The Runner's Handbook

The Runner’s Handbook by Glover

This book is excellent for the beginning and intermediate level runner. Running can be difficult for sedentary people. This work teachers you that walking is an important prelude to running. The authors develop a methodology for running and goal-setting. They cover some important dietary changes; such as, eliminating junk food and drinking large quantities of water during lengthy exercise sessions. The work teaches how to purchase a good running shoe. In addition, the authors provide comparative blood pressure monitoring statistics for each age group. The book even contains a chapter on running for the disabled. Finally, the work develops a list of a dozen or so concerns for all runners i.e. flexibility, weakness in postural muscles, structural weaknesses in the musculoskeletal system, uneven footstrike, impact strike, poor sleeping habits, sciatica, tension and disc problems-just to mention a few. In addition, the work covers basic stretching exercises to enhance flexibility during “the run” . The book is a worthy investment for anyone planning a long-term running program. This work will ensure that your efforts are incrementally paced to avoid unnecessary injuries.

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