Training Tip of the Week: Running for Beginners with Runner’s World

Running.
It’s a cardiovascular and aerobic activity that many people work towards getting into to not only achieve fitness goals but also goals they’ve laid out in life. Half Marathon. 5k. Full Marathon. 
With those goals, though, you’ve got to start somewhere! Runner’s world just released The Runner’s World Big Book of Running for Beginners and I was able to review it – it was written by Jennifer Van Allen – a Runner’s World online coach, Amby Burfoot – Runner’s World editor at large, Pamela Bede – a sports nutrition expert, and my buddy Bart Yasso – the chief running offer at Runner’s World!
Here’s what I think about it!
When people get into running they realize there is a LOT that goes into it. I know I learned that myself the hard way! This book is an excellent guide for new runners! It lays our verbiage used in running related to gear, workouts, types of runs, definitions for those runs, and so on! It’s kind of like a Beginning Runner’s Encyclopedia 😉
My favorite parts of the book?
A Chapter to Soak up = Chapter 2 – Become a Runner in Five Easy Steps: 
1. Start Walking 
2.Start Running 
3. Run Non-Stop
4. Run Longer (up to 60 minutes)
5. Run Faster
This section also describes details for each step and how to plan out your weekly runs to achieve these goals! 
I also enjoyed the stories sprinkled into the book called “How Running Changed My Life.”  I’ve shared my own story here on the blog about how focus on breathing with Allergen-induced Asthma and how running has helped me push through plateaus physically and mentally. These real-life stories are motivating and inspirational as well as relatable.
Our race recap of yesterday’s race will be up this week – SO much fun! 
How has running changed your life? 
What beginning steps did you learn in your earlier running days that may help others just starting out? 
Are you new to running?

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    April 14, 2014, 2:38 pm

    Even though I’m not a beginner runner I really want to read this book!

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    April 14, 2014, 2:43 pm

    Isn’t running so amazing? It’s changed my life too (so good for our asthma…not to mention it has revolutionized the way I view my scoliosis) and don’t forget all those endorphins! 🙂

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    April 14, 2014, 5:16 pm

    I’ve always wanted to run… we shall see if I can make than happen one day soon! 🙂 I know you’ll be there to cheer me on.

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    April 14, 2014, 8:00 pm

    I love running, but need to learn more about it. I need to find time to read, books not just blogs, and pick this up.

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    April 15, 2014, 1:08 pm

    Running has definitely changed my life for the better! I couldn’t imagine life without it now!

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    April 15, 2014, 9:23 pm

    I’m a big believer in always treating yourself like a beginner, that way, you never let go of fundamentals, plus it keeps you humble… I might have to get this book.

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    April 16, 2014, 1:46 am

    Looks like a good book! I read a Runner’s World beginner’s book when I began running, and it really helped me with all the terminology. It was also a good resource when I wanted to know fueling tips, etc.

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