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Trail and Mountain Running

Author : Sarah Rowell
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Trail and Mountain Running is a practical guide for runners designed to help those who are already running off road and wanting to improve their performance, to try longer or rougher terrain with confidence, and those who simply want to venture from roads onto trails and mountain paths for the first time. Divided into three sections, the book covers: Training fundamentals - giving you all the knowledge you need to run off road in terms of training programme, looking after your body, kit and equipment and staying safe in the environment. Racing - providing more detailed advice about what to do pre, during and post race to maximize performance. Optimizing performance - more advanced information on training and racing, and supplementary areas such as altitude training, which can help performance. Throughout the book advice is given relative to four 'typical races' of different lengths and terrain; all of which is interspersed by real life anecdotes and stories from the authors. A practical guide that provides information tailored to all levels of runners who want to both enjoy running off road as well as get better at it. Superbly illustrated with 70 colour photographs. Both Sarah Rowell and Wendy Dodds are highly experienced and successful athletes.

50 Trail Runs in Washington

Author : Cheri Pompeo Gillis
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* Includes trail runs in Bellingham, the North and South Cascade Range, the Olympic Peninsula, urban areas, and eastern Washington * Guidebook contains mileage of trails, elevation profiles, maps, and photos * Offers helpful trail running tips for getting started, trail etiquette, and more Trail running is a ever-more popular sport that provides a unique way to exercise while enjoying spectacular scenery. While there are many hiking guidebooks for Washington, this is the first state-wide, comprehensive trail running guidebook. 50 Trails Runs in Washington offers everything from where to go, what to bring, how to get there, and what to expect on the trail. Includes trail running descriptions of varied lengths -- from four miles to 34 miles, accompanied by maps, photos, and elevation profiles. Washington's trail runners will never be left wondering where to run again.

Ultimate Guide to Trail Running

Author : Adam Chase
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Guide to running's fastest growing endurance and adventure sport. Everything You Need to Know About Equipment * Finding Trails * Nutrition * Hill Strategy * Racing * Avoiding Injury * Training * Weather * Safety

An Introduction to Trail and Fell Running

Author : Keven Shevels
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Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District

Author : Kingsley Jones
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The 40 routes in this guidebook offer some of the best trail running, fell running and sky running routes in the Lake District National Park, one of the world's great mountain running regions. Each route has been carefully graded to indicate terrain and difficulty so that the runner can select a route that suits their ability or aspirations for the day. Routes range from 5 miles to 21 miles, and include classics such as the Helvellyn skyline, Langdale Horseshoe, Borrowdale and Scafell Pike direct. Detailed route descriptions and OS map extracts accompany each route, along with key facts, including distance, ascent, descent, timings, maps, transport and parking. There is a useful introduction explaining the history of trail and fell running in the Lake District, along with advice about the best bases for a trail running holiday, equipment and adapting to running off road. There is a rich history of mountain running in the UK, and for many the Lake District is the spiritual home of fell running. Whether you want to follow the course of some of the classic fell races, or explore some of the quieter corners of the national park, the aim of this book is to inspire you to enjoy this thrilling sport in one of its greatest playgrounds.

Trailhead

Author : Lisa Jhung
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Trailhead is a witty, fun guide to all things trail running. Veteran trail runner, triathlete, and adventure racer Lisa Jhung offers this illustrated pocket guide to all runners curious about running off road or wanting to run farther into the backcountry. She offers authoritative advice on everything from how to find good trails to run, how to choose the best shoes and clothing, how to carry enough water, and how to stay safe from wildlife and weather. Trailhead includes: The allure: Why trail running is good for body and mind The essentials: Finding good trails, choosing the best trail running gear, handling trail and weather conditions, what you need to know about nutrition and hydration Safety: How to treat (and avoid) common trail running injuries, first aid, animal safety Etiquette: Right of way, preserving the trail, when nature calls Company: Running alone, with friends, with dogs--or burros! Stronger, faster: At-home exercises to enhance your running Going long: Preparing for longer trail runs or trail races Trailhead is a smart, entertaining read as well as a thorough resource for everyone from aspiring trail runners to those looking to get the most out of every trail run, whether in a city park or on a mountain adventure.

