The Running Book That Has It All
The Running Book That Has It All
The Runners Handbook has all the average runner will need to train effectively for fitness, shorter races or Marathons. I have been a causal but steady runner for many years and this book, which I picked up at age 38, took my running to the next level, including my first marathon two years later. Bob Glover covers how to train, how to avoid and handle injuries, and gives valuable tips about evertything from hills, cold weather and planning for races. There are specific programs to get in shape for short and long distance races and a great section on marathon...
Lace up you shoes and let’s go!
Lace up you shoes and let’s go!
This is the best and most complete book on running since Jim Fixx’s mammothly successful book 25 years ago. What I like best about the Glover’s book is that it has something in it for every runner, from the casual jogger to an elite marathoner. Each chapter focuses on a special area of the sport: injuries, mileage, women’s running, seniors, masters runners, even children developing into competitive athletes. The title is instructive: there is an emphasis on competitive running, with the focus primarily in 10K road races to the marathon. Several of the elite and most...
A Good Book On Running For Beginners
A Good Book On Running For Beginners
I think the best way to learn about marathons is to train with the official trainers of that marathon. I have learned many things from this book and there is a lot of crucial information in this fantastic...
All questions answered!
All questions answered!
This book leaves nothing to the imagination! What I also really liked is that it doesn’t assume anything about you – if it’s advice that is more directed to one type of athlete vs. another, it lets you know which, so you’re not being led astray by advice better suited for someone else. It’s perfectly organized, so that it’s easy to quickly find information that you want now, has a chart that ranks your present performance so you know how you fare against other runners in your age, and gives advice based on where YOU are at specifically, not...
Really good advice for anyone who runs
Really good advice for anyone who runs
Bob Glover presents a fairly common-sense approach to running in his “Handbook.” Although its probably a little advanced for those completely new to exercise, its perfect for those who started “jogging” and now want to move on to running. The nutrition information may be a little dated, but could be helpful, but some of the best aspects of the “Handbook” are the training suggestions for racing, the stretching exercises, and the injury information. Every runner probably will have some type of injury at some point, and Glover’s section on...
“The” book for new runners
“The” book for new runners
If you are considering taking up running, I strongly recommend this book. An absolute necessity to introduce new runners to the sport that continues to serve as an excellent reference book as your running ...
Great for Beginner and Intermediate Runners
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 ...
I can run for 30 consecutive minutes!!!!
I can run for 30 consecutive minutes!!!!
I bought this book several months ago, and even though I thought it was fabulous, inspiring, motivating etc, I didn’t review it until I completed at least the beginner’s program. My father was a runner. When I was about 12, he took me on a run, and I gave up after about 3 minutes, never to don a running shoe again. Fast forward to when I’m 30, and my brother is training for the New York marathon. Well, I think, if he can run a marathon, then surely I can run a 5k. So I go out and run, and again, I don’t survive more than a few minutes. So I bought this...
The Authority On Running
The Authority On Running
Probably the most comprehensive book on running that I have ever seen. Not to mention it was without any pressure, Bob and group were relaxed about how things should be done, I never felt like I was pressured to run in a certain way or speed. Helped me to get back into running again. Thanks...
An Excellent Guide For New Runners
An Excellent Guide For New Runners
The book has been a great guide for me on how to recover the fit condition I once had, step by step, and without the risk of injury. I have recently started the training program and already feel improvement. The motivation and anti-excuse propositions the book offers for beginner runners really get you to move. A good compilation of medical and technical information support the suggested programs, so it gives you a lot of confidence in what you are doing and what to expect from the...