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Are you a complete beginner at running who wants to finally learn how to do it? Did you skive PE whenever it was time for cross country? Do you find that you get out of breath really quickly whenever you’ve tried to run in the past?

Deciding to learn how to run takes guts, as you embark on a journey that you are confident will involve a large degree of discomfort. You may have tried and failed in the past to make running stick, but never the less you are determined to master it.

You may tell yourself that “running is hard”, or “I’m just not a runner”, but the truth is that anybody can learn to run if they have the right approach.

There is more to learning how to run than just going out and seeing how far you can go three days a week. Some people will undoubtedly have success with this method, but for most beginner runners this is approach is the reason they failed in the past. It usually takes a little more guidance and support to truly master the art of running.

More and more beginners are deciding to take their first steps to learn how to run. Beginner-friendly races are popping up all over the place and it remains one of the most accessible sports around.

The book explains the importance of the Golden Key, which many runners have found to transform their view of running, and ability to keep going for longer and longer.

You’ll learn about what you need to do before you even think about going for your first run. The kit you need and what you can get away with not having for the time being. You’ll discover the best way to warm up and cool down, how to avoid injuries and how to deal with niggles if they do strike. How to breathe, how to avoid getting a stitch, your running technique, stretches, when it’s the right time to think about running faster or even entering a race, and how to stay motivated.

I cover nutrition for runners, which is especially important if you’re trying to lose weight. My ‘power foods’ you should always have in your cupboards and the linked resources such as recipes are particularly useful.

Beginner’s Luck will change your view of running from a dreaded chore to excited anticipation.

“George Anderson what have you done? I'm really excited about going out for a run tomorrow morning – couldn't get out today so am itching to get out tomorrow and finish Cougar 3. Saturday mornings are for lazing about – not running ; )” – Lisa

Learning how to run should be a fun and rewarding experience in itself, not just a means to achieve a goal. Beginner’s Luck is a complete program that teaches you everything you need to build your confidence as a runner. The book itself contains all the information you need to get running, but you will also have access to a incredible range of powerful resources.

You can join hundreds of other beginner runners in the private coaching forum on Facebook, where you’ll find support and be able to ask me questions personally. There are several links within the book and in the resources section at the back to the companion website www.beginnersluckbook.com. Here you will find video demonstrations of stretches and exercises, breathing techniques, motivational interviews and warm up drills, as well as a downloadable copy of the program you can print out and tick off the runs as you complete them.

The program itself removes the pressure of having to stick rigidly to a set rate of progress, and instead allows you to progress at your own pace. So whether you can commit to 1, 2 or 3 runs a week you can still go out and make consistent progress through the program.

If you are a beginner runner who would like to learn how to run for up to an hour AND surprise yourself as to how easy it really is, get Beginner’s Luck and start out on your journey today.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1448 KB
  • Print Length: 134 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Kinetic Books (7 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D4X8CRS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

… an idea in the new year that I may like to try running

 on 21 March 2016
By janet2140
Had an idea in the new year that I may like to try running. At age 61, having never run before I naturally had serious doubts. Stumbled across this book and haven’t looked back. It’s an easy read, full of answers to all the questions you may have and very encouraging.

A simple yet motivational training program

 on 7 July 2017
By Ms. J. K. Wootten
This time two months ago, I struggled to run for more than 10 minutes and had terrible knee pain for days after each run.

First class – like having a personal coach.

 on 2 July 2017
This is excellent if you are new to running or did it once but lost enthusiasm or just haven’t run for a long time. It’s short (not TOO short!), to the point, clear and friendly. It has a programme to follow over about 10 weeks or however long you want it to take. George (author) is non-judgemental but clear about a few commonsense things we perhaps don’t hear enough – like you don’t need to eat a million carbs in order to job a few hundred yards, and alcohol and running don’t make a great combination. But the book DOESN’T preach – it just gently and clearly advises, leaving the decisions to you. I’ve never run before and although generally active, am in my early 50s and my only specifically ‘fitness exercise’ was to cycle – sometimes 20 mins 3 times a week, often less – and this book and programme is working for me. But some readers are ex-runners who want to get back into it, and it seems to suit them too.

Grear Beginners Running Book!

 on 9 November 2016
By Dawn
I purchased this book based on the reviews. I am very unfit and want to get back into running to get fit and lose weight. After having two pregnancies very close together running is painful and not fun. However, since purchasing this book I am making great progress and enjoying my running journey. I would highly recommend this book to any beginner wanting to get into running and build up your running stamina. Great buy!

Following George’s advice and programme and currently half way through …

 on 9 April 2016
By Mellie
Following George’s advice and programme and currently half way through the programme and running for 25 minutes straight! Never thought I’d be able to do 5 minutes let alone 25 and be excited about it!!!! I have faith in George’s programme and can’t wait to hit the full hour of running. I’ve even booked myself into a 10k ‘race’! Thanks George.

The programme itself works but the way George explained how to motivate yourself was the truly amazing bit of advise

 on 14 July 2015
By Mari Ward
I bought this book in March 2015. I couldn’t run for more than a minute at a time. Following George’s programme, I realised that I was able to build it up, at a much faster pace than I thought. The programme itself works but the way George explained how to motivate yourself was the truly amazing bit of advise. I was skeptical but I followed his instruction to write down with a pen and paper why I wanted to do it. I broke it down, and it boiled down to I just wanted to experience what runner’s high was all about, experience why people get hooked at running. Until then, every time I run I had stitches in my sides. I thought I couldn’t run. But I was wrong. I did get the exhilaration and the sheer sense of achievement got me itching to go out again. Also the Facebook support group is great. You will soon start to recognise names of co-runners who started around the same time, and you root for them and they will root for you. I twisted my ankle in May and had to rest it for six weeks but I got so much support I didn’t fizzle out like I feared I would. I ran my first 5k last weekend (july 12) and I feel great. The group is always buzzing with the achievements of others who have recently completed other milestones. I look forward to updating them with my next milestone too! For those of you still wondering whether to try, just do it, you will surprise yourself. You won’t regret it.

Running from nothing to Lion

 on 20 April 2017
By Mr KN Schofield
great book to get running, tone just right to motivate whilst being realistic. I am now able to run for an hour having never run at all before, not even in school. Get it, follow the program, you won’t be disappointed

Great for beginners or those returning to running.

 on 19 January 2016
By joanne day
An easy read, a plan that works. George helps to identify the barriers you will face and gives good advice. His book includes details for downloading a printable schedule. Each stage has the name of a cat. Makes you feel like you are part of an exclusive club. Fantastic additional support such as videos on breathing and regular emails to offer encouragement should you wish to take part in the online experience. Fantastic and very active Facebook group help to support you too. I’m not a lion yet but I know I will be one day!

Great for non runners

 on 30 August 2016
By Rickle
This was recommended to me and I highly recommend it for anyone new to running. It has taken me further than I ever expected to want to go!

No luck needed, just this book!

 on 2 February 2015
By Tonibird
An excellent book for anyone who, like me, is a confirmed non-runner who would like to learn how to run in a safe, sustainable way.
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