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The Runner's Field Manual: A Tactical (and Practical) Survival Guide Hardcover – Illustrated, October 12, 2010
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About the Author
MARK REMY is the executive editor of RunnersWorld.com and the author of The Runner's Rule Book. He lives, writes, and runs in eastern Pennsylvania, where he frequently seeks Relief in Porcelain-Free Environments and has extensively researched A Word about Roadkill.
Runner's World is the worldwide authority on running information. With a goal to inform, advise, and motivate runners of all ages and abilities, Runner's World aims to help runners acheive their personal health, fitness, and performance goals, and to inspire them with vivid, memorable storytelling.
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He lives, runs, and writes in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, two children, cat, and dog. He has run 26 marathons, including seven Boston Marathons.
For more info, or to contact Mark, visit DumbRunner.com.
Top Customer Reviews
While some stuff may seem like common sense overall it is a very helpful volume with lots of good info. And when you show up for your for serious run you'll know what those things are on peoples' arms and why some guys are running with no shoes on. There's also a lot of tongue-in-cheek illustrations and info but not enough, I think, to make serious long-term runners that interested in it. I think that the addition of some running plans and perhaps a list of some of the more famous races and when they are run as an appendix might have earned this book a fifth star. That doesn't mean it's not a fun book!
That said, I would pay full price for the Runner's Field Manual. The book is funny, pithy and easy to read without being facile.
The book is arranged into short chapters that deal with common running problems and concerns (race-day, clothing choices, etc). These chapters give both practical and humorous advice, with some that is both practical AND humorous (how to "take care of business" while out on a run).
Well worth the purchase and read, and good to keep around for idle re-reads (especially the bit on the Five Stages of Marathon Grief).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a good source of basic information for beginners runners. For veterans runners, the humor makes it an enjoyable read though they won't learn much. Read morePublished on February 23, 2013 by Shaun Irving
This book quite possibly reduced my IQ; it was so basically and moronic that I am ashamed to think that the editors of the fine publication, Runner's World, is associated with such... Read morePublished on December 14, 2012 by Gordon Iwasaki
The Runner's Field Manual is a fantastic, humorous work designed for beginner runners. I found the work to be stress-relieving and fun to read. Read morePublished on May 14, 2012 by darkmm10
Remy has a knack for sucking the reader into his writing - be it his daily blog at Runner's World or one of his witty, yet informative, books. Read morePublished on December 17, 2011 by S. Sharp