Running Free

Running Free

Running Free is about getting back to the basics of why we love to run.

Author: Richard Askwith

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448137909

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 177

Shortlisted for the 2015 Thwaites Wainwright prize for nature writing Richard Askwith wanted more. Not convinced running had to be all about pounding pavements, buying fancy kit and racking up extreme challenges, he looked for ways to liberate himself. His solution: running through muddy fields and up rocky fells, running with his dog at dawn, running because he's being (voluntarily) chased by a pack of bloodhounds, running to get hopelessly, enjoyably lost, running fast for the sheer thrill of it. Running as nature intended. Part diary of a year running through the Northamptonshire countryside, part exploration of why we love to run without limits, Running Free is an eloquent and inspiring account of running in a forgotten, rural way, observing wildlife and celebrating the joys of nature. An opponent of the commercialisation of running, Askwith offers a welcome alternative, with practical tips (learned the hard way) on how to both start and keep running naturally – from thawing frozen toes to avoiding a stampede when crossing a field of cows. Running Free is about getting back to the basics of why we love to run.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Why I Run

Why I Run

Entertaining and inspirational, Why I Run is the new book from the founder of iRun magazine, Mark Sutcliffe.

Author: Mark Sutcliffe

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9781456606169

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 303

View: 852

Entertaining and inspirational, Why I Run is the new book from the founder of iRun magazine, Mark Sutcliffe. Drawing on more than five years of writing about running in newspaper columns, magazine features and blog postings, the 13-time marathon runner chronicles a journey that begins with a guy looking for a bit of exercise and evolves into running as a way of life. At once analytical, self-deprecating, enthusiastic and inspiring, Why I Run provides a fresh and rousing perspective on the rapidly growing sport that has allowed thousands of individuals to overcome challenges and fulfill their dreams, literally one step at a time. In sharing his own experiences and those of other runners who have inspired him, Sutcliffe narrates his love affair with the sport. And in the many stories ranging from stumbling through his first trail run to tumbling at the finish line of a marathon to cheering his training partner to a qualifying time for the famed Boston Marathon, every runner will find both entertainment and motivation.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Runner s Journey

Runner s Journey

In this autobiography of a former Olympian and leader in sport history, Bruce Kidd details why sports are important to him, what he's learned from them, and why he continues to fight to make them more equitable.

Author: Bruce Kidd

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487541040

Category:

Page: 424

View: 799

In this autobiography of a former Olympian and leader in sport history, Bruce Kidd details why sports are important to him, what he's learned from them, and why he continues to fight to make them more equitable.
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The Way of the Runner

The Way of the Runner

Adharanand Finn - award-winning author of Running with the Kenyans - moved to Japan to discover more about this unique running culture and what it might teach us about the sport and about Japan.

Author: Adharanand Finn

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571303182

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 829

Welcome to Japan, the most running-obsessed nation on earth, where: a long-distance relay race is the country's biggest annual sporting event; companies sponsor their own running teams, paying the athletes like employees; and marathon monks run a thousand marathons in a thousand days to reach spiritual enlightenment. Adharanand Finn - award-winning author of Running with the Kenyans - moved to Japan to discover more about this unique running culture and what it might teach us about the sport and about Japan. As an amateur runner about to turn forty, he also hoped find out whether the Japanese approach to training might help him keep improving. What he learned - about competition, about team work, about beating your personal bests, about form and about himself - will fascinate anyone who is keen to explore why we run, and how we might do it better.
Categories: Travel

The Lost Art of Running

The Lost Art of Running

Whether experienced or just tackling your first few miles, this ground-breaking book will help you discover the lost art of running.

