"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. --Andy Boynton
As anyone who has ever run competitively knows, there's more to it than putting one foot in front of the other as fast as possible. The Glovers here provide a full range of advice and instruction on all aspects of running, including diet, exercise, training, strategy, and footwear.
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Except for world class runners, this is an excellent training book for any runner, at any level. It gives great training schedules, teaches proper running form and will predict... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book is amazing, it literally covers anything you can think about running, it’s a must have for everyone that wants to call his or her self a runner.Published 1 month ago by Andreas Michaelides
A great read and reference. I had the original version back in the 80s and this revised edition just builds on what was a highly informative book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Martin Bigmore
Great book for new and seasoned runners! I pull it out several times a year as I train for various events.Published 6 months ago by Melissa Golba
One of my source books on running. Organized well and quick to make point and convey information. Highly recommendPublished 7 months ago by Lex
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