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The Born Again Runner: A Guide to Overcoming Excuses, Injuries, and Other Obstacles-for New and Returning Runners

The Born Again Runner: A Guide to Overcoming Excuses, Injuries, and Other Obstacles-for New and Returning Runners

by Pete Magill

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From the lead author of Build Your Running Body (“the best running book ever”—Runner’s World founder Bob Anderson), a one-of-a-kind guide for everyone who wants to run but feels they can’t

As a drug-addled young man, Pete Magill once found himself in the ER, with his body telling him to give up. Taking up running seemed impossible—but he willed himself to do it anyway.

Magill went on to become one of the fastest masters runners ever, and a sought-after coach. Over a glowing (albeit hard-won) career, he has heard every excuse people use to stop running or never start—from achy knees and sore ankles, to advanced age and arthritis, to too many cigarettes or years on the couch.

In every case, Magill’s best advice is to do what he did: Run anyway—at a pace and mileage that work. Through inspiration, science, and anecdote, Magill gets runners out the door; through personal action plans, he sets them on the right path; and through the best exercises to protect and rehabilitate the body, he keeps them going—showing a way forward for new and sidelined runners who haven’t before realized how close they are to fun and pain-free

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615193127
Publisher: The Experiment
Publication date: 10/09/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 626,784
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Pete Magill has coached his running clubs to 19 masters national championships. He’s a five-time USA Masters Cross Country Runner of the Year and the fastest-ever American distance runner over age 50 in the 5K and 10K. He is also the lead author of Build Your Running Body. He lives in South Pasadena, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Part 1 Out the Door

1 Give Me Your Tired, Your Overweight, Your Out-of-Shape, Your First-Time, Your Addicted, Your Old, Your Injured, Your People with Disabilities, Your Reluctant Runners Yearning to Breathe Freely 2

2 Twelve Guiding Principles for a Born Again Runner 15

3 Myth Busting: The No-Excuse Zone (General) 29

4 Myth Busting: The No-Excuse Zone (Biomechanical and Medical) 48

Part 2 Down the Path

5 Run First, Train Later 70

6 The Road Ahead 87

Training Sohedules 107

7 Shake It Up 118

8 The No-Mistake Zone 139

Part 3 Stay the Course

9 Create Your Personal Action Plan 156

10 Live the Running Life 172

11 Eat, Drink, and Be Merry Watch Your Calories 192

12 Injury Prevention 101 211

Injury-Prevention Exercises Photo Instructors 224

$$$ 275

Acknowledgments 283

Index 285

About the Author 290

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