Stop Overthinking and Start Running
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Stop Overthinking and Start Running

How to embrace physical activity and change your life, one run at a time.

About the Book

The aim of this book is to get as many people as possible running, no matter what age, height or size they might be. By reading this book, it's hoped you should be able to gain an understanding of:

- How to get started running and create a lasting, sustainable and consistent habit. We'll provide you with easy to follow training plans and some of the details on why it will help you in your running journey.

- Help you with your confidence, motivation and mindset in getting started and try to help you build a lasting habit that will give you the full benefits of living an active life.

- We'll discuss how you can get the most out of your running by allowing your body to recover and making better decisions with the food you eat.

- We then take a look at ways to make your body stronger so you can get more out of your running and provide you with some of the ways to help you avoid common running injuries.

- Once you have established your running routine and habit, only then we'll discuss how you might look to improve your running and learn about different coaching techniques to take your training further.

About the Author

Vincent Sesto
Vincent Sesto

DevOps Engineer, Endurance Athlete and Author. As a DevOps Engineer I specialize in Linux and Open Source Applications. Particularly interested in Search Marketing and Analytic's, and is currently developing my skills in devops, continuous integration, security, Splunk(UI and Reporting) and development(Java).

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    • Disclaimer
  • Get Running
    • What Running Means To Me
    • So Many Benefits To Being Active
    • It’s Time To Do This For Yourself
    • Myths About Running
    • What You Might Need To Fix Before You Get Running
    • What Could Be Stopping Your Run
    • Mindset Of A Runner
    • Running With Perceived Effort
    • Running Your First Run
    • Running Everyday
    • Summing Up
  • Running Consistently
    • Five Tips To Start Running Consistently
    • Running Is Not A Game Of Instant Gratification
    • Starting Small By Creating A Running Habit
    • Motivation
    • Time Management
    • Take A Stocktake Of Your Time
    • Staying Safe
    • Increasing Running Intensity With Strides
    • Training Plans
    • Summing Up
  • Running Further
    • Setting Realistic Running Goals
    • Marathon Training Goals
    • Setting Your Running Goals
    • Running Is Not Completely Easy
    • Asking Myself Why I Run
    • Long Training Runs
    • Why You Should Think About Running A Half Marathon
    • Fueling For Longer Runs
    • Summing Up
  • Running Healthy
    • I’ve Tried Everything
    • It’s Never Too Late To Try Something New
    • Running For Fat Loss
    • Having A Healthy Relationship With Food
    • What A Runner Needs To Eat
    • What Do I Eat
    • Alcohol
    • Fueling Your Runs
    • Staying Hydrated On Your Runs
    • Sleeping Well
    • Improving Your Sleep
    • Daily Health Monitoring
    • Summing Up
  • Running Strong
    • Strength Training For Runners
    • Strength Training In Small Bites
    • Always Use A Little Caution
    • Cross Training For Runners
    • Running Form
    • Injury Prevention For Runners
    • Do Not Delay On Getting Help
    • Stretching For Runners
    • Summing Up
  • Running Improved
    • Run Training Is Endurance Training
    • Aspects Of Training
    • Training For Running Endurance
    • The Long Run
    • Benefits of a coach
    • Summing Up

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