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    1. ChiRunning
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    2. Locker Room Nudes / Dieux du Stade:
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    3. Going Long: Training for Ironman-Distance
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    4. The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer
    $16.47
    5. Brodeur: Beyond the Crease
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    6. Triathlon Training in Four Hours
    $13.00
    7. The Competitive Runner's Handbook:
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    8. The Runner's Handbook : The Bestselling
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    9. Arnheim's Principles of Athletic
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    10. Mind Gym : An Athlete's Guide
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    11. Coaching Volleyball: Building
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    12. Four Months to a Four-hour Marathon
    $10.17
    13. Runner's World Runner's Diet:
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    14. Pre: The Story of America's Greatest
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    15. Shotokan's Secret: The Hidden
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    20. Training Plans for Multisport

    1. ChiRunning
    by Fireside
    Paperback (30 March, 2004)
    list price: $14.00 -- our price: $11.20
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    Isbn: 074325144X
    Sales Rank: 1304
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, Injury Free Running for the Masses
    ChiRunning was the first running technique book I'd ever read. I found it because of a silly injury that wouldn't go away and the "injury free" on the cover dragged me in.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Interesting technique, but less the expected
    A decent book with some interesting ideas, but little to do with anything "Chi," which was a little disappointing.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Truly Revolutionary Running
    This book is easy to read and packed with lots of valuable information.I am training for my first marathon and have used this book to help me with this process.It has given me a new way of running without injury and helped improve my overall running efficiency.I am very thankful to have come across this book at this important time in my training. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. General    2. Health & Fitness    3. Health/Fitness    4. Martial Arts - Taichi    5. Prevention    6. Running    7. Running & Jogging    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Sports injuries    10. Tai chi    11. Training    12. Family & Health    13. Popular medicine    14. Sports & Recreation / General    15. Sports training & coaching    16. Track & field sports, athletics   


    2. Locker Room Nudes / Dieux du Stade: The French National Rugby Team
    by Universe
    Hardcover (23 August, 2005)
    list price: $50.00 -- our price: $31.50
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    Isbn: 0789313073
    Sales Rank: 8704
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars An Avid Eye of a Gifted Photographer....
    As well as a vivid pictorial of antomical perfection of the French National Rugby League, this stunning expose lends the gifted eye of this photograher's protrayal of natural lockeroom brawn, and has captured as noted, raw and natual splendor in the male physique. And of course a dream book, of sorts, for a many fan's of the sport and male physique in perfection. In itself, this worthy publicaton proves that the athletic male form, in it's unwavering splendor, can make a marvelous subject matter for a serious collector as well as your coffee table collection, as it throws eye candy to the needy masses of skin in it's ultimate form. Possible' to pull out at your latest soire as it is a Splendidly Bound and Jacketed Publication worthy of a Collector's Shelf.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Hottie French sportmen
    Overall the photos were done with excellent taste. Was it worth the $$, I would say no. Does it provide a great conversation for anyone that walks into the living room and sees it on the coffee table? YES

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wow!
    This book is amazing! I bought it for a good friend of mine as a birthday present, and now it has become one that everyone asks for! The pictures are beautiful and these men's bodies are incredible! A very tasteful and aesthetically pleasing collection! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Gay erotic photography    2. Individual Photographer    3. Photo Techniques    4. Photography    5. Photography Of Specific Subjects    6. Photography of men    7. Photography of the nude    8. Rugby    9. Subjects & Themes - Nudes    10. Subjects & Themes - Portraits    11. Nudes depicted in art    12. Photographs: portraits    13. Photography / Subjects & Themes / Nudes   


    3. Going Long: Training for Ironman-Distance Triathlons (The Ultrafit Multisport Training Series)
    by VeloPress
    Paperback (March, 2003)
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    Isbn: 1931382247
    Sales Rank: 5619
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars No detail left unexplored
    An impressive level of detail, covering absolutely every aspect of training for a full ironman.This will serve as a constant reference for me as I embark on my training, and I highly recommend this as a reference guide for those even enagaged in a 1/2 iron or shorter-distance triathlon.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended!
    This was very helpful for my first triathlon.Good and useful information.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A little confused
    First of all let me say that this is about the best ironman training book out there.However, there are several severe flaws.First, the authors are confused about their audience.It is never clear when they are talking to novices and when they are addressing elites. They float around willy-nilly first addressing one then the other.Warnings are given to beginners right in the middle of long spiels obviously addressed only to pros.I believe this book is probably meant for novice to intermmediate triatheletes. But the authors are inconsistent in their approach to this.Second, most of the equipment information is very shallow but nevertheless useful to novices.However, once again the intended audience is unclear.Thirdly, the training bricks, many workout, and much of the advice are clearly geared to triatheletes who are very advanced.Any first-timer is going to overtrainand many advanced atheletes will as well if they utilize some of these workouts.They authors recommend no more than two breakthough workouts per week!!Is anybody else reading this?So once again the audience is unclear.If the authors are going to address novices then they need to do so in a consistent way throughout the book.The same with elites and intermmediates etc.Despite these flaws I managed to extract a great deal of useful information from this book and will continue to use it. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Athletic Sports And Games    2. Ironman triathlons    3. Sports    4. Sports & Recreation    5. Track & Field    6. Training    7. Triathlon    8. Fitness training    9. Multidiscipline sports   


