Runner's World Complete Book of Beginning Running by Amby Burfoot, paperback, 320 pages, Rodale Press (2005), ISBN: 159486022X
Finally the first Runner's World book for beginning runners! The newest addition to the heralded Runner's World series focuses exclusively on the concerns of the tens of thousands of new runners who take up the sport every year. Recognizing that newcomers to a sport need all the help they can get, Runner's World now devotes an entire book to guiding the beginning runner through those challenging first days, weeks, and months. Peppered throughout with motivating tips and advice from those who have been there, this much-needed volume presents a cannot-fail program that is sure to help new runners feel and look better and have more energy and less stress. Inside you'll find: information on nutrition and how to adjust your diet to fit your new running lifestyle; training advice, including how to use cross-training, stretching, and strength exercises to keep enthusiasm up, weight down, and fitness at an optimum level; a special section for women runners. Written by the executive editor of Runner's World magazine and covering every problem the new runner may encounter – from choosing the right shoes to preventing injury to preparing for a race – this authoritative volume provides all the information and inspiration any novice requires to turn running into a healthy, lifetime pursuit. Amby Burfoot is the author of "Runner's World Complete Book of Running". A former Boston Marathon winner and a member of the Road Runners Club of America Hall of Fame, he is also the recipient of several journalism awards.