The Runner's Handbook

Great for Beginner and Intermediate Runners

If you are a beginner or intermediate runner looking to improve, get this book.

I consider myself an intermediate runner – I’m currently up to 20 miles/week and have never run a race of greater than 5 miles.

I found this book to be a great inspirational tool as well as a valuable reference. I’m flirting with the idea of running a marathon and will certainly use Coach Glover’s training program if I do. The best thing that I found was that the book is *readable* – so many self-help and non-fiction books seem like they were written to increase sales at Starbuck’s.

Since October, 2000, I’ve been logging my running (and recently weight) in an Excel spreadsheet where I also graph certain key statistics (total miles over a running seven day period and average minutes/mile over the same period). A number of people who know about this think that I’m insane (or a geek). Coach Glover recommends keeping a diary (though he doesn’t address graphing), confirming my sanity (or his geekiness).

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