The Durable Runner

A Guide to Injury-Free Running

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About the Book

Part sport and part exercise, running boosts health, longevity and mental well-being. However, running is a demanding activity that can potentially tax the runner’s body and mind. Therefore, possessing durability for running—a fusion of toughness and flexibility—is desirable to enhance a runner’s physical and mental experience. This book—the first of its kind to combine corrective exercise, self-myofascial release, and yoga—empowers runners with measures to avoid unnecessary pain, injury and burnout. It is a comprehensive guide to creating a simple and efficient system of personalized supplemental training in which runners learn to identify and address areas of imbalance and overuse. These training methods increase strength, stability, mobility, and resiliency, and require as little as 15 minutes per day to implement. Runners can decrease the risk of injury, improve running performance, and maintain joint health. The result: a more durable body and mind that will support your running—and your life—for years to come.

About the Author(s)

Alison Heilig is a Level 2 RRCA-Certified running coach, a registered yoga teacher (E-RYT 200, YACEP), corrective exercise specialist, and certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Her personal blog The Pursuit of Awesome has been recognized as a top running blog for the past several years. She is a regular contributor to Fit Bottomed Girls and her work and expertise have also been featured on websites such as Women’s Running, Competitor, POPSUGAR Fitness, MyFitnessPal, SparkPeople, LiveStrong and Prevention. She lives in Clarksburg, Maryland.

Bibliographic Details

Alison Heilig

Foreword by Sage Rountree
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 165 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7833-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3826-3
Imprint: Toplight