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Excerpts — Art of Running Faster

Stretching your quadriceps, hip flexors, and adductors

Runners cannot avoid working their quadriceps and hip flexors (the muscles in front of the hips and thighs which you use every time you lift your knees), and so it is important to keep these muscles stretched and loose.

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Cross country racing develops your body physically and mentally

Often on the roads you see runners who are barely moving their arms at all. They don’t lift their knees very much, either.

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A State of Grace

In running, as with most sports, craft and hard work can take you a long way.

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