In 2011, marathon, half-marathon and triathlon participation reached all-time highs. Anatomy of Running follows the format of the successful Anatomy of... series. The books feature full-body anatomy illustrations that reveal the musculature as the body performs a particular exercise. By seeing how the muscles interact and which muscles execute and which support the exercise, the reader gains the greatest understanding of the exercise and its benefits. Anatomy of Running begins with an introduction to the popular fitness activity:
Running is a fundamental human activity and holds an important place in popular culture. In recent decades it has exploded in popularity as a leisure pursuit, with marathons and endurance challenges exerting a strong fascination.Endurance Running is the first collection of original qualitative research to examine distance running through a socio-cultural lens, with a general objective of understanding the concept and meaning of endurance historically and in contemporary times.
Adopting diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to explore topics such as historical conceptualizations of endurance, lived experiences of endurance running, and the meaning of endurance in individual lives, the book reveals how the biological, historical, psychological, and sociological converge to form contextually specific ideas about endurance running and runners.
The book explores endurance as a wider socio-cultural phenomenon, making it useful reading for anybody researching across the entire spectrum of endurance sports, and is fascinating reading for anybody working in the sociology of sport or the body, cultural studies or behavioural science.
Written in a really easy-to-use way, this book is a lay person's guide to why we should all run more - just in case you need convincing. This book is split into the following easy-to-follow sections: what running physiology is all about - so that you know what affects running has on your body; running environment - so you know where's best to run; running equipment - so you can get an added advantage with the best, most comfortable and useful kit; and running psychology - so you can keep happy and motivated to run. This book clearly explains the factors that affect your ability to run well and so are useful things that all runners should know before taking their first running steps. Also collected together here in this convenient and easy to use format are insights from sports scientists, up-to-date and current research findings and the distilled experiences of running professionals. It's up to you now to share in the joy, the exhilaration, the sweat, the aches and the pains that running has to offer!