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  • A 1000-Mile Walk on the Beach

    By Loreen Niewenhuis

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781933987156
    • Publisher: Itasca Books
    • Published: March 2011
    "In 2009, Loreen Niewenhuis walked completely around Lake Michigan. This book chronicles that journey, a 1,000 mile walk around the world's fifth-largest lake"--Cover.
  • 109 Walks in British Columbia's Lower Mainland

    By Mary Macaree

    Our Price: $19.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781771000000
    • Publisher: Greystone Books
  • 14 Minutes: A Running Legend's Life and Death and Life

    By Alberto Salazar

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781609619985
    • Publisher: Rodale Books
    • Published: April 2013
    A champion Cuban-American distance runner chronicles his early life, his rise to athletic stardom, and a near-death experience during which he was clinically dead for fourteen minutes.
  • 4 Months to a 4-Hour Marathon

    By David Kuehls

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780399532597
    • Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
    • Published: June 2006
    An updated handbook for distance runners describes how to select a marathon in which to compete, offers a training timetable and schedule for getting ready for the race, and provides practical advice on diet, training, pace, fluids, and mental attitude. Original. 25,000 first printing.
  • 50 Hikes in Louisiana

    By Janina Baxley

    Our Price: $21.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780881505986
    • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
    • Published: January 2004
    Hikers can experience a surprising variety of habitats and terrains in Louisiana, ranging from piney woods in the west to bottomland hardwood along the Mississippi floodplain, to the picturesque swamps and marshes in the south. The state's varied habitats provide an ideal home for a wide array of flora and fauna, and its mild climate makes fall, winter, and spring excellent seasons for hiking. Louisiana is located along a prime corridor for migrating birds; as a result, many of the state's trails offer bird-watching opportunities for hikers.The hikes in this guide range in length from 1/2 to 31 miles, from a casual stroll to a 3-4-day backpack. An overview chart makes it easy to choose a hike for every ability. Each hike description includes mile-by-mile directions, a topographic map, information on hiking time, mileage, and trail conditions, and knowledgeable commentary on the human and natural history you'll encounter along the way.
  • 50 Hikes in South Florida

    By Sandra Friend

    Our Price: $27.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780881505313
    • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
    • Published: September 2003
    In the entire continental United States, only South Florida can lay claim to truly tropical habitats with native tropical plants. Rare ghost orchids grow in the humid depths of the Big Cypress, a region of vast prairies, haunting cypress strands, and deep sloughs filled with alligator flag. From its traditional start at Lake Okeechobee, the world's only Everglades sweep southward. North of Lake Okeechobee lie the remnants of ancient sand dunes forming high and dry scrub habitats, while along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coastlines the freshwater marshes of the interior meet the mangrove swamps of the barrier islands. In the Florida Keys, jungles of Caribbean plants top fossilized coral reefs surrounded by still aquamarine waters.This guide to a fascinating region contains a mix of easy nature trails, beach walks, and short interpretive boardwalks, as well as challenging day hikes and backpacking trips. The hikes range in length from 1 to 20 miles; each hike description includes mile-by-mile directions, a topographic map, and information on hiking time, mileage, and trail conditions.
  • 50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days - And How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance!

    By Dean Karnazes

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780446581837
    • Publisher: Wellness Central
    • Published: August 2008
    Called the 'Quintessential Ultramarathoner' by Outside magazine, Dean Karnazes has achieved unparalleled success in his runs across the world; however, he wanted a bigger challenge. So he decided to run 50 marathons in 50 states on 50 consecutive days. In '50/50,' Karnazes shares his amazing story, describing in detail this feat that defies all physical limitations. Karnazes then offers advice and tips to aspiring runners that will help them: Recover more quickly; Adapt to extreme conditions; Prevent muscle cramps and overheating; and more. This inspirational story and guide is a must for all runners.
  • 7 Weeks to a 10K

    By Brett Stewart

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781612431888
    • Publisher: Pgw
    • Published: June 2013
    A comprehensive program to take anyone from the sofa to the finish line in under two monthsMore approachable than a marathon but still an intense and impressive race, 10K runs are wildly popular among both beginning and advanced runners alike. By combining speed and endurance running, they work equally well as a stepping-stone to longer races or a way to gain an all-over fit physique. 7 Weeks to a 10K takes readers step-by-step through every stage of training with effective exercise plans to do every morning, afternoon, or evening. 7 Weeks to a 10K teaches tips and tricks such as how to properly hydrate, race-day strategies, and pacing recommendations. The variety of training methods in this book boost speed and endurance, and also cover effective warm-ups and cool-downs. The program informs readers about specific diet and nutrition plans and additional strength and flexibility exercises that help complete the body’s transformation.
  • The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Half-Marathon Training