    4. The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer
    by McGraw-Hill
    Paperback (11 January, 1998)
    list price: $14.95 -- our price: $10.17
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    Isbn: 1570281823
    Sales Rank: 1684
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Buy It
    I finished the Honolulu Marathon in good enough condition to walk another couple of miles to the hotel immediately afterwards all thanks to this book. The book touched my life in the way only the best of books can. Your search for a really good first time marathon how-to book is over. Buy it!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Good!
    They got it down. It's a sixteen week course, providing you are up to speed with the preliminary 11 week training program.(That's the ablility to jog 30 minutes - 4 times a week) I am on my last long run this weekend of week#13 at 18 miles (the first long run was 5 in week 1)and then the last 3 weeks before the marathon is all tapering back. I am confident, and have not a doubt that I am, by this time, a marathoner, and will finish. That is the goal emphasized by the book, and that will be fine by me ...(this time..)!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars I just finished about 2 hours ago!
    I'm sitting here typing this with salt on my face and a medal around my neck.I have this book to thank for finishing my first marathon, and I couldn't be happier.
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    Subjects:  1. Athletic Training And Conditioning    2. Marathon running    3. Running    4. Running & Jogging    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Track & Field    8. Training    9. Fitness training    10. Sports & Recreation / Running & Jogging    11. Track & field sports, athletics   


    5. Brodeur: Beyond the Crease
    by Wiley
    Hardcover (13 October, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0470838515
    Sales Rank: 5460
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Devils RULE!!!!!
    This book is a behind the scenes look into the life of one of the best netminders ever... Brodeur.
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    Subjects:  1. Biography & Autobiography    2. Biography / Autobiography    3. Biography/Autobiography    4. Hockey - General    5. Ice Hockey    6. Sports - General    7. Cricket    8. Sports & Recreation / General   


    6. Triathlon Training in Four Hours a Week
    by Rodale Press
    Paperback (May, 2003)
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    Isbn: 1579547486
    Sales Rank: 6558
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The starting line for triathlon training
    There are bigger triathlon books, and there are books with more detailed training schedules.There are books to hone your swimming, and books to make you run faster, but there is probably no better book for starting the sport of triathlon than Eric Harr's
    5-0 out of 5 stars Triathalon Training
    Great guide for someone trying to get their feet wet in this sport.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Training Schedule
    I really liked what Eric had to say about the training schedule and heart rate zones. I have been training in target heart rate zones as he says, and I have seen a lot of improvement versus just putting miles in. It was also a fun and inspiring read. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Exercise    2. Sports    3. Sports & Recreation    4. Track & Field    5. Training    6. Triathlon    7. Sports coaching    8. Track & field sports, athletics   


