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Better Training for Distance Runners
by David E. Martin, Peter N. Coe (Contributor)
Better Training for Distance Runners provides a prescription for success for todays competitive distance runners and their coaches. The book combines cutting edge research, sound training principles, and proven program strategies to improve performance in events ranging from the 800-meters to...
Paperback - March 1997

The Complete Book of Running for Women: Everything You Need to Know About Training, Nutrition, Injury Prevention, Motivation, Racing and Much, Much M
by Claire Kowalchik (Introduction)
Paperback - March 1999

More women than ever are discovering the unique benefits of running -- for stress relief, weight management, endurance, and self-esteem. Women's bodies are not the same as men's, and though we can train just as hard andwith the same passion for excellence, we have certain special concerns. Finally,...

The Beginning Runner's Handbook
by Ian MacNeill
Paperback - August 2001

Beginning Runner's Handbook : The Proven 13-Week Walk Run Program
by Ian MacNeill, et al

No Need for Speed: A Beginner's Guide to the Joy of Running
by John Bingham
(Paperback -- April )

10K & 5K Running, Training & Racing: The Running Pyramid
by David Holt
A five step program for successful racing at 10 and 5 kilometersthe two most popular race distances. Run up the training pyramid with these five steps. One. Build mileage and aerobic base while maintaining legspeed with fartlek running. Two. Run hills and other resistance training and use ...
Paperback: 189 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.46 x 9.02 x 6.05
David Holt; ISBN: 0965889718; (December 20, )

Running With the Buffaloes : A Season Inside With Mark Wetmore, Adam Goucher, and the University of Colorado Mens Cross Country Team
by Chris Lear
Book Description: At the outset, the 1998 cross country season appeared to hold magnificent promise for the men of the University of Colorado. With 2000 Olympic hopeful Adam Goucher poised for his first-ever NCAA cross country title and the Buffaloes shooting for their first-ever national team title, it seemed that nothing could stand in the way of their victory. But in the rigorous world of top-level collegiate sports, blind misfortune can sabotage the dreams of individuals and teams alike. Plagued by the onset of numerous injuries and the tragic loss of a beloved teammate, the Buffaloes found themselves challenged in ways they could not have foreseen. What they managed to achieve in the face of such adversity is the stuff of legend and glory.
Hardcover: 262 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.04 x 9.24 x 6.40
The Lyons Press; ISBN: 1585743283; (April 1, )

Livewire Real Lives Cathy Freeman
by Heather Gwilliam
Paperback from Cambridge University Press

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Cathy Freeman: a Journey Just Begun
by Adrian McGregor
Paperback from Random House USA Inc

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Marathon: You Can Do It!
by Jeff Galloway
Paperback: 209 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.65 x 8.99 x 7.32
Shelter Publications; ISBN: 0936070250; (August 9, )

The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer
by David A. Whitsett, et al
Athlete. Runner. Marathoner. Are these words you wouldn't exactly use to describe yourself? Do you consider yourself too old or too out of shape to run a marathon? But somewhere deep inside have you always admired the people who could reach down and come up with the mental and physical strength to...

Once a Runner
Once a Runner
by John L. Jr. Parker
Book Description: This is the inspirational cult classic that Runner's World (and many others) have called "the best novel ever written about running".
The Reno Gazette-Journal has also called it "a book so good, people will steal it." 

How often do you hear about someone borrowing a friend's book, then later buying their own copy because they liked it so much? Or a book so treasured that it gets passed from friend to friend until it simply falls apart from so many readings? Once a Runner is such a book. It has become a cult classic and our all-time best seller. It's been acclaimed over the years by Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, Alberto Salazar and many other top runners.

Many regard the story of Quenton Cassidy's battle to the top as the most accurate portrayal yet written of the tiny universe of world class runners. And it's a great source of training inspiration and wisdom as well. Many readers say they learned more about running from this novel than from all the training books they have read.

It has won Running magazine's award as the best book of the year, and has been highly acclaimed by Runner's World, Running Times, Racing South, and Track & Field News, as well as by writers like Don Kardong, Kenny Moore Tom Jordan and Hal Higdon.
Paperback from Cedarwinds Publishing Company

Pre: The Story of America's Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine
Pre: The Story of America's Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine
by Tom Jordan
Paperback from Rodale Press
Explosive Running
by Michael Yessis PhD
If you are a serious runner, you want to improve your ability to run faster and longer without injury. Many runners have bought better shoes or spent longer hours on the track trying to improve, only to end up frustrated with back and leg pain. But the secret to improving your run is simple--your...

