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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.

©2020 Amanda Brooks (P)2020 Da Capo Lifelong Books

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not worth a read

I don't like this book to be honest
Writer has only mentioned about products, shoes, foam roller, marathon preparation not very fancy to read and waste your time on this book, not impressive at all

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  • Jenea S.
  • 11-03-20

so you want to be a runner ... or a better runner

I’m a toddler runner (it’s been less than 18 months since I started running consistently) and how I WISH this book would have been around when I started. I actually found Amanda through her blog- it came up every time I googled a running question. I started following her on social media and love her genuine passion for running and helping others. So, I won’t lie- I bought the book solely to support her since she’s unknowingly given me so much free advice - ha! But the book is truly as awesome as she is. It’s a light read, her humor and wit shines through but it also touches on serious topics like negative self talk & the comparison game. This book was written for people like me, the everyday runner. I felt encouraged, motivated & inspired to change the way I think about running, my “performance” and honestly, a lot of what she writes applies to other areas of life. I just finished listening to it on Audible & I can’t wait to go back and take my highlighter to the pages & read it again!

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  • Marina Cisneros-Sicle
  • 16-03-21

I cried, I laughed

I feel so much identified with the stories
This is me
Thank you Amanda for putting this chapters together

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  • Craig Wyoming
  • 01-03-21

Great listen!!!

This really changed my mindset on me a RUNNER!!!!! I love Amanda’s down to earth approach to running it really spoke to me as a middle of the pack runner!!

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  • DM
  • 28-02-21

Excellent

A must-read (or listen)
Cover many important points about running, training and nutrition.
Embrace your pace, this is your race, enjoy it ❤️

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  • Dale
  • 21-01-21

great

loved the content and the message. great listening to at work to get pumped for run

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  • Michele Beck-Dark
  • 31-12-20

Now buying the hard copy

I love this audiobook so much, that I am listening to it again and buying the hard copy. if you haven't listened yet, you really should. It's an easy listen, funny, and full of very helpful running tips.

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  • sebrina shannon
  • 05-08-20

Awesome for all runners!

This book has so much information regardless of how long you’ve been running. I originally had it on audible and decided I needed it in paperback as well. It’s funny and Witty but so educational, I’ve been running for 3 years and my boyfriend 12 and we both learned new things from the book!

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  • Owen Carver
  • 26-07-20

helpful all-around running guide

if you want a book with all the things for beginner to serious amateur runners to prep, perform, and run healthy, this book is for you. it touches on just about everything and is packed with practical tips and lots of top advice. a toolkit for just about any runner.

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  • daniel gentry
  • 17-05-20

Must read , or listen to, for runners

Great information and inspiration, whether you are fast or slow runner. lots of great advice!

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  • Bobbie
  • 30-04-20

Love it!

I really love this book! So helpful! I'm going to buy a paper copy too!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-01-21

One of my favourites

Really loved it! Will listen to it again, lots of great information for a novice runner!