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Alberto Salazar's Guide to Running Paperback – 1 Aug 2002
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From the Back Cover
"Terrific for beginning runners. A fitness program that's simple and works." Bill Rodgers, four-time Boston Marathon Winner, four-time New York City Marathon Winner
A Revolutionary Approach to Running for Fitness and Pleasure from One of the Greatest Runners of All Time
"Remarkably thorough and well-balanced. Will keep you running for decades." Amby Burfoot, Editor, Runner's World, 1968 Boston Marathon Winner
"Runners have much to gain from Alberto Salazar's world-class knowledge." Mary Decker Slaney, World-Record Holder, Olympian
In Alberto Salazar's Guide to Running, the marathon hall-of-famer draws on the latest research and his own experiences to show why, when it comes to reaping the many health and fitness benefits of running, harder and longer isn't better, and consistency matters most. He shares his hard-won lessons on running and outlines a sensible and adaptable low-impact training program for nonrunners wanting to get fit, runners dissatisfied with their current workouts, runners recovering from injuries, and anyone looking for a fitness program they will follow for years.
About the Author
An NCAA track and cross country champion at the University of Oregon, Alberto Salazar burst onto the American and world marathon scene with a victory in the 1980 New York City Marathon. During his running career he set one world and six U.S. records in various distances. He broke longstanding marathon records in New York in 1981, and Boston in 1982, and won the New York event three years in a row. Beset by injuries for nearly a decade, Salazar returned to competitive running in 1995 and won the 53.75-mile Comrades ultramarathon in South Africa. A marketing executive with Nike, Salazar now runs mostly for fitness and enjoyment. Richard Lovett, a veteran of numerous marathons and an avid runner, is a full-time writer and author of The Essential Touring Cyclist, (Ragged Mountain Press, 1994) and co-author of The Essential Cross Country Skier (Ragged Mountain Press, 2000). He is a former law professor who also holds a Ph.D. in economics. Hometown: Portland, Oregon (both)
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I ran across this book in a book review in a local paper and was intrigued because it said you could run with a much reduced possiblity of injury by following the plan outlined in the book. Reading it made a lot of sense and I could see many places where my running friends had made mistakes that probably lead to their injuries. I've read other books that back up what the author says so he isn't advocating some "out there" method but rather a method that will allow you to run to improve your health, which is what most of us are probably looking for.
Here's how to do it in 150 words, instead of 50,000:
(1) Buy appropriate running shoes from a running store (they'll tell you what's appropriate for you).
(2) Go outside and walk/jog for 15 minutes, or until you are really tired, whichever comes first.
(3) Repeat step (2) three to five times per week, increasing both the percentage of time you are jogging rather than walking, and the total time spent moving briskly, until you reach a point where you are jogging for at least 30 minutes without walking or stopping. Reaching this stage will take some people a few days and others several weeks. (Salazar recommends taking 52 weeks to reach this level, which is absurd).
That's all there is to it -- really. You don't need to pay a former world class marathoner for this information.
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