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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.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful