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I am an author. My book is called, "The Martial Art of Running"
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I need a book cover for my book, "The Martial Art of Running". It is a non-fiction guide book on my philosophy on running races with a warrior's mindset. It's kind of a pragmatic Zen Warrior's guide to Running.
I write about how to prepare, train for and run a more fun and aggressive race.
I took a martial arts approach of providing lessons to teach each phase of my system: Equipment, Mindset, Training, Race Strategy and Planning, Racing.
I am open to all ideas on designs. A warrior runner theme would be cool. Maybe an Asian Martial Arts theme might be an angle? Or perhaps a Zen Warrior theme?
Here is just one sample of an image I liked and why.........Getty Image #169271745. Here is a link to it - http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/p…/169271745 . What I like about this image are these elements. 1) Men and women are in this pic. 2) The winner is running through a finish line tape. 3) The winner has his hand's in the air showing positive enthusiasm for his victory. 4) The runners actually look like real runners and not models. 5) It is a sunny and bright background.
Here is an exert from my book that summarizes it....................
THE MARTIAL ART OF RUNNING
You must transform yourself from just thinking you are a runner to becoming a warrior who happens to run. There is a big difference. A runner runs with his legs and will power. A warrior runs with his entire body, mind, heart and soul.
To guide you on your journey to becoming a Running Martial Artist, I have broken down your path into five steps which you must master. They cover everything you need to know about developing a fun, aggressive and inspiring race while unlocking your hidden distance running potential.
The Five Steps
• Race Strategy & Planning