A practical, illustrated, and scientifically grounded guide to improving your running technique and preventing injury, written by a kinesiologist.
In North America alone, thirty-seven million people run regularly, and most suffer at least one running-related injury a year. Run Better sets out to help runners of all abilities run smarter and injury-free by
- reviewing the proper mechanics of running and the role of shoes;
- providing training programs (from 5K to marathon distances) that promote rest and cross-training for adequate recovery;
- offering 90 running-specific exercises and technical drills to build strength, reinforce proper posture, encourage flexibility, improve mobility, and optimize breathing;
- explaining 42 common running injuries and the ways to prevent and alleviate them.
Illustrated with more than 150 color photographs, 50 black-and-white line drawings, and 20 charts and tables, Run Better is an easy-to-use and authoritative running handbook for anyone who wants to improve their running efficiency and decrease their risk of injury.