I'd had a few failed attempts at running over the years and had come to believe that there was something wrong with me and I was never going to be able to run. But this book offered me great advice on how to start running from the very beginning in such a down-to-earth way. It provided counter-arguments to my negative thinking under such headings as 'It's too hard', 'it's too embarrassing' and 'I'm too old'! The thing I was most impressed with was the 'Up and running in 7 weeks' programme that sets out clear walk/run timings that are easy to follow and gradually enable you to go from zero/totally unfit (like me) to be able to run for 20 minutes at the end of the seven weeks. The general lay-out of the book is really clear and attractive, and the content covers every worry, question and query I had about running. I'd really recommend this book.