Monday, September 15, 2014

Build Your Running Body

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I love it when I get the chance to review a running book!  I was provided this book free of charge for review purposes.

It bills itself as a total body fitness plan for all distance runners, from milers to ultramarathoners and indeed it covers it all in this book.
For distance runners of any level looking to take the next step in their training comes a total-body running guide and fully illustrated training manual designed to help runners improve their times, run more comfortably at longer distances, and reduce injury. 

In the book you'll find:
  • 9 chapters on running components (what they are & how best to train them)
  • 350+ photos as part the photo-instruction for more than 150 workouts, exercises, and stretches
  • 6 chapters on diet and nutrition
  • Sample training schedules for runners of all levels
  • Training plans for the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Marathon
  • An injury-prevention chart for 40+ common running injuries, including recommended exercises for prevention of each
  • Advice on creating your own, individualized training program
  • Advice on running gear (what you need for different climate, terrain, and training intensities)
  • Pace charts for all workouts and major race distances
  • Calorie charts for all workouts
  • Dozens of recipes for healthy and delicious fueling
  • Detailed analysis of various cross training options
  • A glossary of words and phrases that you'll use while navigating the world of running
This book is very comprehensive and even breaks it down into the anatomy and physiology of running.  I read part of it while traveling across the state and kept entertaining my husband with facts about mitochondria, tendons, fascia and such.  At least I like to think he was as entertained as I was.

It has workouts for both bodyweight only and with weights, track workouts, warm up drills, foam rolling and more.  If you want it, I am pretty sure it is in this book somewhere.  I have done several of the workouts and found them great total body workouts. There are over 150 different workouts in this book. My favorite one was featured HERE on

Are you the kind of person who likes lots of visuals?  This book is LOADED with pictures, over 350 pictures! 

Amazon lets you preview the book a little, you can check it out HERE if you are interested.

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  1. Having lots of photos in the book is a great idea. It's easier to see an exercise than to read about it. Lately, my favorite strength-training workouts are the ones where I follow along with a video that I find online.

  2. Sounds great! I love that it has guidance on ways to strengthen yourself and try to prevent injury.

  3. I love reading advice from the experts and all the pics sound great!

  4. I love reading training books and anything that can break down so many aspects of running has got to be a good read :D #imanerd

  5. I need help taking my training to the next level.

  6. I am most interested in the photographs of exercises and the injury prevention exercises.

  7. recipes and training plans. And injury prevention!

  8. Reducing injuries while running longer distances. I find it difficult to stay healthy while maintaining intensity and adding mileage. I'm training for a marathon and it actually feels as though I am walking the line right now.

  9. I'm always looking for runner-specific strength training, and I totally geek out about the scientific stuff. I need this book.

  10. Oooo...I really want this book! I'm really interested in the strengthening and injury prevention exercises.

  11. I love details, so I like all that it seems to have. I think the different training pieces could be good to help me switch things up and keep active.

  12. Stretching and training programs would work wonders for me!!!! Particularly stretching!!

  13. Everything about this book sounds amazing!! I want to read it cover to cover :)

  14. I'd love to learn how to be a better runner through all the info in this book. Looks awesome!

  15. I don't have good running reference book so it would be a great addition!

  16. Workouts and stretches, diet and nutrition too.

  17. I like that it gives you 150 photo designs for different workouts/ stretches. Pictures are always so helpful when learning to do things correctly!

  18. I would love the different exercises.

  19. I would love this book to help change up my daily workout.

  20. Wow! I'm just getting into serious running, and this seems like a great resource. I really like the idea of a single book that's got everything!


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