Whether a new or experienced runner, this volume will help you progressively improve as a runner based on your current level of fitness. Start by understanding how to choose the proper shoes and other equipment, then review how different types of training improve performance. Learn how to calculate different paces, study lactate threshold, and estimate V02Max before moving on to three chapters of detailed workouts for runners of all levels. Read about training diets and the specific nutritional needs (with recipes) of middle distance runners. Understand how proper posture, foot strike, breathing and mental techniques can lead to better performance and avoid injury - and, should injury strike, how to decipher symptoms to find remedies and prevent future occurrences. Finally, find some gadgets to make training more fun - or online communities where you can share tips, try new routes, and possibly join local running groups in your area.