Running for Dummies (Paperback)

Running for Dummies By Florence Griffith Joyner, John Hanc, Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Foreword by) Cover Image

Running for Dummies (Paperback)

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Running For Dummies is for everyone with a desire to run. If you're a reforming couch potato, it helps ease you into a healthier lifestyle. If you have Olympic aspirations, take a look at different ways to improve your training. This easy-to-understand guide is also for those who want to:
  • Lose weight
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Live longer
  • Relieve stress
  • Boost creativity
  • Find a fun way to exercise

Find dependable guidance for buying running shoes. Explore ways to maximize your training program. Discover the races you'll enjoy running. Coauthored by the "World's Fastest Woman" and World Record holder Florence (Flo-Jo) Griffith Joyner, Running For Dummies has world-class advice on these topics and many more:

  • Nutrition and weight loss
  • Hitting your stride
  • Speed training
  • Reaching your peak
  • The day of the race
  • Marathon training
  • Identifying and treating injuries
  • Cross-training and treadmill training
  • Running for kids and seniors
Run around the block or around town. Tired of pavement? Run through the woods. Keep track of your personal progress in handy running logs in the back of the book. Improve your health, feel good about yourself, and have fun With several million runners on the road today, you'll find a lot of company, encouragement, and friends benefiting from this healthy and fun activity.
Florence Griffith Joyner, the World's Fastest Woman, won three gold and one silver medal in track and field at the '88 summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, in addition to a silver medal at the '84 Games in Los Angeles. In 1989, she was voted Most Outstanding Amateur Athlete in America and was inducted into the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1995. John Hanc is a running and fitness columnist for Newday and contributes frequently to Runner's World magazine. He is the author of The Essential Runner and The Essential Marathoner.
Product Details ISBN: 9780764550966
ISBN-10: 0764550969
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: February 11th, 1999
Pages: 287
Language: English
Series: For Dummies