    By Heather Hedrick

    Our Price: $9.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780789733146
    • Publisher: Que Publishing
    • Published: January 2005
    Signed up for a half-marathon and not sure what you've gotten yourself into? Absolute Beginner's Guide to Half-Marathon Training: Get Ready to Run or Walk a 5K, 8K, 10K or Half-Marathon Race is an easy-to-understand introduction to the world of running half-marathon, or shorter, race. Endorsed by the National Institute for Fitness and Sport, this book is packed with illustrations, notes on how to stay motivated and tips on how to train without pain. It will guide you through your marathon-training program and show you how to find the appropriate clothing and shoes, prevent and treat injuries and warm-up before running. Even if you are walking a shorter distance, this is a beneficial training manual. So run, or walk, to your nearest bookstore and pick up a copy of ABG to Half-Marathon Training today!
  • Advanced Marathoning, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Pfitzinger

    Our Price: $23.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780736074605
    • Publisher: Human Kinetics
    • Published: December 2008
  • Against the Wind: An Ironwoman's Race for Her Family's Survival

    By Lee DiPietro

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781634504522
    • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
    • Published: September 2015
    To one woman, running was more than a passionit was a lesson in perseverance.Lee DiPietro discovered the exhilaration of endurance athletics when she ran her first half marathon in her late twenties. From that day forward, she took on every marathon that she could, and despite having to juggle her running with her responsibilities as mother and wife, she quickly established herself as one of the best runners in the United States.Over the next thirty years Lee won race after race, running in everything from local competitions to the three most challenging endurance races: the Boston Marathon, the New York City Marathon, and the Ironman triathlon. What she did not know, as she climbed the ranks of the running world, was the struggle her family would face and the role her running would play in helping her persevere in the face of great adversity.When Lee’s husband was diagnosed with cancer and her son suffered a devastating accident, she found herself falling back on the lessons she had learned as a marathoner to help her endure the sudden family trials. InAgainst the Wind, DiPietro takes us through her harrowing yearlong fight for the lives of her husband and son. Despite the great difficulties she faced, throughout it all remained her love for running.Against the Wind is a story that will resonate with readers whose lives have been affected by cancer as well as those who are dedicated to endurance sports. It proves that running is a tool to save livesfar from just a sport and test of one's mettle.
  • Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail

    By Suzanne Roberts

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780803240124
    • Publisher: Bison Books
    • Published: September 2012
    Day One, and already she was lying in her journal. It was 1993, Suzanne Roberts had just finished college, and when her friend suggested they hike California’s John Muir Trail, the adventure sounded like the perfect distraction from a difficult home life and thoughts about the future. But she never imagined that the twenty-eight-day hike would change her life. Part memoir, part nature writing, part travelogue, Almost Somewhere is Roberts’s account of that hike.John Muir had written of the Sierra Nevada as a “vast range of light,” and this was exactly what Roberts was looking for. But traveling with two girlfriends, one experienced and unflappable and the other inexperienced and bulimic, she quickly discovered that she needed a new frame of reference. Her story of a month in the backcountry—confronting bears, snowy passes, broken equipment, injuries, and strange men—is as much about finding a woman’s way into outdoor experience as it is about the natural world she so eloquently describes. Candid and funny and, finally, wise, Almost Somewhere is not just the whimsical coming-of-age story of a young woman ill-prepared for a month in the mountains but also the reflection of a distinctly feminine view of nature.
  • American Miler: The Life and Times of Glenn Cummingham

    By Paul J. Kiell

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781891369599
    • Publisher: Breakaway Books
    • Published: May 2006
    Glenn Cunningham (1909-1988) was terribly burned in a schoolhouse fire when he was seven, a fire that took the life of his older brother Floyd. And that is when Glenn's life quest began. He was bed-ridden for months; the doctors thought he might never walk again. But he recovered, slowly, agonizingly, with fierce determination - and within a year was both walking and running, though huge burn scars covered his legs. In high school, he was a champion athlete, and set a world high school record in the mile. He went on to be one of America's greatest runners, setting records and winning races with astonishing ease. His story, however, is now largely forgotten - but it is an inspiring and timeless one that bears telling in our modern age. Throughout the book there is a portrait of sportsmanship and decency rarely seen these days. And how Glenn Cunningham spent his life after track is just as inspiring as his accomplishments on the track. Paul Kiell has created a detailed, dramatic biography of this unique American athlete.
  • Anatomy for Runners: Unlocking Your Athletic Potential for Health, Speed, and Injury Prevention

    By Jay Dicharry

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781620871591
    • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
    • Published: August 2012
    Runninghas become more and more popular in recent years, with thousands of peopleentering marathons, buying new running shoes with the latest technology, andgoing for a daily jog, whether on the track or on a treadmill. Unfortunately,with running comes injuries, as a result of wrong information and impropertraining. Author Jay Dicharry was tired of getting the same treatments fromdoctors that didn't heal his joint and muscle pain from running, so he decidedto combine different fields of clinical care, biomechanical analysis, andcoaching to help you avoid common injuries and become the best runner you canbe. Alongwith clear and thorough explanations ofhow running influences the body, and how the body influences your running, thisbook answers many of the common questions that athletes have: Do runners needto stretch? What is the best way to run? What causes injuries? Which shoes arebest for running? Is running barefoot beneficial? Themobility and stability tests will assess your form, and the correctiveexercises, along with step-by-step photos, will improve your core and overallperformance, so that you can train andrun with confidence, knowing how to avoid injuries!

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