Run to the Finish: The Everyday Runner's Guide to Avoiding Injury, Ignoring the Clock, and Loving the Run

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Hachette Books, Mar 3, 2020 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages
Inspiration and practical tips for runners who prioritize enjoyment over pace and embrace their place as an "average" runner

In her first book, popular runner blogger Amanda Brooks lays out the path to finding greater fulfillment in running for those who consider themselves "middle of the pack runners" -- they're not trying to win Boston (or even qualify for Boston); they just want to get strong and stay injury-free so they can continue to enjoy running.

Run to the Finish is not your typical running book. While it is filled with useful strategic training advice throughout, at its core, it is about embracing your place in the middle of the pack with humor and learning to love the run you've got without comparing yourself to other runners. Mixing practical advice like understanding the discomfort vs. pain, the mental side of running, and movements to treat the most common injuries with more playful elements such as "Favorite hilarious marathon signs" and "Weird Thoughts We all Have at the Start Line," Brooks is the down-to-earth, inspiring guide for everyone who wants to be happier with their run.

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Running blogger and personal trainer Brooks debuts with a useful and clear-cut primer for runners who find themselves in the “middle of the pack.” Having been running for 17 years and writing about it ... Read full review


Motivation Beyond the Clock
Breaking Down Discomfort vs Pain
Dont Play the Injury Game
Dreaming Just Big Enough
The Perfect Training Plan
What Is Solid Training?
Managing Runger to Avoid Hangry Times
Understanding the Final
Owning Race
Developing a Lasting

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About the author (2020)

Amanda Brooks is the author behind the successful running website She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri and spent over 10 years as an eCommerce consultant for Fortune 500 companies from Purina to Hallmark to New Balance.

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