Author: Shane Benzie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472968111

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 980

The Lost Art of Running is an opportunity to join running technique analyst coach and movement guru Shane Benzie on his journey across five continents as he trains with and analyses the running style of some of the most gifted athletes on the planet. 'Running technique has to be one of the most subjective issues out there: 10 minutes' investigation on the internet will generally confuse rather than confirm what you should or should not be doing. Mother Nature gave us some amazing gifts as runners – if we rediscover them and use them, we can transform our dynamic and everyday movement.' Shane Benzie Part narrative, part practical, this adventure takes you to the foothills of Ethiopia and the 'town of runners'; to the training grounds of world record holding marathon runners in Kenya; racing across the Arctic Circle and the mountains of Europe, through the sweltering sands of the Sahara and the hostility of a winter traverse of the Pennine Way, to witness the incredible natural movement of runners in these environments. Along the way, you will learn how to incorporate natural movement techniques into your own running and hear from some of the top athletes that Shane has coached over the years. Whether experienced or just tackling your first few miles, this ground-breaking book will help you discover the lost art of running.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Runner s Devotional

The Runner s Devotional

This book is for runners of all levels—casual and avid, competitive and recreational—who want to improve their running skills, attain personal running goals, and grow closer to God.

Author: Dana Niesluchowski

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414348124

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 683

Ever wondered if there's a purpose to your running and what it has to do with your spiritual life?The Runner's Devotional will inspire you in your faith while encouraging you to excel at the sport you love! This book is for runners of all levels—casual and avid, competitive and recreational—who want to improve their running skills, attain personal running goals, and grow closer to God. Fifty-two devotional readings will keep runners motivated, inspired, and running in the right direction, both on and off the road, through life's many peaks and valleys. Each devotional includes an inspirational reading, a personal story from a runner, Scripture application, running tips, and questions to consider. Additional features include health and fitness tips, and weekly runner's logs.
Categories: Health & Fitness

The Rise of the Ultra Runners

The Rise of the Ultra Runners

The Rise of the Ultra Runners is the electrifying, inspirational account of what he learned along the way.

Author: Adharanand Finn

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9781783351343

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 333

*Shortlisted for the 2019 William Hill Sports Book of the Year* Marathons are no longer enough. Pain is to be relished, not avoided. Hallucinations are normal. Ultra running defies conventional logic. Yet this most brutal and challenging sport is now one of the fastest-growing in the world. Why is this? Is it an antidote to modern life, or a symptom of a modern illness? Adharanand Finn travelled to the heart of the sport to find out - and to see if he could become an ultra runner himself. His journey took him from the deserts of Oman to the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies, and on to his ultimate goal, the 105-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. The Rise of the Ultra Runners is the electrifying, inspirational account of what he learned along the way. Through encounters with the sport's many colourful characters and his experiences of its soaring highs and crushing lows, Finn offers an unforgettable insight into what can be found at the boundaries of human endeavour.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Tao of Running

The Tao of Running

The Tao of Running offers a fresh perspective on this mental side of running while entertaining with vivid tales of running adventures.

Author: Gary Dudney

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport

ISBN: 9781782550754

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 391

Running is more than moving one foot in front of the other. Running can evoke spiritualism and mindfulness; it can teach fundamental lessons about goals, self-awareness, and self-improvement; it can be a transformative existential experience. The Tao of Running offers a fresh perspective on this mental side of running while entertaining with vivid tales of running adventures. Going well beyond the standard training and racing advice found in most running books, it guides runners to a wider understanding of how running fits into their own aspirations, goals, and life philosophy. The Tao of Running answers questions such as: How does running evoke mindfulness and lead to stress reduction? How does running promote special friendships and new perspectives on life? No other book offers readers these multiple frameworks for understanding their running experiences along with lots of practical advice on getting the most out of running. Readers are guaranteed to gain a greater appreciation for the rewards and possibilities inherent in running and will significantly deepen, enlighten, and enrich their running experience.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Running Soul

The Running Soul

This book is the story of Parul Sheth who started running and used it as a way to getting her life back on track. It is the story of a broken woman who, thanks to running, was able to cope with her trauma and evolve into a strong person.

