Run Forever

Narrated by: Chris Ciulla
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Run Forever, Boston Marathon winner and former Runner's World editor-in-chief Amby Burfoot shares practical advice and wisdom on how to run with greater joy and health for an entire lifetime.

Everyone learns how to run at an early age. It's naturally wired into your body. Yet in recent years, running has become complicated by trendy gadgets and doctrine. With a Boston Marathon win and over 100,000 miles run on his resume, Amby Burfoot steers the sport back to its simple roots in Run Forever. From a warm and welcoming perspective, Burfoot provides clear, actionable guidance to runners of every age and ability level.

Whether you are a beginner runner or experienced marathoner, Run Forever will show you how to motivate yourself, avoid injuries, increase speed and endurance, and reach your goals. Best of all, you'll enjoy optimal health throughout your life.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Amby Burfoot (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Amby's book is full of wisdom and practical tips to keep you running healthy. Now, just remember this: It's never too late to start, and it's always too soon to stop." (Walter Bortz, MD, author of Dare to Be 100)
 

"Run Forever is a great resource for any runner - young or aging. It's brimming with Amby's experience and wisdom. You'll find more than just running advice here. I consider this a guide to living forever." (Dave Watt, executive director, the American Running Association and the American Medical Athletic Association)

"Run Forever has it all, including expert advice on everything from getting started to improving your marathon PR. Plus, Burfoot's smooth prose and smart organization make it easy to find what you're looking for. Some [parts] will make you laugh, others will make you cry, but all will inspire you." (Claire Kowalchik, author of The Complete Book of Running for Women)

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good book for rookie runners

best parts were amby's stories about his events (like Boston). touched on lots of little tips concisely. understood them but beginners may miss some.

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Primer for running ( and cycling ) into agedness

Teaches active life while aging. A bit technical on running plans. Good preview into what to expect as we are active.

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Boring Book - For Beginners

If you are a beginning runner, or more importantly...beginning to get into health & fitness, then you may find this book useful. It's painfully boring to hear him talk about the most basic forms of nutrition (i.e. - eat fruits & vegetables, don't eat sugars or processed foods), and the most basic aspect of running (i.e. - be sure to stretch, and be hydrated...).

If you've never exercised a day in your life and you are starting from ground zero...then you may find this book helpful. Otherwise it is a snooze-fest.

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Great read

Amazing book, amazing information. Really great for beginner runners and advanced runners. I will definitely be reading this again!

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Really Enjoyed the Book

I really enjoyed listening to this book. So much so, I just purchased the Kindle version so I could go back and review my favorite parts. There is a lot of useful and motivating information provided. I didn't really know who the author was (sorry, Mr. Burfoot), but you can be sure that I've done a lot of research and really appreciate his accomplishments. I greatly appreciate his contributions to the Run Forever mindset in writing this book.

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Great book on running late Inyo life by a legend

This book was an easy and fun listen. It helped my wife recommit to the sport she loves and conquer her first post injury marathon! Great work Amby!

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Beginner Book

This is a great beginner book. Unfortunately, I have no idea how someone of his ability put that FSU created Gatorade? Are you kidding me! Wrong school, wrong city, wrong mascot, WRONG WRONG WRONG, how did this get thru everyone? Amby stated he was even involved with the testing of the creation of the product.
THEN, he said dont listen to music while running. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I only listen to audible while running, I guess I should not of purchased the book--delete.....

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