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Ultimate Guide to Trail Running: Everything You Need To Know About Equipment * Finding Trails * Nutrition * Hill Strategy * Racing * Avoiding Injury * Training * Weather * Safety Paperback – February 9, 2010
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From the Back Cover
Trail running combines all the health and fitness benefits of walking and road running with the outdoor adventure of such sports as hiking and mountain biking―not to mention the spiritual renewal from a day spent communing with nature. No wonder it has become one of the world’s most popular fitness activities. The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running provides all the essential information needed, including finding trails and getting started; managing ascents and descents with ease; maneuvering off-road obstacles; strength, stretching, and cross-training exercises; selecting proper shoes, clothing, and accessories; safety on the trail; and racing and other trail events.
About the Author
Adam W. Chase, an accomplished ultrarunner, snowshoe racer, and adventure athlete, is president of the All American Trail Running Association.
Nancy Hobbs has been running trails and directing running events since the mid-1980s, and her articles and photographs have been published in such magazines as Trail Runner and Runner’s World. She is the founder and executive director of the All American Trail Running Association.
More About the Author
After law school, Adam got into ultramarathons and even kept up his interest while he pursued his LLM in Taxation at the NYU School of Law. Adam is now of counsel at the law firm Hutchinson, Black and Cook in Boulder, where he specializes in tax law. He also serves as President of the All American Trail Running Association and co-authored the Ultimate Guide to Trail Running. He is captain, manager and "Brand Ambassador" for Team Salomon and Team Atlas and also serves as the Brand Ambassador for Running Times magazine. Adam competes and, more so of late, "participates" in ultramarathons, adventure, snowshoe and multisport races throughout the United States and many other countries. He is the father to Noah and David and has absurdly large running shoe collection.
Top Customer Reviews
It covers just about anything a beginner trail runner would want to know.
My favorite part was all the considerations and suggestions the author made. For example, he mentions jogging strollers for parents who want to trail run.
In the section about shoes, the author discusses what to do if you wear orthotics. That comment made me go from thinking about taking up the sport to doing it. The way he addressed other people's challenges and provided solutions made me feel like this sport is right for me... special considerations and all.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I won't say that I didn't like the book, but it just didn't give me what I was looking for. It had good information in it but it was just a little to general for me. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anthony D Smith
This was a gift so I had to ask the recipient how he liked it and he said that it was everything that he'd hoped it would be.Published 22 months ago by Loretta Kennelly
I'm oversimplyfying - trail running is different in many ways but I'm not sure there is enough that is different to warrant an entire book on the subject. Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by W. D. Winstead
Writen entirely for the US crowd. Now praise should be given for putting it together but for an experienced runner or trail runner nothing really new. More of a reference book.Published on August 6, 2012 by Shane W. Early