Author: Parul Sheth

Publisher:

ISBN: 9383359692

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 400

This book is the story of Parul Sheth who started running and used it as a way to getting her life back on track. It is the story of a broken woman who, thanks to running, was able to cope with her trauma and evolve into a strong person. Parul's story, will resonate with a lot of us. We all have our own personal hell from which we are trying to escape. It is for the sari clad lady who dreams to run in track pants on Marine Drive, for the alcoholic who is trying to quit and adopt a healthier lifestyle. For the woman who is trapped in her roles, but wants to break free and find herself, as well the workaholic executive who thinks he cannot follow his passion due to lack of time. The road is perilous but with sheer tenacity we can learn to enjoy the journey. Each hill we climb is making us stronger, taking us higher. With this story I hope to inspire the non runner to start running, the half marathoner to dream bigger and realise that even the impossible is possible, and the marathoner to push his own perceived limits and aim for the much desired personal best. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Paul Sheth is an architect who has been running since the last 10 years, completing 3 full marathons and several half marathons. She started running to migigate the pain from her personal life and discovered that as she grew as a runner, she also grew as a person. It taught her to smile again. Over the last 10 years, she has brought up 2 teenagers as a single parent, worked as an architect designing restaurants, and developed a whole new life thanks to running.
Categories: Fiction

Running Blind The Journey of a Blind Runner Training for Her First Marathon

Running Blind  The Journey of a Blind Runner Training for Her First Marathon

She is legally blind, and can no longer drive a car or ride her bike. And though obviously her running has been impacted by the progression of the disease, ...

Author: Rhonda Copeland

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557473762

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 521

Running a 26.2 mile marathon is grueling, but imagine running it in a fog. Not so much thick as the clichéd split pea soup, but more like an unclarified broth. Consider running in a world with no distinct edges, no specific definition of where something begins or ends, without disparate colors, where magnification helps slightly, but not in a portable way that you can take on a run.The legally blind author, Rhonda Copeland, also known as “Vision Runner†has had to discontinue many of the normal day-to-day activities that others take for granted like driving, riding her bike and photography. The one thing she refused to give up though was her passion for running - so she simply chose not to.Whether you’re a runner or not, this book will inspire you to move beyond the limiting beliefs that hold you back and keep you from accomplishing everything your heart desires. If you have obstacles that you’d like to overcome in your life, get it and read it today!
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Silent Running

Silent Running

Running is a way of life for the Schneider family, but for them, it's about much more than fitness and competition. Silent Running: Our Family's Journey to the Finish Line with Autism is the story of how running saved their lives.

Author: Robyn K. Schneider

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781633191730

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 763

Running is a way of life for the Schneider family, but for them, it's about much more than fitness and competition. Silent Running: Our Family's Journey to the Finish Line with Autism is the story of how running saved their lives. At 21 months old, identical twin brothers Alex and Jamie were diagnosed with autism. It was 1992, a time when autism was far from a household word, before online autism forums and advocacy groups even existed. Robyn and her husband Allan were heartsick, but determined to find a cure for their sons, and thus their journey into the world of autism began. But soon it was clear that both Alex and Jamie had severe autism and would most likely not be cured. In Silent Running, Robyn Schneider takes readers on an intimate journey from a double diagnosis of autism, through many years of heartache, to a place of joy. Silent Running is a story of unrelenting love, of parents who never stop chasing after the silver lining, intent on finding happiness for their sons. And find happiness they do—in running. In Schneider's moving memoir, readers see Alex and Jamie transformed through running, their lives enriched. And eventually they reach a place where running, rather than autism, defines them. Along the journey, both Robyn and Allan face their own personal challenges. Allan begins running to help manage his symptoms of multiple sclerosis, and Robyn, while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, laces up her own running shoes, determined to run her way to recovery—for her family and for herself. And she hasn't stopped. Despite their incredible daily challenges, Alex and Jamie have now run in almost 150 mainstream races, including nine marathons. And Robyn and Allan have been right there, either cheering for or running alongside their sons. In Silent Running, Robyn Schneider shares her family's remarkable story of triumph in the face of enormous hurdles, and the passion that has fueled their fight. It is an extraordinary and ins
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Core Values of Running

The Core Values of Running

Whether you are brand new to running and have never thought about its core values, or you are a seasoned runner who already practices these values but aren't quite sure how to articulate them, this book is for you.

