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 –
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Deadline is February 13, 2012. The winner will be announced on February 14, 2012.
Happy Running! Good Luck!