genes of young children to determine if they are destined for stardom?
  • Can genetic testing determine who is at risk of injury, brain damage, or even death on the field?

Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism.
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The Murder Mile The Murder Mile
Paul Collicutt
Set mainly in America, with a backdrop of the 1954 race to break the four-minute mile, The Murder Mile is hardboiled detective fiction that follows the investigation into the murder of a fictional athlete attempting to break the world record. Investigator Daniel Stone must navigate frame-ups, conspiracies, cartels, Communism and bribes in his search for the answers surrounding runner Todd "The Phoenix Flyer" Naylor's death.
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The Gold Mine Effect: Crack the Secrets of High Performance The Gold Mine Effect: Crack the Secrets of High Performance
Rasmus Ankersen
'High Performance Anthropologist' Rasmus Ankersen brings his first-hand study of success to a mass audience for the first time. We all want to discover our unique talents and make an impact with them. But how? Rasmus Ankersen, a 26 year old ex-professional footballer and performance specialist, quit his job, spent his last pennies booking flight tickets and for six intense months travelled the world and literally trained and lived with the world's best athletes and their coaches in an attempt to answer this very question. Why have the world's best middle distance runners grown up in the same Ethiopian village? Why are 137 of the world's 500 best female golfers from South Korea? How did one athletic club in Kingston, Jamaica, succeed to produce most of the world's best sprinters? What is the secret behind Brazil's mass production of soccer super stars? In The Gold Mine Effect Ankersen presents his surprising conclusions in seven lessons on how anyone - or any business, organisation or team - can defy the many misconceptions of high performance and learn to build their own gold mine of real talent.
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The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide to Marathon & Half-Marathon Training: Tips, Tools, and Training to Get You from Sign-Up to Finish Line The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide to Marathon & Half-Marathon Training: Tips, Tools, and Training to Get You from Sign-Up to Finish Line
BY Mario Fraioli
Rock your run with The Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Guide to Marathon and Half-Marathon Training! This practical, encouraging guide makes preparing for marathon and half-marathon as rewarding as race day. With coaching advice, running workouts, and training programs from Coach Mario Fraioli, you’ll enjoy training and cross the finish line feeling great.

Coach Mario will guide you from sign-up to finish line. With his expert advice, you’ll choose your race, set your goals, select the right gear, and move swiftly through a beginner or experienced marathon or half-marathon training program.

Fraioli covers all of running’s most important topics: dynamic warm-up exercises, smart and realistic workouts, healthy sports nutrition and hydration guidelines, tips for quick and complete recovery, strength training and crosstraining, advice to treat common running injuries, and strategies for race week and race day. He offers useful tools like running pace charts, a sweat loss calculator, and a preview of each Rock ‘n’ Roll race course.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon series is the world’s most popular running series because each race is a fun and feel-good challenge. Now with the Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Guide, you’ll be ready to rock your marathon or half-marathon.

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The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs  The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs
By Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle

The Secret Race is a definitive look at the world of professional cycling—and the doping issue surrounding this sport and its most iconic rider, Lance Armstrong—by former Olympic gold medalist Tyler Hamilton and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle.

Over the course of two years, Coyle conducted more than two hundred hours of interviews with Hamilton and spoke candidly with numerous teammates, rivals, and friends. The result is an explosive book that takes us, for the first time, deep inside a shadowy, fascinating, and surreal world of unscrupulous doctors, anything-goes team directors, and athletes so relentlessly driven to succeed that they would do anything—and take any risk, physical, mental, or moral—to gain the edge they need to win.

Tyler Hamilton was once one of the world’s best-liked and top-ranked cyclists—a fierce competitor renowned among his peers for his uncanny endurance and epic tolerance for pain. In the 2003 Tour de France, he finished fourth despite breaking his collarbone in the early stages—and grinding eleven of his teeth down to the nerves along the way. He started his career with the U.S. Postal Service team in the 1990s and quickly rose to become Lance Armstrong’s most trusted lieutenant, and a member of his inner circle. For the first three of Armstrong’s record seven Tour de France victories, Hamilton was by Armstrong’s side, clearing his way. But just weeks after Hamilton reached his own personal pinnacle—winning the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics—his career came to a sudden, ignominious end: He was found guilty of doping and exiled from the sport.

From the exhilaration of his early, naïve days in the peloton, Hamilton chronicles his ascent to the uppermost reaches of this unforgiving sport. In the mid-1990s, the advent of a powerful new blood-boosting drug called EPO reshaped the world of cycling, and a relentless, win-at-any-cost ethos took root. Its psychological toll would drive many of the sport’s top performers to substance abuse, depression, even suicide. For the first time ever, Hamilton recounts his own battle with clinical depression, speaks frankly about the agonizing choices that go along with the decision to compete at a world-class level, and tells the story of his complicated relationship with Lance Armstrong.

A journey into the heart of a never-before-seen world, The Secret Race is a riveting, courageous act of witness from a man who is as determined to reveal the hard truth about his sport as he once was to win the Tour de France.

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Team 7-Eleven: How an Unsung Band of American Cyclists Took on the World - and Won  Team 7-Eleven: How an Unsung Band of American Cyclists Took on the World - and Won
By Jim Ochowicz (Author)

7-Eleven: America’s Greatest Cycling Team is the first book to tell the full story of America’s first and greatest pro cycling team.

Founded in 1981 by Jim Ochowicz and Olympic medalist Eric Heiden and sponsored by the 7-Eleven chain of convenience stores, the team rounded up the best amateur cyclists in North America and formed them into a cohesive, European-style cycling team. As amateurs, they dominated the American race scene and won seven medals at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. As professionals, beginning in 1985, the team went to Europe and soon received invitations to the Tour of Italy and then the Tour de France, putting Americans on the podium in landmark victories that would change the face of American cycling forever.

Prepared with the enthusiastic cooperation of the team members and co-authored by the team’s founder, Jim Ochowicz, 7-Eleven is not only the most important missing piece in the story of American cycling, but the book that American cyclists have been waiting for ever since the 7-Eleven cowboys snagged that first yellow jersey

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Running with the Kenyans: Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth Running with the Kenyans: Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth
By Adharanand Finn (Author)

“A dusty road stretches into the distance like a pencil line across the arid landscape. Lions, rhino, and buffalo roam the plains on either side. But I haven’t come to Kenya to spot wildlife. I’ve come to run."

Whether running is your recreation, your religion, or just a spectator sport, Adharanand Finn’s incredible journey to the elite training camps of Kenya will captivate and inspire you. Part travelogue, part memoir, this mesmerizing quest to uncover the secrets of the world’s greatest runners—and put them to the test—combines practical advice, a fresh look at barefoot running, and hard-won spiritual insights.

As a boy growing up in the English countryside, Adharanand Finn was a natural runner. While other kids struggled, he breezed through schoolyard races, imagining he was one of his heroes: the Kenyan long-distance runners exploding into prominence as Olympic and world champions. But as he grew up, pursued a career in journalism, married and had children, those childhood dreams slipped away—until suddenly, in his mid-thirties, Finn realized he might have only one chance left to see how far his talents could take him.

Uprooting his family of five, including three small children, Finn traveled to Iten, a small, chaotic town in the Rift Valley province of Kenya—a mecca for long-distance runners thanks to its high altitude, endless running paths, and some of the top training schools in the world. Finn would run side by side with Olympic champions, young hopefuls, and barefoot schoolchildren . . . not to mention the exotic—and sometimes dangerous—wildlife for which Kenya is famous.

Here, too, he would meet a cast of colorful characters, including his unflappable guide, Godfrey Kiprotich, a former half marathon champion; Christopher Cheboiboch, one of the fastest men ever to run the New York City Marathon; and Japhet, a poor, bucktoothed boy with unsuspected reservoirs of courage and raw speed. Amid the daily challenges of training and of raising a family abroad, Finn would learn invaluable lessons about running—and about life.

Running with the Kenyans is more than one man’s pursuit of a lifelong dream. It’s a fascinating portrait of a magical country—and an extraordinary people seemingly born to run.

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14 Minutes - A Running Legend's Life and Death and Life 14 Minutes - A Running Legend's Life and Death and Life
By Alberto Salazar (Author) , John Brant (Author)

Assisted by Brant (Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley and America's Greatest Marathon, 2007), former long-distance running prodigy Salazar incorporates lessons learned from bitter experience in this account of his life.

The author, associated for years with Phil Knight's Nike sports sponsorship, has come full circle and is now a trainer of long-distance runners at the Nike campus in Eugene, Ore. He reflects on an action-packed life that brought him fame for his successive marathon victories in New York City and Boston in the early 1980s, and made him a contender for the Olympics in 1984 and 1988. However, his successes came at a cost. In 2007 Salazar collapsed on the Nike campus and was counted dead for 14 minutes. “Searing marathons and other races" probably contributed to this episode. Salazar writes that his “excesses caught up with" him in 1988. He had been severely dehydrated in 1979, and then lost 10 pounds to dehydration in the 1982 Boston marathon; he also suffered bone fractures, exercise-induced asthma and possible damage to his endocrine system. In 1994, while preparing for the Comrades double marathon in South Africa, Salazar starved himself to excess. The author describes how he failed to heed the sensible advice of his first trainer that he “shouldn't even think about the marathon until [he] was out of college." Ultimately, Salazar came back from death with a renewed respect for the marathon and a desire to save his trainees from the “the self-immolating mistakes" of his younger days. He doesn't relate any mystical experience about his near-death event, but he does claim a deeper religious awareness after the experience.

A dramatic account of the risks and rewards of top-level long-distance running.

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101 Winning Racing Strategies for Runners 101 Winning Racing Strategies for Runners
Jason Karp. PhD

Most runners run races without giving much thought as to how they are going to run the race. They just pay their entry fee and run, or run with their teammates, without any intention to their actions, hoping for a good result. Successful racing takes knowledge, planning, and execution. And a little courage. In his new book, 101 Winning Racing Strategies for Runners, 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year Dr. Jason Karp offers the most comprehensive guide for running winning races.

Get insider information about:

  • How to run smarter races
  • Race strategy and tactics
  • Winning training for racing strategies
  • Winning pre-race strategies
  • Winning during race strategies
  • Winning mental strategies
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A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's Journey A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's Journey
Chrissie Wellington (Author)

In 2007, Chrissie Wellington shocked the triathlon world by winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a newcomer to the sport and a complete unknown to the press, Chrissie's win shook up the sport. A LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS is the story of her rise to the top, a journey that has taken her around the world, from a childhood in England, to the mountains of Nepal, to the oceans of New Zealand, and the trails of Argentina, and first across the finish line.
Wellington's first-hand, inspiring story includes all the incredible challenges she has faced-- from anorexia to near-drowning to training with a controversial coach. But to Wellington, the drama of the sports also presents an opportunity to use sports to improve people's lives.
A LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS reveals the heart behind Wellington's success, along with the diet, training and motivational techniques that keep her going through one of the world's most grueling events.

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Running the Edge: Discover the Secrets to Better Running and a Better Life Running the Edge: Discover the Secrets to Better Running and a Better Life
Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano

Olympian Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano team up to share their personal quest and a unique running philosophy that breaks the mold of traditional running books. By tapping into the transformative power found in the distance run, Running the Edge inspires readers not only to push their limits as runners, but as human beings in a relentless pursuit of excellence in everything. Borrowing from philosophical notions ranging from humanistic psychology and Buddhist monks, all the way to adrenaline junkies, Alcoholics Anonymous, and even the World of Warcraft, Goucher and Catalano take readers on a pilgrimage of self discovery and personal improvement. Six mirrors guide the way as Running the Edge methodically leads readers to a heightened awareness of their own personal attributes, and compels them to break free from the curse of normal and the chains of average by "running the edge" towards their maximum potentials. Interlaced with rich storytelling along with personal insights offered from elite runners: Alan Webb, Amy Yoder Begley, Chris Solinsky, Dathan Ritzenhein, Galen Rupp, Kara Goucher, and Paula Radcliffe, the book reads at a brisk pace worthy of its subject matter. Although there is a sharp focus on running, the principals and tenets outlined in Running the Edge could be equally applied to almost any passionate pursuit in life. Even non- runners will find the stories and philosophies enlightening, uplifting, and motivating. Fans of the book Running With The Buffaloes by Chris Lear will find an older more introspective Adam Goucher. He pulls no punches as he draws on his faults and short comings both as a runner and as a person. He recognizes the mistakes he has made in his training and life and uses that awareness to propel him forward in a quest of self improvement.

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Born To Perform Born to Perform: How Sport Has Shaped My Life Gerard Hartmann
Gerard Hartmann

Product Description
Since 1991 Gerard Hartmann has worked as a physical therapist with many of the world's greatest athletes, including Sonia O'Sullivan, Kelly Holmes and Paula Radcliffe, as well as with a number of Irish rugby, athletic and GAA stars. Before a serious injury halted his career as an athlete, Hartmann was among Ireland s first triathlon champions, winning seven national championships from 1984 to 1991. In Born to Perform, Hartmann takes a look at his experiences in sport, both as a competitor and a physical therapist, and how it has helped and healed his life.

About the Author
Gerard Hartmann operates Hartmann International Sports Injury Clinic at the University of Limerick, and also at the High Altitude Training Centre in Iten Kenya.

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Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise  Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise
Alex Hutchinson

There's plenty of conventional wisdom on health and fitness—but how much of it is scientifically sound? The truth is: less than you'd think.

In Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?, physicist and award-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson tackles dozens of commonly held beliefs and looks at just what research science has—and has not—proven to be true:

Should I exercise when I'm sick? * Do I get the same workout from the elliptical machine that I get from running? * What role does my brain play in fatigue? * Will running ruin my knees? * To lose weight, is it better to eat less or exercise more? * How should I adapt my workout routine as I get older? * Does it matter what I'm thinking about when I train? * Will drinking coffee help or hinder my performance? * Should I have sex the night before a competition?

This myth-busting book covers the full spectrum of exercise science and offers the latest in research from around the globe, as well as helpful diagrams and plenty of practical tips on using proven science to improve fitness, reach weight loss goals, and achieve better competition results.

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Racing Weight Quick Start Guide The Athlete's Guide to Recovery: Rest, Relax, and Restore for Peak Performance
By Sage Rountree

If you've hit a wall in your training, maybe it’s because you aren't giving the gains enough time to take hold. Hard workouts tear down the body, but rest allows the body to repair and come back stronger than before.

The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery is the first comprehensive, practical exploration of the art and science of athletic rest. Certified cycling, triathlon, and running coach and yoga instructor Sage Rountree guides you to full recovery and improved performance, exploring how much rest athletes need, how to measure fatigue, and how to make the best use of recovery tools.

Drawing on her own experience along with interviews with coaches, trainers, and elite athletes, Rountree details daily recovery techniques, demystifying common aids like ice baths, compression apparel, and supplements. She explains in detail how to employ restorative practices such as massage, meditation, and yoga. You will learn which methods work best and how and when they are most effective.

Recovery is critical to performance gains. The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery offers recovery plans that target various training and race distances, in events from short distance bike races to ultramarathons, as well as examining recovery between seasons.

This invaluable resource will enable you to maintain that hard-to-find balance between rigorous training and rest so that you can feel great and compete at your highest capability.

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Racing Weight Quick Start Guide Racing Weight Quick Start Guide
By Matt Fitzgerald

Most endurance athletes are concerned about their weight. They know that every extra pound slows them down. Yet normal dieting and fad weight-loss programs don’t work for athletes who need to fuel their training.

Cyclists, runners, triathletes, and swimmers need Matt Fitzgerald’s Racing Weight Quick Start Guide, the first weight-loss training plan for endurance athletes. By applying all the principles of his best-selling book Racing Weight, endurance athletes will accelerate their season goals and race leaner and faster than ever before.

Athletes will devote 4 to 8 weeks to starting a weight loss of 5, 10, or 20+ pounds. The weight will come off quickly by following a schedule of high-intensity workouts, strength training, and a menu of calorie-restricted, high-protein meals and snacks. Low-volume and high-volume training plans help athletes maintain fitness even while they focus on weight loss.

With the Racing Weight Quick Start Guide, endurance athletes can lose weight quickly and get a jumpstart on reaching their performance goals.

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Natural Running: The Simple Path to Stronger, Healthier Running Natural Running: The Simple Path to Stronger, Healthier Running
By Danny Abshire

Natural Running is the middle ground runners have been looking for. By learning to run the barefoot way—while wearing shoes—runners will become more efficient, stronger, and healthier runners. Backed by studies at MIT and Harvard, running form and injury expert Danny Abshire presents the natural running technique, form drills, and an 8-week transition plan that will put runners on the path to faster, more efficient, and healthier running.

In Natural Running, Abshire explains how modern running shoes distort the efficient running technique that humans evolved over thousands of years. He reviews the history of running shoes and injuries, making the case for barefoot running but also warning about its dangers. By learning the natural running technique, runners can enjoy both worlds—comfortable feet, knees, and legs and an efficient running form that reduces impact and injuries.

Natural Running teaches runners to think about injuries as symptoms of poor running form. Abshire specifies the overuse injuries that are most commonly associated with particular body alignment problems, foot types, and form flaws. Runners will learn how to analyze and identify their own characteristics so they can start down the path to natural running.

Abshire explains the natural running technique, describing the posture, arm carriage, cadence, and land-lever-lift foot positioning that mimic the barefoot running style. Using Abshire's 8-week transition plan and a tool kit of strength and form drills, runners will move from heel striking to a midfoot or forefoot strike.

