The Runner’s Handbook is a Great Resource
The Runner’s Handbook is a Great Resource
The Runner’s Handbook is a great resource for both the beginner and those of us who have been running for quite sometime (but not part of the elite group). Although I’ve had it for quite a while now, I constantly refer back to it especially for the nutritional information. I highly recommend this...
The Runner’s Handbook For The Beginning Runner
The Runner’s Handbook For The Beginning Runner
The Runners Handbook is a wonderful book of timeless information. I was running to get into shape but ending runs shortly after I began. I was dying, I was really out of shape after 10 years of only dancing.  The information in this book shows how to start running , how to gauge your effort so as to keep it enjoyable and to keep you from overexerting. Heck, I even bought a heart monitor to better understand how my body is operating. I will be running for a long time now and when it gets warm again I may enter a race or...
The Runner’s Handbook- more like the Runner’s BIBLE
The Runner’s Handbook- more like the Runner’s BIBLE
Forget any other running books, this is the one! Over 600 pages long, Bob Glover covers every topic on running in full detail. He eases beginners into running, with his effective beginner courses and challenges intermediate and advanced runners. All is explained clearly and he gives personal recommendations too. Every time I sit down to read some of this book, I feel motivated and in the next minute I have my running shoes on, ready to go! There are hundreds of running books on the market, choosing can be hard, especially if you are a beginner, but take my advice buy this one. I...
My Best Investment for My Health
My Best Investment for My Health
This book not only transformed me from being a couch potato into a decent 10k racer. It also gave me the motivation I needed to stay fit for the rest of my life. I lost 50 lbs just following Glover’s advice of weight management in conjunction with good exercising, and weight training. He also advised me into what type of shoes I needed for my running, my clothing and it also lured me to run my first marathon, which I thought was too much from what I needed. But I’m not afraid of not running one, one day. Who...
Excellent Resource for Runners
Excellent Resource for Runners
I found this book to be a great resource. As a beginning runner, it had a lot of information on the science and practice of running, both how it relates to the body and mentally. I thought the sections on nutrition and for special populations (children, the elderly, those with disabilities) were interesting and have a wide range of appeal. If you want to buy one book on running, this is...
The Only Book You Need If You Run
The Only Book You Need If You Run
I started running a year ago with the hopes of running a marathon in 2006. I bought several books, but kept coming back to this one because it covers all aspects of running. I used Glover’s marathon training program and I’m proud to say I finished the Chicago Marathon a few weeks ago and recovered very well. As I trained, I noticed that I was running longer and faster and commented several times that “the training plan is working”. I chose this plan because it had a long run on Saturday and nothing more than 6 miles during the week. This fit my schedule...
Great “No-Nonsense” Training Concepts
Great “No-Nonsense” Training Concepts
I bought this book about six weeks ago, and have been working my way through the routines for exactly 4 weeks as of this post. I have lost 14 lbs simply by following the directions, not pushing myself to injury, and using the proper equipment such as good running shoes and appropriate clothing. The book teaches running and fitness in a manner where most anyone, whom is willing to follow the directions, with the desire and self-determination to increase their fitness levels can see results. I can’t say anything else cause the rest is pretty much covered in other user reviews....
Excellent Reference Material On Running
Excellent Reference Material On Running
This book is full of excellent information. I had a hard time putting it down, it is very easy to read and understand. I have used it as reference material several times. Bob Glover has made running easier for me, without this book I don’t believe I would still be at it. Excellent source of information for the new...
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...