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Running Within: A Guide to Mastering the Body-Mind-Spirit: A Guide to Mastering the Body-Mind-Spirit Connection for Ultimate Training and Racing Paperback – March 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics (March 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880118326
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880118323
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #348,733 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""""Lynch and Scott are great coaches for the minds and hearts of runners everywhere. Running Within provides practical exercises for your head and your heart. It offers great workouts for the mind. Finally, the head has a chance to catch up with the feet."""Coach Roy BensonDirector, Coach Benson's Nike Running Camps """Drs. Lynch and Scott define the old battle of mind over matter with the use of scientific research and vast personal experience. It's thought provoking for the experienced coach and for the fledgling runner who begins to seek direction to enhance his or her running. Whether you run a mile or 100 miles a week, Running Within will help you do it better."""Harry GrovesHead Coach of men's track and field and cross country, Penn State UniversityHead USA Coach, 1995 World Track and Field Championships"

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"Lynch and Scott are great coaches for the minds and hearts of runners everywhere. Running Within provides practical exercises for your head and your heart. It offers great workouts for the mind. Finally, the head has a chance to catch up with the feet.""
Coach Roy Benson
Director, Coach Benson's Nike Running Camps

""Drs. Lynch and Scott define the old battle of mind over matter with the use of scientific research and vast personal experience. It's thought provoking for the experienced coach and for the fledgling runner who begins to seek direction to enhance his or her running. Whether you run a mile or 100 miles a week, Running Within will help you do it better.""
Harry Groves
Head Coach of men's track and field and cross country, Penn State University
Head USA Coach, 1995 World Track and Field Championships


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You will become a better runner after reading this book.
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It provides a mental framework on how to approach races and workouts and has many practical strategies for dealing with fatigue, racing, race strategies, and the like.
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I like how the authors make the connection between mind and body.
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96 of 99 people found the following review helpful By Weldon Johnson on July 14, 2001
Format: Paperback
There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of books on the market about how to train smarter, better, harder, or what have you. Some of them are quite good, and some of them quite bad. However, these books often neglect one of the key aspects of running and that is its mental component. And that's where Running Within: A Guide to Mastering the Body-Mind-Spirit Connection to the Ultimate Training and Racing comes in.
This book is designed for all runners from the novice runner to the elite athlete, and I think everyone who reads it will benefit tremendously. The book is designed to enable the reader to take his or her running to the next level, not only by giving concrete tips to mentally help one race faster, but also by helping one enjoy his or her running more, by exploring running's spiritual side and understanding the reasons we do run. As the authors state in the introduction, "Running Within uniquely presents the reciprocal relationship among the physiological, mental, and spiritual aspects of running performance, and how you can use specific mental exercises and attitudinal shifts in your daily training and racing to great advantage".
Spiritual Running Although many of us run for physical reasons (i.e. to say fit, to lose wait, to get faster, to win races), those of us who truly enjoy running recognize what it does for us mentally. Not only the ability to clear our minds at the end of a tough day, but the ability to explore and learn about ourselves, as we transform preconceived notions about ourselves.
One intent of the book is to connect runners with the spiritual side of running. It wants to help them explore fully the reasons they run. The book explains that often the concrete goals we have in running (i.e.
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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Ramsey Piazza on November 19, 1999
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This book talks about the mental side of running and the way you can tap that something within that lets you go farther and faster then you ever thought you could. It also speaks on how running brings one closer to true realizations about your life. If your believe running is about more then miles and you see your running as a time of reflection for your mind, body, and spirit then you should pick up this book. Instead of just telling you about that experience it gives a framework from which to understand and appreciate that experience.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 20, 2002
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I started reading this book 2wks before the Chicago Marathon. The relaxation techniques and the different exercises for distraction during the race really worked. I have read dozens of books on training the body. This was the first I have read on training the mind. I plan to use these techniques with the children I coach. It really explains in basic and interesting format how important mental preparation is for competition. I highly recomend this book for anyone competing on any level.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Gerhard Bollig on December 11, 2001
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Many people start to run because they want to get in a better shape. This book teaches your mind to get in a better shape too. You learn to focus in a new way and you are able to concentrate much better. Your mind learns not to wander so much and stay within the race. I have used the exercises in the book for my preparation of the Boston Marathon which I finished, despite running with an injury, with a new personal best by more than two minutes. I recalled the learned exercises during my preparation in the race and was even able to float up heartbreak hill without considerably more effort. I wonder how I would have raced hadn't I been hindered by a nagging hamstring injury.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Denise M. on December 5, 2006
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I just completed my first marathon and don't think I would have finished had I not purchased and read this book. During training, we had "long runs". The night before each long run (in excess of 17 miles) I would read the sections of this book that addressed issues I was likely to face during the following days long run. That helped me tremendously. The book gave me a sense of calm.

There are virtually thousands of books on the market concerning running. Most of those books however don't spend nearly enough time on the most critical aspect which is mental preparedness and toughness. However, this book gives what most trainig books and groups do not..a way to deal with the mental aspects of running.

This book is wonderful because it gives the reader techniques on how to deal with stress, anxiety, pain, disappointments, setbacks injuries, fatigue etc., all from the MENTAL side. I like how the authors make the connection between mind and body. They focus on the mind first and how the mind can often control the body.

I found MANY useful mental exercises from "breathwatching", visualization, dealing with fatigue and disappointments, learning from mistakes etc., Most importantly, the book focuses on the process of running and self discovery and NOT the result. This book helps novice runners like myself enjoy the process, find our own tools that work for us and realize that it is often mind over matter. This book is a must have for those just starting out "marathoning" or for anyone who just wants to enjoy the mental benefits of running and the pleaseure it gives.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By April Bundy on October 24, 2010
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Too many running books focus on things you need to be doing, which granted are important, but this book's emphasis is about relaxing and running because you love it. My speed and enjoyment both increased notably thanks to this book. A must read for every runner!
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