Natural Running is the newest way to run and also the oldest. By discovering how they were meant to run, runners will become more efficient, stronger, and healthier runners.

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Runner's on Running, The Best Nonfiction of Distance Running Runner's on Running, The Best Nonfiction of Distance Running
By Rich Elliot, Editor

Runners on Running is the ultimate anthology of inspirational stories, humorous accounts, and pivotal moments in the sport. This one-of-a-kind collection includes over 30 unforgettable stories from the most acclaimed writers in running:

* John Brant 
* Kenny Moore 
* Amby Burfoot 
* Kathrine Switzer 
* Don Kardong 
* Marla Runyan and Sally Jenkins 
* Frank Murphy 
* Pam Reed 
* Mark Bloom 
* Hal Higdon 
* Roger Hart 
* Rachel Toor 
* And More! 

The pieces encompass the full range of the running experience, from motivation to frustration to exhilaration. The stories brilliantly capture the essence of the sport.

For anyone who loves running, Runners on Running is a captivating and essential read.

About the Author
Rich Elliott competed at Kansas University from 1968 to 1972, qualifying for the NCAA Division I national meets in both track and cross country. In 1971, he was the Big Eight Conference three-mile champion.

In 1976, Elliott was named Illinois Distance Coach of the Year while working at Willowbrook High School. He moved to Deerfield High School in 1977 and was an assistant coach with the state cross country championship team before becoming the program’s head coach for both cross country and track. Elliott coached at the high-school level for 12 years, producing a pair of All-Americans and several all-state athletes. During this time he also wrote The Competitive Edge: Mental Preparation for Distance Running, a book that Track and Field News magazine called “the best work on the subject" and “a modern classic."

Elliott then worked for many years in educational publishing as a textbook editor and technology producer. He returned to coaching from 2008 to 2010 to head the men’s and women’s cross country teams at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. He is now a freelance writer and editor.

Elliott lives in Winnetka, Illinois, with his wife and three children.

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On the Right Track: From Olympic Downfall to Finding Forgiveness and the Strength to Overcome and Succeed On the Right Track: From Olympic Downfall to Finding Forgiveness and the Strength to Overcome and Succeed [Hardcover]
By Marion Jones

For more than a decade, Marion Jones was hailed as the “the fastest woman on the planet." At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, she became the first woman ever to win five medals at one Olympics. That same year, the Associated Press and ESPN named her Athlete of the Year. She was on the cover of Vogue and Time. She seemed to have it all—fame, fortune, talent, and international acclaim. Now she is a convicted felon.

The trouble started in 2003 when she lied to federal agents about her use of a performance-enhancing drug and her knowledge of a check fraud scam. In 2007, no longer able to live with the lies, she admitted the truth. In a sad end to what seemed like a storybook career, she was stripped of her medals, and her track-and-field records were wiped from the books.

She was incarcerated at Carswell federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas—a prison known for its violence and abuse. While there, she kept herself in shape and her sanity intact by running on a dirt track and a treadmill in the prison’s improvised weight room. But her imprisonment was not the end for Marion Jones. In fact, it marked a new beginning. She is now using her story to change the lives of people the world over and inspire others who, like her, face obstacles that seem insurmountable.

On the Right Track is the candidly told story of how Marion came to grips with her lies and the consequences of her actions, and how she found meaning in all of it. What she tells her children and has now applied to her own life is that when you make a mistake, you admit it, you accept the consequences, you move on, you make the wrong a right. She teaches her children and others to take a break and pause before making impulsive and potentially harmful decisions.

At the heart of this book are real issues that we all face: learning to grow through pain; making decisions that will help us far into the future; overcoming failure and discouragement; and applying practical principles that point the way to personal and spiritual breakthrough.

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Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone: A Philosophical Tour de Force Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone: A Philosophical Tour de Force

Review
"Building off of the life stories and philosophies of notable figures in the cycling world such as Lance Armstrong, Lennard Zinn and former road racer Pedro Delgado, and philosophers like Aristotle, Aquinas and Socrates, "Cycling: A Philosophical Tour de Force" covers the philosophical territory of the cycling lifestyle." (Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, July 2010)

Review
"This is a wonderful book that captures the breadth and depth of the sport and experience of cycling. A great tour of the mental, physical, cultural and historical paths a bicycle can travel"
—Michael Weiss, Chair, Tour of Missouri Professional Bicycle Race; Owner, Big Shark Bicycle Company

"Cycling – Philosophy for Everyonereminds its readers of the joy, freedom, and accomplishment one feels when riding a bicycle, whether that entails encountering Manhattan traffic on the way to the Central Park bandit race, cresting Mount Tamalpais to the unmatched views of redwoods and San Francisco, or punching through gale force winds on an isolated Midwest farm road far from everyone and everything.
I found myself fondly recalling the new bike I received for Christmas that first provided freedom from my parents' oversight and produced a liberating sensation that I was the master of my domain as I explored Chicago as a 10-year-old.

You too will reconnect to bicycling in ways you never expected long before you reach the last page."
—Tom Zoumaras, Former Masters National Champion (1997 and 1998); Professor of History, Truman State University

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Usain Bolt 9:58 Usain Bolt 9:58

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Eight days ! ! three gold medals ! ! three world records ! one amazing reputation firmly established. Usain Bolt's life -- and the world of sport -- would never be quite the same again. 16 August 2008 ! Beijing, China ! the Bird's Nest stadium ! 91,000 spectators and an unimaginably huge global television audience ! the final of the men's 100 metres at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. The crack of the starter's pistol triggers thousands of camera flash bulbs ! and precisely 9.69 seconds later a young Jamaican streaks across the finishing line to claim the gold medal and his destiny. Four days later Bolt claims the 200 metres gold, setting a new world record of 19.30 into the bargain, the night before his 22nd birthday. Then on 22nd August he leads the Jamaican team to more glory in the 4 x 100 metres relay final, in yet another world record time. Since those heady days of the Beijing Olympics in August 2008, Usain Bolt has lowered both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records once again - to a barely believable 9.58 and 19.19 seconds respectively - as the World Championships in Berlin brought two more gold medals and yet more superlatives. At a stroke the Jamaican has become the greatest sports star in the world. 9.58 is Usain Bolt's story so far, in his own words, beautifully illustrated with dozens of specially commissioned photographs. It's about a skinny kid from the parish of Trelawny, where they harvest the best yams in the world. It's about growing up playing cricket and football in the warm Jamaican sun, then discovering that he could run fast, very fast. It's about family, friends and the laid-back Jamaican culture. It's about Auntie Lillian's pork and dumplings and Dad's grocery store in the sleepy village of Sherwood Content. It's about what makes him tick, where he gets his motivation and where he takes his inspiration. It's about the highs and the lows, the dedication and sacrifices required to get to the top. It's about fast food, partying, dancehall music, fast cars and that lightning bolt pose. It's about radiating sport's biggest smile. This is the story of the fastest man on the planet.

About the Author
Usain St Leo Bolt was born in Trelawny, Jamaica, in August 1986. At the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing he won gold in the 100m (9.69 seconds), the 200m (19.30) and the 4x100m relay (37.10), becoming the first man to win three sprinting events at a single Olympics since Carl Lewis in 1984. He also became the first man to set world records in all three at a single Olympics. At the World Championships in Berlin in 2009 he claimed the sprinting double, and became the first man to hold the 100m and 200m World and Olympic titles at the same time. He broke the world records for both the 100m (9.58) and the 200m (19.19) in the process. In 2009 he was voted Laureus World Sportsman of the Year, and he also won the BBC's Overseas Sports Personaility of the Year award in both 2008 and 2009. He lives in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Runner's World The Runner's Body: How the Latest Exercise Science Can Help You Run Stronger, Longer, and Faster
Ross Tucker (Author) (Author), Jonathan Dugas (Author), Matt Fitzgerald (Author)

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Every day scientists learn more about how the body adapts to the stress of running—and how various body systems contribute to running performance. Leading the charge is a fresh generation of brilliant young exercise physiologists including Ross Tucker and Jonathan Dugas, whose work has demolished many long-standing beliefs about running. Now Tucker and Dugas, whose blog, Science of Sport, has already created a devoted readership, join with esteemed fitness author Matt Fitzgerald to provide a captivating tour of the human body from the runner’s perspective. Focusing on how runners at all levels can improve their health and performance, The Runner’s Body offers in a friendly, accessible tone, the newest, most surprising, and most helpful scientific discoveries about every aspect of the sport—from how best to nourish the runner’s body to safe and legal ways to increase oxygen delivery to the muscles. Full of surprising facts, practical sidebars, and graphical elements, The Runner’s Body is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to become a better—and healthier—runner.

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Trizophrenia: Inside the Minds of a Triathlete Trizophrenia: Inside the Minds of a Triathlete
by Jef Mallett (Author), Peter Sagal (Foreword)

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Life is better when you’re a triathlete. That is what author and illustrator Jef Mallett believes. This light-hearted declaration of love for triathlon is colored with humor, personal experience, and felicitous connections to literature, history, and music. Beginning with the alluring excitement (and terror) of the new triathlete, Mallett delves into the intoxicating subculture of the sport that is three sports. Sweeping text and amusing illustrations bring to life the countless conundrums a triathlete embraces—from the glory of training to the lasting rewards of racing. Triathletes and those who love them will find this book a fun and worthy indulgence.

Book Description
Trizophrenia celebrates the seemingly obsessive-compulsive rituals of the triathlete. Eat, swim, eat, work, eat, run, eat, go to bed early. Get up at dawn and do it all over again. The schedule of a triathlete demands focus and coordination, but with three sports, a job, and a family, it can be a lot to juggle. With humor, insight, and perhaps a bit of pride, Mallett spins out the story that begins with a whim or a friend’s prodding and then takes on new meaning. Mallett’s colorful anecdotes capture all the glory of training and the lasting rewards of race day, relishing the legs of the race that went so well and replaying the one that did not. Humorous illustrations bring to life the countless conundrums a triathlete must face and embrace. Mallett’s light-hearted declaration of love for his sport draws from a wide range of personal experiences and sources—literature, music, and science—that will convince anyone that life is more worth living when you’re a triathlete.

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Runner's Edge Runner's Edge: High-tech Training for Peak Performance (Paperback)
by Stephen Mcgregor (Author), Matt Fitzgerald (Author)

Elite runners have long relied on technology to analyze performance, maximize training, and challenge the competitive boundaries of the sport. Serious runners long sought the same advantages only to be confronted with a costly and complicated process. Not any longer. Now, The Runner's Edge is yours.
The Runner's Edge takes you inside tech-based training, from the assortment of speed and distance devices available to the advantages of tracking and analyzing your results with the latest software. With the most current research in sport and science, you'll learn to leverage technology for more productive workouts and faster times.
Written by scientist, coach, and training pioneer Stephen J. McGregor, PhD, and best-selling author and running expert Matt Fitzgerald, The Runner's Edge provides new insights into technology-based training. In this one-of-a-kind work, you'll learn these skills:

  • Determine pace targets for all of your workouts.
  • Define optimal weekly and long-term training loads.
  • Identify and address strengths and weaknesses in your running fitness.
  • Recognize periods of overreaching resulting in illness or overtraining.
  • Identify plateaus to ensure progressive training.
  • Taper your program to peak for optimal performance.
  • Complete with a consumer buying guide, sample programs from 5K to marathon, guidelines for using technology on race day, and triathlon-specific strategies, The Runner's Edge will revolutionize your running regimen. Experience the power of technology-based training, and step up to elite-level performance.

From the Publisher
Stephen McGregor and Matt Fitzgerald are masters of the science and technology of training. By following their expert guidance in The Runner's Edge, you will become a better runner."

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On The Wings of Mercury On the Wings of Mercury: The Lorraine Moller Story (Paperback)
By Lorraine Moller

LORRAINE MOLLER is one of New Zealand's greatest women distance runners. Four times an Olympic contender, winner of three Avon Women's Marathons, winner of the Boston Marathon, three times the winner of the Osaka international Ladies' Marathon, and a Commonwealth Games medallist, she is indeed a living legend of the running world.

After a childhood plagued with illness, Lorraine, the teenager, began running barefoot with her father near her home in Putaruru. She went on to win a bronze medal in the marathon at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympic Games at the age of 37. She traces her development as a world-class competitor during a time when women's distance running was just hitting its stride. A longtime battler for equality and professionalism in distance running, Lorraine is upfront about her battles with officialdom, her struggles with relationships, and the inner demons she strove to conquer.

With the roman god Mercury as her guide, Lorraine's adventures in her pursuit of Olympic gold underscores an intense inner journey of self-examination and personal transformation. Here is a candid, personal story of an extraordinary life: spirited, intelligent, insightful, and highly entertaining.

From: www.onthewingsofmercury.com.

The book is also available at: www.lorrainemoller.com.

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Age is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams At Any Stage In Your Life Age is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams At Any Stage In Your Life
By Dara Torres

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From legendary Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres comes a motivational, inspirational memoir about staying fit, aging gracefully, and pursuing your dreams.
Dara Torres captured the hearts and minds of Americans of all ages when she launched her Olympic comeback as a new mother at the age of forty-one—years after she had retired from competitive swimming and eight years since her last Olympics. When she took three silver medals in Beijing—including a heartbreaking .01-second finish behind the gold medalist in the women’s 50-meter freestyle—America loved her all the more for her astonishing achievement and her good-natured acceptance of the results.
Now, in Age Is Just a Number, Dara reveals how the dream of an Olympic comeback first came to her—when she was months into her first, hard-won pregnancy. With humor and candor, Dara recounts how she returned to serious training—while nursing her infant daughter and contending with her beloved father’s long battle with cancer.
Dara talks frankly about diving back in for this comeback; about being an older athlete in a younger athletes’ game; about competition, doubt, and belief; about working through pain and uncertainty; and finally—about seizing the moment and, most important, never giving up. A truly self-made legend, her story will resonate with women of all ages—and with anyone daring to entertain a seemingly impossible dream.

About the Author
DARA TORRES has set three world records and has brought home twelve Olympic medals, including four golds. She is the first American swimmer to have competed in five Olympics. She lives in Florida.

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The Winning Mind - Seb Coe The Winning Mind: My Inside Track on Great Leadership: Developing Inspirational Leadership and Delivering Winning Results
By Seb Coe

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THE WINNING MIND is Seb Coe's highly personal account which gives true insight into how success can be achieved.
From a childhood amidst the steel mills of Yorkshire to Olympic glory and beyond, Sebastian Coe has always known how to capitalise on the moments which separate winners from losers. Great leadership is also about seizing the moment and doing the right thing at the right time. The daily challenges, hard graft, meticulous planning, small wins and frequent set-backs are all critical steps which take you closer to a winning position and your ultimate goal. THE WINNING MIND combines inspirational leadership, self-development, popular business and biography that will help nurture the qualities needed to achieve your full potential.
About the Author
Sebastian Coe is a winner. His record as a sporting champion and world-record holder in middle-distance running speaks for itself, and earned him four Olympic medals during a glittering career. He is also a renaissance man of our times, as his record of achieving success in many different areas of life shows. Sebastian Coe, now Lord Coe of Ranmore, has been a politician, a business leader and the inspirational figurehead of the successful 2012 Olympic bid. He is a life peer, a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire and is Vice President of the International Association of Athletics Federations. Sebastian Coe has the passion, determination, focus, dedication and self-belief that mark him out as a true champion.

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Race Against Me: My Story
By Dwain Chambers

It is being billed as the book "they don't want you to read" and at its launch in Soho, London last night, Dwain ­Chambers said he was braced for controversy. 'Race Against Me', due to be published on 9 March, is likely to upset some of the most important and influential individuals in athletics.

"It's an opportunity to express my point of view," said Chambers. "It involves some peoples' names being mentioned, not to upset them, but to set the record straight. I'm just using it to voice my opinion. I am fully aware that I'm not everybody's cup of tea but that's life and you can't please everybody."

The book is Chambers' side of the story since testing positive for THG in 2003, his subsequent two year ban, his failed attempt to overturn a lifetime Olympic ban in the high court and his opinion on his treatment by the sport's governing bodies and leading individuals.

The title itself is provocative, with some suggesting it is a thinly veiled accusation of racism. Asked if this was his intention Chambers replied: "If you're a smart man you'll read between the lines. That's never been my point but I understand how ­society works and it's something I'm accustomed to. I think it's a fitting title."

Chambers, who is tipped to win gold at next month's European Indoor ­Championships in Turin, published and wrote the book on a shoestring budget. He received no advance sum from the ­Spanish publishers Libros International.

"I'm using it to add a bit of balance to the story because so far it's been so one sided and I haven't been able to get my point across," Chambers added. "It's been very therapeutic to get everything off my chest."

Chambers, who is heavily in debt, insisted the book was not an attempt to earn a quick buck. "I'm not doing it just to make money because I have no idea how well the book's going to sell. Most importantly I just want to focus on Turin and earn money on the track so I can pay off my debts and then see where it goes from there."

From the Guardian

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The Coolest Race on Earth: Mud, Madmen, Glaciers and Grannies at the Antarctica Marathon
By John Hanc

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The "Coolest Race on Earth" follows Hanc’s 2005 attempt to complete the 26.2 mile grueling race in humorous and invigorating detail. This icy adventure traces the wild history of the Antarctica Marathon while amusingly meditating on what drives people to spend thousands of dollars to run atop glaciers, thick mud, penguin dung and extinct volcanoes on the most desolate continent on earth. With a diverse and delightful cast of international athletes, among them a wheelchair bound runner, three law-breaking grandmothers and an ex-Marine who describes the race as “the hardest thing I ever did in my life, next to Vietnam," *The Coolest Race on Earth* tells an exhilarating Antarctic tale that truly few people in the world can tell.

