If you felt like I did you'd start running

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Stethophonics, Apr 1, 1991 - Health & Fitness - 95 pages
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"I can't remember a book on running which covers the sport in a more kindly & humorous way," says 3-time Boston marathon winner, Bill Rodgers, about this unique book. The science behind the benefits, as well as the risks of vigorous exercise, is reviewed in a succinct & readable style. Practical tips on the safe way to begin an exercise program are combined with interesting anecdotes of runs the author made in various parts of the world. This prompted Bill to add, "I wish a book like (yours) was on the reading list of high schools, colleges, even medical schools, so more people could discover how easy it is to become fit through running." But the book is not just for runners. Now we have a book of delightful essays by a dedicated runner. I recommend that you stretch out on a couch & read these jogger's gems. Recreational runners, from the jogger to Boston Marathon veterans, should consider "If You Felt Like I Did...You'd Start Running" by Wellesley lung specialist Dr. Ray Murphy. Murphy, who lives along the Marathon route, gears his tips & anecdotes to those who've started running in the prime of life or later. But the book, which originally appeared as chapters in the newsletter of the Greater Framingham Track Club, offers sound advice for anyone who would pick 'em up & put 'em down. Barnes & Noble bookstores will be carrying the good doctor's 95-page running prescription. 1-800-345-0096.

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