- File Size: 3577 KB
- Print Length: 137 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: August 23, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B014ECP932
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,894 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Running for Health and Happiness: The Beginner's Guide to Faster, Pain-Free Running Kindle Edition
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I'd say its target audience is probably runners who have been running for at least a couple of months already. A brand-new runner just starting out will find a lot of valuable information, but may have to look up a few of the running terms (like "tempo") as they work their way through the book. More experienced runners are still likely to find value in a number of topics that are not often covered in other running books - topics like injury prevention and recovery, cross-training, training progression, and even a smattering of nutrition.
Much of the information can be found on the StrengthRunning website, but the book organizes the information in such a way to make it more accessible. I am a regular reader of the blog and am constantly amazed at the depth of information and resources provided. The book has links to many of these resources such as the strength training videos. The Additional Resources section at the conclusion of the book points to a number of other resources on the website such as recommended running books and running shoe reviews.
Altogether the book provides a tremendous value in a concise and easily-read format.
As to the content, each chapter contains ideas that help me solidify my understanding of 'training to run better'. In many cases it is a simple matter of confirming in a short concept statement things that I have worked out in practice but never really articulated to myself. Once the underlying concept is clear, it becomes easier to implement in practice and even build upon in personal details.
Although the book is nominally targeted for beginners, there is useful information for all but the elite among us. My personal favorite is chapter 2 on motivation and forming habits leading to the most important training element - consistency!
So, if you are a beginning runner or even well along the path you should buy and read this book!
I did feel like 90% of the info was on the Strength Running Website, which made it feel like a waste.
I will say, that the plan that is outlined, dynamic warm-up, run, strength training warm-down, has changed the way I run, and has helped me run through and heal an injury while still being able to run.
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