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Run: A Complete Beginners Guide (Learn How To Start Running) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Thomas
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Learn How To Start Running Today!

You're Only 16 Weeks Away From Your First 5K!
Have you ever seen someone running down the street, and thought, "If only I could do that, I could be healthier and skinnier?" This book shows you how to become that runner no matter your existing ability. Anyone can become a runner with proper training and motivation, and I'm going to show you how.

Learn the first steps to becoming a runner

Taking your first steps as a runner can be challenging and frustrating without a solid plan. Too many books push you too hard and too fast which can lead to failure. In this book, I show you proven techniques that changed me from being a complete non-runner into a slim, fit, efficient runner in 16 weeks.

Training plans to take you to your first race!

In this book, you will get a 6 week "Pre-Running" Plan that gets you off the couch and into basic running shape. This plan is adaptable to anyone no matter your age, physical fitness, or ability level. Once you complete this "Pre-Running" plan, you will start on a 10 week training plan to get you into shape for your first 5K race!

The best running "gear" to be a more effective runner

Running itself is not enough. There are proven ways to make your running easier, more enjoyable, and YES, even FUN! Learn what type of gear you need to succeed in running. Everything from shoes to technology is right here.

Motivation and techniques to keep running

Do you know the #1 reason people fail at running? Motivation. This is not an abstract idea like simply telling yourself "I think I can!" In this book you'll learn actionable motivation techniques to get you out the door and running every single time. 
Everything you need to go from zero to 5K is included in this book!
Personal Note From The Author
This book blends years of personal experience gained from my successes and failures. I show you my unique approach to running that took me from a complete couch potato to running 5K races with ease. I understand the challenges and frustrations of transitioning from being a complete non-runner because I went through it personally. I lost over 60 pounds, and I am in the best shape of my life due to the techniques used in this book.
This is why I've put together this step-by-step guide to learning how to run. I'm confident that the techniques I used to turn myself from an out of shape non-runner into a healthy, fit, and efficient runner will work for you as well!
In an effort to provide my readers exceptional value, I also promise a response to all reader emails. All running related questions will be answered with a quick personal reply!
I thoroughly hope you enjoy this book.
Happy Running!

Editorial Reviews


"As somebody who has started, and failed, trying to run many times I have bought countless books on running. I'm happy to say that I found the only book that I need to start running and keep my motivation." - Amazon Customer

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  • File Size: 302 KB
  • Print Length: 38 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009ESEP9G
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for a couch potatoe like me!! October 7, 2012
By KBowen
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I have always been a slim person and enjoyed outdoor activities. In 2003 I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. I lost my breast and gained alot of weight due to the medications and limited activity I could do while I
was having treatment. Over the few years I had packed on over 50 extra pounds and lost my spirit for exercise.
Now that I am over 50 I realize that I need my health. I have always wanted to run a 5K and then a 10K.
This book has given me the encouragement that I needed to take charge. I will run in the Air Force marathon
in 2013. THANK YOU FOR WRITING THIS BOOK. I RECOMMEND IT 1000% to anyone who really wants to change
their life.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Beginners! October 8, 2012
By Brem
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As somebody who has started, and failed, trying to run many times I have bought countless books on running. I'm happy to say that I found the only book that I need to start running and keep my motivation.

Most other running books start off with a difficult 5K training plan and I lose motivation when I can't keep up. This book, however, starts with a "Pre-Running" plan for those of us who can't already run a mile the first week! The author also gives his brief story of only being able to run a few hundred feet when he started, but shows exactly how he worked up to a 5K and way beyond that! I also loved the part of the book where the author gives motivational tips that are definitely helping me to get out and run when I'm feeling lazy.

