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Run to the Finish: The Everyday Runner's Guide to Avoiding Injury, Ignoring the Clock, and Loving the Run

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Inspiration and practical tips for runners who prioritize enjoyment over pace and embrace their place as an "average" runner

In her first book, popular runner blogger Amanda Brooks lays out the path to finding greater fulfillment in running for those who consider themselves "middle of the pack runners" -- they're not trying to win Boston (or even qualify for Boston); they
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Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published March 3rd 2020 by Hachette Go
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Nicole
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
** I received a free ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. **

To quote Run to the Finish, "This book is for the runners who aren't in it for the podium, but instead for the feeling of satisfaction from a mile well run."

That one quote sums up my relationship with running. Even though I've been running for almost 7 years now, my pace hasn't drastically improved from when I first finished the Couch to 5k program. I've never placed in the top 3 of any AG categories. And while I still
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Wendy
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Longtime running blogger Amanda Brooks brings her commonsense advice and running experience to this comprehensive book for all the regular and wannabe runner out there. I found Amanda's book easy to read yet loaded with great advice and positivity.

Full review coming on my blog: https://www.takinglongwayhome.com/202...
Jen (Book Den)
Earlier this month I dnf'ed a judgmental running book within the first few pages, and I'm so happy to have picked up Run to the Finish instead. If you run, you are a runner. Full stop. In Run to the Finish, Amanda Brooks acknowledges that on the bell curve of running capabilities, most of us are going to fall somewhere in the middle.

What I absolutely love about this book is it shows the mindset of a runner. Runners are such great people, and I think she nails the passion and the lack of judgment
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Jessi
I liked the title of this book. There are a ton of books out there that talk about how to increase speed or run long distances. There are fewer that just talk about how to love the run and how to keep doing the thing you love. I wish there had been a little bit more on the love of running or some descriptions of the author's run but I did enjoy the inclusion of lists of possible causes of injuries, exercises, and training. The inclusion of cross-training, especially the off days (restorative ...more
Amy
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was going to be another running book with all the things I've heard before but it happened to say just what I needed to hear. We all want to run for life because we enjoy it. If chasing a PR is making running miserable, maybe it's not the right thing for you. Keep health and I can't wait to join everyone else who read this book and qualifies for Boston when were 80!
Megan Stoddard
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been a fan of the author's blog for YEARS now - but Run to the Finish took everything I enjoyed about her blog and went a step further. This guidebook is light and funny and quirky, but most importantly, it's informational. 10/10 recommend it... In fact, this may become my go-to gift for fellow running friends!
Jamie
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Practical and relatable book about running. Brooks is an engaging writer who inspired me to get out there and run some miles.
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Amanda Brooks is the author of I Love Your Style: How to Define and Refine Your Personal Style. She has written for the New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and Men's Vogue, where she wrote the popular online column "In Her Eyes." The former fashion director of Barneys New York and creative director of Tuleh, she has appeared as a fashion expert on Today, The Early Show, and ...more

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