The Book That Got Me Running
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Slow Burn: Burn Fat Faster by Exercising Slower by Stu Mittleman

One book. One simple concept. A life changing experience! These words best describe the impact this book has had on my life, my health, my fitness. Twelve months ago I began a search for a way to improve my fitness - mainly to raise energy levels. Very quickly I came across "Slow Burn". The title at the time seemed misleading, yet you discover the true meaning of fat burning.

What Do You Know About Running?

It's odd that we learn through books about dozens of topics and seek expert advice on them, yet when it comes to running, we all seem to be experts in the field. I am guilty of that myself. My idea of running, until I came across this book, was to step outside and start running, run as fast as I can, and then finish. How wrong was I. No wonder 15-20 minutes and that was all I could do. At the end of such run, I would be exhausted and demotivated. Reason for the exhaustion - I was burning sugar, actually burning out sugar. Are you exhausted after your runs?

Tap Into a Better Source of Energy - Fat

The first, most important lesson is how to tap into an abundant source of energy which we all posses - fat. Stu Mittleman describes how, through monitoring your heart rate, you can determine whether it is sugar or fat that is fuelling your run. Master this, and not only can you run for longer, you will also shed weight and body fat - I lost 4kg (9lbs) in my first 2 months. Even better news is that once your body learns to tap into fat as a source of energy, it reaches for this fuel even when not running!

From Running Around a Block to a Marathon

Step by step the reader is shown how to prepare for short, mid and long distance runs. With examples of Mittleman's students preparations, you can learn about pacing, doing test runs and pick up good running habits. When starting my running adventure, I had no intention of running any events but quickly, I got hooked on running and ran a half marathon four months later. Of course, I followed the guidelines given in "Slow Burn". It was one of the best experiences, to finish the 13.1 mile race, in a better time than I planned, full of energy and having run the last 2 miles with only two runners passing me.

Something For Everyone

Are you just starting to run? Pick up the book to learn the proper way to do it right from the beginning. Have you been running for years? Read the book and see running from a different perspective.

Oh yes, there is more to the book than just running. It's about the right mind set and nutrition as well.


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