Do you want to get fit, complete an event or lose weight? Have you tried running in the past but given up? Do you get stitches? Do you find it difficult to motivate yourself? We all know that running is the ultimate way to get fit; you can do it anywhere, anytime and it costs nothing, but can you really enjoy running? Teach Yourself Running is the essential, motivating guide for all those new to running, returning to running or those already pounding the streets but looking to take their running to a new level and gain the inspiration they need to stick with it. It will show you how to get started, what kit you need, how to plan your route and hone your running technique, as well as what you should eat and drink - it even includes lots of delicious recipes. It will help you set your goals and motivate you to follow a training programme that will ensure you achieve these goals, whether they be weight-loss, general fitness or running a 5km, 10km or half marathon race in the time you want.
Sara Kirkham is a full-time nutritionist and fitness consultant. She has spent 20 years in the health and fitness industry, developing fitness and running programmes for thousands of people. She is a qualified and registered nutritionist and has written and taught a sports nutrition degree module for Leeds Metropolitan University. She is a freelance writer and has written for, amongst others, Men's Health, Zest Magazine and The Independent. She is the author of Basic and Advanced Fitness Certifications for the AFOGB.