The Born Again Runner

I'm excited to announce the release of my new book, The Born Again Runner. This book is more personal for me than my first (Build Your Running Body). While Build Your Running Body was a science-driven manual for the sport of running, it didn't touch on the visceral and often tentative first steps we all must take to join that sport. My own running rebirth began with a trip to the ER when I was 38 years old. Massive substance abuse, overwork, and lack of sleep had led to a literal physical collapse. The doctor who treated me told me, "At the rate you're going, you won't live to see your son [then 6] graduate from high school." So I did the only thing I could think of to get back on track: I pulled my old pair of Nike Pegasus from the closet and went for a run (a very very short one that first time). But this book isn't about my story. It's the story of every runner who faces obstacles on the way to starting or re-starting a running program. The book lays out a path that any potential runner can follow to find success in the sport, and along the way we deal with all the myths, excuses, and training mistakes that can get in the way of our programs. There's also a chapter to help create an action plan to ensure success in your program. A chapter on diet. And 70 pages of injury-prevention exercises, listed by injury with photo-instruction. If you're interested, click on the book below to go to the Amazon page for the book--or go to your local bookstore and find it on the shelves.

“With practical advice and sound knowledge, Magill expertly and humorously inspires all fitness levels to step up their running game.”--Library Journal

“This road map to enjoying a healthy life is highly recommended for anyone serious about beginning and sticking to a running program.”--Publishers Weekly

“As a running author myself it pains me to say this, but if you're a new runner or returning to the sport, The Born Again Runner is the only book you need ... It’s the smartest, easiest-to-follow blueprint I’ve ever seen for anyone who wants to become—and remain—a happy, healthy runner.”
--Mark RemyRunner's World columnist and author of Runners of North America and The Runner's Rule Book

“Whether you're just starting out as a runner or starting afresh, you can do no better than heed the guidance of running's ultimate comeback kid, Pete Magill, as presented in The Born Again Runner.”--Matt Fitzgerald, author of How Bad Do You Want It? and coach for Team Iron Cowboy


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