Hit the ground running! You're no idiot, of course. You know running is great exercise. But just the thought of lacing up a pair of spiffy running sneakers leaves you feeling a tad winded. Something tells you you'd be better off walking .... Don't saunter along the sidelines! The Complete Idiot's GuideR to Running, Second Edition, will help you go the distance. In this Complete Idiot's GuideR, you get: * Strength-building and stretching tips for all fitness levels. * Surefire training routines that will get you ready for a race or marathon. * Idiot-proof instruction on becoming an off-road runner. * Awesome advice on how to enter running competitions-and make it to the winner's circle. Get going! You'll learn how to ... * Reduce stress with exercise. * Improve your distance, time, and physical endurance. * Beat common runner roadblocks. * Start a running program and keep a running log. * Formulate a fitness-friendly diet. * Train for the most popular racing distances. * Select the best places-and times-to run. * Choose the best of the new running gadgets. * Find the best races for your skill level.Scott Douglas is the author of 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Running, 2nd Edition', published 2003 under ISBN 9780028644660 and ISBN 0028644662.