- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; 1 edition (14 April 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847370748
- ISBN-13: 978-1847370747
- Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 0.1 x 24.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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 Paperback – 14 Apr 2011
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`Paula spoke to Sport about the races that have left their mark - for better and for worse...' --Interview, Sport 27/5
`Win gold in London then retire? No, I'd keep going'
--Interview with Brian Viner, Independent, syndicated to Belfast Telegraph 8/5
About the Author
Paula Radcliffe is the current women's world record holder in the marathon. She's competed in the Olympics three times and won the New York City Marathon in 2004, 2007, and 2008. She is the author of "Paula: My Story So Far."
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The book is broken up into 10 chapters.
Chapter One, "Set Your Goals", emphasizes to keep a journal and make two lists setting up realistic goals and dream goals visualizing those dreams and so you may attain them.
Chapter Two "Getting Ready" walks you through how to chose the correct sneaker based on the type of foot you have. She also picks apart the sneaker and socks to wear with great visuals She continues with the type of clothing to purchase based on weather conditions and to make sure they are moisture wicking. She also has a section on gadgets and gizmos. These are necessary to purchase to achieve a goal. These items include a heart rate monitor, mp3 and running glasses.
Chapter Three, "Taking Care of Your Body", emphasizes on stretching pre and post workout. Again the visuals play an integral part in his chapter. Radcliffe also includes definitions on symptoms a runner may incur when running, such as shin splints and muscle soreness. This was one of my favorite chapters!
Chapter Four, "Getting Started", suggests different ways a runner can get motivated to run. You may run with a friend, a running group or club. With the groups a runner should make sure that a qualified coach is on hand to advise the runner. The running buddy helps a novice not only socially but to motivate each other. Radcliffe also includes a sample diary for the weekly run.Read more ›
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?!
The one thing I didn't like about the book (and hence lost it a star) it that in the pictures and some comments it comes across as an extended advert for Nike clothing. I often felt as if I should be paid for reading it, rather than the other way round.
Still, that aside - if you want to get running, it's a great book and well worth the investment.
I began to get interested when it discussed mental attitude but frustratingly it never went into any detail. Then there was the blatant over-plugging of everything NIKE. The glossy pictures were packed with their products. I know Paula is sponsored by NIKE but it felt too much like catalogue.
If you are a beginner then I would recommend it. It keeps it simple and doesn't get too technical. The more experienced you are as a runner the less you will get from it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really great book! Covers pretty much everything, food shoes running plans got my third half marathon and I'm using the improving plan on for time.Published 5 months ago by Emma Kelleher
Great book. I frequently refer back to it for inspiration. Heaps of useful info.Published 18 months ago by James M. Crossley
Good book even if Paula's achievements are out of my league its full of running tips and an easy read to did into when neededPublished 20 months ago by purple 50
Great book, it has all the information you need to run any type of race. I found the running schedules really helpful. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Julie Messer