Correre per vivere meglio by Roberto Albanesi, paperback, 324 pages, Tecniche Nuove (2004), ISBN: 8848116191
The third edition of the Italian book "Correre per vivere meglio" (run to live better) updates and perfectly defines what the author calls "Wellrunness", that is, running as a necessary activity to benefit your well-being and enhance the quality of your life. Without loosing sight of the Wellrunness goals, author Roberto Albanesi offers useful suggestions both for the new and for the experienced runner. Many have picked up running at a certain stage of their lives: some because are born athletes and want to achieve sport performances; some because they understand that health and sports always go together; some to loose a few pounds or kilograms; some just for the social aspect of it, to go out with other runners and share a common passion. Whatever the reason, to obtain the most out of running, one have to first understand how running can improve our lives while reaching our goals. And the Wellrunness theory goes beyond the common (and narrow-minded) approach to running, synthesizing scientific methodology with balance and fun in order to fulfill one's goals. The content of "Correre per vivere meglio", divided in 14 chapters, features information on running physiology, Italian diet, theory of training, sports medicine, training programs for every distance (from 1500 meters to the half marathon), running the marathon for the first time, how to control aging with running. This useful book works as an introductory manual for beginners, a rational and scientific publication for joggers, an advanced guide for runners, and a reference book for athletes and trainers.