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March 19, 2020 6:30 pm


“Science of Running: Analyse Your Technique, Prevent Injury, Revolutionize Your Training”: Book Launch at Forerunners North Shore

In response to the coronavirus, we are postponing this event to a later date. Please stay tuned. We’ll be going ahead with this event as soon it’s appropriate to do so.

All the best in running and in health.

Join us at Forerunners North Shore on Thursday, March 19th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM for a presentation and Q&A with Chris Napier on his new book “Science of Running: Analyse Your Technique, Prevent Injury, Revolutionize Your Training“. Chris will discuss the major themes and key insights of the book as well as the information that he, as a competitive runner himself, found most interesting during the research and writing process. Forerunners North Shore co-owner and coach, Jerry Ziak, was given co-author credit for the book and will be in attendance to answer any questions about his contribution in writing the training chapter. 
Cost with a signed copy of the book is $40 (includes taxes and $5 donation to the Harvest Project in North Vancouver). Please note that after Sunday, March 8th we can still order the book, but it won’t arrive until 7 to 10 days after the event. If you would like to attend without ordering the book, you can RSVP by emailing us at northshore@forerunners.ca and you can pay your $5 donation at the store on the day of the event (cash only please).  
About the Book 

The human body is a machine that is designed to run–and every machine needs a manual. Explore the mechanics and physiology of every stride and reveal the new sports science that will take you from slow to pro. 

Science of Running goes further than any other running book to interrogate the anatomy and physiology of the runner, showing how running involves and affects every system in the body–including the effect of oxygen on the muscles. The book breaks down the runner’s stride scientifically, showing what’s going on under the skin at every stage of the running cycle, highlighting common injury risks based on a runner’s natural gait, and showing how to correct them. Takes a head-to-toe approach to 30 key exercises for runners, annotating the muscles, ligaments, and joints involved and showing how to perfect precision in those exercises to optimize their benefits.

Running is a dynamic discipline, so CGI illustrations employ a ghosting visual effect to show the movement of the body, and color-coding highlights how the muscles, ligaments, bones, and joints stretch and relax in motion. The book looks at the science behind nutrition and hydration and includes custom 360 training programs based on hard science–for morning joggers, 10K-ers, and marathon masters.

Science of Running answers all your running-related questions, from what’s going on in your lungs during a sprint to the science behind the legendary “runner’s high.” Learn how to run faster, further, and for longer–scientifically.

About the Author
Chris Napier is a clinician, a researcher specializing in running injury prevention, and a keen running, He is co-owner of Restore Physiotherapy, a private practice in Vancouver, Canada, and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He is a physiotherapist with Athletics Canada, and has worked with Commonwealth, Pa Am, Olympic, and World Championship Teams. As a runner, he earned a silver medal at the Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships in 1996 and a bronze medal at the Canadian University Championships in 1997 in the middle distances. Having moved up to the marathon in 2010, he has enjoyed chipping away at his personal best over the years, with the help of his coach and co-author, Jerry Ziak.