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Running: A Beginner’s Guide on How to Start Running for Health, Fitness and Mental Toughness

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Summary

Get a good running start with this clear-cut beginner's guide!  

Recreational running has enjoyed a resurgence in the last 40 years or so. A book simply called Jogging was published in the United States in 1966. It was so successful that recreational running began to pick up steam. During the '70s, around 25 million people worldwide took up running for fitness and social recreation. Why did it become so popular? For starters I challenge you to find another form of exercise in which you can burn 100 calories in under 10 minutes. Then there is the social factor. Running is an excellent way to meet and bond with people in groups. If you are single and looking for someone with an active lifestyle, a running group is a much better bet than a bar. Another huge factor is that running as a sport has a very low barrier of entry - anyone can lace up some shoes and get started within the day! 

Whether you are looking to improve your health, lose some of that pesky belly fat or develop the mind of a hardened warrior, running is a great activity to include in your training program. During the course of this introductory guide, we will take a look at what you need to know as a beginner, as well as provide you with the information you need to become an intermediate. 

During the course of this audiobook you will learn about:

  • The many benefits of running
  • How to find the correct clothes and shoes to wear for your first run
  • The correct techniques you need to know to stay injury free and progress faster 
  • How to plan and execute your very first run
  • The proper foods to eat before and after a session
  • The most common injuries and how to avoid them
  • How to track your progress and manage your downtime
  • How and what to stretch before and after a run
  • And more! 

Take your health, fitness, and mental toughness to the next level!

©2018 Max Everett (P)2018 Max Everett

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organized way so you feel strong at the end

Really excellent resource that I will be learning from for a long time.This method has shown me how I can enjoy running even with my change in age and health, due to injury. I am excited to try it on some long distance running.

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Such a helpful book!

The book was great. I am now inspired that's for sure. This book helps explains proper form, shoes, terrain, target heart rate for weight loss or cardio endurance, nutrition, common injuries, overcoming mental blocks and more

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Interesting book

Learned a lot from this book. I am so thankful to have this book because it educates me with new things that I could greatly use to improved my form in running and some techniques and strategies especially when having some trouble down the road.

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GREAT book for runners of all abilities!

I loved that the book also had great suggestions for getting through many of the mental hurdles that all runners face such as being self-conscious, gaining confidence and digging for motivation. This book has a lot useful tips that are awesome to know and use. It provides a good foundation for getting established as a runner.

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Great Beginner book

This book was good and informative .Well organized, and covers all you need to know and have questions about in the beginning. I was able to use this book to help convince my wife that we were on track and normal. That it would take some time for our physical to catch our enthusiasm.

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great motivation!

If your looking for a book to get you started this is it, not full of "cool runner speak" about stuff that you dont need to know at the beginning. If a brand new runner this is an important read, if you are a seasoned runner, this is a comforting read with lots of reassurance that you are doing the right thing.

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explained in terms that are easily understood.

Great book for anyone wanting to learn how to run but didn't know where or how to start! This is the best book for helping you to get that foot out the door and taking your first steps to becoming a runner and a runner who enjoys opening the door to going for a run.

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  • Bethy
  • 18-08-20

Too short

For the length of the book I wish it had cost less but it was informative and well done.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-01-19

Highly motivating and recommended

A recommended book for anyone who needs to get started with running.It was exactly what I was looking for. A program that is to the point and easy to follow.

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  • Allen
  • 14-01-19

Guide in my life .

This is a comprehensive guide that reveal the new rules for fast, powerful running. It is like a manual aimed at helping runners push harder, find the sweet spot and use running to make life even better.

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  • arick
  • 12-01-19

Very helpful!!

I am a beginner and found this book both inspiring and helpful. Loved every chapter and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to become a better runner.

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  • rhea
  • 11-01-19

Comprehensive book!

Great book that is full of great advice and tips for anyone looking to start running from scratch. Literally anyone could follow it you don't need to be fit to begin the programme just have a little confidence in yourself.

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  • Smith
  • 11-01-19

Plenty of good tips

Good easy read down to earth information for getting started running and weight loss. Practical and adapts to your preferred diet guidelines as well as your level of running

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  • kriz
  • 11-01-19

Like the ideas for motivation.

This book explains in great detail all that a would-be runner should know before taking up the sport or using it as part of a fitness regime. It is packed full of information from how to select the correct pair of running shoes, warming up, diet and motivation.

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  • Farrah
  • 11-01-19

I have certainly implemented this guide in my life

This is a comprehensive guide that reveal the new rules for fast, powerful running. This book has now improved my motivation for running by not only explaining the physical benefits of but also the benefits on psychological wellbeing.

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  • Li
  • 11-01-19

I liked the general information

This book answered many of the questions I had about nutrition and running when I began running seriously. The training schedules are great.Every little bit helps in getting it right.

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  • nathan
  • 09-01-19

perfect for beginners and good for any runner

This book was very helpful for me in my running pursuits. It has answered all of my running questions, with great tips and tricks, also gives great running schedules for various abilities and great stretches for after the run.