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Bill Rodgers' lifetime running plan : definitive programs for runners of all ages and levels
Rodgers, Bill, 1947-
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Lifetime running plan
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, [1996]

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xviii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Rare Book Room copy inscribed by the author.
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There are some who say the popularity of running in America took off after Bill Rodgers won his first New York Marathon in 1976. Certainly his record is unparalleled. Rodgers is the only runner to win the New York and Boston marathons four times each and the only runner to win all three of the world's major marathons within a twelve month period. More than twenty years later, as he nears the age of fifty, "Boston Billy" remains one of the brightest stars among America's world-class long-distance runners. He is the holder of 16 master records (for runners over the age of 40) while 18 records he set in his prime years remain unbroken

The sport of running is a lifetime pursuit. There are an estimated 22 million active runners in the U.S. -and half are over the age of 35. In Bill Rodgers Lifetime Running Plan, Rodgers lays out a program that the reader can "buy into" at any age, whether the reader is 16 or 65.

This book suggest regimens and strategies specifically tailored for the different age groups. The text covers the full spectrum of issues for runners - from getting started to countering the effects of aging. Diet, clothing, and shoes, racing strategies, injury treatment, and how to fit running into a busy schedule are a few of the many topics covered in Bill Rodgers Lifetime Running Plan. Features include a special section of tips and advice for women from Frank Shorter, resources for runners, performance tables, and inspirational profiles of runners of all ages and levels.