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    Running with the Kenyans: Discovering the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth

    R79,00 R175,00
    After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest long-distance races, the author sets out to discover what it was that made them so fast - and to see if he could keep up. He moved to Iten, Kenya, the running capital of the world, and started investigating. Was it running barefoot to school, the food, the altitude, or something else?

    Ironfit Triathlon Training for Women: Training Programs and Secrets for Success in All Triathlon Distances

    From the sports trainers who brought you "Be Iron Fit" and "Mastering the Marathon" and more comes the go-to training resource for the fastest growing segment of the triathlon world--Women! A complete guide for female triathletes that contains highly efficient and easy-to-follow training programs for success in all triathlon distances, this book also addresses in an in-depth fashion the host of challenges unique to women triathletes. From the stay-at-home mom to the professional woman, female triathletes face a wide range of challenges from societal expectations to physical concerns specific to their sex. Until now, there has not been a go-to source for this type of information.

    Triathlon Training Fundamentals: A Beginner's Guide to Essential Gear, Nutrition, and Training Schedules

    "Triathlon Training Fundamentals caters directly to the beginner. Triathlon Training Fundamentals presents all of the basic information needed in plain language, from why and how to get started and what events to select, to what equipment to get and how to maintain it, to how to train for each leg of the race--swimming, biking, and running. Triathlon Training Fundamentals goes beyond laying out the basics to also tackle smaller--but equally as important--topics often overlooked in other books, like how to adjust training to fit your specific needs (such as if you have health issues, or are a youth or a woman) or how to troubleshoot equipment and health issues on race day"--

    Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    R192,00 R225,00
    Focuses on the Tarahumara, a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world. This title tells their story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner.

    Yoga for Runners

    Practical and accessible, this guide shows runners how to incorporate yoga into their routine to improve breathing, strength, flexibility, endurance, mental sharpness and overall athletic performance. It describes 88 poses in detail to ensure readers are able to gain the full benefit whilst at the same time decreasing the risk of injury.

    The Way of the Runner: A Journey into the Obsessive World of Japanese Running

    The author moved to Japan to discover more about this unique running culture and what it might teach us about the sport and about Japan. In this book he reveals, what he learned - about competition, about team work, about beating your personal bests, about form and about himself.

    High Performance Middle-Distance Running

    R268,00 R487,65
    Aimed at both athletes involved in competitive middle distance running and their coaches, this volume, based on the author's 40 years' experience in athletics, is helpful reading for all those who wish to improve their performance.

    Triathlon Training For Dummies

    Practical, proven ways to get in shape for a grueling race that combines running, swimming, and biking Packed with insider tips, hands-on advice, and proven methods, Triathlon Training For Dummies is an essential guide for anyone who wants to participate and compete in a triathlon.

    Trail and Mountain Running

    R287,00 R459,99
    A guide for runners designed to help those who are already running off road and wanting to improve their performance, to try longer or rougher terrain with confidence, and those who simply want to venture from roads onto trails and mountain paths for the first time.

    It's a Hill, Get Over it: Fell Running's History and Characters

    R204,00 R290,01
    Published as a quality jacketed hardback in 2013, Steve Chilton's illuminating and entertaining history of one of athletics' most demanding sports, as well as the most demandingly amateur, took the world of running by storm and quickly broke out of its niche.

    Marathon and Half Marathon: From Start to Finish

    R308,00 R310,00
    Inspiration, information and practical tips on every aspect of marathon training. Includes flexible 16-week marathon training programme and advice on everything from how to fit training into your day to day life to improving running technique and avoiding injury.

    Swim, Bike, Run--Eat: The Complete Guide to Fueling Your Triathlon

    R306,00 R377,70
    Swim, Bike, Run--Eat will guide you through day one of training to the finish line and help your body perform at the peak of fitness with expert advice that is easy to implement.

    The Dirtiest Race in History: Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the 1988 Olympic 100m Final

    R276,00 R395,00
    The men's 100m final at the 1988 Olympics has been described as the dirtiest race ever - but also the greatest. Aside from Johnson's blistering time, the race is infamous for its athletes' positive drug tests. This is the story of that race, the rivalry between Johnson and Lewis, and the repercussions still felt almost a quarter of a century on.

    Triathlon 2.0: Data-Driven Performance Training

    R345,00 R357,39
    Achieve your best finish ever when you train by the numbers with former elite triathlete Jim Vance. "Triathlon 2.0" shows you how to interpret data from power meters, GPS systems, heart rate monitors, and swim workouts to achieve new goals and optimize performance.

    Running: A Global History

    R344,00 R406,24
    In this unique, global account, Thor Gotaas offers many examples and anecdotes from running's long and diverse history. From earliest times to modern-day athletics meetings, World Championships and Olympic games, this book gives a full account of this physically demanding yet spiritually rewarding pastime.