New Book Trailhead Guides Runners into the World of Trail Running

Boulder, CO, USA – April, 2015 – Trail running is one of the fastest-growing ways to enjoy the outdoors, with millions of runners and joggers enjoying off-road runs on America’s 60,000 miles of trail. Now, with a new guidebook from veteran trail runner and Runner’s World columnist Lisa Jhung, aspiring trail runners can get the dirt on all things trail running. Jhung’s new book, Trailhead, is a witty, fun guide to everything runners need to know about running off the beaten path. With talented illustrator Charlie Layton, Jhung offers an illustrated pocket guide for all runners curious about running off-road or wanting to run farther into the backcountry. She offers authoritative advice on everything from how to find good trails to run, how to choose the best shoes and clothing, how to carry enough water, and how to stay safe from wildlife and weather. Trailhead: The Dirt on All Things Trail Running will be available in bookstores, running shops, and online in early April. Preview the book at

Trailhead is a smart, entertaining read as well as a thorough resource for everyone from aspiring trail runners to those looking to get the most out of every trail run, whether in a city park or on a mountain adventure.
Trailhead includes:


* The allure: Why trail running is good for body and mind
* The essentials: Finding good trails, choosing the best trail running gear, handling trail and weather conditions, what you need to know about nutrition and hydration
* Safety: How to treat (and avoid) common trail running injuries, first aid, animal safety
* Etiquette: Right of way, preserving the trail, when nature calls
* Company: Running alone, with friends, with dogs-or burros!
* Stronger, faster: At-home exercises to enhance your running
* Going long: Preparing for longer trail runs or trail races

Trailhead: The Dirt on All Things Trail Running
Lisa Jhung with illustrations by Charlie Layton
Paperback with two-color interior and 70 illustrations
5″ x 7″, 264 pp., $18.95, 9781937715328

Lisa Jhung is a veteran trail runner, triathlete, adventure racer, and journalist. She is a contributing editor for Runner’s World and is the Runner’s World trail running columnist. Lisa has also worked as an editor at Trail Runner Magazine and was a co-founding editor of Adventure Sports magazine. Her features, training stories, gear reviews, profiles and travel pieces have appeared in Backpacker, Competitor, Details, Fitness, Inside Triathlon, Men’s Journal, Runner’s World, Shape, Outside, Women’s Running, and Triathlete. Charlie Layton is an illustrator and designer based in Philadelphia. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, rock climbing, traveling, and photography.

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