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Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon
By Brad Hudson (Author), Matt Fitzgerald (Author)

Product Description Do you want to run faster? Are you trying to peak for a particular race? Would you like to find your true running potential? Brad Hudson, former Olympic Trials marathoner and current coach to Olympians like Dathan Ritzenhein, will show you the way in this practical, reader-friendly guide. Hudson is the most innovative running coach to come along in a generation. Until now, only a handful of elite athletes have been able to benefit from his methods. Now Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon shows all runners how to coach themselves as confidently and effectively as Brad coaches his world-class athletes. Becoming your own best coach is the ticket to running faster at any distance.
First you will learn to assess your abilities. Then you’ll learn how to devise a training program specifically geared to you. Filled with easy-to-follow sample training programs for distances ranging from the 5K to the marathon and abilities ranging from novice to advanced, Run Faster is the cutting-edge guide for optimal performance.
With Hudson’s guidance, you can train smarter and more effectively—and avoid injury. And you’ll soon be running faster than you ever thought possible!

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Five Minutes Till Race Time
By Bill Hanks

Product Description Bill Hanks is a retired educator/coach. He came from a poor family from the south side of St. Louis, Missouri. Being too small to participate in other sports, Bill used cross-country running and a strong faith in God to propel himself to a college degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. It also gave him the opportunity to run in the NCAA cross-country finals in Wheaton, Illinois. With his story, Bill hopes to inspire all high school graduates to strive for their own goals in life. This is the story of an average student who refused to let obstacles keep him from reaching his own goals in life. This book is in memory of a good friend: Don Wieseman.

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Sonia: My Story - by Sonia O'Sullivan

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Sonia O'Sullivan is one of the greatest sporting figures Ireland has ever produced. In a career which saw her competing at the highest international levels for over a decade, she turned in world-class times in events ranging from the 1,500 metres to the marathon, capped by World Championship gold in the 5,000 metres in 1995 and Olympic silver in the same event in 2000. But her performances on the track are only part of the story of this passionate, sometimes fragile, and always compelling athlete. Now, "Sonia" tells the full story of her life for the first time - from her childhood in Cobh, County Cork, through her early successes on the track, to the highs of 1995 and 2000 and the low of the 1996 Olympics. Whether in triumph or in tears, Sonia has always been a uniquely fascinating - and mysterious - figure. This frank autobiography takes us behind the scenes of international athletics and behind the mask of a brilliant, vulnerable sportswoman.

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Out of Nowhere: The Inside Story of How Nike Marketed the Culture of Running
By Geoff Hollister

Synopsis
How does a boy from a small Oregon farm town get swept up in the politics of his chosen sport? Out of Nowhere takes the reader along on Geoff Hollister's 33 year journey at the center of Nike, the company that would change not only the world of athletic shoes and apparel but the business of sport itself.

Nike began with a handshake and a few hundred dollars passed between Phil Knight and legendary track coach Bill Bowerman. Hollister was coached by him at the University of Oregon and was Bowerman's pick as Nike's third employee. Before he had even graduated Hollister began selling shoes out of the trunk of his car for Blue Ribbon Sports, the company that became Nike.

Out of Nowhere provides an inside look for the entrepreneur, from someone who experienced the humble beginnings, lived and breathed the first 33 years of Nike, now the largest sports and fitness company in the world. Hollister takes you on the rollercoaster ride of success and failure.

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This Voice in My Heart: A Genocide Survivor's Story of Escape, Faith, and Forgiveness
by Gilbert Tuhabonye (Author), Gary Brozek (Author)

Book Description
From Publishers Weekly
In this inspirational autobiography woven with a gruesome eyewitness account, Tuhabonye recounts his maturation as a world-class runner and his survival of a Burundi massacre. Born in 1974 to a minority ethnic Tutsi family, Tuhabonye grew up in rural Burundi, his intelligence and industry aided by spectacular athletic ability. The narrative alternates between the author's life story and events on the day of the massacres. In October 1993, after a Tutsi coup ousted the Hutu president, a Hutu mob invaded Tuhabonye's high school, hacked many Tutsi students to death with machetes and forced the rest into a building that they set afire. Only the author survived. After months of painful recovery from severe burns, he regained the ability to walk and then run again, a healing process facilitated by his faith—a devout Christian, he says he forgave the murderers and praises God for sparing him. Tuhabonye joined Burundi's national team, traveled the world, fell in love and moved to the U.S., where he now lives with his wife and daughter—an uplifting ending to a simply told story of a man who persevered through hard work, luck, presence of mind and (he emphasizes) God's love. (May)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The Exercise Balance: What's Too Much, What's Too Little, and What's Just Right for You!
by Pauline Powers (Author), Ron Thompson (Author)

Book Description
Healthy exercise means finding a balance between overtraining and inactivity. By using a combination of clinical studies and real-life examples, this book shows readers how to develop their own personal prescription for discovering that balance. Written by two specialists in the field of eating disorders, it details both ends of the exercise continuum, from compulsive exercisers who push their bodies to the limit to people with little or no physical activity in their daily lives. The authors explain the psychological and health issues that can result from compulsive exercise — including bone loss, fractures, amenorrhea, and unhealthy eating. They also cover the problems arising from inadequate exercise and provide ways that ill people can safely implement fitness programs. The book is not a weight-loss guide; instead, it emphasizes the importance of proper exercise, offering readers of all sizes, ages, and health levels practical solutions for changing their routines and finding a healthy exercise balance.

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30 Years of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship
Bob Babbitt
Available May 13, 2008 - Pre-order Now!
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My Life on the Run: The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon
By Bart Yasso

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Book Description
Dubbed the "Mayor of Running," Bart Yasso is one of the best-known figures in the sport, but few people know why he started running competitively, how it changed his life, or how his brush with a crippling illness nearly ended his career a decade ago. With insight and humor, My Life on the Run chronicles the heatstroke and frostbite, heartache and triumphs he's experienced while competing in more than 1,000 competitive races during his nearly 30 years with Runner's World magazine. Yasso gives valuable and practical advice on how to become a runner for life and continually draw joy from the sport. He also offers practical guidance for beginners, intermediate, and advanced runners, such as 5-K, half-marathon, and marathon training schedules including his innovative technique known as the Yasso 800s. Recounting his adventures in exotic locales like Antarctica, Nepal, and Chitwan National Park in Africa (where he was chased by an angry rhino), Yasso recommends the best exotic marathons for runners who want to grab their passports to test themselves on foreign terrain. With the wit and wisdom of a seasoned insider, he tells runners what they need to know to navigate the logistics of running in an unfamiliar country. Yasso's message is this: Never limit where running can take you because each race has the potential for adventure.

About the Author
BART YASSO is the Chief Running Officer of Runner’s World magazine. He has completed more than 1,000 races, triathlons, biathlons, and eco-challenges over the past 25 years. He has run a majority of American marathons and at least one on all seven continents. In 2007 he was inducted into the Running USA Hall of Champions in recognition of his contribution, impact, and dedication to the sport.

KATHLEEN PARRISH is an award-winning writer and former special projects reporter at The Morning Call in Pennsylvania and a freelance writer for Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

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Brain Training For Runners: A Revolutionary New Training System to Improve Endurance, Speed, Health, and Results
By Matt Fitzgerald

Book Description
Based on new research in exercise physiology, author and running expert Matt Fitzgerald introduces a first-of-its-kind training strategy that he's named "Brain Training." Runners of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels can learn to maximize their performance by supplying the brain with the right feedback. Based on Fitzgerald's eight-point brain training system, this book will help runners:

- Resist running fatigue
- Use cross-training as brain training
- Master the art of pacing
- Learn to run "in the zone"
- Outsmart injuries
- Fuel the brain for maximum performance
- And more 

Packed with cutting-edge research, real-world examples, and the wisdom of the world's top distance runners, Brain Training for Runners offers easily applied advice and delivers practical results for a better overall running experience.

About the Author
Matt Fitzgerald coaches online through TrainingPeaks.com and serves as a communications consultant to sports nutrition companies. A former editor at several top fitness magazines, he is the author of numerous articles and books. He lives in Northern California

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Zinn and the Art of Triathlon Bikes: Aerodynamics, Bike Fit, Speed Tuning, and Maintenance
By Leonard Zinn

Book Description
Zinn and the Art of Triathlon Bikes guides triathletes through the many triathlon-specific problems of bike tuning and maintenance. It also explains about safely shipping a bike from race to race and provides clear advice on equipment choice and upgrades so that readers can make sensible choices as they advance through the sport. With this book, triathletes can become faster and more comfortable during the aerodynamic time trial and increase their enjoyment of the bike leg, the most technically demanding leg of any triathlon race. Newcomers and experienced mechanics alike can benefit from the clear illustrations, expanded views of how components go together, and practical tips on how to completely and properly maintain their bikes in order to ensure hours of trouble-free riding. Lennard Zinn's advice helps readers decide whether to tackle the maintenance project or head to the bike shop for repairs.

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From Lance to Landis: Inside the American Doping Controversy at the Tour de France
By David Walsh

Book Description
For eight years, the Tour de France, arguably the world’s most demanding athletic competition, was ruled by two men: Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis. On the surface, they were feature players in one of the great sporting stories of the age–American riders overcoming tremendous odds to dominate a sport that held little previous interest for their countrymen. But is this a true story, or is there a darker version of the truth, one that sadly reflects the realities of sports in the twenty-first century? Landis’s title is now in jeopardy because drug tests revealing that his testosterone levels were eleven times those of a normal athlete strongly suggest that he used banned substances, and for years similar allegations have swirled around Armstrong.
Now internationally acclaimed award-winning journalist David Walsh gives an explosive account of the shadow side of professional sports. In this electrifying, controversial, and scrupulously documented exposé, Walsh explores the many facets of the cyclist doping scandals in the United States and abroad. He examines how performance-enhancing drugs can infiltrate a premier sports event–and why athletes succumb to the pressure to use them. In researching this book, Walsh conducted hundreds of hours of interviews with key figures in international cycling, doctors, and other insiders, including Emma O’Reilly, Armstrong’s longtime massage therapist; former U.S. Postal Service cycling team doctor Prentice Steffen; cycling legend Greg LeMond; and former teammates of both Landis and Armstrong.
Central to the story is Lance Armstrong’s relentless, all-consuming drive to be the best. Also essential to this narrative is Floyd Landis, the unassuming, sympathetic hero who was the first winner of the Tour de France after Lance–and the first ever to face the threat of having his title revoked. More than anything else, this book will ignite anew the debate about whether there is room in the current sports culture for athletes who compete honestly, whether sports can be saved from a scandal as widespread as this, and what changes will have to be made.
With a compelling narrative and revelations that will stun, enlighten, and haunt readers, David Walsh addresses numerous questions that arise in that crucial space where sports meet the larger American culture.
About the Author
David Walsh is chief sports writer with The Sunday Times (London). A four-time Irish Sportswriter of the Year and a three-time U.K. Sportswriter of the Year, he is married with seven children and lives in Cambridge, England. He is co-author of L.A. Confidential: The Secrets of Lance Armstrong.

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Positively False: The Real Story of How I Won the Tour de France
By Floyd Landis

Book Description
The series of events surrounding Floyd Landis's 2006 Tour de France was as improbable as anything in the history of sports: He showed up nine seconds late for the race's opening prologue, donned the leader's yellow jersey twelve days later, and lost his lead only to regain it in remarkable fashion just before the Tour's final stage into Paris. Winning the Tour should have been the culmination of a life's dream, but a mere three days later, Landis was accused of using banned performance-enhancing drugs. Released by his team and threatened with the removal of his Tour title, Landis went from winning the most prestigious race of his career to being unfairly labeled as a cheater, a liar, and a doper.
Positively False is at once a memoir and a powerful indictment of the unchecked governing bodies of cycling that have compromised the integrity of the sport as a whole. From leaving the Mennonite community of his youth in order to pursue his passion for cycling, to riding alongside Lance Armstrong for three years -- with whom he shared the same work ethic and competitive desire -- Floyd Landis details the highs and lows of his career with unabashed honesty. It is this same honesty with which he will clear his name once and for all, as he lays bare the inner workings of the cycling world -- a place where athletes are subject to the antiquated science, flawed interpretive protocols, and draconian legal processes of the anti-doping agencies -- and finally lays to rest the scandal that threatened to destroy everything he's worked so hard to achieve....
Find out more: Read an excerpt.

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Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes - 2nd Edition
By Monique Ryan

Book Description
Endurance athletes regularly push their bodies to the limits with strenuous training regimens that demand smart nutrition. This book provides sound nutritional guidelines to boost athletic performance in triathlon, cycling, swimming, distance running, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, cyclo-cross, and adventure racing. First, Monique Ryan creates an excellent all-purpose sports diet. Based on the building blocks of a balanced diet — carbohydrates, proteins, fats, as well as fluid, vitamin, and mineral requirements — the diet forms the foundation of the endurance athlete's good health. Individual chapters then offer detailed nutritional advice for athletes training and competing in specific sports. Ryan offers healthy approaches to losing body fat and building muscle and clearly explains the different nutritional needs of training, racing, and recovery. Also included in this practical, easy-to-use guide are tips on meal planning, shopping lists, sample menus, advice for vegetarians, and a review of popular ergogenic aids.

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The Perfect Distance: Training for Long-Course Triathlon
By Tom Rodgers

Book Description
Author Tom Rodgers has developed real-time software and training systems to measure the performance of astronauts aboard NASA's International Space Station. The Perfect Distance puts that expertise to use in a step-by-step program of preparation and training for triathletes. Packed with technique and drills and built on the proven Ultrafit platform, this is the first book to equip triathletes for the long course. Half-Ironman races are the fastest-growing distance in triathlon and a pivotal stepping stone toward the sport's ultimate challenge — the Ironman. The book outlines every facet of effective preparation for a long-course event. There are sport-specific chapters as well as instruction on selecting equipment, making smart nutrition decisions, strength training, and overcoming injuries — accompanied by clear charts and tables throughout. Extensive appendixes featuring workouts for swim, bike, run, key training sessions, and indoor training make The Perfect Distance an authoritative, one-stop resource for novices and more seasoned trainers.

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Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports
By Kathrine Switzer

Book Description
Katherine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon in 1967 where she was attacked by one of the event’s directors who wanted to eject her from the all-male race. She fought off the director and finished the race.
From the childhood events that inspired her to winning the New York City Marathon in 1974, this liberally illustrated book details the struggles and achievements of a pioneering women in sports.

Runner's World:
Kathrine Switzer Has Completed Her Autobiography, "Marathon Woman". The book will be published by Carroll & Graf. "We will launch at the Boston Marathon starting on April 12," Switzer has informed her friends. She became the first woman to officially finish the Boston Marathon in 1967 after she entered the race as "K. V. Switzer." She later developed a global women's running circuit for Avon and campaigned to get a women's marathon in the Olympics. Switzer has been a TV commentator; she authored "26.2 Marathon Stories" with her husband, masters running stalwart Roger Robinson.

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Olympic Marathon: A Centennial History of the Games' Most Storied Race
By Charlie Lovett
Review
Lovett examines the Olympic marathon race from its inception in 1896 through each Olympic game. His book is filled with historical facts and significant details about each marathon from start to finish. The character of the runners is often described, which makes the events more vivid to the reader.... This book is the first comprehensive work on what the author calls 'the most unpredictable contest,' the Olympic marathon. Highly recommended for all those interested in the Olympic Games and especially for runners."- Choice

The real strength of Lovett's book is in its recounting of each Olympic marathon....As a reference book for those interested in who participated, who won which marathon, when, where, and in what fashion, this book should be very useful." - OLYMPIKA: The International Journal of Olympic Studies

Book Description
For the first time, the complete history of the most famous race in the Olympic Games has been presented in Olympic Marathon--A Centennial History of the Games' Most Storied Race. Beginning with the legends of ancient Greece, this book traces the process of reviving the Olympic movement, including the establishment of the marathon--the only event specifically created for the 1896 Olympics. Following heroes such as Dorando Pietri, Emil Zatopek, Abebe Bikila, and Frank Shorter, the book includes a complete analysis of every Olympic marathon as well as tales from the lives of the runners. The stories of John Hayes, who won the race with the help of strychnine; 1936 winner Sohn Kee Chung, a South Korean forced to compete for Japan; and Mamo Wolde, who won the marathon with an infected toe only to end up as a political prisoner in Ethiopia, make this book much more than a sports history. The story of the long struggle to establish a women's marathon begins with a lonely female who ran the marathon course in 1896 and ends with the dramatic victory of American Joan Benoit in the first women's Olympic marathon in 1984. Completely up to date, the book concludes with chapters on the races in Atlanta in 1996, including the closest finish in Olympic marathon history. An appendix, photographs, and an index complete this history. An invaluable resource for all interested in the Olympics and marathon running.