4 Months to A 4 Hour Marathon
by Dave Kuehls
Paperback - July 1998

The Courage to Start: A Guide to Running for Your Life
by John "The Penguin" Bingham
Paperback - April 1999

Toughness Training for Life: A Revolutionary Program for Maximizing Health, Happiness, and Productivity
by James E. Leohr, James E. Loehr
Paperback - 1994

How to Train for and Run Your Best Marathon
by Gordon Bakoulis Bloch
Paperback - August 1993

The Competitive Runner's Handbook: The Bestselling Guide to Running 5Ks Through Marathons
by Bob Glover, Shelly-Lynn Florence Glover
"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 -
Paperback - April 1999

Getting Real About Running
by Gordon Bakoulis
Whether you're a beginning or experienced runner, Getting Real About Running offers "information, inspiration, and guidance to assist you in a running lifestyle that works for you," promises Gordon Bakoulis, and she delivers. Many running books just help you get started, but this one helps you...
Paperback - March 2002

Running Start to Finish
by John Stanton, Melissa Stanton
Paperback - February 1999

Marathon : The Ultimate Training Guide
by Hal Higdon
There are 30 million runners in the U.S. today. Marathons have become increasingly popular and are no longer the exclusive domain of a few elite runners. In 1998, most Fall marathons closed registration early due to overwhelming participation. There has also been a recent explosion of women...
(Paperback -- October 1, )

4 Months to a 4 Hour Marathon
by Dave Kuehls
(Paperback -- July )

Run Fast : How to Beat Your Best Time Every Time
by Hal Higdon
(Paperback -- September )

Running Within: A Guide to Mastering the Body-Mind-Spirit Connection for Ultimate Training and Racing
by Jerry Lynch, Warren A. Scott
Paperback - March 1999
Effective running requires fitness and harmony of the body, mind, and spirit. Running Within is your guide to developing each of those areas so that you can perform better, have more fun, and experience a deeper connection with running. Sport psychologist, best-selling author, and runner Jerry...

The Runner's Yoga Book: A Balanced Approach to Fitness
by Jean Couch, et al
Paperback - February 1992

Marathon Running - The Complete Training Guide
by Richard Nerurkar, Steve Cram

Runner's World: Training Diary
by Runners World Magazine (Editor), Joe Henderson (Introduction) (Spiral-bound)
The Runner's World Training Diary is the ideal companion for the serious runner--a spiral-bound book in which the runner can track his or her progress and record mileage and achievements....

Running For Dummies®
by John Hanc, et al
As good a primer as Running is, it takes a few moments to turn the sense of loss attending author Flo-Jo's premature death into one of celebration of her accomplishments. Running's triumphant cover and 16-page full-color photographic homage to one of track and field's most spectacular presences...
Paperback - February 1999

Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running: The Best Advice to Get Started, Stay Motivated, Lose Weight, Run Injury-Free, Be Safe, and Train for
by Dagny Scott, Amby Burfoot
Hardcover - May 2000

Running Strong & Injury-Free
by Janet S. Hamilton
Running Strong & Injury-Free sheds some much needed light on the subject of injury prevention for athletes of all ages and abilities. Janet takes a common-sense approach to the subject and the numerous detailed photographs depicting various stretching and strength training exercises are a big help. It is almost as if she is guiding you through the exercise in person. ...
Paperback - June 2001

See How She Runs : Marion Jones & the Making of a Champion
by Ron Rapoport.
Hardcover - 224 pages (June 9, )
Algonquin Books; ISBN: 1565122674

The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running: Everything You Need to Know About Equipment, Finding Trails, Nutrition, Hill Strategy, Racing, Training, Weather
by Adam W. Chase, et al
Here is everything you need to know about equipment, finding trials, nutrition, hill strategy, racing, training, weather, first aid, and much more. Trail running is fast becoming one of today's most popular fitness activities, combining the physical benefits of walking and road running with the...
Paperback - August 2001

Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman
by Kathleen Krull, David Diaz
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Winning Running: Successful 800m & 1500m Racing and Training
by Peter Coe
Paperback - August 1996

Accounts Payable: A Guide to Running an Efficient Department, 2001 Cumulative Supplement
by Mary Ludwig Schaeffer
Paperback - June 1901
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Jesse Owens, Olympic Hero (Easy Biographies)
Francene Sabin, Hal Frenck (Illustrator)
Paperback / Published 1989
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The Ultimate Guide to Marathons
by Dennis Craythorn, Rich Hanna
Paperback - November 1998
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