- 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
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,567 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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Top Customer Reviews
The price for starters is absolutely fantastic. You can't get a quality read for that kind of money very often. Worth every penny easily
The book is laid out well and the information is conveyed in very plain non technical language. He made the book non scary for a new runner. I learned a good bit and got refreshed on a bunch of stuff I've already learned. I think this would be a great alternative to the many 5K phone apps out there that are just cookie cutter copies of the same thing and don't teach you the value of staying healthy to run again tomorrow.
There were 2 items that in my eyes would have made this a 5. First off would be a running terms glossary. There were a lot of terms introduced that for most new runners would be foreign to them. A nice place to bunch them all together with an explanation for each would be valuable.
The other point is personal to my training. There was an explanation for a beginning runner to increase mileage and days. There was also a mention of how a more intermediate runner might increase their mileage. I'm a runner who runs 4 days a week already and is approaching 20 miles. I was hoping for some clear guidance on building my own mileage. I'm not really sure I gained a clear plan from this.
Aside from those 2 minor items I noted, I loved this book and think it's an excellent purchase for a beginning runner or slightly more experienced. I won't be able to gauge the value for a more experienced runner until I become one.
Good job Jason!!
I have been following Jason's website and have purchased several of his offerings. I have been running seriously for 6 years so I feel I am past the beginner stage. At first I was thinking the book was just for beginners with little to offer more advanced runners. Then I started to digest the content, especially when I got to training age in chapter 3.
I went back and started re-reading the book with a more open mind and was reminded of many MANY things I have not been doing at all and more that I have not been doing correctly. As I read with the mindset of learning (or reminding myself of the foundational things that MUST be kept up to be successful) the book truly showed the talent of Jason and his dedication to helping ALL runners.
In addition to the book content there is even more Jason makes available with links and resources that you can instantly access while reading (if you are reading it online of course) and the extra content adds to the book without distraction again pointing to the care and thought put into the overall book. Of course it is structured well taking you from getting started all the way through racing and recovery (more of those things I haven't been doing as I should) to the wrap up of boiling it down to the essence of his 3 pillars.
I would HIGHLY recommend investing in this book if you are thinking of starting to run, and especially so to those that are runners to check where you are and correct, relearn, and see new ideas you may not use or know.
A quick entertaining read for being a healthier runner.
Jason's advice for beginners is based on building a strong fitness foundation so one can run healthy and injury free for the long term and enjoy a lifetime of running. Many beginners make the common mistakes like I did of enthusiastically rushing in to running too much, too soon and not paying proper attention to the little things, such as dynamic stretching and strength training, which will only get them so far. Jason's philosophy takes time, patience, and consistency to get to one's true running potential. It's not for someone who wants to go from couch potato to marathon in a few months, then sporadically run off and on, quit, or be forced out by injuries.
This book is a great introduction to Jason's Strength Running philosophy, written simply and to the point with actionable advice not only for the beginning runner, but it also covers intermediate and advanced training techniques, such as proper mileage increases (forget 10%) and examples of appropriate workouts and strength training for many different levels (training ages). This is a quick read, well organized, and covers the basics of what strength running as a whole has to offer.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very informative book for both the beginner and advanced runner.Published 3 months ago by Allan Hansen
Really good insights and reminders. Easy to read and broken up sections that make for a fast run through. RecommendedPublished 3 months ago by nicole
Jason makes a good job of teaching an aspired amateur runner all the things needed for their progress. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Alex
It was an ok read but seemed like a lot of same stuff from the website.Published 16 months ago by John M. Lahr
Can't go wrong with this book. Great price, and great info not just for beginners but for more experienced runners too. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jannine
I am what I would consider a "beginning runner" (started trail running March 2014 and had a major non-running accident in August 2014 that involved some trail work, an ax,... Read morePublished 16 months ago by MK
I feel like I just had a great conversation with a coach! As an inconsistent runner this book really addressed so many of my experiences and issues it was like Jason was talking... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ann
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