Becoming a Sustainable Runner
Divided into three parts, the book begins by giving you the tools to find excitement and joy in your runs and sustain your running for the long term. These include acknowledging stressors, setting new challenges, changing where you run and who you run with, and prioritizing physical and mental rest to minimize the risk of injury, illness, and burnout.
Next, discover ways to enrich your running through personal connections. Learn about the importance of joining or forming a running community that fosters comradery with others who believe in the power of service and in giving back in meaningful and impactful ways.
Then, tap into your passion to sustain our planet. Know what it means to be an eco-conscious traveler, make environmentally friendly choices about where you run and the products you use, and reduce your carbon footprint through the 3R’s: reducing, reusing, and recycling.
Throughout the book you’ll enjoy stories from the authors about their personal challenges and triumphs as runners and stewards of the environment. Quotes and insights from well-known runners who are also climate change and environmental justice advocates underscore the breadth and depth of the issues facing us all.
As a runner, you have the power to change the world for the better. Becoming a Sustainable Runner provides actionable steps to help you do just that.
AudienceRunners and running coaches interested in sustainability, the environment, and climate change.
Chapter 1. Play the Long Game
Chapter 2. Bolster Your Confidence
Chapter 3. Clear Out the Clutter
Chapter 4. Focus on Sustainable Strength
Chapter 5. Reduce Injury Risk
Chapter 6. Explore Your Surroundings
Chapter 7. Replenish Your Body
Part II. Sustain Your Running Community
Chapter 8. Find Your Place
Chapter 9. Give Back
Chapter 10. Consider Activism
Part III. Sustain Our Planet
Chapter 11. Encourage Sustainable Events
Chapter 12. Be an Eco-Conscious Traveler
Chapter 13. Consume With Care
Chapter 14. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Chapter 15. Eat and Drink Responsibly