Once A Runner

Author: John L. Parker
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416597913
Size: 19,93 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 359

The undisputed classic of running novels and one of the most beloved sports books ever published, Once a Runner tells the story of an athlete’s dreams amid the turmoil of the 60s and the Vietnam war. Inspired by the author’s experience as a collegiate champion, the novel follows Quenton Cassidy, a competitive runner at fictional Southeastern University whose lifelong dream is to run a four-minute mile. He is less than a second away when the turmoil of the Vietnam War era intrudes into the staid recesses of his school’s athletic department. After he becomes involved in an athletes’ protest, Cassidy is suspended from his track team. Under the tutelage of his friend and mentor, Bruce Denton, a graduate student and former Olympic gold medalist, Cassidy gives up his scholarship, his girlfriend, and possibly his future to withdraw to a monastic retreat in the countryside and begin training for the race of his life against the greatest miler in history. A rare insider’s account of the incredibly intense lives of elite distance runners, Once a Runner is an inspiring, funny, and spot-on tale of one individual’s quest to become a champion.

Runner S World

Size: 20,86 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 660

Runner's World magazine aims to help runners achieve their personal health, fitness, and performance goals, and to inspire them with vivid, memorable storytelling.

The Runner S Rule Book

Author: Mark Remy
Editor: Rodale
ISBN: 1605295809
Size: 11,11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 176

Addresses seventy-five frequently asked questions about running in a clear, crisp, and often humorous manner that's both useful and entertaining, with each rule accompanied by a cartoon and standing out as its own chapter.

Again To Carthage

Author: John L. Parker
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439192498
Size: 17,95 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Again to Carthage is the "breathtaking, pulse-quickening, stunning" sequel to Once a Runner that "will have you standing up and cheering, and pulling on your running shoes" (Chicago Sun-Times). Originally self-published in 1978, Once a Runner became a cult classic, emerging after three decades to become a New York Times bestseller. Now, in Again to Carthage, hero Quenton Cassidy returns. The former Olympian has become a successful attorney in south Florida, where his life centers on work, friends, skin diving, and boating trips to the Bahamas. But when he loses his best friend to the Vietnam War and two relatives to life’s vicissitudes, Cassidy realizes that an important part of his life was left unfinished. After reconnecting with his friend and former coach Bruce Denton, Cassidy returns to the world of competitive running in a desperate, all-out attempt to make one last Olympic team. Perfectly capturing the intensity, relentlessness, and occasional lunacy of a serious runner’s life, Again to Carthage is a must-read for runners—and athletes—of all ages, and a novel that will thrill any lover of fiction.

The Runner S Literary Companion

Author: Garth Battista
Editor: Breakaway Books
Size: 16,11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 445

A collection of all the best fiction and poetry about runners and running. An inspiring book, brimming with courage, exaltation, fear, pain, sweat, hope, and elation. "Animates the spirit of running better than any other book." —Runner's World "Battista has gathered all the memorable (and widely scattered) jewels of running literature and melded them into a single glorious volume. I enjoyed it immensely and will keep it close at hand for many years." —John L. Parker, author of Once a Runner For anyone who loves reading as much as running, The Runner's Literary Companion is the ultimate pleasure. It contains all the greatest appearances of runners in literature: indelible scenes from classic running novels, and unforgettable short stories and poems. Whether you are a weekend jogger or an Olympic contender, whether a sprinter or a marathoner, or anything in between, if you are a thinking runner, this book has something that will set your heart racing, or send you out the door in running shoes, or simply bring a smile of recognition to your face—the recognition of kindred souls. These twenty-four stories and twenty-four poems are told in a splendid mix of voices and literary styles. They include a love story, two war stories, and a horror story; several murders and a surreal comedy. But they all are teeming with runners. They feature characters who are present in the lives of many runners already: Quenton Cassidy, the young miler in John L. Parker's cult novel, Once a Runner, Smith, the fierce rebel of The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner, and Archie Hamilton, the ill-fated sprinter from Gallipoli. New heroes (and some villains) abound, ranging from the shy, persistent high school runner, John Sobieski, to James Tabor's nameless avenging drifter, who acts out every runner's darkest violent Impulse. Not to mention Pete Nilson and Brad Townes, two marathoners who (for different reasons) run themselves near to death, and find there strange bliss and redemption. And Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker (Squeaky), a girl in Harlem whose sprinting brings her joy and strength. Besides the extraordinary characters, and some plots which could adrenalize the dead, these stories and poems offer beautiful, inspiring descriptions of the physical act of running. The Runner's Literary Companion contains running as every runner dreams of it—fluid, powerful, and graceful. It anatomizes the vast complexity of this seemingly simple act. And it finds equal nobility in champions and unknowns. Each story and poem pulses with courage, fear, pain, hope, and elation. Fiction and poetry share with running an exhilaration and an intensity; they concentrate and magnify real life. The Runner's Literary Companion, by gathering these stories and poems, offers a glimpse of running as the transcendent thing it can be. And above all, this book will bring hours of reading pleasure to anyone who runs, or who once ran, or who hopes to run someday.

