Every runner at every level wants to run faster, stronger, and pain-free. Injury prevention is essential to the athlete focused on achieving his or her highest level of performance. Remaining injury-free can lead runners through a lifetime of roads and trails that offer fun, challenge, victory, camaraderie, solace, good health, good attitude, and, as some like to point out, the freedom to enjoy good food. Dr. Metzl's savvy, up-to-date book will take the reader on a heel-to-head tour of the specific kinetic chain involved in running and provide a friendly, accessible, and illustrated view of the muscles, bones, and joints used and impacted. He'll help runners define their kinetic style so that they are best equipped to adapt Metzl's injury-prevention advice to their running lifestyle.
Jordan D. Metzl, MD, is a sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery, America's premier orthopedic hospital. Voted among New York City's top sports medicine doctors by New York magazine, Dr. Metzl takes care of athletic patients of all ages and lectures and teaches extensively. He lives in New York City. Claire Kowalchik is a freelance writer/editor with more than 20 years of experience. She lives in Emmaus, PA.