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From the publishers of Runner's World magazine, the worldwide authority on running, comes the definitive book on integrating alternative exercise activities into your training program for a long, enjoyable, successful life of running. You'll learn everything you need to know about the very best cross-training activities for runners, from the equipment you'll need to buy to the techniques you'll have to master. Inside you'll find:

  • • The eight reasons why cross-training will improve your running performance
  • • Strength-training exercises that will prevent or reverse muscular imbalances common among runners
  • • Flexibility exercises that will keep your muscles supple
  • • The six best endurance cross-training activities for runners—and how they can help heal existing injuries while preventing future ones
  • • Five complete training programs coordinating cross-training with running workouts, suitable for every type of runner, whether you're participating in your very first 10-K or competing to win a marathon or triathlon
Runner's World Guide to Cross-Training will teach you painlessly what others deduced following overtraining injuries, disappointing race results, and other painful experiences. It will provide inspiration through "Role Model" stories of world-class runners who gave themselves an extra edge through cross-training. And it will give you all of the motivation, information, and perspective you need to cross-train for success in running.

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