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Run to the finish : the everyday runner's guide to avoiding injury, ignoring the clock, and loving the run
Title:
Run to the finish : the everyday runner's guide to avoiding injury, ignoring the clock, and loving the run
ISBN:
9780738285993
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Description:
xi, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents:
You are a runner -- Motivation beyond the clock -- Breaking down discomfort vs. pain -- Don't play the injury game -- Dreaming just big enough -- The perfect training plan -- What is solid training? -- Managing runger to avoid hangry times -- Understanding the final 10% -- Owning race day -- Developing a lasting PR.
Summary:
In her first book, popular runner blogger Amanda Brooks lays out the path to finding greater fulfillment in running for those who consider themselves "middle of the pack runners" -- they're not trying to win Boston (or even qualify for Boston); they just want to get strong and stay injury-free so they can continue to enjoy running. Run to the Finish is not your typical running book. While it is filled with useful strategic training advice throughout, at its core, it is about embracing your place in the middle of the pack with humor and learning to love the run you've got without comparing yourself to other runners. Mixing practical advice like understanding the discomfort vs. pain, the mental side of running, and movements to treat the most common injuries with more playful elements such as "Favorite hilarious marathon signs" and "Weird Thoughts We all Have at the Start Line," Brooks is the down-to-earth, inspiring guide for everyone who wants to be happier with their run. --
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