Running is one of the most popular activities worldwide, and is an enjoyable and accessible way to get fit. To help you get started, this book provides practical advice on progressive walk/run routines, a six-week plan of running for fitness, and exercises to build up strength. It covers races of different distances, and includes some of the world's greatest races - from sprint and middle-distance racing to fast long-distance racing, marathons, off-road and ultrarunning, triathlons and adventure racing. Illustrated with over 550 photographs and illustrations, this expert book is essential reading for anyone who wants to run at any level.
Elizabeth Hufton is a health and fitness journalist who has written for Runner's World magazine, the world's best-selling running title, and has devised training plans for Cancer Research UK's 10K and Race for Life series. She is a veteran of several marathons.