Trail Running Chamonix and the Mont Blanc Region

Author : Kingsley Jones
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A guidebook describing 40 trail running routes in the Chamonix Valley and around the Mont Blanc massif, visiting France, Switzerland and Italy. The routes, which range from 3.8km (21⁄2 miles) to 168km (104 miles), are graded from 1 to 5 and categorised as trail running, fell running or skyrunning. Starting from Chamonix, Les Houches, Servoz, Champex, Courmayeur, Orsières and Vallorcine among others, and covering classic ultra trail routes as well as shorter day runs, there is something for every runner. Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:100,000 mapping and route profiles, with notes on safety and useful tips for runners. Also included is a comprehensive equipment checklist plus information on running at altitude, adapting to the Alps, navigation, maps and mountain safety. GPX files for all routes are available for download after you have purchased the book by logging in to your Cicerone account. Renowned as a mecca for trail runners, the Chamonix Valley and Mont Blanc region is home to some of the greatest trail running races in the world, including the Tour des Géants and Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. The landscape, with its dramatic mountain scenery and ethereal vistas, offers diverse trail options and true adventure - the perfect playground for this exhilarating sport.

Mastering Running

Author : Catharine Utzschneider
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Mastering Running, regardless of your age, optimal performance and new personal bests await. Cathy Utzschneider, highly accomplished and renowned masters runner and coach, has created the definitive guide for runners, athletes, and fitness buffs. Runners from 30 to 100 will benefit from the targeted approach that covers these aspects: • Evaluating and refining running form to improve speed and endurance • Exercises, stretches, and routines to prevent common age-related injuries • Training programs for the mile, 5K, 10K, half marathon, and full marathon • Proven strategies, used by today’s top runners, that shave seconds off your time Mastering Running contains all the advice and instruction you’d expect from an elite-level coach. With details on segmenting, front running, tapering, recovering, and fueling, Mastering Running is the one guide you’ll rely on time and again for a lifetime of serious running.

Trail Running

Author : Graeme Hilditch
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The popularity of running has never been greater and with thousands of everyday people taking in conventional 5k, 10k, half-marathon and marathon road running events, there seems to be a natural desire to seek other arguably more challenging forms of running. Trail Running helps advise runners how to make the transition from road running to off road running, whether your intention is purely for fun or to take part in specialist off road events. Including: Information about the importance of specialist running gear required. Specialist exercises to strengthen stabilising muscles, e.g. glutes, core, to counteract the uneven running surface and prevent injury. Nutritional requirements, particularly for long distance trail runs and the importance of the correct fluid and food to carry with you. Common injuries contracted during trail running and how to prevent/treat them, List of popular trail running events - both national and International. Examples of training sessions and how certain sessions can help improve the highly specific fitness requirements of off road running.

Baltimore Trails

Author : Bryan MacKay
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From field work conducted entirely in the year 2000, Baltimore Trails answers the needs of hikers and mountain bikers, offering accurate maps, up-to-date information, and reliable trail descriptions.

Trail Running Bend and Central Oregon

Author : Lucas Alberg
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Trail Running Bend and Central Oregon is an extensive guide to the best trail running in one of the country's top outdoor destinations. Author and trail runner Lucas Alberg provides detailed descriptions of the area's best loop runs, including several new trails added within recent years. From classic high desert runs to the east in the Badlands, to mountain escapes and high alpine scenery to the west in the Cascades, the guide highlights the unique and diverse geography that Central Oregon has to offer. Unlike other guidebooks, Trail Running Bend and Central Oregon is organized by season, so runners can know when to hit the right trails at the right times throughout the year. The 50 routes described in the book are all located within 65 miles of Bend, which means that trail runners will spend more time doing what they love to do, instead of spending time behind the windshield in anticipation.

Trail Running Chamonix and the Mont Blanc Region

Author : Kingsley Jones
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Guidebook to exploring the classic trail running regions around the Mont Blanc massif, visiting France, Switzerland and Italy. 40 runs are graded by terrain, from wide trails to technical skyrunning, with information on ascent/descent and distance. Includes the 165km ultra-trail of Mont Blanc as well as shorter day runs.

Brecon Beacons Trail Running

Author : Lily Dyu
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Brecon Beacons Trail Running is a comprehensive guide to off-road running across the national park, including the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons themselves and the Black Mountain. With 20 runs from 5.3km to 17.5km in length, this book is suitable for runners of all abilities. The hills and valleys of the Brecon Beacons offer a wide variety of running, all sharing the same mountainous scenery and stunning views in this beautiful part of South Wales. Local authors Lily Dyu and John Price have compiled many of their favourite runs, including accessible loops around Carreg Cennen Castle and Table Mountain, through to big days out around Fan y Big, Pen y Fan and Fan Brycheiniog. Summit the Sugar Loaf and The Blorenge on the outskirts of Abergavenny, explore the waterfalls by Ystradfellte, or trace the Cat¿s Back along the Welsh-English border; there¿s something for everyone. Each route features clear and easy-to-use Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions, details of distance and timings, and refreshment stops and local knowledge.

