Runner's World Big Book of Running for Beginners: Lose Weight, Get Fit, and Have Fun

Author(s): Jennifer Van Allen

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Every day, people are reaching their get-up-or-give-up moments and resolving to change. And they're realizing that running is the simplest, cheapest, and most effective way to lose weight, gain confidence, and relieve stress. For newcomers, the obstacles are fierce. There are fears of pain and embarrassment. There are schedules jam-packed with stressful jobs, long commutes, endless meetings, and sticky-fingered toddlers."The Runner's World Big Book of Running for Beginners "provides all the information neophytes need to take their first steps, as well as inspiration for staying motivated. The book presents readers with tips for smart nutrition and injury prevention and includes realistic training plans that enable beginning runners to achieve gradual progress (by gearing up for a 30-minute run, a 5-K, or even a 5-miler). Above all, it will show newbies just how fun and rewarding the sport can be, thanks to the help of several "real runner" testimonials.


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If you have an interest in running and have no idea where to even begin, this is the book for you. It covers the basics of what you need to get started, how to avoid injury, how to use running to lose weight, what to eat and not eat, and includes a few week-long training plans for each beginner stage in the back. Justine, The Book Grocer

Jennifer Van Allen is special projects editor at "Runner's World. "She lives in Bryn Mawr, PA.Bart Yasso is the author of "My Life on the Run "and chief running officer at "Runner's World. "He lives in Bethlehem, PA.Amby Burfoot, "Runner's World "editor at large and winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon, has run more than 105,000 lifetime miles (and counting). He lives in Emmaus, PA.Pamela Nisevich Bede, RD, CSSD, is a sports nutrition expert and co-owner of Swim, Bike, Run, Eat!, LLV, a nutrition consulting firm. She lives in Dayton, OH.

General Fields

  • : 9781609615376
  • : Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
  • : Rodale Press
  • : 0.454
  • : June 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jennifer Van Allen
  • : Paperback
  • : 288