Running Made Easy by Susie Whalley and Lisa Jackson

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Claireness
Reviewed: 22 July 2009

A GOOD INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW FOR THE BEGINNER

Concise and user-friendly layout, including graphics. Journals and graphs provide a motivational way to chart progress. Personal stories are really inspiring.
Not enough information on potential injuries for beginning runners. The book crosses over to patronising at times - particularly the "circle the smiley face" graphic aimed at women runners.
Running Made Easy is enjoyable and user-friendly. The personal stories are particularly inspiring, though the graphics, the abundance of pink and the smiley face "mood tracker" in the journal is a little patronising. The motivational tips are a great help, and overall the book offers a good introduction to running for the newest beginner.
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0

..:Cloupe:..
Reviewed: 15 May 2009

CHANGED THE WAY I THOUGHT ABOUT RUNNING

Colourful, Informative, Easy to read, Won't scare off a beginner
May be slow for non beginners
Excellent book, can take you from sofa to marathon if thats your thing! Also full of handy tips and inspiring stories to keep you motivated
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5.0
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4.0

Emma James 3
Reviewed: 09 September 2008

MOTIVATIONAL AND HAS A FANTASTIC HALF MARATHON SCHEDULE

Brilliant for beginners
Fantastic half marathon scedule
Great motivational stories and nutition advice
The marathon schedule is poor, doesn't cover anough mileage
This is a really good, book, everyone laughed at me for buying it saying surely running is easy, but the schedules, tips and motivational stories made sure I actually enjoyed it every step of the way. A great book for a would be runner or as a reference point for someone who has been running a while but without any advice.
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0

Karen Branscombe
Reviewed: 30 March 2008

MADE ME BELIEVE I CAN DO ANYTHING!

very motivational
no jargon, it reached me in down to earth language. Same mode of thinking can transcend to all aspects of life.
Its disappointing to finish the book!
I was impressed at my mental progress as I read the book - from never having run before to actually getting excited about running my 1st marathon, which I did in 2006 after only beginning to run for 1 year before with the books plans.
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5.0
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Victoria Willis
Reviewed: 27 March 2008

I BECAME A RUNNER THANKS TO THIS BOOK, ITS AN INSPERATION

It allows the reader to break down running into smaller bite size chunks and gives the reader the tools to develop into distant runners.
I would have liked to have seen other veriations of running timetables as it only gives 4.
I have actually bought copies of this book for my friends (3 in total so far) to help spread the running bug. I wish they would write more and develope further material in the same format.
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

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