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

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Length: 40 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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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." - Amazon Customer

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  • File Size: 3211 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481020641
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: September 14, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009ESEP9G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,106 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Brem on October 8, 2012
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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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By KBowen on October 7, 2012
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M on October 8, 2012
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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 By Redtinkerbell3200 on 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 By Nancy Hendrickson on 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 By Big Papa Jon from Cincy on 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alex Kaplan on 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ElphabaThropp on April 27, 2014
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as a new runner I'm looking for information. this really didn't do anything for her really offer any insight. I'm way beyond the schedule this author recommends. I really was looking for information on stretching,nutrition,etc. this was really vague. it was more like a blog read on a surface level. no offense to the author. there is just more information for free on the web.
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