- Series: Everything (Sports & Fitness)
- Paperback: 289 pages
- Publisher: Adams Media Corporation (March 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1580626181
- ISBN-13: 978-1580626187
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.9 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,855,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Everything Running Book: From Circling the Block to Completing a Marathon, Tricks and Tips to Make You a Better Runner (Everything (Sports & Fitness)) Paperback – March, 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
The Good: The only thing worthwhile in the whole book is the running plan, that, IMHO is better than that in Bob Glover's book, as well as better than the Runner's world plan for beginners. Well, maybe not better, but better suited to me.
The Bad: Everything else.
Only too often, the author just glosses over the details, and you're left with pretty much nothing. For example, when the author talks about injuries, he pontificates about this muscle and that muscle, with the long technical names, but that's pretty much useless without diagrams to support it. [I would say it's useless even with the diagrams if I can't do anything with the information, but that's another story]. After reading a page of useless info, the author refers you to a different chapter. You flip to that chapter and are lost. When you do find a section of interest, it's again missing key information. This patter repeats itself too often.
Most of the excercises are described in plain text, no pictures.
For injury prevention, I recommend:
The Runners' Repair Manual: A Complete Program for Diagnosing and Treating Your Foot, Leg and Back Problems
For general ponitification about running:
The Runner's Handbook : The Bestselling Classic Fitness Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Runners (2nd rev Edition)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I went from not running to completing a half marathon in a respectable time with the help of this book and friends.Published 16 months ago by Stanley Yelnats
If you are just starting out it is definitely worth it to get this book. The chapters are well organized and simple. Read morePublished on September 6, 2009 by 1000Books
I love this book because it is good for the beginner, has all the basic information needed for running. Read morePublished on December 27, 2007 by C. Swoverland
I bought this book with the expectation that I would finally be able to get a more profound knowledge about my superficial runner's knowledge such as: What other stretches are... Read morePublished on March 4, 2007 by K. Eckmann