From the best-selling author and renowned coach duo from Born to Run, a fully illustrated, practical guide to running for everyone from amateurs to seasoned runners, about how to eat, race, and train like the world's best
Whether you're ramping up for a race or recuperating from an injury, Born to Run 2 is a holistic program for runners of every stripe that centers on seven key themes: food, fitness, form, footwear, focus, fun, and family.
The guide contains:
On-the run recipes for race-ready nutrition
Training regimen to help get you in shape and achieve your running goals
Corrective drills to perfect your form
Helpful shoe recommendations
Advice about how to bring more joy into running
Suggestions for finding a running community
Christopher McDougall and Eric Orton bring all the elements together into an integrated action plan—the 90-Day Run Free training schedule—that provides everything you need to prepare for a mile-long fun run or a 100-mile ultramarathon. Full of helpful illustrations and full-color photos of the iconic first Copper Canyons race, Born to Run 2 is the perfect training companion for anyone who wants to get inspired about the sport again and learn the proven techniques to run smoother, lighter, and swifter.
About the Author
CHRISTOPHER McDOUGALL covered wars in Rwanda and Angola as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press before writing his best-selling book Born to Run. His fascination with the limits of human potential led to his next works, Running with Sherman and Natural Born Heroes, and his Outside magazine web series, “Art of the Hero.”
ERIC ORTON’s experiences with the Tarahumara and his study of running, human performance, strength, and conditioning have led him to the cutting edge of the sport and made him a go-to for athletes everywhere. The author of The Cool Impossible and former fitness director for the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Orton personally trains athletes from recreational racers to elite ultramarathoners. He lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
"A practical guide stressing fundamentals (food, fitness, form, focus, footwear, fun, family), with the emphasis on learning to run well. The text includes a '90-Day Run Free Program' plus numerous diagrams, strength exercises, and plenty of color photos, many featuring diverse, adaptive athletes. This will appeal to new runners and energize those recovering from injuries, as well as older runners and those who have burned out. McDougall is a captivating storyteller and a steadfast advocate who continues to promote the joy of running." —Booklist