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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Jogging and Running Mass Market Paperback – April 1, 1998
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Top Customer Reviews
Then I found this book and read it and got a good ground-level education on the sport of jogging and running. The material is presented in a very funny and entertaining manner, with plenty of pictures and sidebars. The book even includes a tear-out chart for starting a training program that you can post on the refrigerator.
I would recommend you read this book as a way to develop a basic knowledge of running safely and effectively, and then purchase Bob Glover's "Runner's Handbook" for even more (and better) information and John Cronin's "Runner's Log" for tracking your progress.
This is a good book to read before you start your way in the sport, but it should not be the only one in your library.
The authors address many issues such as the idea you'll ruin your knees, or working out a lower heart rate to burn more fat, and the book is loaded with sound, easy-to-follow advice, information, and motivation.
And they know what a TRUE "beginner" is. I hate books that think 'starting out' means 'run for 30 minutes and work your way up' or that say to walk for a couple of months first. (If I wanted that, I'd buy a book on walking, not running.) The authors offer a realistic, progressive plan for running. Probably the only thing is that the suggested progession plan might be too fast for some, depending on your current fitness level.
The book is practical and sensible, and well-worth the investment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A complete guide to running. Gives a lot of helpful advice on training for specific races as well as nutrition, running in different climates and many other tips on improving and... Read morePublished on January 31, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Although the book title may sound a little condescending, the text and all information in the book is well written, informative and helpful. Read morePublished on March 24, 2007 by Kyle Tolle
I could not run (very slowly, more a jog) for one minute then got this book. It has a four week programme designed to get you running for 30 minutes in that time span and it works. Read morePublished on January 23, 2005 by Joleneire
I loved Bill Rogers book - his passion for the sport is evident on every page! I did his 4 weeks to 30 mins of running - it only took me 8 weeks to complete! Read morePublished on December 23, 1999