Clinical Care Of The Runner E Book

Author: Mark A. Harrast
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323679501
Size: 19,65 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Offering current guidance from national and international experts, Clinical Care of the Runner provides a comprehensive, practical approach to caring for the runner patient. Editor Dr. Mark A. Harrast, Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Sports Medicine and Medical Director for Husky Stadium and the Seattle Marathon, ensures that you’re up to date with assessment, biomechanics, musculoskeletal injuries, medical illness, training, special populations, and other key topics. Covers general topics such as evaluation of the injured runner, on-the-field and in-office assessment, and sports psychology for the runner. Includes biomechanics and rehabilitation chapters, including running gait assessment, choosing a running shoe, and deep water running for prevention and rehabilitation of running injuries. Provides expert guidance on bone stress injuries and bone health, osteoarthritis and running, knee injuries in runners, and other musculoskeletal injuries. Features a section on specific populations such as the novice runner, the youth runner, the peripartum runner, and the ultramarathoner. Consolidates today’s available information and guidance into a single, convenient resource.

Racing The Rain

Author: John L. Parker
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476769869
Size: 11,89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 550

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Once a Runner—“The best novel ever written about running” (Runner’s World)—comes that novel’s prequel, the story of a world-class athlete coming of age in the 1950s and 60s on Florida’s Gold Coast. Quenton Cassidy’s first foot races are with nature itself: the summer storms that sweep through his subtropical neighborhood. Shirtless, barefoot, and brown as a berry, Cassidy is a skinny, mouthy kid with aspirations to be a great athlete. As he explores his primal surroundings, along the Loxahatchee River and the nearby Atlantic Ocean, he is befriended by Trapper Nelson, “the Tarzan of the Loxahatchee,” a well-known eccentric who lives off the land. In junior high school, quite by chance, Cassidy discovers an ability to run long distances, but his real dream is to be a basketball star. Still, Cassidy absorbs Nelson’s view of running as a way of relating to and interacting with the natural world. Though he is warned of Nelson’s checkered past, Cassidy dismisses the stories as superstitious gossip, until his small town is stunned by the disappearance of a prominent judge and his wife. Cassidy’s loyalty to his friend is severely tested just as his opportunity to make his mark as a gifted runner comes to fruition. John Parker’s prequel to the New York Times bestseller Once a Runner vividly captures how a runner is formed and the physical endurance, determination, and mindset he develops on the way to becoming a champion. Racing the Rain is an epic coming-of-age classic about the environments and friendships that shape us all.

The Runner S Handbook

Author: Bob Glover
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101199903
Size: 19,10 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 458

If you're a runner, or would like to be one, The Runner's Handbook will answer all your questions. Fitness expert Bob Glover-who has trained thousands of runners-shows you how to devise a training program and keep at the top of your form.

One More Step The 638 Best Quotes For The Runner

Author: Randy L. Thurman
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781469793214
Size: 17,67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 650

Check these quotes out: 1.) The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. John Bingham 68.) There are clubs you can't belong to, neighborhoods you can't live in, schools you can't get into, but the roads are always open. Nike ad 224.) No matter how slow I run, I'm still faster than my couch. Anonymous 606.) Success isnt how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started. Steve Prefontaine and so many more . . . check them out!

The Runner An Issue Of Clinics In Sports Medicine E Book

Author: Robert P. Wilder
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455700665
Size: 16,29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 702

July's issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine is dedicated to the Runner and guest edited by Dr. Robert Wilder, Associate Professor of PM&R and Medical Director of the Runner's Clinic at the University of Virginia. Dr. Wilder and a team of expert contributors discuss all aspects of running, including biomechanics and kinematics, flexibility, exertional compartment syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome, stress fractures, exercise-associated collapse, and more. Several chapters focus on special considerations for certain types of runners: children, women, injured runners, and those with osteoarthritis.