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New book offers the everyman guide to running etiquette



Ever wondered what the proper etiquette is for clearing one's nose while running? Should you carry a tissue or do that one-nostril, pressure-blast thing as you go?

Well, the folks at Runner's World magazine have decided to answer all those pressing questions in The Runner's Rule Book: Everything a Runner Needs to Know--and Then Some.

Put together by author Mark Remy and editors from the popular magazine, the book ($17.95, hardback) focuses on what press releases call "the wry" side of running.

Want to know the finer technical points of how to set up a sanctioned race? This is not the place. Instead, The Runner's Rule Book is dedicated to the everyday, sometimes random questions that flit through a runner's head as he or she pounds away the miles.

Do you have to say hello to every other runner? Is it ever OK to run shirtless? What constitutes the fine line between a runner and a jogger?

Editors of the book promise that it's an entertaining read, and to make sure, they included cartoons for those with short attention spans.


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