The Runner's Rule Book : Everything a Runner Needs to Know--And Then Some by Runner's World Magazine Editors and Mark Remy (2009, Hardcover)
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- SynopsisEvery sport has rules. Running is no exception. Anyone who's curious can visit the website of USA Track & Field, the sport's governing body, to bone up on such topics as bib number placement, disqualification, and what calibre the starter's pistol must be. Those rules are good and necessary.But what about the real rules of running? The ones that address everyday, pedestrian concerns on the road, at the gym, or on the starting line? Very few runners agonise over the proper width of a painted finish line. (No less than 5 centimeters on a road course.) But what runner hasn't paused to ask himself: How can I tell if I'm a jogger or a runner? Or Was that fellow runner being a jerk by not returning my friendly hello as we passed each other? Or When is it acceptable to run shirtless, and when is it not? Or What are the guidelines for clearing one's nose on the run? The Runner's Rule Book addresses these questions and many more in a clear, crisp manner that's entertaining while still being useful. Complete with illustrative cartoons, each of the 75 rules stands alone as its own very short chapter. Easy to pick up and hard to put down, The Runner's Rule Book is the quintessential "slim volume" for runners. And while it makes a perfect gift, its evergreen utility and entertainment value make it a must-have for any runner with a sense of humour.,Every sport has rules. Running is no exception. If you're curious, just visit the Web site of USA Track & Field, the sport's governing body, where you'll find detailed dictates on everything from disqualification to bib-number placement to the caliber of the starter's pistol. But what about the everyday rules of running? The unspoken ones that pertain to the lingo, behavior, and etiquette that every seasoned runner seems to know and every newbie needs to learn? Veteran runner Mark Remy and the editors of Runner's World magazine provide answers to these very questions and many more in The Runner's Rule Book . Inside you'll find: Rule 1.18 LEARN, AND LOVE, THE FARMER'S BLOW Farmer's Blow \ far-m'rz blo \ n: a process by which one clears a nostril of mucus by pinching shut the opposing nostril and exhaling forcefully [syn: Snot Rocket] Rule 2.32 DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO FINISH AHEAD OF A COSTUMED RUNNER Because being outkicked by Elmo is too much to bear. Rule 3.1 CALL THEM RUNNING SHOES They aren't sneakers, or tennis shoes, or kicks, or trainers (sorry, Brits). They are running shoes. So call them that. ... and many, many more. With 100+ rules that cover the basics of running, racing, track etiquette, and apparel and gear, including hilarious running commentary on running culture, The Runner's Rule Book will be the reference guide you'll turn to again and again for answers to your burning running questions.
- AuthorMark Remy,Runner's World Magazine Editors
- Number Of Pages176 pages
- Publication Date2009-10-13
- PublisherRodale Press, Incorporated
- Copyright Date2009
- Weight10.9 Oz
- Height0.7 In.
- Width5.6 In.
- Length8.7 In.
- LC Classification NumberGV1061.R45 2009
- Dewey Decimal796.42
- Dewey Edition22
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- maninvabeachMar 11, 2011by
Excellent! ... A must read for runners
Funny funny funny and yet so true!
Must read for runners...
Learn the farmers blow and stand still at red lights!
Expand your definition of fun!;
... and do whatever it takes to finish ahead of a costumed runner at the finish line!