This book is relatively short and to the point. No fluff, just packed with good info for the beginning runner. I can't wait to run my first race, and I am already on track to do that in just a month or so!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful and encouraging ! October 8, 2012
By M
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I am some one that has started several "beginner" running plans and has failed to complete a single one. I found the personal story of the author to be inspiring and encouraging. I feel like I can follow the guidelines he has set forth and be successful as a runner. I have found other plans to be rather intimidating and have given up because of feeling so below par. I can't wait to get started! I feel really energized after this read!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great information September 30, 2012
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I have been wanting to run for years but did not feel like i was a runner. Great information for a beginner. Clear and concise.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars poor information August 5, 2013
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I bought this book for my husband, who started to run couple of month ago. His feedback is follows: the book tells you to run 3 times a week...but forgets to tell you one of most important information for begginers: HOW to run, shall I run 30 min fast tempo, shall I focus on distance, on time, on my heart rate or how, nothing mentioned about breething...I read the book in 15 min, waste of the money
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Have never considered running! Until now. October 31, 2012
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Ok, I admit it. I am a sedentary long-time writer with more than a few extra pounds and heap of bad habits. So the thought of running (for fun???!!) never crossed my mind. However after reading about the author's own less than stellar background I felt running was something I might actually think about and do. I especially liked the start up chart as starting at 10 minutes feels doable. If, like me, you aren't a long time fitness nut, try this book. It's inspiring and makes running feel like it's not just for the young and the skinny!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Provides needed training and preparation guidance October 7, 2012
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There are many running books that will tell you when and where your toe/arch/heel should hit the ground or how many times you should breath during those steps. In this book, however, Mr. Thomas provides the beginning runner with often-overlooked information on overall fitness training information (before race training) all the way through race-day guidance. What makes it even better is the fact that he is obviously an everyman that just loves running and wants the same for everyone.

The framework of basic, no-frills info is contained on every page. Jam-packed with tips from beginning to end, Michael Thomas has compiled a resource that should be the very first read for anyone wanting to hit the pavement and succeed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, no-nonsense and helpful December 31, 2012
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This book says exactly what it needs to and nothing else. A few days after buying it I went on my first run EVER and I have been running every other day since!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars helpful information
Covers the basics without being pretentious or intimidating as some other books can. Training plan looks reasonable. Read and run!
Published 3 months ago by Chelsea
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect beginner book
I haven't made it out the door yet. I was scared to even try because of my excessive weight and arthritis. Read more
Published 4 months ago by K. Criss
5.0 out of 5 stars INCREDIBLE
This is an amazingly inspiring book. No-nonsense and encourages you to get going. Got me off the couch and started (first time in 6 years!!). Read more
Published 6 months ago by Demaine
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
Short and easy to read. A good one to get you started if you are not regularly working out.
Would be disappointed if you are looking for some advance advices and information.
Published 7 months ago by Tao Ma
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem!
Short but sweet! The author got to the essential information about how to start running which was what I was looking for. No unnecessary words. Definitely recommend this book.
Published 7 months ago by Merlyn Ja M Cordero
5.0 out of 5 stars Very motivating!!!
Very motivating book. I can't wait to start training for my 5k now!!!

The book is not very long, but easy to read and very informative. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Blacky
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
This is a.great advice for beginners. It's a great place to start if you have no idea what you are doing!
Published 9 months ago by weebles
4.0 out of 5 stars Just starting out
Helpful for m just starting to run again after 35 yrs old dog new tricks blah blah blah do duty do duty blah blah
Published 10 months ago by Kytnguy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Start
It is just want is says it is - a beginners guide. It is helpful and straightforward. A no-nonsense, cut to the chase book to get you off the couch and on the road. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Michelle Clemovich
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book
I bought this book because I can't run at all and the first part of this book is a 6-week pre running plan, so far I have only read up to that part and I am 2 weeks into the pre... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

Hi, my name is Michael. I am a college educated, husband, father, avid runner, self-taught chef, and internet entrepreneur. Along the way I've learned a lot about running, cooking, eBook publishing, and many other things that I'd like to share with the world through my books.

I truly hope that you enjoy my writing, and find that I provide useful information. I also promise something that big time authors cannot - personal responses. I love to hear reader's success stories, comments, and yes, even complaints. I will personally respond to your emails and questions!

Thank you,
Michael Thomas


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