4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
To your marks ...,
This review is from: How to Run: From Fun Runs to Marathons and Everything in Between: All You Need to Know About Fun Runs, Marathons and Everything in Between (Mass Market Paperback)
Perfect for someone training (say) for their first 10km race, stepping up to their first half marathon, or wanting to take a minute off their parkrun time. You should give it to your friend who has just got a place in the London Marathon. It is very clear, attractive, accessible and thorough. Excellent advice and some clear training tips and plans.
Just three thoughts:
1. We're a long way from Alf Tupper, grinding out grim miles on some northern moorland in the rain. This is the world of core stability, gym balls, sunshine in the Pyrenees, and a warm track in Lanzarote. The book does make it look appealing.
2. She is a stretchaholic. Paula Radcliffe honestly does do more stretching than running (almost). She is immensely fast, so the rest of us would do well to listen.
3. But a whole page on what to look for in a pair of running socks? Really?!