Monday, April 8, 2013

review:::: the ultimate beginner's running guide: the key to running inspired

a few months ago i was contacted by ryan robert to see if i wanted to review his new running book, the ultimate beginner's running guide: the key to running inspired. i love to read and i love running so of course i was happy to oblige.

ryan sent me an electronic copy for my kindle [and after he very patiently walked me through the process of uploading it from email to kindle]. i started reading the book during the peak of my marathon training, so it was slow going.

as you can guess from the title, this is definitely for BEGINNER runners. i had read most of the information previously [between kara goucher's running for women, many, many issues of runner's world, and running blogs], but it was nice to have the information all in one place. i think if you were brand new to the sport, this would be a great place to get started, but even if you've been at it awhile, it's a great resource.

it was great to review how to dress for the elements... because i needed all the help i could get at our arctic marathon!

my favorite part of the book was when ryan talked about body image, motivation, inspiration, and being self conscious. when i started running i was SO self conscious, heck, i still am sometimes. i thought he did an excellent job with this topic, and it would be particularly helpful to all runners.

there are also some really great training plans in the back of the book, which ryan explains so they aren't overwhelming.

if you're a beginner, this is a great place to start. if you have a kindle, you can get the book for $1.99 here!

disclaimer::: i was approached by author to review this book. i was given an electronic copy at no charge, but i was not required to give a positive review. all opinions expressed are my own. 


  1. I should read the book jsut for the body image issue part. Eesh.

  2. I won a copy of this book and haven't read it yet. I need to get on that. It sounds like a great read!

  3. I like to read books like that every now and then just for the great reminders.

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