A while back Ryan Robert, author of The Ultimate Beginners Running Guide: The Key To Running Inspired, contacted me and gave me a digital copy of his book to do a review on it. Let me just start off by saying, this is a great resource especially for runners just starting out.
His book, The Ultimate Beginners Running Guide: The Key To Running Inspired, is directed towards the obvious – BEGINNER RUNNERS. He covers a lot of the basic, but important, aspects of running.
As you can see from the table of contents (well, if you can read that tiny print) he covers everything from good running form to hydration to common running injuries to training schedules for beginners. There is a lot of good, useful information in this 90 page book.
When he first contacted me about his book, I read some of the reviews on amazon.com. Overall this book is rated 4.5 stars out of 5. I would have to agree with the overall rating, I’d give his book a 4.5. Read a few pages for yourself HERE on amazon.com.
If you are just starting out with running and want to know more about the basics (ie: running form, types of shoes, fueling, motivation, etc) this book has what you need. He put so much information in this book that I would assume it would almost be overwhelming to the novice runner. But, taken gradually and one step at a time as he suggests, it has everything you need. It is a great guide for starting out and progressing to be a lifelong runner.
That being said, it is also a good resource for seasoned runners. There are little tips and reminders that I think sometimes we forget, overlook, or neglect, at least I do. Right there in the title is “the key to running inspired”, and a lot of us, on occasion need that reminder and inspiration. He has visualization exercises and this stood out to me,
Running really is an ongoing process and even the vets need a reminder of why we do it, “how far we’ve come”, and where we want to be.
Two thumbs up!
Ryan is giving away digital copies of his book to THREE of my readers! So here is your chance to start running and start the right way, with the 'ultimate beginners guide' . Or maybe you have a friend that you’re trying to inspire to run with you, this would be the perfect motivator for them. (If you don’t have a kindle or other tablet, you can download a similar program on your computer and get it that way…that’s what I did).
To enter, leave me a comment telling me WHY you want this book. You get an extra entry if you follow my blog (via Google Friend Connect on the right sidebar) and/or if you share this giveaway on your blog, facebook or twitter [leave me another comment for the extra entry/s].
I’ll pick the three winners next Wednesday (the 6th).
*This book was given to me free of charge. All opinions and thoughts are my own.