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- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 11.99
At the age of thirty-one, Lucy Fry was pretty certain she knew her limits. And here's how she felt about the component parts of triathlon: swimming - fairly terrifying, especially in open water. Cycling - brilliant when done on a stationery bike, indoors. Running - sometimes fantastic, sometimes hideous. But as increasing numbers of her female friends... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 14.95
At the 1936 Olympics, against a backdrop of swastikas and goose-stepping storm troopers, an African-American son of sharecroppers won a staggering four gold medals and single-handedly demonstrated that Hitler?s myth of Aryan supremacy was a lie. The story of Jesse Owens at the Berlin games is that of an athletic performance that transcends sports.... more...
- Original Writing 2013; US$ 3.99
With over 25 years of racing bicycles and triathlons, this time crunched author decided to lace up his runners and see where a year?s running would take him. Starting out at the early season 10 milers around Munster, and gradually building to a late decision to run his first marathon in Cork city in June, it was alreadytaking him to the unknown. Evocative... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 25.69
A glorious, fully illustrated celebration of the London 2012 Olympic Games, with expert analysis and comment from The Times? cast of sporting experts and brought to life with sumptuous, award-winning photographs more...
- DK Publishing 2008; US$ 14.95
No pain-maximum gain. More than half of all runners in the U.S. are sidelined at least once a year because of an injury. Many others run through the pain that starts to surface as they age - the result of years of bad posture, joint and muscle stiffness and poor running mechanics. This guide provides readers with a holistic approach to preventing... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE In more than twenty years as a runner and a coach, top marathoner Gordon Bakoulis has tackled almost every problem a runner can face. Now in her accessible, inspiring new book, Bakoulis becomes your personal coach and mentor, preparing you to meet the exhilarating challenges of running. She discusses everything a runner must know,... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95
Training tips for record-breaking distance running from the author of 4 Months to a 4-Hour Marathon . The only running book targeted specifically to help runners set a personal record, this indispensable guide offers specific training programs for each of the four most popular race distances: 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon. It also includes... more...
- Knopf Canada 2009; US$ 19.95
From the best-selling author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and After Dark , a rich and revelatory memoir about writing and running, and the integral impact both have made on his life. In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Haruki Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he?d completed a solo course from Athens... more...
- Douglas & McIntyre 2009; US$ 17.95
At the core of this popular guide is "the program" — a 13-week walk/run plan designed to turn anyone into a runner, without injury. Originally developed by sports medicine physicians and refined through three years of clinics and responses from runners, it explains precisely how the beginner should train every day for the first 13 weeks.... more...
- DK Publishing 2010; US$ 16.95
The perfect book to get readers up and running - by a major name in marathons. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Running, Third Edition, offers instruction on developing ideal running techniques for personal fitness or competition. Through easy-to-follow steps designed to gradually build their abilities, readers learn how to choose reliable running... more...