The Runner's Handbook

A very good book for beginning runners

I’ve been running off and on for almost 10 years, running for a week or two, giving up, and then trying again a few months later. Each time I started, I didn’t really know what I was doing. I wish I had read this book first – I could’ve saved myself a lot of time, pain, and aggravation.

Bob Glover’s book is inspirational and educational. The techniques and sample running schedules he presents are right on the dot, his information (which he draws from a variety of professional sources) is correct, and his writing style is very entertaining. Since I’ve started his book I’ve shaved a minute and a half off of my 5k race time, I’m running more often and farther, and my shin splints haven’t acted up in the 8 months I’ve been following his advice. I’ve also lost 5 pounds (not that I wanted to) and feel terrific.

Originally published in the 1970s when the running craze erupted, the book has been refined and updated to keep it in line with new information on health and nutrition and technological advances in shoe design and clothing. This book could be the only book you’ll need to enjoy running as a hobby and a sport. It’s that good.

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