Author: Mike Rohdy

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798617619272

Category:

Page: 35

View: 299

The Core Values of Running is a set of core values for runners of all ages and abilities. These core values are meant to help guide and support runners as they progress in their unique athletic journey. Whether you are brand new to running and have never thought about its core values, or you are a seasoned runner who already practices these values but aren't quite sure how to articulate them, this book is for you. Each core value--Begin with the End in Mind, Little Improvements Along the Way, Winning Mindset, Take a Risk, and Self-Confidence--challenge and inspire runners whether they are training for their first 5k or Ironman.
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From Last to First

From Last to First

Spedding's own story, and his chronicle of the big races he excelled in, proves it's true. 

For anyone aspiring to run a marathon, or indeed anyone who wants to set themselves a goal they think beyond their reach – and ...

Author: Charlie Spedding

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781312222

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 351

Charlie Spedding describes himself as ‘not particularly talented' â?? at least, compared to the group of people he had chosen to find himself among. These were the athletes in the Olympic marathon. So how did he end up with a bronze medal? How did he win the London Marathon? And why does he still hold the English record for the distance? In this remarkable autobiography he explains how â?? how someone who was almost bottom of the class when he first went to school, and even worse at sport, eventually turned himself into a genuinely world-class athlete, competing in top marathons all over the world, and genuinely going from last to first. As well as the enthralling life story of one of our finest distance runners, this book is a wonderfully clear and inspiring piece of life coaching for anyone who wants to make the most of their talents. But more than this, as Spedding says at the start, ‘I believe that on occasions you can create the circumstances in which you can perform at a higher level than your talent says you can'. Spedding's own story, and his chronicle of the big races he excelled in, proves it's true. â?¿â?¿For anyone aspiring to run a marathon, or indeed anyone who wants to set themselves a goal they think beyond their reach â?? and achieve it â?? this is an essential book.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Steven a Runner s Life

Steven  a Runner   s Life

surreal about sitting in a dark hotel room before sunrise and knowing your son is going to begin a 100-mile journey through trails, cliffs, and mountains in ...

Author: Jennie McNeal

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781982240042

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 284

"Steven-A Runner's Life" is my first book and was inspired by being able to attend many of Steven's race events with my husband,Jay, and recording our experiences in my journal. This book includes several of Steven's own blog posts, posted on the Art of [email protected] These posts explain his motivation for trail running and his experiences at many of his races. Also it includes his discipline where he used a special diet, to avoid stomach cramps, and training habits that could be helpful to anyone involved in ultrarunning or ultra sports. (According to Wikipedia, an ultramarathon, also called ultra distance or ultra running, is any footrace longer than the traditional marathon length, which is 26.2 miles. In the last two years of Steven's training for the Ultra trail du Mont Blanc in Chamonix France, he bought and began renovating a cabin in Oregon. This book shows with muti-tasking, discipline and many prayers that all things are possible. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have enjoyed reliving our experiences.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Runner s Journey

Runner s Journey

This is not only for writing down the running story but all you want.

Author: platongdrawing publishing

Publisher:

ISBN: 1654290696

Category:

Page: 100

View: 758

This is not only for writing down the running story but all you want. Live like you are running in the marathon event. Be prepare, Do your best, and impress on the things you meet on your way. Have fun writing down your story in this journey.
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The Born Again Runner

The Born Again Runner

For your running journey, it's better to travel with family and friends. Runners begin their running programs with a certain expectancy: We will get ...

