Just an excellent comprehensive book about running
Just an excellent comprehensive book about running
This book is just excellent both for totally beginners from intermediate runners. The approach is very educational, always taking into account that the common reader do not want to become like Rambo. If you have not exercised for years, this book is for you. If you want to loose weight, this book is for you. If you already exercise and want to have a personal coach as regards running, this book is for you. May be the only little observations that could be made are that is just a bit long, although it is a necessity as it covers some specific aspects (such as special chapters about...
The Runner’s Handbook by Glover
The Runner’s Handbook by Glover
This book is excellent for the beginning and intermediate level runner. Running can be difficult for sedentary people. This work teachers you that walking is an important prelude to running. The authors develop a methodology for running and goal-setting. They cover some important dietary changes; such as, eliminating junk food and drinking large quantities of water during lengthy exercise sessions. The work teaches how to purchase a good running shoe. In addition, the authors provide comparative blood pressure monitoring statistics for each age group. The book even contains a chapter on...
Tons of Information on running
Tons of Information on running
Coach Glover delivers tons of information on running whether if you want to just kick start a running program, or have been running already for years and not to race in mind, this book scopes from beginnings to shoe selection, how to run, time management, lifestyle, or just, simple fitness… Invaluable information about exercise for health… Truly recommended to anyone who wants to begin, or already runs, or has been repeatedly...
Beginner Runner
Beginner Runner
I am a beginner runner and I have really enjoyed this book. I can see why it’s a best seller. It has been a great place to start on my way to getting into shape. The author is very thorough in the material he covers. He is very enthusiastic about running which inspired me to get ...
Outstanding resource for novice and high-mileage runners!
Outstanding resource for novice and high-mileage runners!
This book is a keeper! Filled with the nuts and bolts of how to run for a lifetime, I can’t be without it. Twice I have given away my personal copy to a new “recruit,” and twice I have proceeded to purchase myself a replacement copy! In fact, my first copy was a personal copy hand-me-down from a committed runner. Well-written, with a flair for humorous anecdotes that have an important point, this handbook will take you through the best and worst running has to offer. Information on clothing, on shoes, on route choices, racing tips, injury prevention, strength ...
Probably the only running reference you’ll need
Probably the only running reference you’ll need
If you have any sort of interest in running, I can’t recommend any book more enthusiastically than this one. Although it may seem strange to get a book about running–I mean, what is there to it, right? But it turns out there are a couple of good reasons to pick up a book on running: one, it’s motivating; two, there is a ton of useful information crammed into this book. It will be the only running reference you’ll ever really need. With over 700 pages, this isn’t a lightweight book. It truly is about as comprehensive as you can imagine, and will serve most...
Outstanding In All Respects – Highly Recommended!
Outstanding In All Respects – Highly Recommended!
If you have found this review because you are looking for the best book on how to start, or re-start, your running / health program – LOOK NO FURTHER! YOU HAVE FOUND IT! GET THIS BOOK **NOW**! My wife and I decided this past summer (2003) to start an exercise program together – something that would be fun, increase our energy levels, allow us to lose weight, and that we could do anywhere we travel. After talking to a number of friends, I purchased this book and began reading. Words, alone, do not allow me to express how much I enjoyed this book! It’s extremely well...
A Running Book To Keep
A Running Book To Keep
I have had this book for almost a year now, and I can definitely say that it has changed my life. I started out with his beginner’s program, soon found myself participating in a 10K race, and 7 months later, I am still referring to it in preparation for a half marathon. Bob Glover wants running to be fun for you, and clearly states on numerous occasions that if racing is not for you, fine. If the marathon isn’t for you, fine. He encourages people to maintain a basic level and be a “fitness runner.” Beyond that, it can only get better for people who ...
The Runner’s Handbook is a Lifesaver
The Runner’s Handbook is a Lifesaver
This is a great book. It would be great for the avid runner, but I think it speaks especially to those who want to be active, but don’t know where to start. I have been running for 4 weeks now, and though that isn’t very long, I can tell a huge difference in my physical shape as well as my overall demeanor. The book is a conversational read and your never left feeling like you’re not good enough or you’re not qualified. It teaches that everyone can be a runner with will power and ...
The definitive guide for 1st time marathon training
The definitive guide for 1st time marathon training
I loved this book! Everything, I mean everything, you ever wanted to know about running is here. I just ran the NYC Marathon on 11-4-01 thanks to the Coach Glover (author) training program, and I finished in 4:49. I went from clueless non-runner to marathoner using this book. Following this program, I went into the marathon confident that I would do well and I would even enjoy running the marathon. This, coming from someone who used to despise running. Regarding the book, I especially enjoyed Glover’s breezy and humorous writing style. It’s not just for ...