- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Collins & Brown; Revised edition edition (7 Aug. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1909397776
- ISBN-13: 978-1909397774
- Product Dimensions: 15.1 x 1.1 x 20.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Running Made Easy (Made Easy (Collins & Brown)) Paperback – 7 Aug 2014
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From the Author
We decided to write Running Made Easy because, although one of us is a speedy hare and the other a slow-paced tortoise, we're both equally passionate about running and keen to spread the word. We think that the secret of our enthusiasm is that we're continually finding new ways to make running fun, and that's what we want to share with you. While we were writing it, we got to talk to some amazing people who've gained an enormous amount from running, from Beryl who beat depression and agrophobia and now runs everywhere in a pair of fairy wings, to Julie who, at 19st, lost half her bodyweight through running. Julie kept a log of every run she did and even drew a weigh-loss chart to help keep her motivated. Inspired by this, we've included loads of colourful charts and a six-month running diary so you can use Running Made Easy as a workbook to help keep track of your running progress as you go from minute to mile (and even perhaps a marathon!) We hope you have just as much fun reading it as we had writing it.
LISA JACKSON & SUSIE WHALLEY --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
"Zest" journalists Susie Whalley and Lisa Jackson are passionate about running. Their mission is to inspire anyone who ever claimed they couldn't run to lace up their sneakers and succeed. They live in London."" "Zest" magazine is the UK's leading glossy women's health and fitness magazine. Aimed at anybody who wants to look and feel her amazing best, it is packed with inspiring, motivating, and energizing advice on how to improve your fitness levels, your diet, and your top-to-toe health, giving you the energy and enthusiasm to make the most of every day.
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Top Customer Reviews
I bought the book in November '04 and felt so great I entered the marathon in January '05 running for the charity Sense in a fairly respectable time of 4hrs 32mis ([...] This book is a great start to running, it contains lots of motivational ingrdients; charts to track your weight loss, walking and running programmes to gradually build up your fitness, and 100 reasons to run. You can read it from start to finish very quickly and then start the programme best suited to you.
I still have my well read copy and have bought 5 more for friends and family, including my sister who suffers from ashtma we are going to run the great north run together this year. This really is a great book and a good start to running. I love running now and have had so much fun training, it is much more socialble than I imagined.
Running really lifts your mood and sorts out stress, it has been proven to help depression too. I sleep so much better, approach work with renewed enthusiasm and think life is like summer all year round. I now run happily each weekend from one side of London to the other, through 4 parks, and I don't dread Mondays anymore. If you can't jog at all the book has a programme to build up your ability from one minute to 20 in no time. Running is one of the quickest ways to lose weight fast, you will notice a difference in 2 weeks or less. Buy the book.
Far more valuable was the feeling that i could achieve anything. It inspired and motivated me to start, and now I am hooked. I have just started training for my first half marathon, im taking it very slowly but it is getting easier. If I don't feel like running one day, I flick through the book, or use one of the motivational methods its suggest.
Truly inspiring. I can't praise this book enough
Anyway to cut a long story short, in May 2006 I entered a sprint triathalon, and from then on I have been competing (I use the word loosely) in sprint triathlons, sprint duathlons and 5K races, and I am building my way up to my first 10K race in a few weeks time. I found the book helpful and motivational all the way through this.
So I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to anyone, male or female who wants to start running. No-one could have been much slower than me to start with, and though I'm not exactly fast now, I'm a lot faster.
This book really helps build you up from nothing, to your first 5K fun run. If you want, you can stop there; if not the book also takes you on to further distances (but I don't have any experience of those yet!)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book because I was determined to take up running. I have tried before and had problems with my knees so thought if I followed a set plan I might be more successful. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Arty Girl
1 because the description doesn't specific it's clearly for women. Not sure If I should have guessed it from the woman on the cover?Published 2 months ago by mattia
This book is great. Positive, encouraging, and well written by two ladies who have had different journeys and running styles. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dawn
A good book if your ambition is to become a serious, long distance runner. Not so useful for those of us who just want to get off our bottoms and move more.Published 2 months ago by Dipsy Kiwi
If you can already run for 5 minutes don't bother with this book, it's very un ambitious and sets rediculously low targets.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
A good book but too many anecdotes from people so good they leave you feeling inadequate - I wanted to learn more about endurance and how to run faster.Published 6 months ago by E C LANE
Wow.brilliant book!ive been attempting to run but not doing too well!im 42 and havent run since school!this is giving me all the right info and motivational tips! Read morePublished 6 months ago by V M.
Excellent book by women for women who want to run - motivating and sensiblePublished 8 months ago by Rachel E. O'leary
My wife has recently taken up running & often refers to this book.Published 9 months ago by MarkyMark