Author: Pete Magill

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 9781615193127

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 168

From the lead author of Build Your Running Body (“the best running book ever”—Runner’s World founder Bob Anderson), a one-of-a-kind guide for everyone who wants to run but feels they can’t As a drug-addled young man, Pete Magill once found himself in the ER, with his body telling him to give up. Taking up running seemed impossible—but he willed himself to do it anyway. Magill went on to become one of the fastest masters runners ever, and a sought-after coach. Over a glowing (albeit hard-won) career, he has heard every excuse people use to stop running or never start—from achy knees and sore ankles, to advanced age and arthritis, to too many cigarettes or years on the couch. In every case, Magill’s best advice is to do what he did: Run anyway—at a pace and mileage that work. Through inspiration, science, and anecdote, Magill gets runners out the door; through personal action plans, he sets them on the right path; and through the best exercises to protect and rehabilitate the body, he keeps them going—showing a way forward for new and sidelined runners who haven’t before realized how close they are to fun and pain-free running!
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Tales from Another Mother Runner

Tales from Another Mother Runner

My running journey began simply enough: Living in Brooklyn, New York, I wanted to get some exercise that didn't involve staring slack-jawed at the beige ...

Author: Dimity McDowell

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781449453060

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 378

Every mother runner has a tale to tell. A story about how she realized, fifteen years after being told that she’s best being a bookworm, that there is an athlete inside her. Or the one about how she, fifty pounds overweight and depressed, finally found the courage—and time—to lace up her running shoes. Or maybe it’s about setting a seemingly impossible goal—going under two hours in the half-marathon—and then methodically running that goal down and tearing up across the finish line. Or it might be an account of friendship: she was new to town, was having a hard time making friends, was asked to join a group run, and now she's got four BRFs (best running friends) who are her allies, her cheerleaders, her reality checks. Maybe it's just a simple story of the beauty of starting the day off with an endorphin rush. Or, sadly, it could be about how, through the guidance of a thoughtful running friend, she found the space and rhythm to process being raped—and regained her strength and sense of self through every footstep. In Mother Runners, elite runners Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea share not only their own stories of personal triumph on the pavement but also the inspiring stories of many members of the vibrant mother runner community they've built on their popular site, Run Like a Mother. While the common theme is running, the variations that happen through the miles are as endless as the miles themselves: losing weight, gaining confidence, finding yourself, connecting with friends, expecting more, setting goals, dealing with disappointment, figuring out how to train efficiently, clearing your head, reconnecting with your memories, building a better you. Whether you've run more marathons than you can remember, or you're just getting started, you'll find the inspiration you need to get out there, keep pushing, and run like a mother.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Your Journey to Heaven

Your Journey to Heaven

Journey. by. Running. The walk becomes a run! However, we need to learn to walk before we can run! This is true both naturally and spiritually!

Author: Colin Urquhart

Publisher: Kingdom Faith Church

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 105

View: 836

Jesus used parables extensively in His teaching. These were illustrations based on familiar situations with which those who heard Him could readily identify. "Your journey to Heaven" is like a series of modern parables. Using various modes of transport, vital truths of Scripture are explained, revealing how Christians are to live between their new birth and their welcome into the heavenly courts of glory. Each of these modern parables will encourage you on "Your journey to Heaven!"
Categories: Religion

The Happy Runner

The Happy Runner

So we started SWAP to provide runners with unconditional support on their journey toward self-acceptance. SWAP has excelled because we talk about injuries ...

Author: Roche, David

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492567646

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

View: 910

Is your daily run starting to drag you down? Has running become a chore rather than the delight it once was? Then The Happy Runner is the answer for you. Authors David and Megan Roche believe that you can’t reach your running potential without consistency and joyful daily adventures that lead to long-term health and happiness. Guided by their personal experiences and coaching expertise, they point out the mental and emotional factors that will help you learn exactly how to become a happy runner and achieve your personal best.
Categories: Sports & Recreation