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The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
It seems odd that there should be so much mystique and misinformation surrounding an activity as fundamental as running…but there you have it. For years, I gave in to this hype and believed that I could not run: it was too high-impact, I had too many previous injuries, runners all get hurt and can’t do other sports, et cetera. At the same time, I wanted to run, believing that if I could find a way to do it, it would enhance my fitness and participation in other sports. I feel fortunate that I happened on this book, which I believe has the recipe for success for people...

Outstanding book for beginning runners

Outstanding book for beginning runners
I first bought this book when I first began running a few years ago, and I found it was very well suited for beginners like me. The 13-week program starts you out the first week by running 30 seconds, then walking for 4-1/2 minutes (then repeat for about and hour). It was absolutely all I could do to run for 30 seconds at a time. By the time I finished the program, I could easily run 30 minutes at a time, and had lost about 25 pounds. I’ve since run in a half-marathon, and will be trying my first marathon this fall. If you’re new to running, I definitely recommend...

Practical primer for anyone who wants to start running today

Practical primer for anyone who wants to start running today
I was in need of an excerise program that was simple and consistent. I knew that running fit the bill, but had tried a few times in the past to begin but years of inactivity — I had been a runner 10 years prior — made each attempt a frustrating one. I reached a point where I had to have a detailed step-by-step program to help re-establish a running routine. This led me to search the ‘Running for Dummies’ genere. This book is the best of the lot. It takes you from ground zero to a 10k in 13 weeks — provided you are in good health. If you are...

An excellent beginners guide!

An excellent beginners guide!
This is a great book, and it is really written for the beginner. Although, someone who was running, but unsure how to run farther would benefit from reading this book. I have thumbed through several other books, but most have assumed that you could already run a 10 min. mile. This book is truly for the beginner!! It answers all of your questions from motivation to nutrition, plus a 13 week program to get you running a 10k. I also want to mention that this book is easy and fun to read and VERY up-to-date. 1999 copyright. A must buy for anyone who wants to start/or improve...

You Deserve This Book

You Deserve This Book
I started tentatively, being 85 pounds overweight, a couch potato, and an overeater (obviously), with bad knees and a bad back but I knew I had to do SOMETHING to start participating in my own life and destiny. If you’re in a similar spot, and you’ve gotten as far as “What”, this book is a tool that will give you the “Hows.” Written economically and informally, it’s packed with information beginning runners and walkers need, from stretching and shoe selection to injury prevention. The heart of the program is an easy-to-follow schedule that...