Runner's World Complete Book of Running: Everything You Need to Run for Fun, Fitness and Competition by Amby Burfoot (Editor)

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Penfold
Reviewed: 15 December 2005

ALL THE GOOD BASIC STUFF YOU NEED.

Easy to follow. Comprehensive. Especially good for beginners but there are nuggets in there for more experienced runners. Speed training and marathon sections are good.
No programmes for non-marathon races.
A good, comprehensive guide, easy to dip into with a nice friendly feel to it.
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NZChristine
Reviewed: 30 November 2005

BIT DISAPPOINTED - NOT VERY EXCITING.

Everything is there to use as a reference to running.
Bit like a science book - summarizes each section - no need to read it all.
Just thought there would be a bit more meat with those potatoes! I mean Ambury Burfoot has been around for a very long time I would have liked to be a bit more personal. I didn't buy it, I loaned it from the library.
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Tmap
Reviewed: 29 November 2005

SOME GREAT INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, BUT NOT SO GOOD AS A WHOLE

A wide mixture of opinions, styles and subjects.
Most training books have a "coach knows best" tone, whereas this one has lots of different contributors, so is easy to dip into.
Odd structure, as it's really a collection of different articles - jumps from fitness concepts to Oprah Winfrey in a bewildering manner.
Main weakness, however, is a very strong bias towards the marathon distance, with few useful tips for shorter races. There is an irritating underlying assumption that all runners run marathons, and that shorter races, if they exist, are just warm-ups.
Am I allowed to be rude about this one on the RW Forum?!

Some good articles, but the whole thing is a bit of a mish mash, and not very well structured.
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