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Triathlon for Women: Triathlon: a Mind-body-spirit Approach for Female Athletes
by Lisa Lynam
Book Description
The full-colour 200-page book offers a readable take on everything from the history of women in triathlon (until 1968, the Boston Marathon excluded women for perceived lack of endurance) to mental preparation, training principles, mental skills, friendship, family issues and nutrition.
About the Author
A nine-time Ironman finisher, Lynam holds a master's in journalism from the University of Western Ontario and MBA from McMaster University.
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The Psychology of High-Performance Track & Field
By Ralph Vernacchia and Traci Statler
Book Description
Edited by Ralph Vernacchia and Traci Statler. This is a major contribution to sport psychology, centering on the needs and problems of track & field athletes and coaches. Contributors include sport psychology consultants who have advised junior and senior U.S. international t&f teams, as well as Olympic teams, along with coaches such as Rick McGuire and Cliff Rovelto who have special interests in these areas. Part 1 addresses the basics of psychology as related to track & field; Part 2 provides mental approaches and techniques for each event category; Part 3 is the Developmental Path to Success; and Part 4 covers performance and lifestyle issues, such as coping with injury, eating disorders, spirituality, stress, and the like. 29 chapters in all, this is the bible on the subject. 273pp. Illustrated.
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Inside Dope: How Drugs Are the Biggest Threat to Sports, Why You Should Care, and What Can Be Done About Them
By Richard Pound
Book Description
An IOC insider speaks out on creating a drug-free sports culture
With doping charges leveled at athletes in baseball, cycling, and in the Olympics, cheating has, to many onlookers, become the norm in pro sports. With implications far beyond the sports arena, Inside Dope examines the genesis of doping in sports as well as in the world of doctors and trainers; drug testing and the battle to stay ahead of users; drug companies and big business; and the role of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as watchdog. Written by a former Olympian, an IOC official, and a passionate advocate of fair play in sports, this eye-opening book takes a candid look at testing standards and the future of doping and sports and the larger issue of how doping affects the public perception of athletes.
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The Woman's Guide to Running: Motivation*Training*Nutrition*Safety
* Available February 2007 *
By Liz Yelling
Book Description
There’s good reason for women to take up running: scientific evidence indicates that it may lower the risk of breast cancer, osteoporosis, and heart disease. Written by a former Olympic marathoner, this full-color runner’s companion addresses the special considerations of women runners, from finding a safe route to choosing exercise gear. It gives nutritional advice; gentle but effective warm-ups and cool-downs; ways to avoid injuries; the straight scoop on running to lose weight, and more. Women will appreciate the gender-specific training tips, including suggested training schedules for 5K and 10K races—even marathons. Other topics include interval and hill training, running during pregnancy, and the best equipment options.
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Running Trivia
Mark Will-Weber is the genius behind The Quotable Runner, which sold over 30,000 copies in hardcover, and started the successful Quotable series. Now, in the same gift-book format, he has gathered a series of delightful trivia questions sure to entertain, perplex, and astonish everyone who loves running. The questions vary in difficulty from "Bronze" for beginners to "Gold" for the experts, with a few bonus questions even beyond Gold-brain-busters that might elude the most hardened veteran of track trivia.
Who was the first man to run four minutes for the mile?
Roger Bannister? No! England's Derek Ibbotson ran exactly 4:00.0 in 1955. He eventually set a world record of 3:57.2 in 1957, after Bannister, of course.
When New Zealand's John Walker became the first man to break 3:50 in the mile at Gothenburg, Sweden, in the days of enforced amateur status, he was rewarded with a small amount of appearance money and what else?
A. An audience with King Gustav VI
B. A case of beer
C. A silver stopwatch with 3:49.4 engraved on it
D. A date with a Swedish model

(Answer: B for Beer. The Kiwi runners such as Walker and Dixon were quite fond of it.)
And there are 999 more in this ebullient celebration of running. It is all endless good fun and a sure hit among the rabid running crowd.
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Run to Win: Training Secrets of the Kenyan Runners
Within only a few decades, Kenya has established itself as the running nation No. 1. Today, Kenyan athletes dominate the world rankings in all distances between the 800m and the marathon. How did they do this? "Run to win" describes the development of running in Kenya from the time of the British influence until nowadays. It lets coaches, who have strongly influenced the rise of the East-African nation to a world power in sports, speak in their own words, and it shows how running has also become a big business. The reader will learn about the training secrets of the stars and will also receive valuable tips for his own career or sports life, be it as an amateur jogger or an ambitious runner. This book is a must-have for all running coaches and runners, and also for all those who want to learn more about the backgrounds and secrets of the Kenyan success story. The features include: a must-have for all running coaches and runners; learn the training secrets of the stars; and lots of valuable tips for the amateur jogger to the ambitious runner.
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The Tour de France 2006: Triumph and Turmoil for Floyd Landis
by John Wilcockson, Editors of VeloNews
This exciting view of cycling’s great race covers every aspect of the grueling three-week event, with maps, stage reports, and intimate profiles of the top riders — including George Hincapie, Floyd Landis, and Levi Leipheimer — in the peloton. Graham Watson’s vivid photographs bring the action up close. More than an annual overview, this book conveys the spirit of the Tour through engaging stories of ambition and courage that pave the road to the Tour and the collision of dedication and fate that await 21 teams and 189 of the sport's greatest athletes.
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How Lance Does It
by Brad Kearns
Book Description
How does Lance Armstrong do it? One of the greatest athletes of all time has faced monumental obstacles on his journey to the pinnacle of the sports world as the record seven-time Tour de France champion. While his genetic gifts and killer instinct are superior, it's his exuberance for life that sets him apart as an athlete, celebrity spokesperson, and international icon for hope and living strong. How Lance Does It is an entertaining and powerful handbook for applying the secrets of a champion to your own peak performance goals.

Author Brad Kearns, a longtime friend of Armstrong and former champion professional triathlete, offers a unique insider's perspective. In this intimate and inspiring book he gives you direct access to the four success factors that Armstrong embodied as the world's greatest cyclist:

  • Positive Attitude: Overcome difficult circumstances and maintain a winning environment by interpreting your past experiences and present circumstances in a positive light.
  • Clarity of Purpose: Develop the deep commitment and focus needed to align your behavior and the pursuit of your goals with your ultimate life purpose.
  • Specialized Intelligence: Cultivate your smarts by learning and improving from mistakes, making intuitive decisions, and adopting a big-picture perspective on life challenges.
  • Pure Confidence: Develop a belief in your abilities that transcends tangible results by connecting with your most powerful motivator--a pure love of the pursuit of peak performance. In doing so, you will awaken your inner strength and banish the fear of failure forever.
  • By understanding the factors that make Lance Armstrong a champion and applying them to your own personal and professional goals, you can realize the highest expression of your talents--whether it's in a bike race or the rat race, in the boardroom or the living room--and cultivate an unbeatable joy for living every day to the fullest.
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Staying The Course: A Runner's Toughest Race
by Dick Beardsley (Author), Maureen Anderson (Author)
Review
"There are faster and more decorated runners than Dick Beardsley, but probably none with a more compelling life story. You'll want to read this book in one big gulp, then return again and again for inspiration both on and off the roads." -New York Runner
"In the long run, Beardsley's book is a winner." -Pioneer Press
Book Description
For a moment Dick Beardsley became the most famous runner in the world by losing a race. In the 1982 Boston Marathon, Beardsley, foiled by a motorcycle that cut him off, finished two seconds behind Alberto Salazar in one of the most memorable contests in marathon history. Staying the Course recounts that race and the difficult years that followed, including his recovery from a near-fatal farm accident, his subsequent addiction to painkillers, and a public arrest for forging prescriptions. His story of overcoming obstacles speaks to anyone who loves competition, who has survived catastrophe, or who has pursued a seemingly impossible goal.
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The Carb Cycling Diet
by Roman Malkov
Book Description
Optimize your health, lose weight, feel great—without giving up the foods you love!
Build muscle and lose fat with the real-life answer to no-carb/low-carb diets. Low-carb diets like Atkins and South Beach are notoriously difficult to maintain over time and have been deserted by millions of people. Health-conscious people all over America are ready for something better. Discover the secret that athletes and trainers have been using for years with a healthy carb cycling diet.
By allowing you to eat full, nutritionally balanced meals on any day, The Carb Cycling Diet breaks away from the "deprivation model" of most diets on the market today. Alternating between limited-carb and normal-carb days, you have your cake and eat it, too, without having to rely on supplements or sugar substitutes.
The Carb Cycling Diet includes easy recipes and meal plans for normal- and low-carb days. Monitoring what you eat is simple with the Carbohydrate Content and Glycemic Index tables included. Plus, The Carb Cycling Diet provides tips on exercise, sports supplements, and how to keep motivation high.
As former Nutritional Consultant for the Russian National Athletic Team, physician and exercise physiologist Roman Malkov, M.D., understands the secret that the world's top athletes have used for years. Carb cycling works for them and it can work for you!
Easily adaptable to anyone's lifestyle, The Carb Cycling Diet is a groundbreaking, sustainable, scientifically based diet to build muscle, lose fat, and stay healthy for life.
About the Author
Roman Malkov, M.D, is a physician and exercise physiologist who served as a nutritional consultant for the Russian National Athletic Team. An active member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Association of Nutritional Consultants, Dr. Malkov is a consultant to professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts. He lives in New York City.
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Younger Next year for Women
By Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge
Editorial Reviews
From Publishers Weekly
Crowley and Lodge rework their bestselling Younger Next Year (which targeted men) to address health and aging concerns for women. Former attorney Crowley's chatty voice alternates with internist-gerontologist Lodge's straightforward medical perspective. The authors promise that major lifestyle changes, including a six-days-a-week exercise regime, and a positive view of aging will make the "next third" of life—the stage after menopause—the most fulfilling. Because women live longer, are highly motivated for change and fear aging less than men do, the authors contend, they will reap great benefits from the program. Crowley and Lodge put their own spin on commonsense health essentials, with Lodge adding information on the latest antiaging breakthroughs. A variety of activities (biking, skiing, sailing, yoga) will likely make the intensive exercise plan more enjoyable. Although there is little new material, women may find the 71-year-old Crowley's cheerleading appealing—the old buddy tone of the previous edition is exchanged for that of a male "girlfriend"—and a great motivator not only for making lifestyle changes but for equating health with how one feels, not how one looks. (Jan.)
Book Description
Now, a women’s edition. A New York Times bestseller with 115,000 copies in print in hardcover, Younger Next Year is the breakthrough program for men to turn back their biological clocks and live healthier, more active lives into their 80s and beyond. Experts believed, the press raved:
“An extraordinary book. It is easy to read and the science is right." —K. Craig Kent, M.D., chief of vascular surgery, New York–Presbyterian Hospital
“Brain-rattling, irresistible, hilarious . . . it could change your life."—Washington Post
But the fact is that women have even more to gain from Younger Next Year. Just as the average woman lives longer (three decades past menopause) than the average man, the average woman has more anxiety about aging. Younger Next Year for Women is a book of hope. Though keeping the same lively, alternating voices—Chris Crowley’s rough-and-ready passion for the cause, Harry Lodge’s cool, convincing science—the book is recast to bring its revolutionary findings about staving off 70% of the normal decay associated with aging specifically to women. It covers menopause and postmenopause at length, cardiac disease, osteoporosis, sexuality, even finances. It adapts its simple, lifesaving motivational rules—Exercise Six Days a Week, Don’t Eat Crap, Connect to Other People—to contemporary women’s lifestyles. And brings to its message a refreshing bluntness that says yes, you have come a long way, and you’ve got a longer way to go. Now enjoy it for all it’s worth.
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Women Who Run
By Shanti Sosienski
"It's hard to believe now, but just forty years ago, women weren't allowed to run long-distance races..."
Women run for all kinds of reasons. We run for health, to ease tension, for strength, to challenge ourselves, to be social with friends, as professional athletes or the dream of being one, to turn our minds on, and to turn them off. Whether running a marathon, taking a quick jog around the neighborhood, or trying to reach the top of Pikes Peak, women of all ages and abilities have discovered running. In Women Who Run a wide range of women, including Olympians, marathoners, ultra runners, young track phenoms, and recreational runners, talk about why they run, what drives them, and what continues to spark their interest in the sport.
Women Who Run features Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon; Louise Cooper, breast cancer survivor and finisher of the grueling 135-mile Badwater Marathon; Kristin Armstrong, who found solace and camaraderie in running with other women post-divorce; Olympic runner and two-time LA Marathon winner and Kenyan Lornah Kiplagat, Wall Street Journal reporter and Muslim women's activist, Asra Nomani; Pam Reed who ran 300-miles in one run—and many more.
This book will inspire and motivate you to get off the couch and find your inner runner.
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Breaking the Chain: Drugs and Cycling - The True Story
By Willy Voet
Amazon.co.uk Review
The publishing of Breaking the Chain must surely rub salt into cycling's ugly wounds. The sport is still reeling from the explosion of controversy that was sparked by the arrest of Team Festina backroom staff member Willy Voet and his cargo of narcotics, on the Franco-Belgian border on July 8, 1998. The subsequent police investigation uncovered a drugs scandal that destroyed that year's Tour de France but Voet sensationally claims in Breaking The Chain, endemic cheating has been at the heart of the sport for years.
Voet's role as team "pharmacist"--ferrying and administering the cocktails of performance-enhancing drugs--made him the invisible hand that shaped the fortunes of one of the sport's most successful teams and he spares little detail in relating how it was done. Step-by-step guides to the business of "charging" on amphetamines and testosterone, administering mid-race injections and the secrets of beating the dope tests, are revealed for the first time.
"You slip the part of the tube fitted with the condom up the backside, inject clean urine up the tube ... cork it and stick it to the skin following the line of the perineum as far as the testicles ... this system was never bettered ... I used it for three years without any worries." This is an astonishing story and Voet's is an amusing, candid voice--strong on the thrills of cheating and on the horrors of being caught--but given the ongoing investigations, and that fact the Voet, along with other senior members of the Festina team, is living under the cloud of a suspended prison sentence, it is hard to gauge whether the author's version of events has itself been "doctored". He names specific individuals related to the Festina case but protects the identities of other cheats that he claims operated on the pro circuit and it remains to be seen whether the full story of the scandal has now been told. --Alex Hankin --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Independent
"A moving and spirited account of lying and cheating on behalf of some of the biggest names in cycling"

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Running : Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology in Practice
By Frans Bosch, Ronald Klomp
This richly illustrated work presents innovative training concepts based on recent scientific research and extensive knowledge of the real-world training. It provides running trainers, physiotherapists and physical exercise teachers with the latest insights into the training runners. The methods presented here are based on biomechanical principles. Scientific material is translated into practical techniques in the discussion of topics such as running technique, energy supply processes and adaptation through training.
  • Unique approach to the material makes this book an excellent resource for a beginners introduction or an advanced trainers review.
  • Coverage features the most up-to-date information available.
  • Logical organization of information makes the text easy to use.

About the Author
Frans Bosch, HBO, BSc, Trainer and Coach, Royal Netherlands Track and Field Association (KNAU), The Netherlands; and Ronald Klomp, DRS. MSC

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Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals: And Doing the Duathlon Too!
By Steven Jonas
Editorial Reviews
Amazon.com
Deciding to enter your first triathlon is a heady moment--you're ready for the challenge of a swim-bike-run race and pumped to get your body training. Chances are, though, that you're experienced in only one, maybe two of the sports. How do you incorporate the others? What kind of equipment do you need? How often should you be practicing each sport? And what if you're a complete novice, a wanna-be athlete who has not done any of the sports, and you want to enter a triathlon to motivate yourself to get into shape and improve your outlook? Steven Jones, M.D., a professor of preventive medicine and a successful triathlete, has all the answers and reassurances you'll need in his down-to-earth book, updated in 1999, Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals.
As he says in his preface, his book is for the person "who wants to engage in a new and different athletic experience without turning the rest of his or her life upside down in the process and wants to have fun doing so." Focusing on the "marathon-equivalent" triathlon, which is a 1.5-kilometer swim, a 40-kilometer bike, and a 10-kilometer run (although he does have a brief chapter called "Doing the Duathlon and Going Long"), Jonas helps you decide if a triathlon is right for you, gives his own personal history of how he went from a nonathlete to a racer, and advises on how to pick your first race.
From there, he discusses techniques, the basic principles of training, and how to establish your "aerobic base," the basic level of fitness (especially important for nonexercisers) you need before approaching his "Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals Training Program," a five-hour-a-week, 13-week program to train you for your race. Also covered in the manual is equipment and nutrition. Jonas's style of writing is accessible to the layperson--he doesn't burden you with technical terms or complicated zones or training levels. He even goes through an entire race with you, from the night before to putting air in your bike tires through the actual events right up to the aftermath of the race. The terrific appendix includes diagrams of stretches. While this isn't the book for a seasoned runner looking to improve his overall time, this is the ideal book to provide guidance and encouragement for newbies to the sport. Reading just a few chapters will have you itching to start racing. --Jenny Brown --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From Library Journal
This is a book of personal opinions and experiences from a self-proclaimed "back of the middle of the pack" athlete. While Jonas does present basic triathlon information on swimming, bicycling, and running and very good bibliographies on these topics, most of the book is a personal account of his training and racing. Readers would be better served by Sally Edwards's Triathlon: a triple fitness sport (Contemporary Bks., 1983) or Paul Perry's Complete Book of the Triathlon ( LJ 10/1/83). Both books are much better at describing the event and preparing the competitor. (Illustrations not seen.) Thomas K. Fry, UCLA Libs.
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Running Dialogue
By David Holt
Training for 5k, 10k, Half-marathon to Marathon for Beginners to Experts

David Holt shows joggers and recreational runners how to train for their first 5K, or their first marathon. Experienced runners benefit from the extensive chapters on hill training, anaerobic threshold and VO2 maximum and Interval training. Learn the speed to train at for all types of training at your own personal level. Includes running pace tables, a nutrition chapter and 50 pages of injury advice, plus cartoons and some humor. Covers coping with dogs while running, to all the types of training which Gold medalists use.

