Still, both books should now be considered An amusing guide to running with some helpful advice. As funny as it is useful, this volume covers everything from Dealing With Drivers to Toenail Maintenance, and explores in explicit detail. The Runner's Field Manual: A Tactical and Practical Survival Guide. Mark Remy , Editors of Runner's World. Hey, it happens Full of charts, illustrations, and more than a few laughs, The Runner's Field Manual is the perfect reference for anyone who loves to run--or wants to learn how.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Runner's Field Manual , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Runner's Field Manual. Lists with This Book. Feb 14, Jessica-Robyn rated it did not like it Shelves: I went to the library and made a beeline for the non-fiction sports section on a mission. Find a competent looking book about running advice.
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As a non-athletic person who was about to attempt to start running having some advice would probably only help the experience and what better than a book completely about the subject to save me some time searching around online. When I saw this I thought I hit the jackpot! Practical sounds nice, I could use some practical advice. By the time I had read to I went to the library and made a beeline for the non-fiction sports section on a mission. By the time I had read to the end of chapter one I had realized my mistake. Do not let the title fool you like it fooled me, this book is not a running manual full of practical advice.
This book fits in the genre of humorous non-fiction, that is pretending to be actual non-fiction, which resulted in the confusing but understandable mistake of it being shelved in the non-fiction running section and not the humour section meant specifically for runners. I normally enjoy comedy non-fiction, so even when I realized I had made a wrong turn, I figured I could at least see where it takes me. Unfortunately, The Manual is written in the "Captain Obvious" way. I was expecting some laugh track moments, but it ended up coming across like a group of 1st graders were sassing me in gym class.
Things I learned from Chapter One: Things I learned in Chapter Two: People, cars, bikes, dogs, things in general. The Manual doesn't like them. Don't be a klutz and prepare to be bored running in the same place. Runners find them, just don't poke it and call the police.
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The world is your toilet! But don't let other's see you. The Manual never got any better. On one hand I get that I was not the intended reader for this book. This is a book meant for runners looking for some good ol' running humour. On the other hand, screw you book! You should probably clue people in on the joke somewhere in that long-ass title of your's. Even when I'm trying to look at The Manual from the perspective of what it is and not what I'd thought it'd be, it's still not very good.
The comedy non-fiction genre is full of great books written by some very funny people. Plenty of those books focus on satire, which is what I assume this was trying to attempt. I just don't think this type of joke writing is suitable for a full length book and I can't imagine even if I was really, really into running I would ever think this was funny. Runners, I just don't get you. I feel like I accidentally stumbled into your clubhouse while you were all telling dad jokes.
It's weird and I want to go home. Jan 07, JJ rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 15, Steve rated it it was amazing. Fun if you're a runner book.
The Runner's Field Manual: A Tactical (and Practical) Survival Guide by Mark Remy
Filled with practical advice and tongue-in-cheek observations. Very fast read, I finished it in 1 day on the train to and from work. Mar 18, Malin Friess rated it liked it. This book is like the popular series fill in the blank for dummies But then again running is fairly simple. My favorite line in the book page 14 - How to Run?
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Congratulations, you've got it! I learned One excellent pearl in this book and I don't whay it took me so many different races to figure this out. First of all don't mistake the gatorade for the water and pour a cup of sticky gatorade over your head at mile 3. More impo This book is like the popular series fill in the blank for dummies More importantly it is very difficult if not impossible to gulp out of a cup while running..
I'm sure this habit saved me at least 45 seconds in my last race. If you ever wanted to know a few things about running: This really is running for dummies.
The Runner's Field Manual: A Tactical (and Practical) Survival Guide
If you want to run--put on some old tennis shoes and start running. Sep 02, Jessica rated it really liked it. OK, so here is who I would not recommend this book to: Don't pick it up thinking it's going to teach you everything you need to know about running. There is definitely some practical advice in here, for sure, like turning a trash bag into a poncho, or duct-taping your nerps before a marathon although, having the lady variety, OK, so here is who I would not recommend this book to: There is definitely some practical advice in here, for sure, like turning a trash bag into a poncho, or duct-taping your nerps before a marathon although, having the lady variety, I think I'll pass on that.
This book had me cracking up every other page. For goodness sake, cover your feet! If you are concerned that Remy's humor isn't your style, check out his blog Remy's World at http: If you like the blog, you'll like the book. Nov 05, Marti rated it really liked it. This book was really entertaining, but only because I've been running in some way, shape or form for about two 2 years.
While I picked up a few tips, I don't feel like the book is suitable for new runners. The author obviously has a quirky sense of humor and I greatly appreciated it.
I especially like all of the tasks required to complete the various 'badges' a la Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts. I recommend this book for semi-experienced but not super-serious runners who enjoy a good laugh. Mar 14, Megan rated it it was amazing. I loved, loved this humorous book and finished it in one day!
If you are a runner, this is such a fun book to read. It is full of practical information you should probably already know. It covered such topics as starting slowly, stretching, race etiquette, porta potties, Vaseline and duct tape, running against traffic, best recovery drinks, running on sidewalks or trails. This book is funny and also had many hilarious illustrations. Dec 20, Martin rated it really liked it. A very funny follow up to his Runner's Rule Book.
The sequel was expected because there's more to say, but it wasn't quite as guffawing as the original. Still, both books should now be considered classics. I can't even think of any other books in the genre that have talked about running from a humorous perspective. I met the author, got his autograph my book, and got his eyes to pop out when I told him how many NYC Marathons I've run.
Dec 18, Mark Fallon added it. The worst book I've read all year. Remy and his team's futile attempt at humor fail, page after page, bad joke after bad joke. I only finished this book because a there were 2 more hours left on my flight and I'd already finished my other book, and b I always hope I can learn something. Mark Remy is a terrible writer. I was right to cancel my Runner's World subscription 2 years ago.