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Some good info on persistent myths and well-researched facts, but a book mostly for beginners.
If you could sum up Run Smart in three words, what would they be?
Reassuring. Simplistic. Repetitive.
Who was your favorite character and why?
What about Gavin Osborn’s performance did you like?
His performance was adequate.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes and no.
Any additional comments?
I've run a few marathons, but would in no way regard myself as an expert. So although I could see that this book was largely written for first-time marathon runners, I was attracted by its promise to help "more experienced athletes improve and train smarter".
It's *great* for people who are doing a marathon for the first time. Reassuring, calm and upbeat. Buy it. You'll be glad you did. Especially if you're not fussed about your race time and are just concerned with getting across the finish line.
As for runners who have done one or more marathons, however: probably not worth the trouble. It didn't teach me a single thing that I hadn't read or experienced before. There was no tip I picked up from this book that I will take away with me. As I wrote above, I'm NOT IN ANY WAY particularly knowledgeable about marathon running. It was a bit simplistic, with a surprising, and vaguely annoying, amount of repetition for what is a relatively short book.
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just a collection of high level advice that doesn't account for much. If someone is looking for clear direction, if what to eat, how much and whe n this isn't the book for you.
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