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2.0 out of 5 stars Half and half, 24 Jan. 2012
This review is from: The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women: Get Off Your Butt and On with Your Training (Paperback)
I'm torn with my review on this book. On the one hand, its reassuring to read that somewhere out there, somebody runs slower than I do and still gets through the 16-week beast of training for the marathon. On the other, her reliance on Advil in the face of what was sounds like quite a serious knee injury is concerning. At that point surely she should have been seeing a physio and laying off the running completely, not pushing on with training and then having to walk 13 miles out of 26 in absolute agony in the marathon? As someone who has done exactly that, i.e. pushed on through an injury (which then took over 3 months recovery time and still comes back on occasion), I really don't think that is the correct message to send to beginners thinking about starting to run. Given that this book, by virtue of it being published, could be seen as making her an "expert" on the topic, she should have been much more careful in some of the advice she doles out to first time runners.
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