Everything you need to know to begin running for pleasure, for health - for life! From the first steps you take (and the shoes you take them in) to building a sound training plan, boosting your endurance and learning to run with an ease and speed you could never have imagined possible, The Runner's World[registered] Complete Guide to Beginning Running covers every aspect of the sport. There is guidance on nutrition, injury prevention and cross training; there are motivating real-life stories (including that of Oprah); and, for those who need a little extra help, specially designed 2-month and 6-month step-by-step plans.
Amby Burfoot is Executive Editor, Runner's World[registered] magazine, the editor of The Runner's World[registered] Complete Book of Running, also published by Rodale/Pan Macmillan, and winner of the 1968 Boston marathon. Runner's World[registered] is the world's leading running magazine and brand; it sponsors virtually every road race in the UK