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Your First Triathlon
By Joe Friel
Book Description
Every year thousands of people decide to take on a sprint triathlon for the first time. Now USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach Joe Friel provides a complete guide to finishing that first triathlon. The same principles and training methodology that the pros and committed triathletes rely on are presented here in language that a beginner can easily understand. Friel maps a course to prepare for a sprint-distance triathlon in 12 weeks, with five hours of training each week, plenty of rest, and the beginnings of a lifestyle marked by a commitment to health and fitness and personal growth. Your First Triathlon provides the training plans, workouts, checklists, and instruction that first-timers need. Joe Friel is known for his thorough approach and with his help, what may have begun as a challenge to complete a sprint triathlon will grow into a love for this demanding yet rewarding sport.

From the Publisher
"Joe Friel is the leading authority on triathlon training." —Ryan Bolton, Ironman winner & 2000 USA Olympic Team

"Joe takes the fear out of doing a first triathlon." —Barb Lindquist, 2004 USA Olympic Team

"If you are looking to get off to a great start in this sport, you have come to the right place!" —Siri Lindley, Triathlon World Champion

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The Traveling Marathoner : A Complete Guide to Top U.S. Races and Sightseeing on the Run  The Traveling Marathoner : A Complete Guide to Top U.S. Races and Sightseeing on the Run
By Elise Allen
Book Description
Whether you've finally qualified for Boston, you're debuting in Chicago, or you can't resist the urge to run 26.2 miles through balmy Honolulu breezes, this book will help you and your cheering section plan an unforgettable marathon vacation—at any time of the year, to any part of the country.

All the race basics
* Contacts and registration info
* Course descriptions, route maps, and race-day insights
* Where to carbo-load
* Strategies for spectators—the best viewing spaces and breakfast places

All the travel basics
* Orientation info and maps
* Hotels with great race-weekend rates and amenities
* Top sights to see, regardless of how your legs feel
* Great places for a well-earned foot rub

Races include:
Walt Disney World®; New Orleans; Los Angeles; Boston; Cincinnati; Newport, OR; Salt Lake City; Choteau, MT; Stowe, VT; Chicago; New York City; and Honolulu.

From the Author
As a traveling marathoner myself, this is the guidebook I've always wanted. Like most marathoners, I'm in no danger of actually winning one of these absurdly long races. For me and upwards of a half million others each year, the marathon is simply about the challenge: pushing ourselves to do something seemingly impossible. And to celebrate that amazing accomplishment, we often bring our family and friends to out of town races, making the whole weekend a mini-vacation, with a 26.2 mile trek as its centerpiece.

Of course, that's not a typical vacation. And typical guidebooks can't tell you everything you need to really enjoy that kind of trip.

That's where The Traveling Marathoner comes in. For each race in the book, I've researched everything you need to know in order to have a fantastic marathon trip: where to stay, where to eat... even the best places for your friends and family to grab breakfast before or after they cheer you on. I also cover all the race information, from registration to celebration, so you'll be completely prepared. And with the marathon-a-month format, you can find an excellent race for any time of year.

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The Last Pick : The Boston Marathon Race Director's Road to Success The Last Pick : The Boston Marathon Race Director's Road to Success
By Joan Benoit Samuelson (Foreword), David J. McGillivray, Linda Glass Fechter
Book Description
"If you can dream it, it can happen." In this heartening book, Boston Marathon race director and motivational speaker David McGillivray shares the challenges he has overcome to inspire readers to similar triumphs in their own lives.

Always the last pick for team sports because of his small stature, David McGillivray drove himself to excel at individual sports. Whe 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.

About the Author
DAVID J. McGILLIVRAY is race director of the Boston Marathon. He has delivered more than 1,200 motivational speeches and, as president and founder of Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises Inc. (DMSE), he has raised over $1 million for various charities. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

LINDA GLASS FECHTER is a freelance writer who has worked for over 16 years with various charities and athletic organizations.

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Training and Racing with a Power Meter Training and Racing with a Power Meter
By Hunter Allen, Andrew Coggan
Power meters are rapidly becoming an invaluable part of training and racing among professional cyclists and triathletes, amateurs looking for a competitive edge, and gear fiends. For coaches and athletes, these devices offer enormous potential for targeting and timing training to realize a rider's goals. Yet few athletes or coaches understand how to interpret the data for optimal results, and few cycling resources do more than mention the possibility of wattage training. Training and Racing with a Power Meter decrypts the layers of information and explains how to begin a program that effectively integrates power. Hunter Allen and Andrew Coggan have conducted extensive research and consulted with manufacturers to deliver the most sophisticated and scientific approach to training on the market, allowing riders to tap every last watt of power. The book includes cogent case studies, sample power workouts, and a chapter on the future of training and racing with these soon-to-be indispensable devices.
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Performance Nutrition for Runners Runner's World Performance Nutrition for Runners : How to Fuel Your Body for Stronger Workouts, Faster Recovery, and Your Best Race Times Ever
Matt Fitzgerald
Editorial Reviews

This newest addition to the heralded Runner’s World series offers runners up-to-date nutrition advice based on the latest science

Runners have different nutrition and recovery needs than other endurance athletes. Yet until now, they’ve had no nutritional resource specifically addressing their concerns.

This comprehensive guide distills the newest thinking in the science of exercise nutrition into practical, hands-on tips that will help runners stay healthy, recover faster, enjoy better workouts, and race successfully. Readers will learn:
* detailed information on nutritional topics important to runners, from balancing internal energy stores to proper hydration
* how to customize their diets to their individual training needs
* shopping tips and dining-out strategies to help runners maximize their nutritional intake
* the top 5 pre-race meals and top 5 healthiest snacks for runners
* nutritional tips for special populations, including women, children, diabetics, and older runners

About the Author
MATT FITZGERALD is a runner, triathlete, and coach. He has written for such publications as Running Times, Men’s Fitness, Triathlete, and Runner’s World. The managing editor of the sports nutrition Web site, www.poweringmuscles.com, he lives in San Diego, California.

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The Gift - A Runner's Story The Gift - A Runner's Story
by Paul Maurer
Editorial Reviews

Book Description
"The Gift - A Runner's Story" is a newly released novel that centers on runner Brett Rodgers and his quest for personal and athletic redemption. The storyline embraces the trials and tribulations of a world-class distance runner,while masterfully blending in the long and colorful history of competitive running. With a thoughtful and poignant conclusion, "The Gift" leads to the undeniable truth that regrets from an unfulfilled youth can shadow ones soul for a lifetime.

About the Author
The Gift – A Runner’s Story is Paul Maurer’s first novel. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife, three boys, and his running buddy/dog, Sam.

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Bowerman and the Men of Oregon : The Story of Oregon's Legendary Coach and Nike's Co-founder Bowerman and the Men of Oregon : The Story of Oregon's Legendary Coach and Nike's Co-founder
by Phil Knight (Foreword), Kenny Moore
Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly
The University of Oregon's running coach Bill Bowerman had revolutionary ideas for his time (the 1950s, '60s and early '70s). He instituted rest days, researched training methods and experimented with runners' clothing; his runners repeatedly broke the four-minute mile. Moore, a former Olympian and Sports Illustrated writer, trained with Bowerman, and he writes of his mentor with a veneration that frequently crosses into hagiography. For example, Bowerman hazed his new runners by urinating on them in the shower and branding them with a hot set of keys, a practice Moore calls "an initiation rite, not unlike the ritual circumcision some African tribes use to make men out of boys." Bowerman was a central player in the building of Nike, although, despite the subtitle, this is just a small part of his story. The focus is on running. Bowerman was at many important moments of running history; he trained Steve Prefontaine, coached at the Munich Olympics and developed Nike's waffle-soled shoe. Moore's writing distinguishes his book from others in the running genre; even smaller races are grippingly recounted. While far from objective, Moore's work is an inspiring and touching look at the man who made Eugene, Ore., the running capital of the U.S. Photos. (Apr.)

Book Description
The first biography of the legendary track coach, and founder of Nike, who had an unparalleled impact on the sport of running

During his tenure as track coach at the University of Oregon from 1949 through 1972, Bill Bowerman won 4 national team titles, trained dozens of milers to break the 4-minute barrier, and his athletes set 13 world and 22 American records. Single-handedly he helped turn the college town of Eugene, Oregon, into the running capital of the world.

In Bowerman: The Wings of Nike, Kenny Moore, a world-class marathon runner and one of Bowerman’s Oregon men, tells the story of his mentor and hero, drawing on years of taped interviews and the full cooperation of the Bowerman family and Nike, the company that Bowerman helped to found through his invention of the waffle-soled running shoe.

Whether providing a fresh look at the tragic siege at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, where Bowerman coached the track and field team; offering a close-up view of the coach’s relationship with runner Steve Prefontaine (subject of the movie Without Limits, co-written and co-produced by Moore); or exploring Bowerman’s role as a Nike innovator, this illuminating portrait is compelling reading throughout—ample evidence of why Bowerman’s widow, noting how well the author understood her husband, said: "If anyone should write Bill’s life story, it’s Kenny Moore."

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26.2: Marathon Stories 26.2: Marathon Stories
by Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson
Review
Reviewed by Terry Maddaford, New Zealand Herald

Anyone who has run a marathon can relate to "the wall". You either run into it, through it, or it collapses on you.
Despite assertions to the contrary, there is no such thing as an "easy" marathon even if the new generation of Africans appear to skip their way over the ultimate distance.
In their book 26.2 Marathon Stories, husband and wife co-authors Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson attempt to explain the mystique that has for so long set the marathon apart from all other athletic challenges. This chronology tracks the marathon from the very beginning.
In every marathon there are countless stories of personal triumph amidst the tragedy, the folklore of the famous marathons such as Boston, New York, London and even Rotorua.
In the marathon there are no losers, just some who go faster than others. This in-depth journey tells the story of those at both ends of the field and plenty in between.
The winners grab the headlines, medals and - these days - healthy cheques and rich endorsements, but anyone who goes the distance is a winner.
Many sportsmen and women who might have had lifetime hopes dashed by injury have been able to turn to the marathon.
Less than 1 per cent of those who cross the start line are winners or at least competitive. They grab the headlines but not all the column inches.
This comprehensively illustrated history of the great race highlights many of the best to ever challenge the distance, from Greek Kharilaos Vasilakos who won the first "official" marathon (in 1896) in a time of 3h 06m 03s to Kenyan Paul Tergat who, in 2003, dipped under 2h 05m.
In the same year, Paula Radcliffe set a women's world's best of 2h 15m 25s - less than 20 years on from the first women's Olympic marathon in Los Angeles in 1984.
It has been more than century in the making, but 26.2 Marathon Stories captures the torturous journey splendidly.
Pity though, there is no place for New Zealand great Allison Roe, who does not rate a mention despite her Boston-New York double in 1981, both in record times with the latter a then world's best.

Publisher: Allen & Unwin
RRP: $39.99

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Perfect Distance Ovett & Coe: Ovett And Coe - the Record Breaking Rivalry Perfect Distance Ovett & Coe: Ovett And Coe - the Record Breaking Rivalry
by Pat Butcher
Review
'Few athletes have captured the world's attention as did Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett in the early 1980s... it was their fierce rivalry, more redolent of prefessional boxing that middle-glass running, that transformed their clashes at the Olympics into unmissable events. A runner himself, Pat Butcher has chronicled the way these two swift men spurred each other to glory and redefined their sport in the process, though ultimately for worse rather than better.'

Book Description
Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe presided over the golden era of British athletics. Between them they won three Olympic gold medals, two silvers, one bronze, and broke a total of twelve middle-distance records. They were part of the landscape of the late seventies and early eighties -- both household names, their exploits were watched by millions (in an age before video, satellite and Sky Sports, the BBC Nine O'Clock News was often interrupted to accommodate their successes). As far apart as possible in terms of class and upbringing -- Ovett is the art student, the long-haired son of a market-trader from Brighton, a natural athlete; Coe's formative years were spent under the rigorous training routine of Peter Coe, a self-taught trainer who referred to his son as 'my athlete' -- their rivalry burned as intense on the track as away from it. The pendulum swung between the pair of them -- each breaking the other's records, and, memorably, triumphing in each other's events in Moscow in 1980 -- for the best part of a decade, until the final showdown at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984 . . . Twenty years on, Pat Butcher, a runner himself and athletics correspondent of The Times in the eighties, has spoken at length to both athletes; to Coe, the Tory MP, and to Ovett, whom he tracked down in Australia. He writes in depth about the British obsession with and dominance of middle-distance running, the mile, and speaks to many of the great 'milers' down the years, the likes of the Swedes Gunder Hagg and Arne Andersson, John Walker and, of course, Roger Bannister. The Perfect Distance is both a detailed re-creation and a fitting celebration of the greatest era of British athletics.

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Women, Sport and Society in Modern China Women, Sport and Society in Modern China - Holding up More than Half the Sky
by Dong Jinxia
"Women hold up half the sky" and "Women can do what men can do" are not just popular slogans peddled by Chairman Mao, but recent actualities of China's elite sport. In every Olympics since 1988 women have increased their representation over men. Their extraordinary performances have thrust Chinese women into the global limelight and sparked considerable interest, not to mention controversy, with accusations of drug violations, and yet there remains a paucity of analytical literature on Chinese elite women's sport not only in China but throughout the world.
Drawing on Chinese sources hitherto unavailable in the West, official documents and interviews with top athletes, Dong Jinxia explores the rise of the Chinese super-sportswomen and their relationship with politics, culture and society before and during the Cultural Revolution and through China's transition to a market economy. This readable work will appeal to students of sports studies, journalists and general readers fascinated by the rise of the Chinese women super-athletes.
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Chasing Lance: The 2005 Tour de France and Lance Armstrong's Ride of a Lifetime  Chasing Lance: The 2005 Tour de France and Lance Armstrong's Ride of a Lifetime
by Martin Dugard
Acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Martin Dugard tells the extraordinary story of Lance Armstrong’s final race, guiding us on a 2,240-mile journey through the bucolic French countryside, up the rugged peaks of the Pyrenees, all the way to one final ride down the Champs-Élysées. Never before has the Tour de France experience been captured so fully and vividly. We are there among the rabid fans as they cheer on their favorite riders; in the frenzied media room, where top journalists plot to score an interview with the fiercely private Armstrong; and deep inside the heart of the peloton as the Discovery team’s top lieutenants sacrifice themselves to protect their leader. Dugard was granted the most exclusive press credential offered by the Tour’s organizers, so he had total access to the riders, their teams, the courses, and the back rooms. As a result it’s all here: the daring breakaways and heartbreaking crashes, the mind games and the intense competition, the strategy and the courage. We see Lance Armstrong’s fearsome drive, his jubilation when his most loyal teammate wins a stage, and his rocky relationships with young, up-and-coming American riders. But Chasing Lance is not just an account of Armstrong’s incredible triumph. Dugard gives us the full Tour, from the yellow jersey up front to the struggling riders who bring up the rear; from the quiet countryside to the Paris pavement; from the lavender fields of Provence to the fields of drunken tourists who have come not only to see if Lance can win one last time, but to consume as much fine wine and cheese as possible—an endurance contest of a different sort.

A gripping portrait of a champion at sunset, an illuminating exploration of what it means to persevere—on the road and in life—and a vibrant journey through France, Chasing Lance takes us to the Tour, and inside the mind of Lance Armstrong, as no other book ever has.

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Paul Tergat: Running to the Limit; His Life and His Training Secrets With Many Tips For Runners Paul Tergat: Running to the Limit; His Life and His Training Secrets With Many Tips For Runners
by Jurg Wirz
Runner's World Review:
German athletics journalist Jurg Wirz has known Paul Tergat for almost 15 years, and has lived in Eldoret, Kenya, for several years. You couldn't do better than this as a platform for writing about Tergat, and Wirz has produced a remarkably entertaining book titled Paul Tergat: Running To The Limit, His Life And His Training Secrets. A big bonus: The book contains more than 100 glossy, color photos of Tergat in various places and situations. He's winning the World XC, running fast on the European track season, training in the Kenyan tea fields, getting married, presenting Dr. Gabriele Rosa with a goat, helping to feed hungry Kenyan kids, and shaking hands with George Bush in the White House. And more. The book is a delight to simply page through, as you wonder what photo will pop up next.

As you can tell from the long title, Wirz knows that readers are just as interested in Tergat's training as they are in his life story. So he delivers detailed, many-week training logs from Tergat's track racing days, and from his London Marathon 2002 preparations. Also: several chapters on the training philosophy and approaches of Dr. Rosa, who has developed many great Kenyan stars in addition to Tergat.

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Breakthrough Triathlon Training Breakthrough Triathlon Training
by Brad Kearns
The perfect trathlete training guide—whether you’re a beginner or are simply looking to improve your performance

Breakthrough Triathlon Training helps you discover your own abilities, identify weaknesses, and overcome pitfalls on the way to triathlon success. Brad Kearns shows you how to set realistic goals, and provides all the nuts and bolts of training, including sample exercises and flexible workout schedules to fit the demands of everyday life.

