Monday, May 30, 2011

Chapter 2 page 326 - book review

I purchased this book from Amazon back in November (before my 2nd half marathon).  I had hopes of reading it over the winter, but one thing after another kept me from finding free time to read it.  Having 3 half marathons under my belt I no longer consider myself a beginning runner (perhaps back in November, I was, but no longer).  I have read exhaustively and studied running topics that match my current running needs.  I went ahead and read this book, nonetheless.  It was a great book! There is even a chapter about mental strength that is rarely found in beginner books (I read every word of that chapter since it's my weakest area of running).  I have read a half dozen books geared at the beginning runner, but this one, more than any other, is truly a fantastic book for all beginning runners.  If you have a friend who is just getting into racing, this would make a fantastic book.  It's a bit of hand holding and a bit of cheerleading, but it's an honest and do-able step by step guide to becoming a runner.  I wish I had read this book a year or two ago.  I will definitely be referring this book to all my newbie running peepes.  This is a must read for rookies!

1 comment:

  1. Even though I'm not a beginner runner anymore, I could probably benefit from reading the mental strength chapter. I too think I'm weak in that area.