    7. The Competitive Runner's Handbook: The Bestselling Guide to Running 5Ks through Marathons
    by Penguin (Non-Classics)
    Paperback (01 April, 1999)
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    Isbn: 0140469907
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    "Competitive running gives your running life a focus. Competition measures progress. You set a goal and accomplish it." Bob Glover and Shelly-lynn Florence Glover, authors of Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars You need this book!!!!
    As a 5k runner (25:00), I ordered this book to give me a little more info to train more efficiently.I had run a half marathon, and had no interest in doing a full marathon.I read the entire book, and began following Glover's recommendations. I saw almost immediate results.I then figured out (with Glover's help) that I, too, could do a marathon.I have dropped my 5k time to a new PR of 20:48 and will be running my first marathon in 2 weeks.I have followed his schedule very closely and have had no injuries and have improved dramatically.I even keep this book in my bathroom and reread a segment each morning!!!Every time I go back to it I learn a little more.When I did decide to do a whole marathon, I bought several books.This one far surpasses any other book out there.It is definitely worth the money!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars For the Winners
    This is a very detailed book for anyone interested in competitive running. Geared toward both, the seasoned athlete who wants to go to a new level and the beginner with a serious desire to compete. Training specifity is broken down into strategies, explained with great detail, and scheduled accordingly. All aspects of training are covered to include nutrition, equipment, illness and injury. Cross-training is covered to also enhance your performance. Special concerns are addressed such as experience, gender, age, and weather.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
    I am a college student who doesnt run competitively but I run around 3-5 times per week and have been for years. This book gives great information about how to train for races and improve speed. I have bought a few running books and this is by far the best, I have no need to buy any more running books. The only thing that turned me off a little when first recieving the book is its size, it has almost 50 chapters and is over 600 pages long. However you do not need to read all 600 pages, I would recomend it to get the most knowledge out of the book, but definately not necessary. Highly recomended for anyone who wants to improve their speed and learn how to the proper way. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Psychological aspects    2. Running    3. Running & Jogging    4. Running races    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Track & Field    8. Training    9. Cross-country running    10. Fitness training    11. Sports & Recreation / Running & Jogging   


    8. The Runner's Handbook : The Bestselling Classic Fitness Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Runners (2nd rev Edition)
    by Penguin (Non-Classics)
    Paperback (01 June, 1996)
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    Isbn: 0140469303
    Sales Rank: 8187
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars This will KEEP you running
    If you are serious about getting into running or back into it, BUY this book.I was a runner in highschool and have been an on-again, off-again runner throughout college.I was missing something to help me stick to it.This book helped me tremedously with all of the tips and training programs provided.I love the book so much I recommended it to a friend and I am going to now buy the competitive runner's guide.I have owned the book since January and I have been running consistantly since then, probably my longest period of consistant running since highschool.I highly recommend this book.Enjoy and good luck running!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beginner Runner
    I am a begginer runner and I have really enjoyed this book.I can see why it's a best seller.It has been a great place to start on my way to getting into shape.The author is very thourough in the material he covers.He is very enthusiastic about running wich inspired me to get moving.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource for Runners
    I found this book to be a great resource. As a beginning runner, it had a lot of information on the science and practice of running, both how it relates to the body and mentally. I thought the sections on nutrition and for special populations (children, the elderly, those with disabilities) were interesting and have a wide range of appeal. If you want to buy one book on running, this is it. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Physiological aspects    2. Physiological effect    3. Running    4. Running & Jogging    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Training    8. Fitness training    9. Sports & Recreation / Running & Jogging    10. Track & field sports, athletics   


    9. Arnheim's Principles of Athletic Training: A Competency-Based Approach with eSims Bind-in Card
    by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
    Hardcover (13 June, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0073138908
    Sales Rank: 53230
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Standard by Which Others are Compared
    This huge book, now in its 12th edition was begun in 1963. It is intended for the education of atheletic trainers. Its primary concern is in preventing and when necessary treating sports injuries.
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    10. Mind Gym : An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
    by McGraw-Hill
    Paperback (03 June, 2002)
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    Isbn: 0071395970
    Sales Rank: 8513
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Great book
    This book was very easy to read and comprehend the material.It provided basic sound advise in regards to mental athletic strategies.There was a wealth of references to very successfull athletes.I would recommend reading this book if you enjoy sports psyching techniques.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Well worth the time and the price. If more tactics, better
    Many readers said that it's clumsily written. I really cant agree so. It's a little repetitive especially in the second half of it. However, the author did quote a lot of real life examples including successful players' personal quotes to stress the importance of the mind on performance. The key message had been well delivered, for sure. However, it would be better if he could tell more on the "how" side, as in page 9, "One key to achieving success in sports is learning how to focus on the task and not let negative thoughts intrude. The mind can concentrate on only one thing at a time. So, rather than suppress what you dont want to happen, you must focus on what you do want to happen or on some neutral thought. In working with the placekicers, I use a distraction technique. I ask them to create a word that, when said to themselves, will block out all negative thought and help relieve tension."
    2-0 out of 5 stars Not well written, rehashes other books.
    I have just about every book on the topic of sports performance.
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    11. Coaching Volleyball: Building a Winning Team
    by Benjamin Cummings
    Paperback (10 November, 2000)
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    Sales Rank: 138892
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good resource...
    As the subtitle "Building a Winning Team" implies, the book touches on the various aspects required to building a team. The authors do an admirable job of providing a wealth of information across a broad spectrum of topics. If you're interested in a general guide with the basics this is the book for you.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The absolute bible of volleyball coaching
    McGowan is a master teacher. When you implement his ideas and theories you can't help but become an awesome coach and your athletes will improve their physical and mental skills at an incredible rate.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!
    If you buy ONE book on how to coach volleyball, make it this one.Carl McGown is the "guru" of volleyball and if you read this book, implement what it says, your team will be better RIGHT NOW!Read more

