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Jim Fixx's Second Book of Running
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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Very dated information and old fashioned newspaper style of writing but I found it enjoyable to read of what running was like in the seventies. I googled many of the Harvard professors and doctors mentioned and most are considered now as pioneers in their respective fields.
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!"
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.