"No pain-maximum gain." More than half of all runners in the U.S. are sidelined at least once a year because of an injury. Many others run through the pain that starts to surface as they age-the result of years of bad posture, joint and muscle stiffness and poor running mechanics. This guide provides readers with a holistic approach to preventing injuries and getting rid of nagging pains. In it, readers learn how to increase flexibility, calibrate muscle strength, pick the right shoes, break bad habits, and more-all while improving distance and efficiency.
Damon Martin coaches the award-winning women's and men's track and cross- country teams at Adams State College in the mountains of Colorado. His teams have won 17 NCAA National Championships, and he has developed and coached 568 All-Americans. Bob Schaller is a former sportswriter and is the author of more than 40 sports-related books, including "Never Stop Pushing," the bestselling autobiography of Olympic wrestler Rulon Gardner and "The Olympic Dream and Spirit."