My first book, The Gift of Running, is available in both paperback & ebook
– Paperback Version – Amazon.com $9.00
– Ebook Version – Kindle Store $2.99
I wrote this book for several reasons. Many of the books on running are tough to read, a lot like technical manuals. I wanted to offer something more personal, runner to runner. Moreover, I wanted it to be easy to read for the inexperienced runner. I think I have accomplished this with The Gift of Running .
Below is the official description. A small excerpt is included at the bottom of this page.
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by P Mark Taylor
Running is a gift, but not only for the gifted. Whether you run just for fun or want to become a more competitive runner, The Gift of Running is for you. In The Gift of Running, P. Mark Taylor shows runners how to get started and stay motivated.
The book includes: advice on how to get started as a runner, tried & true methods of running faster and longer, how to prepare for a marathon, tips on staying healthy & happy, motivation to keep you running, an insider view of the running community, & training programs for a 5K, 10K, half marathon, & marathon.
P. Mark Taylor is a runner & author of the blog at www.WiseRunning.com.
- Publication Date: Jul 20 2012
- ISBN/EAN13: 0615668607 / 9780615668604
- Page Count: 196
- Binding Type: US Trade Paper
- Trim Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
- Language: English
- Color: Black and White
- Related Categories: Sports & Recreation / Running & Jogging
How to read this book: (an excerpt from the book)
“This book is not a technical manual. I have intentionally tried to keep my explanations brief and simple. I have avoided technical terms and explained what I mean whenever needed. It does offer important research-based information, but it offers more than that.
The book is about:
- the human side of running,
- becoming a runner,
- working to become a better runner,
- & staying safe, sane, and happy as a runner.
It moves back and forth between personal stories, quotes from runners, and advice on running.
Most of the subsections of the book could be read independently, but I encourage you to read it from front to back. This is especially true for the inexperienced runners. Read the whole thing first, then go enjoy the run!
This book is the culmination of years of running, studying, and life experiences. Most of all it is about the love of running and my respect for runners.
This book is dedicated to all of those who share my passion for running & to all those who are trying running for the first time.”
- Click here to see my second book on running:
- Wise Running: Thoughts on Running and Life