    Subjects:  1. Coaching    2. Education    3. Physical Education    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation    6. Volleyball    7. Sports & Outdoor Recreation    8. Sports & Recreation / Coaching / General   


    12. Four Months to a Four-hour Marathon
    by Perigee Trade
    Paperback (01 July, 1998)
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    Isbn: 0399524150
    Sales Rank: 7782
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for beggining marathoners!
    This book makes it easy for a runner who wants to jump to the marathon level.It gives you a step by step training guide along with nutrtional tips as well.

    2-0 out of 5 stars too short.
    I am training for my first marathon and thought this book would be a good resource. It's got some good motivational stuff, but the book is just about basics; I didn't feel it had any "meat" so to speak. You can read it cover to cover in an hour or so, and I didn't come away with anymore information than I could find on marathon websites. Save your ten bucks and do the research on the net, buy a different book, or even better - join a marathon training group headed by a veteran marathoner.BTW, I did pick up Nancy Clark's marathon nutrition book - that is a great resource.

    5-0 out of 5 stars easy training guide!
    I went from a 4:40 marathon to a 4:24 marathon (2nd marathon).Not bad!I'm using this training plan again and going for 4:15.I like this book because it cuts to the chase, it's easy to read and just gives the basics.There are training plans for longer times than 4 hours as well. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Athletic Training And Conditioning    2. Marathon running    3. Running    4. Running & Jogging    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Track & Field    8. Training    9. Fitness training    10. Sports & Recreation / Running & Jogging   


    13. Runner's World Runner's Diet: The Ultimate Eating Plan That Will Make Every Runner (and Walker) Leaner, Faster, and Fitter
    by Rodale Books
    Paperback (15 September, 2005)
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    Isbn: 1594862052
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    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    2-0 out of 5 stars Not for experienced runners!
    I was looking for a book to help me make better choices with my diet that would help me tone up and energize my runs. This book is geared toward people who used to run and would like to get back to it or people who want to run. I am currently pulling down 30+ miles per week and most of the examples were running 16 miles per week.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Still reading
    I'm still reading the book but this seems to be a book suited for novice runners or even walkers. The "running" plans described in the book are really plans for walking and walking/running. When you have gotten to where you are running, she leaves you hanging.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for
    I wanted a simple plan to follow with simple tips to help me feel my strongest when running and this book was perfect for that.It's also great for anyone who runs and may want to lose a few pounds. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Athletes    2. Consumer Health    3. Diet / Health / Fitness    4. Diet/Nutrition    5. Diets - General    6. Health & Fitness    7. Nutrition    8. Nutrition And Diet    9. Runners (Sports)    10. Running & Jogging    11. Fitness & diet    12. Sports & Recreation / Running & Jogging    13. Track & field sports, athletics   


