I was asked by the author to review this brand new running book. I LOVE books, all kinds of books. I have read several running books...in each I found helpful tips and learned new things about running. Some books are better for me than others and I think it all comes down to personal tastes. What speaks to you. See for example..I am a fan of Kara Goucher the runner but her book not so much. Some people like Hal Higdon, others prefer Jeff Galloway..for me it is a mix of both I guess.
The book talks about just about everything related to running without necessarily going in great details. It talks about form, motivation, injury, nutrition, training, what to wear. One of my favorite part talks about getting past embarrassment and being self-conscious about running. For a new runner it can be a deal breaker. The book discusses not only how to get started but also how to keep going.
In the book there are a few training plans all for different kind of new runners. Those would not be for me because they are made using time instead of distance. I prefer training in miles not in minutes that is why I like Uncle Hal's plans!!
I love the section that talks about running in different weather conditions, lots of good tips for all runners.
Overall I think this is a great first book for runners. It is a quick read, you can learn a lot without investing too much of your time, it is not overwhelming.
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