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Jim Fixx's Second Book of Running

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Provides an overview of the sport and experience of running, discussing a variety of topics including inertia, the equipment explosion, marathons, podiatrists, the literature of running, and running in faraway places.
Hardcover, 239 pages
Published March 12th 1980 by Random House
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I never received or read his First book of running, so somehow this book seemed less than stellar, less than relevant. This was for total amateurs, and I was already a Runner and inspired by Bill Rodgers and Dave Wottle, not to mention Grandpa Mahoney across the street sitting in a lawn chair yelling, "Faster, faster!"
Brings back memories of the seventies, when everyone was jogging or at least saying they were!

This seems to be a collection of follow-up essays on his first book "The Complete Book of Running". As a sedentary type by inclination, I'm reading it hoping to inspire myself to think more athletically.
If you want to start running this is the book to read. I read it in 1985 but my partner found it just as helpful and inspiring for her in 2005.
Darryl Scroggins
I enjoyed the book but not as much as his first book. Seemed to me that all of the information was still applicable.
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James Fuller Fixx was the author of the 1977 best-selling book, The Complete Book of Running. Best known as Jim Fixx, he is credited with helping start America's fitness revolution, popularizing the sport of running and demonstrating the health benefits of regular jogging.
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