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Jim Fixx's Second Book of Running; The All-New Companion Volume to The Complete Book of Running

Fixx, James F.

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ISBN 10: 039450898X / ISBN 13: 9780394508986
Published by Random House, New York, 1980
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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24 cm. xvi, 239, [1] pages. Illustrations. The Runner's Directory. More Reading About Running. Index. Signed by the author on fep. Pencil erasure residue on fep. Stamp on bottom edge. DJ has wear and tears. James Fuller "Jim" Fixx (April 23, 1932 - July 20, 1984) was an American who wrote the 1977 best-selling book The Complete Book of Running. He helped start America's fitness revolution, popularizing the sport of running and demonstrating the health benefits of regular jogging. Fixx started running in 1967 at age 35. He weighed 214 pounds and smoked two packs of cigarettes per day. Ten years later, when his book, The Complete Book of Running (which spent 11 weeks at No. 1 on the best-seller list) was published, he was 60 pounds lighter and smoke-free. The cover of his book The Complete Book of Running featured Fixx's muscular legs against a red cover. In 1980 Fixx wrote a follow-up book titled Jim Fixx's Second Book of Running: The Companion Volume to The Complete Book of Running. Derived from a Kirkus review: This chatty update to the Complete Book of Running reports on some new aspects of the sport that have caught Fixx's attention. The tone is often wildly enthusiastic, though Fixx acknowledges that the popularity of running has peaked and the inevitable backlash is setting in. Still, there are reports here on new equipment and new publications; there are recent findings on nutrition, on training, on avoiding and treating injuries; and there's word of such subgroups of runners as women, children, older people, and ultramarathoners. Fixx's conclusions on the physical and psychological effects of running are generally positive; and runners in general are prey to two delusions--that running prevents cancer and assures cardiovascular immortality. Fixx also offers some strategies for overcoming inertia. This is a good a look around for those who can never read enough about running. First Edition [stated]. Believed to be 1st printing because First Edition is stated and printing numbers start with 2. Bookseller Inventory # 21532

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Title: Jim Fixx's Second Book of Running; The ...

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: David Noyes (Illustrations). Neal Slavin (Jacket

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Provides an overview of the sport and experience of running, discussing a variety of topics including inertia, the equipment explosion, marathons, podiatrists, the literature of running, and running in faraway places

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