Book Review and a Giveaway

I was recently contacted by the author of The Ultimate Beginner’s Running Guide to review his book.

I have lots of time (not running) so I gladly agreed.

It wasn’t that long ago that I started running and in many ways, I still considered myself a “beginning” runner. I was lucky to be able to join a running group (No Boundaries) and have a mentor plus lots of support.  But I wish I had read a book like this one.

It covers everything related to running, such as preventing injuries, what to eat, how to dress, how to pace yourself, how to advance in speed, distance or both, the older runner, and running at different stages of your life.  I also like the way it summarizes each topic.

Even if you are not a beginning runner, it is a good refresher and it may help you correct things that you are doing wrong (such as your stride).

My only critique is the lack of pictures (I am a visual learner.) and that it doesn’t address different training based on distance (5k vs half marathon).

But even if you don’t win this giveaway, it’s a good deal for $2.99 from Amazon.

The author was nice enough to let me giveaway 3 digital copies of his book.

To win  a  digital copy of  The Ultimate Beginner’s Running Guide, here’s what to do:


  • Subscribe by Email or Follow the Feed to my My First 5K  Blog (+1 comment)
  • Tell me why you  started running & what  is your top running goal. (+1 comment)

Extra Credit –

  • Like  My First 5K in FaceBook (+1 comment)
  • List my blog on your Blogroll (+1 comment)
  • Share this giveaway on your blog, Twitter and/or FaceBook (+1 comment for each)

Deadline is February 13, 2012. The winner will be announced on February 14, 2012. 

Happy Running!  Good Luck!

9 thoughts on “Book Review and a Giveaway

  1. this is a great give-a-way! I follow your blog (and love it)! I began running really because of my mom. when i saw her return home from her first half marathon and saw how happy she was that she completed it I wanted that. ever sicne than we have ran together and have been a great team!


  2. I already subscribe to your blog and I also want to say I hope you make a full recovery and I think about you whenever I am out running to remind myself to be careful on the snow and ice.


  3. Pingback: TTT + 1 – 6 weeks down… « My First 5K and More…

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