Everything in the book, including training schedules, techniques, and tips, is put forth purely in terms of minutes spent running, without any goal paces to worry about, mileage to keep track of, or anything to measure other than time spent out on the roads and trails. The book focuses on how to maximize those thirty critical minutes in order to achieve two primary goals: shedding extra pounds and completing a 5K race.
Author Duncan Larkin, a certified Army Master Fitness Trainer, also covers topics like running for new moms, single-parent training, how to prepare to run your first race, race-day tips, how to train while on business travel, and taking it to the next level, running forty-five and sixty minutes a day (10K and half-marathon schedules). In addition to the running-based guidelines, The 30-Minute Runner also offers nutritional advice and core exercises that complement the thirty-minute runs.
SubtitleSmart Training for Busy Beginners
AuthorBy Duncan Larkin, Foreword by Dr. Mike Moreno
Published2 January 2018
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
“The 30-Minute Runner is a very practical, un-intimidating, and easy to understand guide for getting into (or back into) running, adopting healthy habits, and making it all work within the constraints of a busy lifestyle.” -Mario Fraioli, Publisher, The Morning Shakeout
“This book speeds up the learning curve of a beginner runner. With it, you now have a superb mentor and guide that can help you take your running to new heights and prevent you from making rookie mistakes. Great for experienced runners, too!” -Brad Hudson, three-time Olympic coach
“The compelling thing about The 30-Minute Runner is that, unlike the parade of get-more-from-less running books on shelves these days, it's not about shortcuts, but about maximum efficiency. Larkin is an engineer who trained himself to run a 2:32 marathon, started a family, and embarked on a writing career while already working full time, and he communicates with refreshing insistence. Those are a few of the good reasons to pay attention to this delightful assortment of advisories.” -Kevin Beck, author of Young Runners at the Top, editor of Run Strong, former senior writer for Running Times magazine, and marathon training coach
"Running is a simple, beautiful tool for mental and physical well-being. What can be hard about running, though, is finding a place for it in our busy lives. The 30-Minute Runner is a no-nonsense guide for creating and committing to a sustainable, regular—and most importantly, fun—running habit that fits in with the rest of your life’s responsibilities." -Meghan M. Hicks, Senior Editor, iRunFar.com