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Running 101
Henderson, Joe, 1943-
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Publication Information:
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics [2000]

Physical Description:
xiv, 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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GV1061.5 .H46 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Few writers have provided more thoughtful insight on running than Running 101 author Joe Henderson. A respected voice on the subject since the 1960s, he now distills the wisdom of his years into 101 practical lessons that are ideal for beginning and intermediate runners looking for new ways to improve and enjoy the sport.

Henderson's wealth of experience is evident on every page as he covers the nuts-and-bolts basics of the sport he knows as few others do. Throughout the book's 15 informative and entertaining chapters, he teaches you how to

- set and meet realistic goals,
- plan your training and racing season,
- evaluate and track your progress,
- choose appropriate shoes and running gear,
- avoid and recover from injury,
- eat for training and racing,
- return after time off,
- run faster and longer,
- follow a training program for the 5K to marathon, and
- recover smarter and faster from hard training and racing.

Whether you're lacing up your running shoes for the first time, coming back after an injury, or training to run a longer distance than ever before, the fundamentals in Running 101 make it the one course you won't want to miss.

Author Notes

Joe Henderson is a former editor of Runner's World (1970-77) and a prolific author, with 22 previous books on running and fitness. He was RRCA's Journalist of the Year both in 1979 and in 1997--the only person to receive this distinction twice--and he has been a member of the RRCA Hall of Fame since 1979. Henderson is highly regarded in the running community and is currently the West Coast editor of Runner's World. He lives in Eugene, Oregon.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vi
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Photo Creditsp. ix
Teaching and Learningp. xi
Lesson Indexp. xiii
Part I Starting to Run
Chapter 1 Setting Goalsp. 3
Chapter 2 Choosing Gearp. 15
Chapter 3 Making Plansp. 27
Chapter 4 Staying Healthyp. 39
Chapter 5 Eating Rightp. 51
Part II Running for Fitness
Chapter 6 Personalizing Trainingp. 65
Chapter 7 Rebuilding Programp. 75
Chapter 8 Fitness Programp. 89
Chapter 9 Speed Programp. 99
Chapter 10 Distance Programp. 111
Part III Training to Race
Chapter 11 Targeting Racesp. 125
Chapter 12 Short-Distance Programp. 137
Chapter 13 Middle-Distance Programp. 149
Chapter 14 Long-Distance Programp. 161
Chapter 15 Race-Recovery Programp. 173
Running Plannerp. 185
Indexp. 199
About the Authorp. 206
Books by Joe Hendersonp. 207