My mum has recently taken up running and has asked for some kit for Christmas including "a book about running". Does anyone have any recommendations that are particularly good for beginners and won't scare her off?
(She already gets my copy of Runner's World after I've read it, and I've pointed her in the direction of the website for training plans and advice ... but she still wants a book)
Thanks Vincent, but I don't think mum's French language skills are up to that ... they tend to centre around ordering café crème or vin rouge. (Not that mine are much better!)
Paula Radcliffe: How to Run
Runners' World Complete Book of Running for Beginners
I have read both and they helped me a lot!
Thanks Timea, I will check those out
Vincent, I appreciate the recommendation anyway - thank you Your English looks to be of a MUCH better standard than my French! I would not have the confidence to reply to a thread on a French website, I'd be worried that everyone would laugh at me.
I think its easiest to learn by immersion but despite my efforts my boss won't let me transfer to the Paris office. So I have the radio set to a French station, watch lots of French movies and try to read a few short news articles every day without going back to my dictionary ... sometimes the difference between what I THINK the article is about and what it is actually is quite funny!
Off to Amazon I go ...
Another good one, not a PR book "Marathon Running for Mortals" by John Bingham and Jenny Hadfield.
Depending on how your mum gets on, it's got programmes for mara and HM, walk, walk/run, run/walk and run, so pretty useful as well as full of good old common sense.
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