Run for your life

by Cucuzzella, Mark,

Format: Print Book 2018
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A straightforward, easy-to-follow look at the anatomy, biomechanics, and nutrition of running.

Dr. Cucuzzella "aims to improve the fitness and well-being of all, from the uninitiated to beginners to veterans who still have new tricks to learn" (Amby Burfoot, Boston Marathon winner, writer at large for Runner's World magazine, and author of The Runner's Guide to the Meaning of Life).

Despite our natural ability and our human need to run, each year more than half of all runners suffer injuries. Pain and discouragement inevitably follow. Cucuzzella's book outlines the proven, practical techniques to avoid injury and reach the goal of personal fitness and overall health.

With clear drawings and black-and-white photographs, the book provides illustrated exercises designed to teach healthy running, along with simple progressions and a running schedule that shows the reader how to tailor their training regimen to their individual needs and abilities.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* A mix of pep talk, oodles of medical info, and a dash of Zen, this book offers something special for readers at nearly every level of physical activity, from couch potato to ultramarathoner. Discussions of biomechanics, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and rehabilitation for injuries are enhanced by abundant illustrations and extensive exercise tips. There are sections on runner's high, safely running while pregnant, prepping for a marathon, and ""outsmarting"" injuries. Cucuzzella has all the right credentials as a practicing family doctor, exceptional long-distance runner, and proprietor of a running- and walking-shoe store to write a marvelous book about human motion. He describes walking as the perfect form of movement, accessible and low impact. He believes, ""The beauty of running is its simplicity."" But warnings abound. Sitting is killing us (really). Modern shoes are hurting us (by causing poor posture, weak arches, impaired toe movement). Anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) and cortisone injections can disrupt healing of orthopedic injuries. Running doesn't have to be hard and painful. The healthiest runners don't train for maximum velocity but instead for greatest efficiency. Find a pace that's sustainable, not a speed that wipes you out. Cucuzzella's combination of sound advice, passion, and myth crushing will surely make readers want to get moving.--Tony Miksanek Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Cucuzzella, a physician, offers readers a path to health and a sense of well-being in this detailed fitness guide. More and more studies show that "sitting is killing us," Cucuzzella writes, asserting that movement is the cure. Despite the book's title, he emphasizes the value of walking as much as running, and gives equal attention to marathon training, "exercise snacks," "relearning to breathe," and diet. Along with exercise tips, he provides simple anatomy lessons, such as on "the care and feeding of your fascia." In keeping with his status as an Air Force Reserve lieutenant, Cucuzzella provides "drills" throughout, beginning with an "initial prescription" for sedentary people and culminating with an appendix that provides "drills for a lifetime." More than half of all runners are injured each year, he notes, a concern he takes particularly seriously because it's "too easy... for an injured runner to become a former runner." As such, he emphasizes "prehab, not rehab" and advises readers to ignore the "no pain, no gain" saying in lieu of a "no pain, thank you" approach. A runner since 13 and a marathon finisher (2 hours 24 minutes), Cucuzzella clearly knows his subject matter and is well-equipped to provide advice and encouragement to runners (and walkers) of all levels. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Running -- Training.
Running -- Physiological aspects.
Running injuries -- Prevention.
Publisher New York :Alfred A. Knopf,2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors Coburn, Broughton, 1951- author.
Language English
Description xviii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-336, 341-348) and index.
ISBN 9781101946305
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