SPORTS & RECREATION

Run to the Finish: The Everyday Runner’s Guide to Avoiding Injury, Ignoring the Clock, and Loving the Run

Hachette. Mar. 2020. 288p. ISBN 9780738285993. pap. $16.99. SPORTS
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In her first book, Brooks writes in the same light-hearted style that made her blog, Run to Finish, and now her Instagram, develop such a large following. This guide isn’t necessarily written for experienced runners, but, rather, those who enjoy it and are trying to reach their goals. In witty and funny chapters, Brooks provides practical advice for runners, specifically those who, “consider themselves average.” In addition to humor, there is a lot of practical advice in this incredibly accessible read, including lists such as, “Weird thoughts we all have at the start line,” “7 lies runners love telling,” and “How To Spot a Runner on Social Media.” Brooks offers informative tips on items, such as training, gear, nutrition, and preparing for race day. Besides runners, other athletes will enjoy the wit throughout and will be inspired to reach their goals.
VERDICT While there are plenty of books about running, few are as approachable and helpful as this one. Highly recommended for anyone looking to improve their running ability, and those who consider themselves a “middle of the pack” runner.
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