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Run Better

How To Improve Your Running Technique and Prevent Injury

by Jean-François Harvey, foreword by Alex Hutchinson

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A practical, illustrated, and scientifically grounded guide to improving your running technique and preventing injury, written by a kinesiologist.

In North America alone, thirty-seven million people run regularly, and most suffer at least one running-related injury a year. Run Better sets out to help runners of all abilities run smarter and injury-free by

  • reviewing the proper mechanics of running and the role of shoes;
  • providing training programs (from 5K to marathon distances) that promote rest and cross-training for adequate recovery;
  • offering 90 running-specific exercises and technical drills to build strength, reinforce proper posture, encourage flexibility, improve mobility, and optimize breathing;
  • explaining 42 common running injuries and the ways to prevent and alleviate them.

Illustrated with more than 150 color photographs, 50 black-and-white line drawings, and 20 charts and tables, Run Better is an easy-to-use and authoritative running handbook for anyone who wants to improve their running efficiency and decrease their risk of injury.

About the Authors

Jean-François Harvey is an athlete, kinesiologist, well-known osteopath, and former coach and is primarily interested in the study of posture and the effects of exercise on the human back. He teaches courses in osteopathy at several colleges and provides training to professionals and the general public. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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Alex Hutchinson, Ph.D., is a columnist for Outside magazine and was a long-time columnist for Runner's World. A National Magazine Award winner, he is a regular contributor to The New Yorker online, pens the weekly "Jockology" column in the Toronto Globe and Mail, and writes for the New York Times. FiveThirtyEight recently named him one of their "favorite running science geeks." He was a two-time finalist in the 1,500 meters at the Canadian Olympic Trials, and represented Canada internationally in track, cross-country, road racing, and mountain running competitions. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cambridge, and has worked as a researcher for the U.S. National Security Agency. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

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