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.
About the Author
Amanda Brooks is the author behind the successful running website RunToTheFinish.com. 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.
"Refreshing and practical, Run to the Finish is equal parts wise training advice on every imaginable topic and a call to be grateful for and to celebrate the best and worst of our runs."—Mina Samuels, author of Run Like a Girl 365 Days a Year