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This will KEEP you running

This will KEEP you running
If you are serious about getting into running or back into it, BUY this book. I was a runner in high school and have been an on-again, off-again runner throughout college. I was missing something to help me stick to it. This book helped me tremendously with all of the tips and training programs provided. I love the book so much I recommended it to a friend and I am going to now buy the competitive runner’s guide. I have owned the book since January and I have been running consistently since then, probably my longest period of consistent running since high school. I highly...

Comprehensive guide; great help to beginners

Comprehensive guide; great help to beginners
At first I hesitated before buying this book, but wished I hadn’t waited. In the past I haven’t been too keen on running, but wanted to add it to Taekwondo and some gym work for better fitness. This was the book to buy! It has some great programs for beginners — before you know it, you’re running 20 minutes non-stop and looking at local fun-runs. So far, it’s helped me improve my running times and lose around 27 pounds. This book has put the ‘fun’ into my running, and helps set goals, stay with it and stick to good principles. From running in various...

Recommended for every runner

Recommended for every runner
I laughed today when I saw someone selling their Runner’s Handbook, and thought to myself NEVER. This and the competitive runners guide (start with this one unless you are definitely ready to start racing and run regularly already) are books that I take everywhere with me. I hardly have time for novels anymore between my running and my rereading of these two books and I’ve never been happier. I was until December a consummate couch potato and now I’m running in the New York City Marathon this coming November and I owe it all to Bob and Shelly-Lynne Glover and these books. I...

I went from 0 km to a Half-Marathon with this book

I went from 0 km to a Half-Marathon with this book
Just one year ago, I was one of those persons that just couldn’t run. If I ran for more than 3 minutes I would be out of breath so fast that you wouldn’t believe it. Then, one day I decided that it wasn’t normal to just run out of breath after a short run. Looking to learn from someone who would know what they were talking about, I searched Amazon for books on running, and ended up selecting this one. The book is very good, well written, and straight forward. To make a long story short, on March the 28th I ran my fist Half-marathon in 2:20:07. For me it is an absolute...

Running never felt so good

Running never felt so good
I am an off and on runner, but I have never had much guidance on the subject. If Glover has provided anything, it is plenty of guidance in this book. This covers everything a beginning runner could possibly think about – sportswear, motivation, running shoes, stretches, etc. One reader complained about having too much info. Good grief. Skip a chapter if you don’t want to learn about it. I highly recommend this book to all budding runners. I plan on referring to it often as I continue running. The only nit I may have is that this books hasn’t been updated in a while, so...

Helps any runner run smarter, better

Helps any runner run smarter, better
My husband ordered this book for me and honestly, I was quite put off at first. I mean any real runner like myself, and we’re talking darn-good *marathon* runner here, doesn’t need any book telling them how to be a better, more successful runner. Sheez, you’re born with it or you’re not -Right? Wrong! The Runner’s Handbook really spells out great advice for advanced runners or those just starting to run road races. The Runner’s Handbook is packed with lots of great general information on running, injuries, diet and more. I came to rely on the comprehensive...

I ran 4 miles yesterday; Thanks to Bob Glover

I ran 4 miles yesterday; Thanks to Bob Glover
I started last August as an out of shape, overweight, unmotivated failure. Over the past 10 years I’ve tried all sorts of plans to get into exercising regularly. Then I turned 28 and realized that if I didn’t change this pattern, it was only going to get harder after I crossed 30. I’m proud to report that thanks to Bob Glover, I’ll enter my 30s in better shape than I entered my 20s. He started me out with an easy to follow 10 week plan. That gave me enough momentum to finish a 5k race without walking. That was fine and good.. but before I knew it the holidays were...

A very good book for beginning runners

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...

10 weeks after starting review

10 weeks after starting review
I’m usually skeptical about workout/diet/exercise/etc. books because usually it’s someone touting their new “fad” programs that stick around in the news for a couple of weeks and fade away like yesterdays business, or perhaps a book geared towards those who are in shape already and want something to maintain that fitness, therefore being far too difficult for beginners. Well, there’s a reason that this book gets 5 stars by nearly everyone here, and I have personally experienced the benefits from the programs listed inside. A little background before I got this;...

How to get fit and healthy despite your best intentions

How to get fit and healthy despite your best intentions
This book should be banned. Just over a year ago, I innocently picked it up with the vague idea that sometime I should start running. And what happened? Well, I started, and thanks to Bob Glover’s insidious inspirational tone, I haven’t stopped. Some books about running seem to give you a stitch the minute you begin reading them, but not this one. The Runner’s Handbook gently coaxes you out on to the roads for ten minutes at a time, then 15, then 20, until one day you find yourself running non-stop for half-an-hour or more, three days a week. But that’s not enough. Oh...