From the Back Cover
"Breakthrough Triathlon Training will help you connect with that deep love of the sport that can be your greatest weapon for success." --Lance Armstrong, from the foreword

Get on the journey to peak performance with this inspirational training guide

From former top-ranked professional triathlete and thirty-time winner Brad Kearns, this simple and refreshing guide to reaching your personal best will help you discover your own abilities, identify your weaknesses, and overcome pitfalls on the way to triathlon success. Like having your own personal trainer to guide and inspire you, this unique book covers much more than just physical conditioning, giving you the mental preparation and toughness you need on the road and in the water.

Using a holistic approach as he addresses every level of the sport, Kearns shows you how to:

  • Use the power of pure motivation to perform at your ultimate potential
  • Train your body properly for peak performance
  • Discover the secret regimens of top endurance athletes and how to make them work for you
  • Design a personalized weekly, monthly, and annual training schedule
  • Give every single workout a specific purpose to avoid burnout

Filled with sample exercises and flexible workout schedules, this inspirational guide helps you fit the demands of triathlon training into everyday life--and enrich the way you live every day.

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The Triathlete's Guide to Off-Season Training The Triathlete's Guide to Off-Season Training
by Karen Buxton
The Off-Season is an important time for recovery and planning, working on your weaknesses and indulging in other sports. This guide helps you map a winter training program to refresh your body and mind, and build strength and endurance.
  • Clearly defined goals and a step-by-step plan to meet them
  • Core strengthening exercises using Swiss and medicine balls
  • Increased flexibility through yoga
  • Drills to improve swim, bike and run performance
  • Indoor and outdoor alternatives to improve cardiovascular conditioning.

Off-season training is an opportunity to find new ways to integrate a variety of conditioning techniques into your workout regimen, renewing your ambition and strength for the year ahead.

"Ask multisport coaches what the most important part of the training year is and most will say winter. Why is this? Winter is when the athlete establishes the base of fitness that will ultimately determine race fitness later in the season."

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The New Competitive Runner's Handbook The New Competitive Runner's Handbook
by Bob Glover, Pete Schuder
"Competitive running gives your running life a focus. Competition measures progress. You set a goal and accomplish it." Bob Glover and Shelly-lynn Florence Glover, authors of The Competitive Runner's Handbook, know what they're talking about. Bob has run competitively for nearly 40 years, coached for 30 years, and completed more than 30 marathons, while Shelly-lynn has raced for more than 20 years and is an exercise physiologist with a master's degree from Columbia University. They've coauthored several books on running. Clocking in at over 600 pages, The Handbook covers basic training techniques, gives tips on speed training, and outlines regimens for specific races: short, 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon. There are also sections on motivation and the mental aspects of competitive running, proper running form, nutrition, dealing with illness and injury, and more. In addition, the book includes many helpful charts. Straightforward and authoritative, this is a comprehensive reference guide that's suited to runners of all levels.
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Start to Finish Ironman Training 24 Weeks to an Endurance Triathlon (Paperback) Start to Finish Ironman Training 24 Weeks to an Endurance Triathlon (Paperback)
by Paul Huddle, Roch Frey, T. J. Murphy
Okay, you've finished your first short distance triathlon. Now it's time to up the ante and go further and faster. Paul and Roch are up to challenge. Longer workouts, balancing work, family and training, adding speed work, recovery and the mental game are all essential when you decide to move up to the Olympic and then half Ironman distance. No one has more training or racing experience than Roch and Paul. They will get you to your target race health, happy and ready for more. Guaranteed.
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The Athlete's Guide to Sponsorship: How to Find an Individual, Team, or Event Sponsor   The Athlete's Guide to Sponsorship: How to Find an Individual, Team, or Event Sponsor
By Jennifer Drury and Cheri Elliot
Whether you are a beginner or professional, sponsored or never sponsored, The Athlete's Guide to Sponsorship is a comprehensive guide to improving your chances! This has step-by-step details for any athlete, team, or sporting event planner who is considering pursuing sponsorship. Authors Jennifer Drury, attorney and president of JED Sports Management, and Cheri Elliott, internationally known cycling champion, offer easy-to-follow worksheets and sample contracts, as well as advice on targeting potential corporate sponsors, writing proposals, negotiating deals, and much more! Includes sample contracts and worksheets.
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The Paleo Diet for Athletes : A Nutritional Formula for Peak Athletic Performance  The Paleo Diet for Athletes : A Nutritional Formula for Peak Athletic Performance
by Loren Cordain, Joe Friel
Loren Cordain, Ph.D., follows his success of The Paleo Diet with the first book ever to detail the exercise-enhancing effects of a diet similar to that of our Stone Age ancestors.

When The Paleo Diet was published, advocating a return to the diet of our ancestors (high protein, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables), the book received brilliant reviews from the medical and nutritional communities. Jennie Brand-Miller, coauthor of the bestselling Glucose Revolution, called it "without a doubt the most nutritious diet on the planet." Doctors Michael and Mary Dan Eades, authors of Protein Power, said, "We can't recommend The Paleo Diet highly enough."

Now Dr. Cordain joins with USA triathlon and cycling elite coach Joe Friel to adapt the Paleo Diet to the needs of athletes. The authors show:
o Why the typical athletic diet (top-heavy with grains, starches, and refined sugars) is detrimental to recovery, performance, and health
o How the glycemic load and acid-base balance impact performance
o Why consumption of starches and simple sugars is only beneficial in the immediate post-exercise period

At every level of competition, The Paleo Diet for Athletes can maximize performance in a range of endurance sports.

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Healing Injuries the Natural Way : How to Mend Bones, Muscles, Tendons and More  Healing Injuries the Natural Way : How to Mend Bones, Muscles, Tendons and More
Michelle Schoffro Cook
Because the bones in our bodies are not visible to us, instead of valuing the important role they play in our overall health we tend to take them for granted, until we succumb to an injury.
From a "critical reviewer:
"I've been through it all. My low back pain didn't respond to the physiotherapist. My primary care didn't think it to be HIS problem. After weeks of complaints he finally passed me on to the orthopedic guy who wanted to fuse all of my spine bones. The second opinion of the neurosurgeon was to do nothing at all. Then I was back at square one until I read this book. Michelle's guidance and calm reassurance pointed me in directions I had never considered. I don't believe in magic and I think that most of the things that my friends and my doc says are crap, but Michelle got me through the worse times of my life. GET THIS BOOK IF YOU HURT!!!!! My review could have been THAT short."
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Frank Shorter's Running for Peak Performance Frank Shorter's Running for Peak Performance
By Frank Shorter
Book Description
Whether you've just started running or have been running for years, Frank Shorter's Running for Peak Performance is an excellent guide that tells you everything you need to know about the sport from the heart and soul of a man who knows the sport inside and out. From setting practical goals to keeping yourself motivated, this book covers every aspect of running any runner wants to know.

About the Author
Winner of the gold medal in the Olympic marathon in the 1972 Munich games and a silver medal in the Montreal games in 1976, Frank Shorter put running on the map in the U.S. Besides being a regular contributor to Runner's World magazine and television commentator, Shorter is the founding Chairman of the United States Anti Doping Agency.

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Lance Armstrong's War Lance Armstrong's War : One Man's Battle Against Fate, Fame, Love, Death, Scandal, and a Few Other Rivals on the Road to the Tour de France
By Daniel Coyle
When an athlete is as celebrated as Lance Armstrong, journalists tend to approach either with staggering awe or malicious schadenfreude. Refreshingly, Coyle (Hardball) displays neither. The journalist moved to Armstrong's training base in Spain to cover the months leading up to the cyclist's sixth Tour de France victory in 2004, and the resulting comfort level of Coyle with his subject is palpable. Armstrong emerges from these pages as neither the cancer-surviving saint his American fans admire, nor the soulless, imperialist machine his European detractors hate. Instead, he comes across as a preternaturally gifted athlete barely removed from the death-defying hellion he was as a teenager, fanatically disciplined, gregarious and generous but with a legendarily icy temper. Coyle sweeps over the basics of Armstrong's Texas childhood and fight with cancer, concentrating on his obsessive training—this is a sport where results are measured in ounces and microseconds. He's sometimes too loose with his writing, digressing as though he had all the time in the world, but he tightens up for the grand finale: the Tour. This work is honest, personal and passionate, with plenty to chew on for fans and novices alike.
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Running for Fitness Running for Fitness
By Owen Barder
Most of us will never be elite athletes, but we can learn from the best runners to get the most from our running.
For advice on what to look for in running shoes, to tips on training and nutrition, this practical handbook contains advice about all aspects of running from your first steps right through to training for a marathon. Experienced runners can apply the principles of elite athletes to put together their own training schedule, and there are sample workouts for running from 5km to the marathon. Specific guidance is also given to older and younger runners, along with a chapter looking at issues specific to women runners.
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The Cutting-Edge Runner The Cutting-Edge Runner : How to Use the Latest Science and Technology to Run Longer, Stronger, and Faster (Runners World)
By Matt Fitzgerald
A state-of-the-science resource for runners--with the latest information on training, nutrition, injury prevention, and gear and gadgets that improve performance.
The science and technology of running have evolved dramatically in the past 20 years. This all-inclusive resource--based on the author's own high-level running and coaching experience and his interviews with dozens of other top runners and coaches--is an indispensable tool for runners who hope to perform at the very best of their ability.
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Your Performing Edge: The Complete Mind-Body Guide for Excellence in Sports, Health, and Life Your Performing Edge: The Complete Mind-Body Guide for Excellence in Sports, Health, and Life, Third Edition
By JoAnn Dahlkoetter
Runner's World Magazine – Eileen Portz-Shovlin, Senior Editor
Excellent information on so many crucial points of performance. Good strong writing that gets to the point, with powerful examples.
Bill Rodgers, Four-time winner, Boston and New York City Marathon
This book has everything you need to be successful. It's filled with powerful mental training exercises, humor, and inspirational tips.
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Tour de France For Dummies Tour de France For Dummies
By James Raia
Tour de France For Dummies is a plain-English guide to the world's most famous bicycle race.
Featuring eight pages of full-color photographs from recent Tour de France editions, the 280-page volume is an easy-to-follow, entertaining guide that demystifies the history, strategy, rules, techniques, equipment, competitors and various competitions from the world's most intriquing sporting event.
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Books from Lisa Dorfman:

The Tropical Diet is the how-to, not the what-not to eat dieting book. Its the first fun and sexy way to lose weight, attain a fit physique, more energy, and better health. Three plans The Lean low-carb, high-protein, The Athlete high-carbohydrate, low-fat and The Basic // distribution of carbohydrate, fat, and protein calories shows dieters how to select the specific tropical foods and seasonings to help them lose weight healthier and faster from fast food, convenience cuisine, or gourmet menus. Includes + recipes.

Exercise, train, and compete at your best on a vegetarian diet. Few segments of the population are more mindful of their food intake than athletes and vegetarians. This book combines the unique demands of sports with a healthy vegetarian diet that can help you build energy and endurance and reduce body fat. Whether you are carbo-loading before a marathon or fine-tuning nutrition to get the most out of your workout, registered dietitian and elite vegetarian athlete Lisa Dorfman provides step-by-step information on how to customize your own sport-specific nutrition program and calculate a personal dietary plan for training The Vegetarian Sports Nutrition Guide includes personal stories of athletes who have made the switch to vegetarian diets–from football players and wrestlers to ice skaters and marathoners, some of whom have beaten life-threatening illnesses with the help of this lifestyle. Lisa Dorfman provides a rich array of tasty and diverse vegetarian recipes, menus, easy-to-use charts, and food guides for vegetarians of all types, from the semi-vegetarian to the fruitarian. She also shares the training secrets of seventeen Olympic and world-class athletes who have used their vegetarian diets to achieve peak performance in their careers and optimum health in their lives.


Nancy Clark's Food Guide for Marathoners Nancy Clark's Food Guide for Marathoners
by Nancy Clark
This book is a guide to winning nutrition for both first-time and inexperienced marathoners. Clark writes this book from her passion for teaching the everyday champions that we all are how to use food to help achieve our marathon goals. She combines her personal experiences and professional expertise to teach us to eat well and enhance our energy. We learn what, when and how to eat to enjoy not only the process of training for the marathon, but also participating in the marathon itself with energy to spare.
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Peak Performance: Training and Nutritional Strategies for Sport Peak Performance: Training and Nutritional Strategies for Sport
by John Hawley, Louise Burke
Peak Performance is the perfect companion for the athlete or coach looking for every ounce of accurate practical information available from sports scientists. John Hawley and Louise Burke (world leaders in sport related science) have teamed up to produce the "lay-persons" guide to improved athletic performance. Peak performance introduces us to the founding fathers of modern athletic training. Our authors then explore the facts that have been uncovered by exercise scientists attempting to discover proof of what produces optimal performance. An excellent blend of theory and practice!
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The Athletic-Minded Traveler Dave Scott's Triathlon Training
by Dave Scott
A complete training manual for the beginning, intermediate, and advanced triathlete. The book was written in 1986, and you'll find the pictures of people on bicycles look outdated, but there's nothing outdated about the advice and training philophies Scott lays out.
The book contains excellent sections on technique in all three sports - swimming, cycling, and running. Scott, like many others, defines five levels of training, which he terms "Explosive Speed," "Speed Race," "VO2," "Anaerobic Threshold," and "Distance." Although many triathletes will want to use heart rate to judge their "zones" these days, Scott uses an equally easily measurable concept, based on paces determined by periodic time trials in the different sports, which are used to both measure your progress and to determine your training paces for the different levels. Scott uses these levels to lay out both short-term and long-term "cycles" of training. Also included is an extensive section, with many pictures, devoted to weight training and stretching.
Scott also discusses diet at length, explaining the traditional high-carb philosophy which served him so well, and also going into great detail on the importance (or lack thereof) of a huge number of vitamins and minerals.
All in all an excellent book, clearly written, easy to follow, and highly recommended.
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The Athletic-Minded Traveler The Athletic-Minded Traveler: Where To Work Out And Stay When Fitness Is A Priority
By Jim Kaese, Paul Huddle
As a first-of-its-kind U.S. travel guide for those who enjoy a good sweat and a healthy lifestyle, The Athletic-Minded Traveler takes the guesswork out of exercising on the road. Recognizing that millions of travelers factor into their hotel choice the quality of an accommodation's workout options, this book recommends the most fitness-focused hotels in three price categories and the best fitness venues such as health clubs, YMCAs, lap pools and running routes, in 78 popular U.S. travel destinations.
Because reliable and accurate information is not available online (all hotels claim to have "state of the art" fitness facilities) nor attainable by calling the hotels directly (staff is usually uninformed), the co-authors traveled the country for three months to personally tour over 1,100 hotels and fitness venues that made their first cut. The result is over 500 frank recommendations that give readers options for wonderful accommodations AND fantastic workout options. Sweat, pump iron, run, swim, 300+ thread count sheets, 24-hour room service...whatever the trip criteria, this book has it covered.
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Injury Prevention: The Unbreakable Athletes Injury Prevention: The Unbreakable Athletes
by T. J. Murphy, Chris Chorak
Despite all the motivation in the world, an endurance athlete sidelined by injury is doomed to losing fitness that has been hard won. "Injury Prevention" seeks to arm endurance athletes, of all levels and abilities, with easy-to-do exercises and techniques to ward off injuries well before they might normally occur.
More than a basic injury prevention book, this book seeks to present below-the-surface lessons with the hope that those new to the sport will learn how to prevent injury, avoid the depths of overtraining, and be free to chase their athletic goals with full vigor, intent, and enjoyment.
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Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner
Many would see running a marathon as the pinnacle of their athletic career; thrill-seeker Karnazes didn't just run a marathon, he ran the first marathon held at the South Pole. The conditions were extreme—"breathing the superchilled air directly [without a mask] could freeze your trachea"—yet he craved more. Also on his résumé: completing the Western States 100-mile endurance run and the Badwater 135-mile ultramarathon through Death Valley (which he won), as well as a 199-mile relay race... with only himself on his team.
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Anything For A T-shirt Anything For A T-shirt
Fred Lebow And The New York City Marathon, The World's Greatest Footrace
"ANYTHING for a T-Shirt" captures Fred's character as an artist might do with a brush and paint. While describing Fred's life, the author delves into his motivation and goals. He skillfully shows how Fred Lebow, an immigrant from Romania, progresses to developing the most exciting mass participation sporting event in the world.
If you run, read this book! This is the best book ever written on Fred Lebow and marathon running.
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Treadmill Training for Runners Treadmill Training for Runners
About the Author
Rick Morris is a professional running coach and certified personal trainer. He is the president of Running Planet, Inc., a firm that specialized in the training of endurance athletes.
Product Description:
The popularity of the treadmill is exploding. More and more runners are using the treadmill to train for all distances and for all reasons.

This is the definitive book on treadmill training. Treadmill Training for Runners will show you how to use the treadmill to reach your goals. You will learn how to shop for a treadmill, lose weight, increase your fitness level, incorporate the treadmill into your training program, learn to run and solve common treadmill training problems.

Treadmill Training for Runners includes over 50 workouts designed specifically for the treadmill. You will find training programs for beginning runners to competitive athletes. Training programs are included for all distances from 5K to a full marathon.

