Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Weekly Reads: The Happy Runner: Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer

I received an e-ARC of The Happy Runner: Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer, co-authored by running folks that some of my friends have been coached by. I'm always excited to get my hands on a new book about running and training, and this one blew me away. As I was reading it, I was writing myself notes of who I needed to gift this book to. I was also reading this at a time that I definitely needed the perspective that the book shared. I would highly recommend this to all runners out there looking to enjoy theirselves more on every mile.

My rating: 5 VERY ENTHUSIASTIC STARS. <--that's said in my best Addie dog voice.

Summary from goodreads:

Is your daily run starting to drag you down? Has running become a chore rather than the delight it once was? Then The Happy Runner is the answer for you.

Authors David and Megan Roche believe that you can't reach your running potential without consistency and joyful daily adventures that lead to long-term health and happiness. Guided by their personal experiences and coaching expertise, they point out the mental and emotional factors that will help you learn exactly how to become a happy runner and achieve your personal best.

Following the "some work, all play" approach, The Happy Runnerintroduces the three commandments of happy running and teaches you how to balance the effort of running with the simple joy of the activity:

- Learn how to run fast, run long, and stay healthy with proven training methods.

- Read real stories from professional and recreational athletes who have had personal breakthroughs as they learned to love the process of running.

- Understand how to adapt your running based on your personal lifestyle and goals as well as avoid setbacks from injury.

- Develop your self-belief and make positivity your default setting so you can reach your goals.

Whether you're battling burnout, are returning after an injury, or are new to running and want to enjoy a 5K or an ultramarathon, the science-based training guidance in The Happy Runner will help you get faster, go longer, and live stronger--all with a smile.

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