Running Within

Author: Jerry Lynch
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 9780880118323
Format: PDF, Docs
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Offers goal-setting guidelines, relaxation and visualization exercises, methods for coping with fatigue and injuries, and ways to boost motivation

A Control Strategy for High speed Running Within Unknown Environments for a 3D Bipedal Robot

Author: Sylvain Bertrand
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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This thesis aims to improve insight into bipedal locomotion based on the robotics and biomechanics advances. The research conducted in this thesis is mainly centered on the running motion to gain insight in a gait that remains not fully understood in the control of bipedal robots. Based on an intuitive approach, such as the one used for walking with the robot M2 by J.E. Pratt and G. Pratt, a control strategy for high-speed running with a 3D complex bipedal robot is suggested and evaluated in simulation. Taking into account biomechanics observations, such as the spring-mass model, the simulated bipedal robot is able to run from 2.7m/s up to 7m/s, to deal with external perturbations such as strongly uneven terrains and substantial external pushes, and to exhibit a very human-like gait.

The Art of Running Faster

Author: Julian Goater
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492582026
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Any runner can tell you that the sport isn’t just about churning out miles day in and day out. Runners have a passion, dedication, and desire to go faster, longer, and farther. Now, The Art of Running Faster provides you with a new approach to running, achieving your goals and setting your personal best. Whether you’re old or young, new to the sport or an experienced marathoner, this guide will change how you run and the results you achieve. The Art of Running Faster challenges the stereotypes, removes the doubts and erases the self-imposed limitations by prescribing not only what to do but also how to do it. Inside, you will learn how to •overcome the obstacles that prevent you from running faster, more comfortably, and with greater focus; •rethink conventional training methods, listen to your body, and challenge traditional running ‘norms’; •customize your training program to emphasize the development of speed, strength, and stamina; •shift gears, reach that next level of performance, and blow past the competition. In this one-of-a-kind guide, former world-class runner Julian Goater shares his experiences, insights and advice for better, more efficient and faster running. Much more than training tips and motivational stories, The Art of Running Faster is your guide to improved technique and optimal performance. Let Julian Goater show you a new way to run faster, farther and longer.

Microsoft Windows 7 Your Way

Author: Michael Miller
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 0768695449
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Want to make Windows 7 run faster, smarter, easier, better? Want to personalize Windows to look and act the way you want it to? Want to get more efficient and ditch all those Windows hassles? You don’t need a Ph.D. in computer science or expensive upgrades. All you need is this book! Michael Miller makes it easy to tweak Windows so it works just like you want it to—and runs smooth as silk for years to come. No extreme hacking required: These are simple, step-by-step techniques anyone can perform in minutes—even beginners! Customize Windows 7’s desktop for the way you work Strip out bloated, worthless software that slows your PC down Get your network running faster and more reliably Surf the Web more quickly and safely Improve performance and battery life on notebooks and netbooks Get more security with fewer annoyances Discover great free and cheap alternatives to Microsoft’s built-in software Fix Windows 7’s most aggravating problems And much more... Michael Miller has written more than 100 non-fiction how-to books over the past 20 years, including Que’s Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics, Speed It Up! A Non-Technical Guide for Speeding Up Slow Computers, and How Microsoft Windows Vista Works. His books have sold more than 1 million copies worldwide. He has earned a reputation for clearly explaining technical topics to non-technical readers and for offering useful real-world advice about complex topics.

Light Rail Vehicle Collisions with Vehicles at Signalized Intersections

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Publisher: Transportation Research Board
ISBN: 0309098211
Format: PDF
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This report presents the mitigation methods tested and used by transit agencies to reduce collisions between light rail vehicles (LRVs) and motor vehicles where light rail transit (LRT) runs through or adjacent to highway intersections controlled by conventional traffic signals. A particular focus is placed on collisions occurring between LRVs and vehicles making left-hand turns at these intersections. This report offers success stories and specific actions to achieve positive results, as well as examples of unsuccessful actions. The issues addressed include a range of LRT operations and environments such as median-running, side-running, contra-flow, and mixed-use LRT alignments; urban and suburban setting; and a variety of U.S. geographic regions.

The Complete Guide to Running

Author: Earl W. Fee
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841261629
Format: PDF
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In The Complete Guide to Running, the secrets of Earl Fee, a world master's champion, are revealed that helped him achieve over 30 world records in running. This material is supported by hundreds of references. Fifteen chapters explain how to improve general physical and mental fitness with major emphasis on mental training, nutrition, physiology, inspiration, and motivation. Ten chapters reveal the how and why of running training for sprinting, middle and long distance, hurdles, and running in the pool. Athletes from 9 to 90 will benefit from this information since all are bound by the same training principles. Precautions and training are explained for the extreme young and old.

Marathon Running Physiology Psychology Nutrition and Training Aspects

Author: Christoph Zinner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319297287
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The book contains recent research about physiology, psychology, nutrition and training aspects of Marathon Running of different age, gender and performance level. The basic knowledge of marathon running with explanations of the physiological and psychological mechanisms induced by marathon training with the associated adaptations and subsequent improved physiological capacities are presented in a reader friendly format for researchers and practitioners. The book includes a full range of useful practical knowledge, as well as trainings principles to guide the reader to run marathon faster. After reading the book the reader is able to develop training plans and owns the knowledge about up-to-date scientific results in the fields of physiology, psychology, nutrition in marathon running.

Running across Europe

Author: Jeroen Scheerder
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137446374
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Analysing in-depth data from 11 European countries, this collection explores the rise of the European running market, the reasons and motives for running, and the most important players in the field. The volume sets out policy challenges and marketing possibilities and addresses issues of participation, cost and health.