    14. Pre: The Story of America's Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine
    by Rodale Books
    Paperback (15 March, 1997)
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    Isbn: 0875964575
    Sales Rank: 17283
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars It was great
    This is the best book that I have ever read.His life is just really interesting to me.It might be because im a runner too, but i dont care.All the things that he does.Like how he just starts to run becasue he cant play football with the other kids.Also how he says when he is in high school that he is going to go to the Olympics.He Is an insperation to many runners.With him dying so young just makes his story all the more tragic.His tenacity is what I most like about him.How he says that he doesn't go out to race to win the race, but to see who has the most guts.I always wished that i could be like Pre, but he was just a star beyond me.Every time I race I think of his famous quote, "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." That just inspires me to work harder and run faster.It is just a great book to read.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Someday someone will write the Great Book
    A good book and overview of Prefontaine's life and the one you will see in quality running stores. Very good capsule on his life and racing competition with a great set of pictures. However, Pre is such a fascinating subject whose rash and bold method of running also ocurred during the peak of the Amnerican running boom that there never seems to be enough information or pictures of him. I keep thinking someone will write another deeper book. Jordan's book is well worth reading and possibly the best book on Pre but the obvious problem was Pre's life was
    5-0 out of 5 stars PRE: story of america's greatest running legend
    For five years, no American runner could beat him at any distance over a mile. But at the age of 24, with his best years still ahead, long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine finally lost. Driving alone at night after a party, Prefontaine crashed his sports car, putting a tragic, chocking end to the life and career of one of the most influential, accomplished runners of our time. More than 20 years later, Pre continues to influence the running world. From his humble origins in Coos Bay, Oregon, Pre became the first person to win four NCAA titles in one event. Year after year, he was virtually unbeatable. Instead of becoming one of the new breeds of professional track athletes, Pre chose to stay amateur and fight for the adequate funding he felt American amateur athletes deserved. A man of incredible desire and energy, Pre trained relentlessly. In his drive to be the best, he spurred others to do their best. As one racer said, "He ran every race as if it were his last." But Pre not only touched runners, his exciting racing technique as well as his maverick lifestyle made him a favorite of the fans. A race with Prefontaine in it was automatically an event. His brief but brilliant life is the tale of a true American hero. I really enjoy running so that's why I liked this book a lot, it was very interesting too. It talks about his whole life from when he went to high school to when he went to the Olympics. It also has a lot of pictures of him too. I really recommend this book it's really good, if you want to learn about a person who became a legend you should read this book. If you really like running this is the perfect book to read. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography & Autobiography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Biography/Autobiography    5. Health, Exercise & Fitness    6. Prefontaine, Steve    7. Runners (Sports)    8. Running    9. Sports - General    10. Track athletics    11. United States    12. Biography: sport    13. Sports & Recreation / Running & Jogging    14. Track & field sports, athletics   


    15. Shotokan's Secret: The Hidden Truth Behind Karate's Fighting Origins
    by Black Belt Communications
    Paperback (July, 2004)
    list price: $16.95 -- our price: $12.03
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    Isbn: 0897501446
    Sales Rank: 47607
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book Tarnished by Bias
    Although well researched and full of information previously hidden, this book is weakened by a bias for the Shotokan system. For example, the author cites that linear Karate finds its origin in the palace defence system in Okinawa whereas linear Chinese boxing was already evident in the Shaolin temple centuries earlier. The Naha styles are described as a mere form of Chinese boxing not worth of further consideration. Chotoku Kyan is given an unworthy treatment and one wonders if this is because he reverts to a non-linear system. Having said all this, this book is a treasure trove of information, particularly the history of kata and the masters of old.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A different way to look at the stories of karate
    For a Goju Ryu practitioner this is a very interesting book - providing an insight into Shotokan Karate, a view of how Shotokan Practitioners see Goju Ryu, and providing a way to look at the analysis of our Kata.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Interesting, if questionable, look at karate history
    In "Shotokan's Secret", Bruce Clayton seeks to understand the environment under which Shotokan's parent art, Shuri-te, originated and developed.He paints a picture of an Okinawa in which every administrator in the royal court was a deadly practitioner of unarmed combat, and brutish Samurai and US Marines were the chief agressors, intent on deposing the puppet king of the island.The descriptions are quite vivid and, if such circumstances are assumed to be true, might very well explain why Shotokan developed as it did, with the emphasis on long-ranged techniques, deep stances, and virtually no grappling.
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    Subjects:  1. Asia - Japan    2. History - General History    3. Lacrosse    4. Martial Arts - Karate    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation   


    16. Explosive Running : Using the Science of Kinesiology to Improve Your Performance
    by McGraw-Hill
    Paperback (01 May, 2000)
    list price: $17.95 -- our price: $12.21
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    Isbn: 0809298996
    Sales Rank: 19609
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Add specifity to any running program
    This book complete's any running book collection.It goes in depth into the biomechanics of running, specific weight training exersizes for breakthrough running, and specific stretching for runners.This book covers the information that most other books only breifly skim over.The knowledge that Michael Yessis shares in this book could be eaisily added to any running program, to make you a faster, and more efficient runner.I would reccommend this book to anyone who is serious about running and looking to add more specifity to their running program.If you want to run faster, and farther without getting injured this is a book for you.

