This is a beautifully illustrated manual of running anatomy which first focuses on running physiology and gait cycle and then moves on to discuss strength training of all anatomic areas engaged in running: the upper body, core, and lower body with specific exercises targeting these areas. These beneficial exercises are accompanied by an explanation of how individual muscles affect running as well as safety tips and variations on the exercises for specificity. There is a section toward the end on common running injuries with suggested stretching prevention. Running foot wear, deep water running cross training and plyometrics are also briefly included topics. The book is very easy to read and understand and the illustrations are outstanding. Given the fact that most runners will experience some form of injury, this book should be required reading for preventative maintenance.