Happy Runner, The
BookIs your daily run starting to drag you down? Has running become a chore rather than the delight it once was? Then The Happy Runner is the answer for you.
Authors David and Megan Roche believe that you can’t reach your running potential without consistency and joyful daily adventures that lead to long-term health and happiness. Guided by their personal experiences and coaching expertise, they point out the mental and emotional factors that will help you learn exactly how to become a happy runner and achieve your personal best.
Following the “some work, all play” approach, The Happy Runner introduces the three commandments of happy running and teaches you how to balance the effort of running with the simple joy of the activity:
- Learn how to run fast, run long, and stay healthy with proven training methods.
- Read real stories from professional and recreational athletes who have had personal breakthroughs as they learned to love the process of running.
- Understand how to adapt your running based on your personal lifestyle and goals as well as avoid setbacks from injury.
- Develop your self-belief and make positivity your default setting so you can reach your goals.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Happy Runner Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of The Happy Runner With CE Exam, apackage that includes both the book and the exam.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments
Introduction: The Happy Runner
Part I: The Happy Runner Rules
Chapter 1 Embrace the Process
Chapter 2 Know Your Why
Chapter 3 Power Yourself With Kindness
Chapter 4 It’s Not All Puppies and Unicorns
Part II: The Happy Runner Training Principles
Chapter 5 Principle 1: Easy Means Easy, Not the Absence of Pain
Chapter 6 Principle 2: Learn How to Run Fast Before You Practice Running Hard
Chapter 7 Principle 3: Build Strength From Speed
Chapter 8 Principle 4: Specificity Matters, but Less Than You May Think
Chapter 9 Principle 5: Healthy Running Is Active and Earned
Conclusion: You Are Awesome
About the Authors
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