Day and Overnight Hikes Shenandoah National Park

Author : Johnny Molloy
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This book presents classic Shenandoah National Park hikes, such as Rose River Loop and Whiteoak Canyon, but also lesser known trails that offer solitude and equally scenic sights –– such as Lost Cliffs and Furnace Mountain. This detailed guide offers both day and overnight hikes, depending on the interest and skill level of the hiker. Each day and overnight hike contains four key elements to help readers plan and enjoy the perfect trip: GPS-based trail maps, GPS-based elevation profiles, directions to the trailhead, and trail descriptions. Designed to fit easily into a back pocket, this guide leads hikers and backpackers to sites of exceptional beauty and solitude.

Mountain Bike Virginia

Author : Randy Porter
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The Holy Trail

Author : Rik Merchie
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* Trail running is ranked in the top five outdoor sports in the US* 1300 trail races are held annually around the globe* Trail Runner Magazine has over 78,000 subscribers* For the experienced trail runner, mountain traveler, or anyone with an active love of the outdoorsFor those willing to go to the edge, for those who love to run close to the sky, here are some of the world's most challenging and beautiful running trails and races. Twelve trails are covered in depth, and many more are included. From Norway to South Africa, Hong Kong to Colorado, and Switzerland to Columbia, these profiles are accompanied by travel information, as well as stories from those with experience on these trails, whether talking about the music they run to, or the good will shared among fellow runners.

Trail and Fell Running in the Yorkshire Dales

Author : Pete Ellwood
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Guidebook to 40 great trail and fell runs in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Ranging from 5 to 24 miles, the graded runs start from bases such as Hawes, Settle, Ingleton, Dent, Sedbergh, Malham and Grassington and take in the region's diverse delights, from castles and waterfalls to iconic mountains such as Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-Y-Ghent. For those seeking a longer challenge, the Pendragon Castle to Skipton Castle Ultra is also described. In addition to clear route description, mapping and gradient profiles, the guide also provides background information on local races and running clubs, the history of running in the region, as well as practical information on safety, equipment, navigation, maps, transport and accommodation. Sandwiched between the Lake District and the Pennines, the Yorkshire Dales showcases some of the finest running terrain in the British Isles. Offering a delightful mix of medium sized peaks and broad open moorland, it is a must-visit destination for those seeking off-road runs with enchanting views.

Trail Running

Author : Jeff Galloway
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If you want to experience the real freedom of running in a natural surrounding and if the ever repeating runs in the streets start to bore you, trail running is the right way to improve your running experience. The charm of starting trail running is to find your own way on lonely mountain hiking trails and to set your own goals, because no trail run can be compared to another. Running guru Jeff Galloway offers his own approach of getting started with his unique way of guaranteeing an injury-free running style. With his Run-Walk-Run™ method Jeff helps beginners to start trail running the right way. Advanced runners can use a specialized training program which will help them prevent overtraining, injuries, and other calamities you can encounter during intense training sessions. The book covers a wide range of trail running equipment, especially covering the whole range of trail running shoes. If you want to jump start your trail run, this is your complete guide.

Hiking and Backpacking

Author : Wilderness Education Association
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Top Trails Shenandoah National Park

Author : Johnny Molloy
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Top Trails: Shenandoah National Park saves readers the time and frustration of finding the perfect hikes to suit their desires. Not only are there hundreds of miles of trails running like veins down and along a narrow mountain spine, but with millions of guests annually, Shenandoah National Park is a heavily visited destination. This book was conceived to make the backcountry majesty of Shenandoah more accessible to visitors. This easy-access, reference type guide presents a variety of hikes from which to choose. The majority of the hikes steer you toward the most scenic areas, giving you the opportunity to enjoy your time on the trail instead of behind someone’s car. Most hikes seek solitude to maximize your Shenandoah experience. However, as the subtitle of this book suggests, there are some “must do” hikes that are popular. Consequently, a few hikes traverse popular and potentially crowded areas. Each hike has a “best times” that will help you manage the trails to your advantage. Day hiking is the best and most popular way to “break into” the Shenandoah wilderness. But for those with the inclination to see the mountain cycle from day to night and back again, many hikes in this book can be used by backpackers as well. Backpackers must follow park backcountry camping regulations and practice “leave no trace” wilderness-use etiquette. Backpackers can capture the changing moods of the mountains as day turns to night, as weather cycles with the sun, as the permanent park residents go about their business of surviving and reproducing. With the Top Trails winning formula of easy-to-follow maps for every hike, trail-feature charts, feature icons, "don't get lost" trail milestones, and GPS waypoints, readers can easily identify the right trail for their interests, abilities, and available time.