• Runner's World Complete Book of Running

  • Everything You Need to Run for Weight Loss, Fitness, and Competition
  • By: Amby Burfoot
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-08-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (107 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Run faster, run smarter with the latest advice from the pros at runner’s world.
The sport of running is ever changing, be it the shoes we wear or the goals we set, the training methods we use or the role models we emulate. But there is one constant: For 40 years, Runner’s World magazine has been recognized worldwide as the leading authority on running. Now the collective wisdom of the most savvy running writers, coaches, and editors can be found in Runner’s World Complete Book of Running. Whether you are a beginner or veteran runner, here is advice - both timeless and cutting-edge - guaranteed to maximize your performance and enjoyment. Inside you’ll find in-depth coverage of training and racing including:

A surefire plan to get beginners hooked on running
15 surprising foods to boost your running performance
A proven plan to increase speed by training less
Tips from triathletes to maximize your training efficiency
A woman’s encyclopedia of running
The big five running injuries and how to prevent them
An innovative running plan for weight-loss
Cross-training exercises that strengthen your core
How to train for your first half-marathon
Mental training tips for running a smart marathon
Packed with valuable advice from running’s top experts on everything from building strength, speed, and endurance to nutrition and injury-prevention, Runner’s World Complete Book of Running is the audiobook you’ll turn to again and again to answer all of your running questions.
©2009 Rodale Inc.; Illustration © 1997 by Robert Frawley (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Sunil Mumbai on 01-06-16

Great comprehensive book for running beginners

I've been an occasional runner for a couple of years but recently started taking up the exercise seriously. Was looking for a good tutorial to coach myself in spare time and came across this audible book.
This is quite comprehensive covering diverse topics like running techniques, diet, clothing, choosing the right shoe, safety and injuries etc. Have seen a good improvement in my own performance while I was reading the book (went from 2k to 5k endurance within a couple of months). Highly recommended for all beginners.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Shawn on 09-11-15

A cheap way to make an audiobook...

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This book is a compilation of articles taken from Runner's World magazine. The good thing is that there is a lot of good information contained in all of the articles that are read. The downside, though, is that it lacks a cohesive nature. As you would expect, articles written by different authors contain different content and are relaying that author's particular style/method/best practices. Unfortunately, these do not always mesh with one another (conflicts across articles) and when they do, you listen to the same content repeatedly (repetition across articles). I was hoping for a good detailed immersion into running. That detail is definitely there, but you have to pick it out from the repetition and conflicts.

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9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By J on 06-16-15


I was in two minds about whether this sort of book was suited to audio but decided to give it a try (so easy when you know it can be returned if necessary!). I really enjoyed listening to it, obviously some parts were a bit boring to listen to because they really needed to be read (like statistics and training programs). I listened when I was walking home after a run or when I was on the treadmill. I learnt loads about all aspects of running, nutrition etc and have even bought a paperback copy to compliment the audio one. I doubt if I'd of read the whole paperback copy - just used it for reference so I'm pleased I got the audio version first. It was well read and (in most parts) easy to listen too.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By @Muirend on 09-16-16


As someone who has only recently taken up running, I found this an excellent guide through my early stages. It's one I'll keep going back to.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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