The Running Revolution

The Running Revolution

How to Run Faster, Farther, and Injury-free -- for Life

Book - 2014
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Two-time Olympic coach Dr. Nicholas Romanov provides both beginning and experienced runners with the crucial knowledge they need to develop a better stride that will improve performance and minimize wear and tear on the body. Topics presented include how to run greater distances while sustaining optimum form; what the anatomy of the foot reveals about running mechanics; essential warm-up routines and exercises; proper technique for pain-free running; how to choose the right running shoes, and tips on how to go barefoot; and a four-week training program.
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, ©2014
ISBN: 9780143123194
Branch Call Number: 796.42 ROM 2014
Characteristics: xv, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Brungardt, Kurt 1964-

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ksoles Dec 30, 2014

A great read for both the beginner and the more advanced runner, "The Running Revolution" clearly and engagingly describes the Pose method developed by Olympic coach Nicholas Romanov.

Romanov divides his book into four sections. "Preparing for the POSE" focuses on Romanov's personal history and explains how to track your running progress and choose the right shoe. It also includes information on familiarizing yourself with your personal stride and building power through strength training. "Ten Lessons" helps readers hone their running skills by examining the foot, the running pose, falling, the pull, integrating the frames and the Achilles tendon. "The Running Circuit" teaches how to self-coach, prevent common injuries and run on different terrains. Finally, "Take it to the Limit" assimilates all the previous information by assessing training needs, providing sample 5k, 10k, half and full marathon plans and advising on how to stay healthy for the long haul.

"The Running Revolution" adopts a lesson-plan format, perfect for those who want to learn about the biomechanics of running and how to improve form and prevent injuries. Photos demonstrating strength exercises and form drills enhance Romanov's instructions but readers who prefer a conversational, story-based style on the subject will want to look elsewhere for their running tips.

Romanov does runners a service by sharing the knowledge he has amassed over years of training. His book contains much well-researched, credible wisdom and will help readers improve form, avoid injury and run for life.

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