The ultimate guide to one of the simplest and most effective forms of exercise. Why waste money and resources on petrol and gym membership when you can get a workout from your front door? This book covers all the reasons to run, the types of running, who can take part, how to prepare, what you need, where to run, how to keep safe, running nutrition, extra gadgets, good techniques - and how to keep that motivation! It includes a variety of sample running plans for different age groups, levels and goals, so is ideal for beginners to intermediate runners. With clear and accessible text, and attractive illustration.
Justin Bowyer is a writer and journalist for numerous health and sports magazines including Outdoor Fitness and Runner's World, where he contributes regular race reports, features and kit reviews. He has a passion for sports nutrition and advances in training techniques, has completed 20 marathons and is a keen endurance and `ultra' runner; he placed eighth in 78 mile Namibia Ultra in 2010. Foreword by David Castle, runner, journalist and Editor of Running Fitness Magazine.