The Competitive Runner's Handbook

Returning to Racing?

Let’s forget that this book is a huge bestseller in the running market. Lots of running books are more hype than content, or only regurgatate what last month’s “Runner’s World” has said, and sell just as well. However, “The Competitive Runner’s Handbook” is informative, thorough and engaging.

Returning to racing after some fifteen years of basic jogging, I needed a book that took my knowledge seriously. Glover and camp give hard-core, nuts and bolts info. They’ve provided for the various levels of fitness. I’m not going to run my high schools times first time out, but what happens when I get my speed down? It is in here. Solid how-to, without the fluff of running psychobabble.

Run a 10K? Wanna know how you might do in a 20K? In a half-marathon? Charts galore. How ’bout intervals and tempo workouts. Marathon training tips? 5K tips? Got ’em!

The beauty of this book.. and the fundamental reason I recommend it, is because the base of info and guidance here is fantastic.

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