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The Beginning Runner's Handbook by Ian MacNeill
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Oct 26, 2008

really liked it
Recommended for: Beginning runners, naturally.
Read in July, 2008 , read count: 1

This is a worthwhile read for those who're interested in gearing up to a regular running program. Particularly of interest to those who regularly overtrain and injure themselves will be the constant reminders to take it easy when starting out, and to let one's tendons and bones gradually acclimate to the shocks and stresses of running. The most common running injuries are discussed, and various topics from stretching to nutrition receive attention.

The only thing I disliked about the book was the fact that the actual running program is at the very end. It feels as though one has to slog through lectures on all things running-related before getting to the actual training system. I'd prefer the presentation of the program first, with the discussions following as elaboration and additional information.
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