Ultimate Guide to Trail Running (2nd Edition)
by Adam W. Chase & Nancy Hobbs
the thrill of being in the wilderness with the health
benefits associated with road running; trail running
is a sport many people enjoy, myself included. It is
a fun and challenging adventure, but as a beginner it
can be frustrating when trying to find great information
on the subject - well look no further.
Adam W. Chase and Nancy
Hobbs have created a book with easy to follow guidelines
on every aspect of this sport. Beginning with a chapter
about the Past, Present and Future of Trail Running,
this book continues on, for a total of 13 chapters,
covering important topics such as technique, strenght
and distance training, equipment, nutrition, and caring
for the trail.
Both the table of contents
and index are straighforward and neatly organized for
quick access to topic-specific information. Each chapter
is well laid out with bolded headings and have clear
pictures when examples are required for explaining a
specific technique. For example, the diagrams shown
in chapter 6, Stretching for the Trail, illustrate
the proper positioning for different types of stretches.
Other great features of
this book are the anecdotal personal touches included
within each chapter. They encompass everything from
excellent advice based on different people's experiences
to a touching story about a dog named Kysmit.
Whether you're a novice
or an experienced trail runner, The Ultimate Guide
to Trail Running is an exceptional how-to and would
make the perfect addition to any runner's bookshelf.
Cover image ©Adam W. Chase & Nancy Hobbs