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Jeff Galloway Marathon Training Software Jeff Galloway Marathon Training Software
Jeff Galloway has helped hundreds of thousands of runners with his best-selling books and training camps. This software program will create a training schedule for you, based on Jeff's fun, low mileage, and low stress approach to marathon training. Galloway Bundle includes PC Coach logbook software plus Marathon / Half-marathon plan

* Plan was created by former Olympian Jeff Galloway, author of "Galloway's Book on Running" and "Marathon".
* This plan interviews you about your running experience, your race distance (marathon or half-marathon) and your goals. Based on your answers, it sets up a workout schedule that takes you through the various training phases to prepare you for your race.
* The Jeff Galloway Marathon software includes the PC Coach Elite software logbook plus the Marathon plan. The software provides an advanced logbook complete with training calendar, workout logging, and long term graphs of your training data.
* This plan can be used by first time marathoners wanting to finish a marathon, or advanced runners wishing to train for a specific marathon goal time. Each workout specifies the perfect distance, time, and effort level to achieve your goal.
* If you are using a Polar S-series heart rate monitor (such as the Polar S720i, S610i, S520, or S410), you can download your data directly into the Galloway Marathon software. Software is compatible with Windows XP, 98 and 2000.

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Runner's World Guide to Cross-Training Runner's World Guide to Cross-Training By Matt Fitzgerald
How to cross-train to improve running times and prevent overuse injuries-whether you are participating in your first 10-K or competing to win a marathon or triathlon If you want to enjoy a long, successful life of running, it's essential to incorporate non-running activities into your training program. Strength exercises will keep your muscles in balance. Flexibility exercises will keep them supple. And alternative endurance activities will help heal existing injuries while preventing future ones. In "Runner's World Guide to Cross-Training, Matt Fitzgerald-seasoned runner, triathlete, sports and fitness journalist, and online coach to runners and triathletes-tells you everything you need to know about the very best cross-training exercises for runners, from the equipment you'll have to buy to the techniques you'll have to master. In addition to strength training and flexibility exercises, he recommends the six best non-impact cardiovascular activities for runners: pool running, elliptical training, bicycling, inline skating, swimming, and cross-country skiing. The book shows how to integrate running and cross-training, and features five complete sample programs that will train you to compete in a basic 10-K, advanced 10-K/half marathon, basic marathon, advanced marathon, and triathlon. Until now, there hasn't been a credible cross-training book designed especially for runners. With the imprimatur of Runner's World magazine-recognized everywhere as the most authoritative source of information on the sport-this excellent guide will be welcomed by runners at every level as the book to consult for advice on this vital topic.
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Triathlon Training Basics by Gale Bernhardt Triathlon Training Basics by Gale Bernhardt
Triathlon Training Basics contains all the information that new triathletes need in order to successfully complete a sprint or an Olympic distance triathlon. Written by Gale Bernhardt, Triathlete columnist, member of the USA Triathlon 2004 Olympic Team Selection Committee, and certified Elite Level Triathlon and Cycling Coach trainer, the book contains detailed training plans that are tailored to different levels of fitness in each of the swim, bike, and run categories. Strength training and stretching portions are included to illustrate proper form and the last chapter deals with injury prevention and treatment.
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Paula Radcliffe - My Story So Far "My Story So Far" by Paula Radcliffe
"I tied my laces with hands that were shaking." The injury and illness that had threatened to dash her Olympic dreams struck Paula Radcliffe devastatingly on race day in Athens.

Paula Radcliffe has managed to be both very successful in her field and incredibly popular with the Great British Public. She was the underdog for so long -- narrowly missing out on medals in the 1999 World Championships and the 2000 Sydney Olympics -- that fans longed to see her win. Paula's rosy manner hides a tough resolve to succeed and in 2002 her luck began to turn. She won gold medals at both the Commonwealth and European championships and started to grab the headlines, bringing Britain's focus back to athletics. Paula's bravery is not limited to the track, however. She has become a passionate spokesperson against drug cheats and, inspired by her own battle with the condition, she is widely admired for her patronage of asthma charities. And even though Athens in 2004 proved to be more Greek tragedy than triumph, her popularity remains undimmed. Her remarkable life story of highs and lows is fully chronicled in this fascinating and inspiring autobiography.

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23 Days In July: Inside Lance Armstrong's Record-Breaking Tour De France Victory 23 Days In July: Inside Lance Armstrong's Record-Breaking Tour De France Victory
by John Wilcockson, Graham Watson
A riveting day-by-day account of the 2004 Tour de France and Lance Armstrong's unprecedented sixth victory-by the man "widely considered to be the best cycling writer in the U.S." (USA Today) Taking place over twenty-three days in July and across more than 2,100 miles of smooth blacktop, rough cobblestones, and punishing mountain terrain, the Tour de France is the most grueling sports event in the world. And in 2004, five-time champion Lance Armstrong set out to achieve what no other cyclist in the 100-year history of the race had ever done: win a sixth Tour de France.
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The Pilates Edge: An Athlete's Guide to Strength and Performance (Avery Health Guides) The Pilates Edge: An Athelete's Guide to Strength and Performance (Avery Health Guides)
by Karrie Adamany, Daniel Loigerot
Pilates is a unique body conditioning method - originally developed by Joseph Pilates for boxers, gymnasts, and dancers. The Pilates Edge makes the connection between Pilates and sports training, showing how the basic principles of Pilates relate to athletic achievement as well as everyday health and fitness. The authors begin by outlining the Authentic Pilates Method[trademark], as taught to them by Romana Kryzanowksa, the last living disciple of Joseph Pilates.
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Distance Training for Masters Distance Training for Masters
by Arthur Lydiard, Garth Gilmour
One of the most significant evolutions in modern sport has been the emergence of world-class performances by master athletes. Over a wide range of sport - from golf to marathons and ironman triathlons, from swimming to football, from rowing to track & field - athletes who, in the past, would have stopped their activities in their thirties or younger, now carry on. No longer is anyone too old to compete and a whole new competitive area has opened up for sportspeople ranging in age up to their seventies.
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Be Iron-Fit : Time-Efficient Training Secrets for Ultimate Fitness Be Iron-Fit : Time-Efficient Training Secrets for Ultimate Fitness
by Don Fink
Ever dream of being an elite endurance athlete and competing in races like Hawaii's Ironman?
Professional athletes are not the only people who have the ability to attain superior athletic accomplishments. Every season tens of thousands of amateur triathletes compete head-to-head, pushing their physical and mental strength to the absolute limits. The standard Ironman competition is a true test: a 2.4-mile open-water swim, followed by a 112-mile bike leg, and a 26.2-mile marathon run.
Sought-after multisport coach, Don Fink assures readers that the challenge is not too difficult, the dream is not impossible. His time-efficient training methods have been honed over the years and have been proved to aid anyone in achieving their athletic dreams. Be Iron-Fit provides practical training information in a step-by-step, enjoyable way so that even everyday athletes can attain ultimate conditioning.
Included in this revolutionary guide is information on:
- The essential workouts
- The training cycle
- 12-week training programs
- Effective time management
- The principle of gradual adaptation
- Effective heart-rate training
- Preparing with training races
- Proper technique
- Equipment tips
- Race and pre-race strategies
- Mental training
- Effective goal setting and race selection
- And much more

With the proper preparation and training techniques explained here, virtually anyone can attain supreme fitness.

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Keep on Running : The Science of Training and Performance Keep on Running : The Science of Training and Performance
by Eric A. Newsholme, Tony Leech, Glenda Duester
The realms of biochemistry, nutrition, physiology and psychology are finally made accessible to the athlete in this long-awaited text which has been written for anyone who wishes to understand more about the scientific basis of athletic training and performance. The authors have provided a wealth of information on this subject and, at the same time, have succeeded in producing a creative, up-to-date, easy to understand but completely authoritative text which will appeal to athletes at any stage of their career, as well as coaches and physicians. It is also intended to help students of sports science, in particular those who do not have a strong background in science. By presenting ‘biochemistry without the equations and physiology without the mathematics the authors have ensured that the book will have a wide audience. Features include a highly illustrated text, high carbohydrate recipe suggestions for athletes, practical training schedules and a comprehensive bibliography. Includes training schedules by Bruce Tulloh, gold medalist and currently training editor of Runners World. "Overall a great book — possibly the best thats been published for years." Todays Runner "Absolutely excellent — combines aspects of physiology and biochemistry and I for one will utilise it thoroughly in any course I am running." N. C. Craig Sharp, Professor of Sports Science, University of Limerick and former Senior Physiologist at the Olympic Medical Centre, London
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Runner's World On the Road : The Road Warrior's Ultimate Guide to the Best Places to Run, Eat and Sleep in the World's Favorite Cities Runner's World On the Road : The Road Warrior's Ultimate Guide to the Best Places to Run, Eat and Sleep in the World's Favorite Cities
by Doug Rennie
In this indispensable travel companion, Runner's World magazine's "On the Road" columnist Doug Rennie offers inside tips travelling athletes crave--on the best hotels for runners to stay in, the must-run routes locals love, where to carbo-load, the best stores to visit if you need running gear, even the hottest local races. Rennie provides local knowledge on 35 cities in North America and Europe, all delivered in a style that has made his column a Runner's World favorite for a decade.
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Running Injury-Free : How to Prevent, Treat and Recover from Dozens of Painful Problems Running Injury-Free : How to Prevent, Treat and Recover from Dozens of Painful Problems
by Joe Ellis, Joe Henderson
Thousands begin running programs as a means to fitness, but many abandon them, not because of lack of discipline but because of injury. Ellis, a podiatrist, and Henderson, an editor at Runner's World magazine, first describe symptoms to help identify a running injury before it happens and then offer preventative measures and cures. Whenever possible, they suggest home remedies, which range from rest to stretching to mass-produced inserts for shoes. But they also caution readers to consult a professional if at all in doubt. The importance of the ankles and feet is stressed, since a large percentage of injuries and discomfort can be traced to worn, cheap, or improperly fitted shoes. The authors also caution against overtraining and advocate that if an injury does occur, the runner should consider making an adjustment in mileage, frequency, or prerun stretching routines. A very useful, well-organized guide for runners at all fitness levels, from marathoners to chubby morning joggers.
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Genetically Modified Athletes Genetically Modified Athletes: The Ethical Implications of Genetic Technologies in Sport (Ethics and Sport)
by Andy Miah
Contentiously, Dr Miah's book, Genetically Modified Athletes, argues that gene doping could be a good thing for the future of sport. "This is something that could be very positive for sport," said Dr Miah, one of the country's leading bioethicists, with positions at Glasgow and Paisley universities. "The idea of a naturally perfect athlete is romantic nonsense. An athlete achieves what he or she achieves through all sorts of means - technology, sponsorship, support and so on. Utilising genetic modification is merely a continuation of the way sport works; it allows us to create more extraordinary performances."
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Train Hard, Win Easy: The Kenyan Way Train Hard, Win Easy: The Kenyan Way
by Toby Tanser
Tanser's pioneering work on why Kenyans have been so dominant in middle and long distance running over the past three decades or so. Many profiles including Ndereba, Ngeny, Komen, Chepchumba, Machuka, et al. Foreword by John Manners. Many photos.
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Science of Sports Training: How to Plan and Control Training for Peak Performance Science of Sports Training: How to Plan and Control Training for Peak Performance
by Thomas Kurz, Mikolaj Zagorski
Kurz, author of Stretching Scientifically (Stadion, 1987), presents a manual of East European training principles to elite athletes of the West. His nine chapters give an excellent overview of training for the development of speed, strength, flexibility, psychological preparation, recovery, and the testing and monitoring of skills. His text is logically organized and well indexed, but the prose contains some awkward phrasing and missing articles and would have benefited from additional illustrations. Kurz does not cover the basic exercise physiology or the fundamentals of physical training that Jack H. Wilmore does in Athletic Training and Physical Fitness (Allyn & Ba con, 1977), nor does he specify training regimens for individual sports. Still, this unique title is recommended for collec tions in physical education, coaching, and athletic training in academic and large public libraries.
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Chris Carmichael's Food for Fitness Chris Carmichael's Food for Fitness
By Chris Carmichael, Jim Rutberg, Kathy Zawadzki
Marathon runners, triathletes, long-distance runners, bicyclists and other very active adults are "a minority group living in a society struggling to cope with serious health issues." America's current focus on low-carb dieting is of no concern to them, but there are scant resources available to guide them through the morass of protein intake, hydration and carb-loading. With this comprehensive resource for fueling active bodies, Carmichael fills a much-needed gap
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The Performance Zone The Performance Zone: Your Nutrition Action Plan for Greater Endurance & Sports Performance
By John, Ph.D Ivy, Robert, Ph.D. Portman, Dave Scott
Every athlete, coach, and parent of a young athlete knows that nutrition can enhance sports performance. But few know exactly how to make this happen. "The Performance Zone" solves this problem. This book synthesizes the most sound and up-to-date science to provide a nutrition action plan that enables athletes to raise their athletic performance. The authors provide simple, proven guidelines for fueling mjuscles during and after sports acitivity. Using these guidelines, athletes can increase their endurance and strength, reduce injuries and muscle soreness, bounce back faster after training and competition, and even be less susceptible to infections. Since each sport has slightly different nutritional needs, this book includes sports-specific nutrition tips from elite athletes, leading coaches, nutritionists, and exercise physiologists in the major individual and team sports.
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Inside the Olympics : A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Politics, the Scandals, and the Glory of the Games Inside the Olympics : A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Politics, the Scandals, and the Glory of the Games
By Richard W. Pound
A candid look at how the Olympic rings got so tarnished—from a top IOC insider Bribery, illicit drugs, tainted judges, dirty politics . . . the Olympics have come a long way from ancient Greece. Far from the vaunted symbol of athletic excellence, the Olympic games have become awash in scandal (from doping and judging scandals, questionable selection practices for future sites) that have given it a tawdry luster only cynics and news junkies would relish. Now, Dick Pound, a former Olympic medalist and twenty-five year member of the IOC gives an insider's account of the politics within the IOC as well as an unsensationalistic look at what went on behind the headlines. As controversial as the games themselves have become, Inside the Olympics is a fascinating, no-holds-barred look at just how the Olympics and their legacy have foundered.

Richard W. Pound (Montreal, Canada) has been a member of the International Olympic Committee for twenty-five years. He was a member of the IOC Executive Board from 1983 to 1991 and from 1992 to 2000. In 1962, he won a gold, bronze, and two silver medals at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

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Exercise Physiology: Energy, Nutrition, and Human Performance Exercise Physiology: Energy, Nutrition, and Human Performance

The first part addresses nutrition, energy, and systems of energy delivery and use. The second part, focusing on applications, covers enhancement of energy capacity; exercise performance and environmental stress; and body composition, energy balance, and the health-related aspects of exercise.

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25 Years of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship 25 Years of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship

For every Ironman enthusiast - “The first ever coffee table book on the world’s most important endurance sport" – Bob Babbitt

Coffee table book…bedside book…it doesn’t really matter which title you give it because you won’t be able to put it down. Bob Babbitt’s “25 Years of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship" has a gravitational pull that attracts attention from all readers. It’s not your typical summer novel. Babbitt combines the romance, mystery, and action of the event with a picture-book quality that brings it all to life. The photography is incredible and inspiring. You’ll want to attach the photos to your refrigerator for motivation.

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The Complete Guide to Triathlon Training The Complete Guide to Triathlon Training

Herman Aschwer is one of the pioneers of the triathlon having finished more than 150 competitions including 25 "Ironman" races. In the Complete Guide to the Triathlon, he shares with you hist vast knowledge and experience of the sport.

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How To Train For And Run Your Best Marathon How To Train For And Run Your Best Marathon

From a national class marathoner who qualified for the Olympic Trials--valuable coaching on gearing up for and finishing a marathon. Bloch explains the benefits of cross-training for marathon runners, offers winning strategies specific to individual race courses, and more.

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The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It

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The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It

In this day and age of superathletes whose bodies have become machines carefully calibrated to accomplish their respective feats, it's difficult to imagine a record that can't be broken. But there was a time, fifty years ago, when one record seemed truly out of reach . . .

May 6, 2004, marks the fiftieth anniversary of what Sports Illustrated named the twentieth century's greatest sporting achievement — the breaking of the four-minute mile. In The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It, Neal Bascomb tells the story behind the story of that pivotal moment in sports history and describes the individual paths three men followed in their quest to accomplish the impossible.

