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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Hal Higdon  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Children;

Born: 1931 in Chicago,Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.halhigdon.com/
-- Hal Higdon on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=hal+higdon


Illinois Connection

Hal was born and raised in Chicago and attended the University of Chicago's Laboratory School, where he began his running career.

Biographical and Professional Information

Hal Higdon is a writer and runner, who has written over 30 books, including books for children.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

Boston :
ISBN: 0875962831. OCLC Number: 32012471

Rodale Press ;. .

Documents the one-hundred-year history of the Boston Marathon, highlighting multiple winners and the inclusion of women.

Hal Higdon's how to train :
ISBN: 0875963528. OCLC Number: 36917049

Rodale Press ;. .

Provides a guide to running safely and setting realistic running goals and includes discussions on aquarunning, getting children involved in running, and running programs created especially for women.

Hal Higdon's smart running :
ISBN: 0875965350. OCLC Number: 38132674

Rodale Press ;. .

Presents questions and answers from the "Ask the Experts" column on America Online, with tips on equipment, technique, training, racing, and health and fitness.

Leopold and Loeb :
ISBN: 0252068297. OCLC Number: 40619379

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Provides an account of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb's killing of fourteen-year-old Bobby Franks, their celebrity, and their ultimate emergence as folk heroes.

Marathon :
ISBN: 1594861994. OCLC Number: 60426966

Rodale,. .

Features instructions for runners of all ability levels on preparing for a marathon, including training schedules, advice on diet, defensive running strategies, and tips for staying motivated.

Marathon :
ISBN: 9781609612245. OCLC Number: 704383902

Rodale,. .

Especially in tough economic times, running offers an affordable and positive way to relieve stress and gain a sense of accomplishment. Marathons and - more than ever - half-marathons are the ultimate achievement for runners and have experienced an unprecedented boom in the last several years. New hunger for reliable information on marathon and half-marathon training, as well as new technologies that have revolutionized ordinary people's ability to train intelligently, means the time is right for a new edition of longtime Runner's World contributor Hal Higdon's classic guide to taking the guesswork out of preparing for a marathon, whether it is a reader's first or fiftieth. Since its original publication in 1993, Higdon's definitive manual has sold over a quarter of a million copies through all channels. The book is such a consistent seller for many reasons, but above and beyond all the others is this one: It works. At the core of the book remains Higdon's clear and essential information on training, injury prevention, and nutrition. With more than 25 per cent new material, this fourth edition of a running classic will be a must-own for both longtime runners and those new to the sport. --Publishers description.

Run fast :
ISBN: 1579542697. OCLC Number: 43945353

Rodale ;. .

Features speed programs for every distance: 5-K, 10-K, half-marathon, and marathon.

Run fast :
ISBN: 9781623366896. OCLC Number: 959148731

Rodale,. .

Achieve a personal bestat any distanceAre you looking for better race times, whether you run 5Ks or marathons? Searching for that ultimate, exhilarating moment when you're running faster than ever before? Or do you just want to havemore fun when you run?You can run faster, and this book will show you how. Run Fast is a comprehensive guide for runners of all abilities to improve your speed and achieve a personal best at any distance. Hal Higdon is one of the most experienced and trusted experts in running, and this classic volume is completely revised and updated with new workouts, race distances, and advice for runners of every level. Run Fast spells out a complete program to help you increase your speed, build your endurance, improve your times, and motivate yourself to achieve your running goals. New training plans for novice runners make getting started easy. More experienced runners willdiscover refreshing workouts that both improve their speed and make training fun. And, if you'vetaken an exercise break, you'll see how to get back in shape while staying injury free. Packed with stories and tips from coaches, record-holders, and average runners alike, Run Fast isbrimming with inspiration. Experience the thrill of better race times, the satisfaction of running strong, and the sheer joy that comes from running faster than ever before.

Run, dogs, run! /
ISBN: 0963634631. OCLC Number: 53278491

Roadrunner Press,. .

The Complete diet guide for runners and other athletes.
ISBN: 0890370907. OCLC Number: 3895753

World Publications,. .

The crime of the century :
ISBN: 0399114912. OCLC Number: 1801383

Putnam,. .

In a meticulously planned murder scheme disguised as a kidnapping, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb chose Bobby Franks at random as their victim, abandoning his crumpled body in a culvert before his parents had a chance to respond to the ransom demand. Revealing secret testimony and raising questions that have gone unanswered for decades, Higdon separates fact from myth as he unravels the crime, the investigation, and the trial, in which Leopold and Loeb were defended by the era's most famous attorney, Clarence Darrow.

The gigantic book of running quotations /
ISBN: 160239251X. OCLC Number: 829177889

Skyhorse Pub.,. .

George Sheehan, a celebrated running writer, philosopher, and physician, once wrote, The more I run, the more certain I am that I am heading for my real goal: to become the person I am. Today, many runners?whether they are training for the Olympics or whether they fit runs into their lunch hours?would agree that for them the sport is much more than a way to stay in shape. Their running defines who they are and leads them to achieve goals that they might never have thought possible. This tremendous collection of wisdom captures the spirit and passion of those who run in over 3,000 entries, covering topics such as training, gear, running philosophy, and running in youth and old age. The Gigantic Book of Running Wisdom will inspire everyone from seasoned marathoners to running novices. It includes thoughts from famous athletes, writers, politicians, and more, including Percy Cerutty, Carl Lewis, Tom Brokaw, David Letterman, William Shakespeare, Farrah Fawcett, Emil Ztopek, Bill Rodgers, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sebastian Coe, Bill Clinton, Grete Waitz, Roger Bannister, and hundreds of others. The one thing they all have in common is their understanding that, as Amby Burfoot put it, As we run, we become.

The Gigantic Book of Running Quotations.
ISBN: 9781626367005. OCLC Number: 855969326

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.,. .

With over 3,000 pieces of wit and wisdom from runners famous and humble, here is an important running resource and a great gift for any runner. George Sheehan, a celebrated running writer, philosopher, and physician, once wrote, The more I run, the more certain I am that I am heading for my real goal: to become the person I am. Today, many runners?whether they are training for the Olympics or whether they fit runs into their lunch hours?would agree that for them the sport is much more than a way to stay in shape. Their running defines who they are and leads them to achieve goals that.