While spinning up to run my first marathon I read thou a number of training manuals, wore out copies of Runners World, and downloaded running plans off the internet. Truth be told, I spent way more than the entry fee to my first marathon paying for all the materials I purchased to learn how to run the marathon distance. And some of that money was wasted. I did not understand everything I was reading. Most of the information was aimed at the Boston Qualifying crowd. I was left with more unanswered questions.
NOT Bruce’s book. And that’s what I like and enjoyed about “You can Go The Distance” it was written by an average runner for us work-a-day runners. Now I’m not saying Bruce is average in skill or ability, but he does not train full time, he has a day job like you and I and he needs to fit his running goals along side his real life responsibilities. This book is written in a way that makes it easy for rookies and seasoned marathoners a like to follow.
Whether you’re thinking about your first marathon or your 100th…there is something between the pages to help, train, motivate and educate everyone. And they make great gifts. I gave one copy to a young runner in our local running club who was considering running a marathon. At our next monthly meeting she told me how excited she was to train for her first marathon. She Can Go The Distance and so can you.