The Complete Idiot's Guide[registered] to Running, Third Edition , offers instruction on developing ideal running techniques for personal fitness or competition. Through easy-to-follow steps designed to gradually build their abilities, readers learn how to choose reliable running gear and create an effective training and running program. This title features expert tips on nutrition, reducing stress with exercise, avoiding and treating injuries, and entering 5K, 10K, and half and full marathons. It provides basic training plans and illustrations of stretching positions, muscle diagrams, running apparel, and more.
Bill Rodgers has won the Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon four times each. In 1998, Rodgers was inducted to the National Distance Running Hall of Fame, and in 1999, he was inducted to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame. Scott Douglas is a former editor-in-cheif of Running Times magazine and a frequent contributor to many national running publications.