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Hal Higdon

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HAL HIGDON has contributed to Runner’s World longer than any other writer and is the author of 34 books. He ran eight times in the United States Olympic Trials and won four World Masters Championships. He is one of the founders of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA).
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HAL HIGDON has contributed to Runner’s World longer than any other writer and is the author of 34 books. He ran eight times in the United States Olympic Trials and won four World Masters Championships. He is one of the founders of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA).
Books by thisAuthor
  • Marathon

    Marathon
    The Ultimate Training Guide: Advice, Plans, and...
    Especially in tough economic times, running offers an affordable and positive way to relieve stress and gain a sense of accomplishment. Marathons and—more than ever—half-marathons are the ultimate achievement for runners and have experienced an unprecedented boom in the last several years.  New hunger for reliable information on marathon and half-marathon training, as well as new technologies that have revolutionized ordinary people’s ability to train intelligently, means the time is right for a new edition of longtime Runner’s World contributor Hal Higdon’s classic guide to taking the guesswork out of preparing for a marathon, whether it’s a reader’s first or fiftieth. Since its original publication in 1993, Higdon’s definitive manual has sold over a quarter of a million copies through all channels. The book is such a consistent seller for many reasons, but above and beyond all the others is this one: It works. At the core of the book remains Higdon’s clear and essential information on training, injury prevention, and nutrition. With more than 25 percent new material, this fourth edition of a running classic will be a must-own for both longtime runners and those new to the sport.

    Boston

    Boston
    A Century of Running
    "Recommended for regional & large running collections."-Library Journal "...Higdon has put together an absorbing history, with 200-plus photos & dozens of sidebars."-Publishers Weekly "...a wonderfully entertaining book that will appeal to runners & nonrunners alike."-Booklist

    Run Fast

    Run Fast
    How to Beat Your Best Time -- Every Time
    Train for Speed...Feel Great! Are you looking for better race times, whether you run 5-Ks or marathons? Searching for that ultimate, exhilarating moment when you're running faster than ever before? Or do you just want to get healthy and have more fun when you run? You can run faster, and this book will show you how. Much more than a training guide, this classic volume-- completely revised and updated for runners of every caliber-- spells out a complete program to help you increase your speed, improve your times, and motivate yourself to achieve your running goals. You'll see how to: * Shave time off your Personal Record * Make speedwork count-- and avoid the risk of associated pain and injuries * Make the most of limited training time * Build more muscle to boost your speed * Achieve a smooth stride and an efficient, economical running form * Listen to yourself and be your own best coach You'll discover magic workouts that both improve your speed and make training fun. And, if you've taken an exercise break, you'll see how to get back in shape and back on track, with faster times than ever before. Packed with stories and tips from coaches, record holders, and average runners alike, Run Fast is brimming with inspiration. Experience the thrill of better race times, the satisfaction of running strong, and the sheer joy that comes from running faster than ever before.

    The Union vs. Dr. Mudd

    The Union vs. Dr. Mudd
    For nearly 150 years, one question remains unanswered in the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln: was Samuel A. Mudd, the physician who set the broken leg of John Wilkes Booth, guilty or innocent of participating in the conspiracy to murder the president?   Featuring a new introduction and epilogue, this well-researched and unbiased account of Mudd's testimony, trial, and imprisonment remains the gold standard on the topic more than forty years after it was first published.   So, did Dr. Mudd merely answer the call of duty when an injured man appeared on his doorstep, or was he a wily co-conspirator who avoided the death penalty? Hal Higdon takes an objective stance and allows the reader to decide.

  • Hal Higdon's How to Train

    Hal Higdon's How to Train
    The Best Programs, Workouts, And Schedules For...
    The Fast Path To Running Success If you have a running goal, How to Train can help you achieve it-- faster, easier, smarter. Drawing on the collective wisdom of the world's top coaches, trainers, and athletes, Hal Higdon provides time-tested programs and workouts for all levels of runners with every conceivable goal. Featuring more than 100 charts and schedules to conquer any running challenge, How to Train is an indispensable reference that you will use for as long as you own running shoes. Some of what you'll find inside: * A 35-day program to get you started * Fitness walking and racewalking schedules * 5-K routines for the first-timer or more advanced runner * Greg Meyer's program for the 25-K * Running schedules exclusively for women * How to compete in marathons just weeks apart * Vern Gambetta's strength-training routine * Routines for coming back from injuries * Benji Durden's 84-week schedule for advanced marathoners * Ultramarathon schedules up to 100-K * The latest methods and workouts for aquarunning * A triple-threat program for the triathlon * Workouts for track, summer cross-country, and girls' cross country * A fun program to get children involved in running * Tips on how to run in hot and cold weather

    Run Fast

    Run Fast
    How to Train for a Five-K or 10-K Race
    "A very readable, useful, nuts-&-bolts approach to race preparation."-Booklist

    The Gigantic Book of Running Quotations

    The Gigantic Book of Running Quotations
    With over 3,000 pieces of wit and wisdom from runners famous and humble, here is an important running resource and a great gift for any runner. George Sheehan, a celebrated running writer, philosopher, and physician, once wrote, "The more I run, the more certain I am that I am heading for my real goal: to become the person I am." Today, many runners—whether they are training for the Olympics or whether they fit runs into their lunch hours—would agree that for them the sport is much more than a way to stay in shape. Their running defines who they are and leads them to achieve goals that they might never have thought possible. This tremendous collection of wisdom captures the spirit and passion of those who run in over 3,000 entries, covering topics such as training, gear, running philosophy, and running in youth and old age. The Gigantic Book of Running Wisdom will inspire everyone from seasoned marathoners to running novices. It includes thoughts from famous athletes, writers, politicians, and more, including Percy Cerutty, Carl Lewis, Tom Brokaw, David Letterman, William Shakespeare, Farrah Fawcett, Emil Zátopek, Bill Rodgers, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sebastian Coe, Bill Clinton, Grete Waitz, Roger Bannister, and hundreds of others. The one thing they all have in common is their understanding that, as Amby Burfoot put it, "As we run, we become." 16 b/w illustrations. "You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming."—Frank Shorter "I love the feeling of freedom in running, the fresh air, the feeling that the only person I'm competing with is me."—Wilma Rudolph

    Leopold and Loeb

    Leopold and Loeb
    The Crime of the Century

  • Falconara

    Falconara
    A Family Odyssey

    The Runner's Cookbook

    The Runner's Cookbook

    A Cold Clear Day

    A Cold Clear Day
    The Athletic Biography of Buddy Edelen

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