The Competitive Runner's Handbook by Robert Glover, Peter Schuder and Shelly-Lyn Florence Glover

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AnnetteFergs
Reviewed: 07 August 2012

Best running book I've found

Easy to read and good explanations. This book is my running bible. I have used a few of the training plans and they are great, along with the general help/advice/tips. Highly recommended
Overall this is a must have for runners
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barry tone
Reviewed: 15 October 2011

everything you need to know about training. Over 500 detailed pages.

Absolutely loved this book. Revolutionised my running and love for the sport. Detailed chapters on everthing Nutriion - what how and when to eat; to hill training (up and down); speed training; time rankings; motivation and how to relax your mind; strngth training; race planning and tactics; hot and cold weahter running etc.

This is really my secret weapon. I went from a 16st pub potatoe to 12st. 1st time marathon in 3.32 blitzing my friends who are far better runners than me. But this book gave me the edge in training and lifestlye techniques.

Everyone can learn something from this
minor minor one - no pics of exercise techiques - thuogh as a whole 5* - far beyond anything i ever expected.
Excellent.
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barry tone would recommend this product
26.2, I love it
Reviewed: 28 October 2007

IT COULD BE CALLED "RUNNER'S BIBLE"

It covers everything you need to know about running. It uses layman's words to explain physiological concepts contributing to an easy reading for those less familiar with those concepts. This is the kind of book one keeps reading forever. Always there is something to consult in it.
This is a reference book for your day-by-day needs. Furthermore, it's too generic. Therefore, nobody should expect to find profound explanation on a specific topic. However, every topic has enough information to help you to keep going.
I don't consider, however, the aforementioned a weakness.
The "Running Bible". You keep reading it forever. Very valuable information to help you run better.
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Robman
Reviewed: 18 May 2007

A FANTASTIC HANDBOOK FOR SMART TRAINING

a excellent concise read
most practical book around for the serious at heart runner
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Eugene Nyunt.
Reviewed: 11 May 2007

THE CRÈME DE LA CRÈME - ONCE TASTED, NEVER FORGOTTEN.

Approachability is the big one, but readability and coverage of all the crucial topic areas gallops in next. This makes it highly impressive.
You've got to remember that this is very much a book designed for a mass audience. Consequently it'll be lacking in the kind of anatomical detail which fill the pages of other publications. And as with all specialist tracts know-how definitely does evolve.
I've got a few of these types of books at home, and the Glovers' book is one I just keep coming back to. Irresistible ! Coverage extends from preparation for shorter runs to the mighty marathon, and there's a harmonious balance between detail and flexibility in the training schedules. Diet, rest, and other running-related matters are also amply dealt with. This A5 sized tome certainly won't scare you off - unless you're of a squeamish disposition. If you need any more convincing before purchasing a copy for yourself or an intimate, I suggest you inspect it at your local public library beforehand. Hej då!
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