    4-0 out of 5 stars How serious do you want to get about your running?
    This book would be great for anyone who is serious about running and desires to find ways to increase performance.The sections that break down the actual mechanics of running are complicated, but I found them to be interesting.The sections on stretching and weightlifting exercises specifically for running are outstanding.The chapter on the effects shoes have on feet and the case for spending more time barefoot is also a highlight.5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
    This book is everything the title says it is . . .explosive. I noticed benefits in terms of my speed and endurance from the start of training.I was also gratified to read the authors endorsement of barefoot running!If you are a serious runner seeking to improve your speed, endurance and running economy. This is the book for you.Read more

    Subjects:  1. Kinesiology    2. Kinesiology And Human Biomechanics    3. Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology    4. Medical    5. Physiological aspects    6. Running    7. Running & Jogging    8. Sports    9. Sports & Recreation    10. Sports Medicine    11. Exercise & workout books    12. Sports & Recreation / Running & Jogging    13. Sports training & coaching    14. Track & field sports, athletics   


    17. Marathon: You Can Do It!
    by Shelter Publications
    Paperback (09 August, 2001)
    list price: $15.95 -- our price: $10.85
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    Isbn: 0936070250
    Sales Rank: 11124
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    Subjects:  1. Marathon running    2. Running    3. Running & Jogging    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation    6. Track & Field    7. Training    8. Track & field sports, athletics   


    18. Enthusiastic Tracking, The Step-by-Step Training Manual
    by Rime Publications
    Paperback (01 May, 1998)
    list price: $24.95 -- our price: $16.47
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    Isbn: 1892119226
    Sales Rank: 117950
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A GREAT book for the layman or the experianced!
    No fanfare or complications. Just a simple book with simple terms and diagrams that anyone can understand. I have met Sil a few times at Earth Dog trials. VERY good dog trainer.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful from start to finish
    I bought this book hoping for starter help with my first tracking dog. This has been a great asset to me and my friends. It was not written at a time when there was a VST title but if you can get to the TDX level then I think that is a great start.

    3-0 out of 5 stars for beginner
    This is quite nice starting points, for more experienced there is some thoughts. But this is in general for people who hasn't tracked before. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Animals / Pets    2. Dogs - Training    3. Pets    4. Pets / Dogs / General    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Track & Field    8. Dog Training/Tracking   


    19. Galloway's Book on Running 2 Ed
    by Shelter Publications
    Paperback (09 February, 2002)
    list price: $15.95 -- our price: $10.37
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    Isbn: 0936070277
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    As a young man, Jeff Galloway traveled the world and entered international running events, satiating his desire to compete and cultivating his love of the sport. He became the "running equivalent to a ski bum," and his book, Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Training Book --- Here You Have It All!
    Whatever you need to know about running, this is the book. There is some entertainment value but I found the tables for planning a 5K, 10K, and marathon very useful. The information on injury is extremely useful; Galloway even tells you when to give up on self-treatment and seek a doctor. This is the one book you absolutely need to train and compete.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST-HAVE book for runners
    I was advised to follow Jeff Galloway by my doctor after a running-related injury earlier this year. I borrowed the book from the local library, thinking I would browse thru it and return it. By the time I read the first 20-something pages, I was convinced I wanted to own this book.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for those who get overwhelmed by exercise
    I was never a runner, I'm in my mid-30's, mom of kids, and I realized that I needed to get in shape, like zillions of other moms out there.My friend does 5k's every chance she gets, and I just got overwhelmed by her athleticism and what she could do, because I *knew* I couldn't do it.
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    Subjects:  1. Running    2. Running & Jogging    3. Sports    4. Sports & Recreation    5. Track & Field    6. Training    7. Track & field sports, athletics    8. SPORTS & RECREATION / Running & Jogging   


    20. Training Plans for Multisport Athletes (Ultimate Training Series)
    by VeloPress
    Paperback (30 November, 2000)
    list price: $16.95 -- our price: $16.95
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    Isbn: 188473782X
    Sales Rank: 3549
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide for training
    This book is an excellent reference for specific plans for designing a training schedule. For beginner triathletes like myself, it has helped me get a good idea of what should go into training and how I should train for the 3 sports. I recommend this book especially for those, also like me, who have very little time to train.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Training Asset!
    This is an excellent book for anyone looking for training plans that are completely laid out.There are plans for all distances, from sprint to ironman triathlons, as well as nutrition and resistance training guidlines.

    5-0 out of 5 stars First Duathlon - 3rd Place!
    I had been running for about 2 years prior to purchasing this book, training with a running club.I wanted to try my first duathlon but could not find a local club to help me with a program.I bought this book, followed the Runner-to-Duathlete plan faithfully for 10 weeks.I did my first triathlon and placed third in my age group!
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    Subjects:  1. Athletic Training And Conditioning    2. Physical education and trainin    3. Physical education and training    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation    6. Track And Field Athletics    7. Training    8. Triathlon    9. Fitness training    10. Multidiscipline sports   


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