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Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes
by Monique Ryan
Monique Ryan distills nearly two decades of experience counseling athletes on their nutritional needs into this comprehensive yet accessible book. She discusses both general principles — useful for endurance athletes in any sport — as well as specific guidelines for those involved in triathlons, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, distance running, and more. The book’s three sections cover the basics of building a healthy diet, training nutrition, and sports-specific nutrition. Including photos, charts, tables, appendixes with sample menus, shopping lists, vegetarian information, and much more, this book provides a detailed up-to-date guide to the nutritional needs of endurance athletes.
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Running Within Running Within: A Guide to Mastering the Body-Mind-Spirit Connection for Ultimate Training and Racing
by Jerry Lynch, Warren A. Scott
Effective running requires fitness and harmony of the body, mind, and spirit. Running Within is your guide to developing each of those areas so that you can perform better, have more fun, and experience a deeper connection with running.
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Running Within Running Within: A Guide to Mastering the Body-Mind-Spirit Connection for Ultimate Training and Racing
by Jerry Lynch, Warren A. Scott
Effective running requires fitness and harmony of the body, mind, and spirit. Running Within is your guide to developing each of those areas so that you can perform better, have more fun, and experience a deeper connection with running.
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The Complete Runner's Day-by-Day Log and Calendar 2004 The Complete Runner's Day-by-Day Log and Calendar 2004
Other logs give you space to record your daily runs; [these] warm and witty monthly essays give you reasons to go on running.
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Marathon Training For Dummies Marathon Training For Dummies
An compact, plain-English guide to getting in shape for a marathon More than 400,000 people run marathons every year. Millions more aspire to this ultimate runner's test-a grueling road race over a course that's 26 miles, 385 yards long. This small-trim For Dummies guide shows first-time marathoners how to realize their dreams-and helps veteran marathoners shave minutes off their time.
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Heart Monitor Training for the Compleat Idiot Heart Monitor Training for the Compleat Idiot
This book is the only one on the market that comes with a guarantee: Use the system for a month and if you're not running or training better than you ever thought possible, return it for a refund and an apology!
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Racing the Sunset: An Athlete's Quest for Life After Sport Racing the Sunset: An Athlete's Quest for Life After Sport
An Amzon 5 Star Selection
Professional triathlete SCOTT TINLEY was the California golden boy, a two-time winner of the world's most trying endurance race, the Hawaii Ironman. For twenty years he defined the sport with his world-champion racing abilities, good looks, and sense of style.
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Triathlon: Achieving Your Personal Best Triathlon: Achieving Your Personal Best
Dedicated triathletes, provided they are also dedicated readers, will find much of value in this extremely detailed guide to what is perhaps the world's most demanding sport. The author begins with a glossary of scientific and physiological terms used in the book: consider it a harbinger of what is to come. The next six chapters offer an exhaustive look at swimming, cycling, and running, the three elements of the triathlon.
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Workouts For Working People Workouts For Working People: How You Can Get in Great Shape While Staying Employed
by Julie Moss (Author), Mark Allen (Author)
In Workouts For Working People, Ironman legends Mark Allen and Julie Moss bring you the ultimate fitness program that shows you how to get, be and stay in phenomenal shape without giving up the rest of your life.
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Running Injuries: How to Prevent and Overcome Them Running Injuries: How to Prevent and Overcome Them
by Tim Noakes, Stephen Granger (Contributor), Timothy D. Noakes
This book has earned its place as an invaluable hand-book of injury prevention and treatment for all runners--whether they are elite athletes, twice-a-week joggers, athletes at school level, or those who run mainly to build fitness for other sports.
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The Complete Book of Triathlons  The Complete Book of Triathlons
By Sally Edwards, Rebecca Brocard Yao, Kaari Busick, Hermann-Doig Edwards
Train Hard, Enjoy Yourself, and Excel!
Congratulations! You've reached the starting line for achieving the physical and psychological triumph of your life—training for a triathlon. Whether you're training for your very first triathlon or simply looking to improve your performance, this book has it all.
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Overtraining in Sport Overtraining in Sport
By Richard B., Ph.D. Kreider, Andrew C., Ph.D. Fry , Mary L., Ph.D. O'Toole (Editors)
Overtraining in Sport is the first comprehensive text on the physiological, biomedical, and psychological aspects of overtraining and overreaching in sport. Thirty-three leading researchers contribute 17 chapters to this multidisciplinary review of recent findings.
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The Triathlete's Training Bible The Triathlete's Training Bible
by Joe Friel
The Holy Grail of Individually Trained Triathletes Joe Friel has done an amazing job on preparing this comprehensive triathlete training manual. Engaging as a read from start to finish, yet cross referenced well enough for virtually anyone to open it and find specific areas, this book covers it all.
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Pre: The Story of America's Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine Pre: The Story of America's Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine
by Tom Jordan
Written in 1977, this biography was evidently resurrected because of a recent TV special and two planned motion pictures about the Oregon long-distance runner, whose life was cut short in 1975 when he crashed his sports car at age 24. The book gives details of Prefontaine's efforts on the track?where he set many national records, some even while in college?and demonstrates his dedication to running...
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Becoming an Ironman: First Encounters With the Ultimate Endurance Event Becoming an Ironman: First Encounters With the Ultimate Endurance Event
by Kara Douglass Thom (Editor), John Collins
A collection of personal stories about the experience of competing in one’s first Ironman triathlon. This is the ultimate test of endurance: a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run, all raced end-to-end in one grueling day—and these stories tell it straight: what to expect, how to prepare, what was rewarding, what was miserable...
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Explosive Running : Using the Science of Kinesiology to Improve Your Performance Explosive Running : Using the Science of Kinesiology to Improve Your Performance
by Michael Yessis PhD
The secret to improving your run is simple--your stride is only as good as your physical abilities allow. Making a few simple changes in strength, flexibility, speed of movement, and technique will help you reach your genetic potential.
Michael Yessis, Ph.D., is president of Sports Training, Inc., a facility that helps train professional athletes. He has appeared on "Today" and CNN.
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The Silence of Great Distance: Women Running Long The Silence of Great Distance: Women Running Long
by Frank Murphy ,
This book has two levels to it, the first being a historical review of the sport of women's distance running. The real gold here is however what insight is revealed in following the career of Stephanie Herbst during her career at the University of Wisconsin
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Every Second Counts, Lance Armstrong Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong, Sally Jenkins
by Gina Kolata, a New York Times science writer with a self-proclaimed exercise obsession.
The four-time Tour de France winner returns with an inspirational account of his recent personal and professional victoriesand some failuresand an intimate glimpse into how almost dying taught him to really live.
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Ultimate Fitness: The Quest for Truth about Health and Exercise Ultimate Fitness: The Quest for Truth about Health and Exercise
by Gina Kolata, a New York Times science writer with a self-proclaimed exercise obsession.
New book exposes some common myths about diet and fitness.
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The CTS Collection: Training Tips for Cyclists and Triathletes The CTS Collection: Training Tips for Cyclists and Triathletes
By Chris Carmichael, Lance Armstrong, Jim Rutberg
Lance Armstrong’s coach offers education, tips, perspective, and motivation about improving performance for both cyclists and triathletes.
The 1999 U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, Chris Carmichael, and his elite-level coaching staff at Carmichael Training Systems share coaching and training methods based on the core concepts of CTS. During his career as a coach of elite-level cyclists, and most recently as the man who personally coached Lance Armstrong to his three consecutive Tour de France victories, Carmichael has developed many training methods and insights that will inspire anyone desiring to improve their athletic performance. Compiled from his popular columns in both VeloNews and Inside Triathlon magazines, the narrative includes a variety of techniques and training methods that any level of athlete will find helpful.
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Triathlon Training in Four Hours a Week Triathlon Training in Four Hours a Week
by Eric Harr The transforming power of triathlon.
From couch to starting line in just six weeks.
"This standout program explodes the myths of the triathlon. Harr's program demands just 5 hours a week for training and is suitable for even a rank beginner with the barest of fitness levels. Each chapter approaches a different sport and the combinations found in triathlon events." Click on the graphic to order the book or for more information

The Complete Guide to Duathlon Training: Intelligently, Effectively, Successfully The Complete Guide to Duathlon Training: Intelligently, Effectively, Successfully
by Kuno Hottenrott
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Tour De France: The Ilustrated History Tour De France: The Ilustrated History
by Marguerite Lazell
From the opening photograph of four breakaway riders on the road to Luchon in 1921 to the closing shot of Switzerland's Rolf Graf staring sadly out of the broom wagon in 1957, TOUR DE FRANCE: The Illustrated Centenary History, is a superb book.
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Dynamic Nutrition for Maximum Performance: A Complete Nutritional Guide for Peak Sports Performance Dynamic Nutrition for Maximum Performance: A Complete Nutritional Guide for Peak Sports Performance
Daniel Gastelu, Fred Dr. Hatfield, Frederick Hatfield
This comprehensive sourcebook offers sound advice about the currently available variety of new and controversial supplements which can be used by both the novice athlete and the seasoned professional to achieve optimal performance
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Faust's Gold: Inside the East German Doping Machine Faust's Gold: Inside the East German Doping Machine
Steven Ungerleider
In this informative but ultimately disappointing account, Ungerleider, a psychologist and journalist, traces the first major trial of former East German sports officials in 1998 and 1999. Under a strict directive from its highest political office, between the 1960s and the '80s the GDR gave steroids to more than 10,000 uninformed youngsters as part of its quest for dominance in worldwide sports events.
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The Spirit of the Marathon: What to Expect in Your First Marathon, and How to Run Them for the Rest of Your Life The Spirit of the Marathon: What to Expect in Your First Marathon, and How to Run Them for the Rest of Your Life
Personal stories of making the marathon a part of your life. This companion volume to "First Marathons" will inform, inspire, and educate any runner who wants to try the marathon for the first time, or wants to run several marathons a year. Contained here are the stories of some twenty first-time marathoners -- how it felt, what they did in training, the whole mental and spiritual process of tackling the marathon. It also follows up with the people profiled in "First Marathons".
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Why Die? The extraordinary Percy Cerutty, maker of champions Why Die? The extraordinary Percy Cerutty, maker of champions
This is the definitive biography of Australia's most enigmatic, pioneering and controversial athletics coach - best remembered as coach of John Landy in his quest to break the four-minute mile, and of Herb Elliot in preparation for the 1960 Rome Olympics.
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Alberto Salazar's Guide to Road Racing Alberto Salazar's Guide to Road Racing : Championship Advice for Faster Times from 5K to Marathons
A complete program for taking runners to the next competitive level, from one of the world's greatest marathoners
Written by distance runners' Hall of Famer Alberto Salazar, Alberto Salazar's Guide to Road Racing arms novice and veteran runners, 5Kers, and ultramarathoners alike with a complete program for running farther, faster, and with greater reward and enjoyment.
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Ironman: The 25th Anniversary Book Ironman: The 25th Anniversary Book
by Bob Babbitt, Carol Hogan (Photographer), Tracy Frankel
Ironman Hall Of Fame Bob Babbitt and some of the worlds best photographers loving share images and stories from what many consider the Toughest day in Sport. With a forward from legendary sportscaster Jim Lampley and an introduction from Ironman creator Commander John Collins, this coffee table book chronicles an event that started out with 15 crazy entrants in 1978 and now, 25 years later, is considered the ultimate goal for athletes worldwide and the ultimate showcase for endurance sports.
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Going Long: Training for Ironman-Distance Triathlons Going Long: Training for Ironman-Distance Triathlons
by Joe Friel, Gordon Bryn
This book guides weekend triathletes in getting the most out of their training time and helps serious triathletes get maximum physical and mental benefit from training. Chapters cover the basics of training and fitness; training specifics for swim, bike, and marathon; mental strategies; and more. Sample training plans, photographs, charts, tables and case studies are also included.
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The Essential Guide to Running the New York City Marathon The Essential Guide to Running the New York City Marathon
by Toby Tanser
Toby Tanser is an elite competitive runner with thirty marathons under his belt. He trains runners specifically for the New York City Marathon and so far 100 percent of his trainees have finished the course. He has served as a commentator on MSN for this event. He has also written for the New York Road Runners Club website and is the author of Train Hard, Win Easy, the Kenyan Way.
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Triathlete Magazine's Complete Triathlon Book Triathlete Magazine's Complete Triathlon Book
by Matt Fitzgerald
In one handy, easily referenced guide, "Complete Triathlon" offers the best advice, stories, and tips from the top coaches and athletes who have contributed to the magazine over the years. Appealing to both novices and the most seasoned athlete, the book strikes a balance between technical depth and beginner-friendliness by getting right down to the guidelines that all triathletes can use.
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Road Racing for Serious Runners Road Racing for Serious Runners
by Pete Pfitzinger, Scott Douglas, Bill Rodgers
Improve your racing performance through multispeed training! Whether your distance is 5K, marathon, or anything in-between, this book tells you how to train smarter and run faster.
The authors present a training and racing plan for competitive runners to excel in the full spectrum of road racing distances, telling how to individualize programs for 5K-, 8K-, 10K-, and 15K-races. 60 photos.
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Marathon, You Can Do It Marathon: You Can Do It!
by Jeff Galloway
Frank Shorter: "Jeff Galloway is one of those rare individuals who not only knows his craft, but also has the ability to convey this knowledge through teaching."
Bill Rodgers: "Jeff Galloway is perhaps the one individual in the American running community who can combine a superior knowlege of our sport with the hightest level of achievement - making the Olympic team."
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Marathoning A to Z: 500 Ways to Run Better, Faster, and Smarter Marathoning A to Z: 500 Ways to Run Better, Faster, and Smarter
by Hal Higdon
For over five decades, Hal Higdon, Senior Writer for Runner's World, has been fielding countless questions and dispensing valuable advice to millions of runners at all levels. Now, for the first time, Marathoning A to Z distills these years of knowledge into one handy volume that gives readers the inside scoop on training and racing better and more enjoyably. Marathoning A to Z takes every commonly (and not-so-commonly) asked question about the marathon and organizes them alphabetically by keyword.
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Running: The Athlete Within Running: The Athlete Within
by David L. Costill Ph.D., Scott Trappe
This book presents up-to-date, scientifically based information regarding the adaptation of men and women to training and the need for proper nutrition and rest. It was written to be used as a guide to gain a better understanding of how the body responds to training and competition, nutrition and the environment, aging, and other aspects of human physiology.
David L. Costill, Ph.D., has studied the physiological demands of training and competition of world class and recreational runners for nearly 40 years. His research has resulted in more than 400 publications.
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Awaken the Olympian Within: Stories from America's Greatest Olympic Motivators Awaken the Olympian Within: Stories from America's Greatest Olympic Motivators
John Naber (Editor)

Peter Ueberroth - "Winning in life, as in sports, is not luck but preparing every day to be the best you can be. Awaken The Olympian Within reinforces this thought process. A gold medal read."

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Distance Training for Women Athletes Distance Training for Women Athletes
by Arthur Lydiard, one of the oustanding distance coaches of all time, et al
Table of Contents: Foreword, Amazing but not Amazons, Why Run?, The Physiological Factor, And the Psychology, Women of all Ages Can Run, and More...
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Dying to win - Doping in sport and the development of anti-doping policy Distance Training for W Dying to win - Doping in sport and the development of anti-doping policy
by B. Houlihan
Doping in sport traces the social importance of sport in recent history and the evolution of doping in major sports events. It lists banned substances and practices, discusses their physical effects and describes the policies and controls which are being introduced, both nationally and internationally.
This book will be of particular interest to sports organisations and administrators, athletes, trainers, the sports medicine and pharmaceutical professions, athletes themselves and all those who are interested in sport and what lies behind today's high performance sport.
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Your Performing Edge
Physiology of Sport and Exercise Jack H. Wilmore, David L. Costill
How can you make the best textbook in the field of sport and exercise physiology better? Leave it to authors Jack Wilmore and David Costill, two of the field’s most respected scholars, to do so. The thoroughly revised second edition of Physiology of Sport and Exercise redefines the discipline’s standard for textbooks.
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Your Performing Edge Your Performing Edge
by JoAnn Dahlkoetter
The Complete Mind-Body Guide to Excellence in Sports, Health and Life
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Training Plans for Multisport Athletes Training Plans for Multisport Athletes
by Gale Bernhardt
Based on reader demand for the sample daily workouts she publishes in Triathlete magazine, an experienced instructor and coach provides training plans for varying training periods as well as tips for measuring exertion and proper nutrition
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Runner's World Training Journal
Runner's World Training Journal
by Runner's World Magazine (Editor), Amby Burfoot (Introduction)
From the editors of Runner's World, the world's biggest running magazine, comes a training journal for runners of all abilities--that's fun to read, too!
The Runner's World Training Journal provides the perfect framework to help you reach all of your running goals.
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Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance
by Jay Hoffman
This new, in-depth sport physiology reference provides a strong introduction to the physiological principles underlying sport training and performance. Plus, it delivers the best guidance available on applying the principles to athletes who are training to improve sport performance.
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Without Limits
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TDF
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CTS Collection - Training Tips for Cyclists and Triathletes The CTS Collection: Training Tips for Cyclists and Triathletes
by Chris Carmichael, Lance Armstrong, Jim Rutberg
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Getting Real About Running Getting Real About Running
by Gordon Bakoulis
Whether you're a beginning or experienced runner, Getting Real About Running offers "information, inspiration, and guidance to assist you in a running lifestyle that works for you," promises Gordon Bakoulis, and she delivers.
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Lance Armstrong Performance Program The Lance Armstrong Performance Program: Seven Weeks to the Perfect Ride
by Lance Armstrong, et al
It's hard to argue with success; it's even tougher to emulate it. But if you want to train like a Tour de France winner, you couldn't do much better than learning the tricks of the trade from two-time champion (1999 and 2000) Lance Armstrong.
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Marla Runyan - No Finish Line From Publishers Weekly
"My whole life was `special.' I rode a `special' bus, went to a school with a `special' program.... But I wasn't special, I was angry," observes Olympic runner Runyan. Rendered partially blind by Stargardt's disease, Runyan tells the story of her trials en route to the Olympics
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Training Plans for Multisport Athletes Training Plans for Multisport Athletes (Ultimate Training Series)
Whether you are training for your first sprint-distance triathlon or qualifying for an iron man, Training Plans for Multisport Athletes will help you attain your goal! Highlights include: · Sample training plans for different levels of multisport events. · Specific workouts for each type of plan · How to train for your first multisport event. · Generic training plans useful to all ability levels of multisport athletes. · Rating exertion levels and measuring training exertion. All plans are presented in a clear, concise manner, and Bernhardt includes instructions on how to make modifications to tailor them to meet your specific training needs.
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Triathlons for Women
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