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I Can Run is not a running book for 'runners' - it's the must-have running book for every woman who has ever experienced a moment of defeatism and had the little voice in their head make the excuse 'I can't run'. In 12 chapters, you will discover that you can. You will dig deep to find your inner athlete. You'll learn how to train smart, recover well, sync your runs to your menstrual cycle and fuel right. I Can Run will ensure you never again wait until you're thin enough, fast enough, athletic enough, whatever-next enough to call yourself a runner, because if you put one foot in front of the other, repeatedly, you are a runner.

I Can Run recognises that this is hard and that committing to consistent training is often more of an accomplishment than the 10km, half marathon or marathon race itself. You will find comfort and encouragement in Amy's experience of cramps, chafing and the occasional little sick, while learning from leading experts about how to set yourself up for success and get the very best from your runs both physically and mentally. 

This book is real talk about the keys to going well far. We're all in it for the long run, together. We can do this!

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©2020 Amy Lane (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Not a book about running but how one can be a better runner

If you are obsessed with PBs, training schedules and the way you look, this is the book for you. Although Amy Lane accepts her issues with eating disorder and obsessive training and says she has thankfully overcame those problems, I still found this book to be too much written in the mindset of a person who inherently thinks being skinny and fit and running faster than ever are the ultimate goals. It has a lot of good information but most of them are stuff that I am not interested in and sadly does not reflect the beauty of the sport she is advertising. This is not a book about running but it is about how one can be a better runner, more speed, more strength, better abs, etc. For that reason, I also didn’t find the book easy to listen to while running. It is a good manual for especially female runners but does not go beyond that. Amy Lane’s narration of her own book is not that great as well. Her voice is somewhat monotone and renders the informative bits particularly boring. In the end, this book reflects the journey of one person. There is merit in heeding to her advice but what she is saying may not be everyone’s cup of tea as was the case for me.

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The worst book about running!

It wasn't the kind of book I expected as a newcomer to running. The language? F**k used alot, not sure about that at all. Also not sure that the author should have been the narrator, not a good voice for audio. But in the end it was Amy's own personal journey and good for her! Not for me though, I just wanted sound advice. I picked the wrong book

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Great book

Very honest, lots of useful information and a great listen for any runner. Enjoyed this book 😁

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Great to listen to on a run!

Really varied information along side personal stories. All which help you to have confidence in your abilities, challenge yourself and learn more about running. Learnt alot of great tips and found this brilliant company on runs.

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Inspirational

This book couldn't have fallen into my hands at a better time. learning to run during lockdown seemed to be the perfect time to learn about my potential. This true account or ups and downs really can be related to so many people. I've now signed up for a half marathon yet three months ago I couldn't even run for 3 minutes without wheezing.
I know I'll listen to this book over and over and hopefully one day it will be before I tackle my first marathon. thankyou Amy for inspiring women everywhere to go and enjoy running!

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Honest and inspiring

A lovable yet informative, down to earth book! This gives a good insight to many runners journeys and battles with mental and physical health, including how to overcome many other obstacles!

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A must listen for any female runner

Inspiring and informative a must read/listen, was a great companion on runs. Explores some serious topics for female runners whilst maintaining some great humour throughout, I had many laugh out aloud moments whilst listening.