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by James Fixx

eBook The Complete Book of Running download ISBN: 0394411595
Author: James Fixx
Publisher: Random House; 1 edition (September 12, 1977)
Language: English
Pages: 314
ePub: 1654 kb
Fb2: 1173 kb
Rating: 4.6
Other formats: docx doc lrf mobi
Category: Sports
Subcategory: Individual Sports

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James Fuller Fixx (April 23, 1932 – July 20, 1984), known as "Jim Fixx," was an American who wrote the 1977 best-selling book The Complete Book of Running. He died of a heart attack while jogging at 52 years of age; his genetic predisposition for heart problems and other previous lifestyle factors may have caused his heart attack.

The Complete Book of Running is a 1977 non-fiction book written by Jim Fixx. The book discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension. Jim Fixx was the author of the 1977 best-seller The Complete Book of Running, which sold over one million copies.

Sadly James Fixx died on the road and this was apparently due to heart disease

A deliciously outdated book. Fixx wrote The Complete Book of Running in the seventies and therefore a lot of what he has to say is no longer accurate, which is a little amusing and sometimes even cute. His passion for running withstands the test of time though. Sadly James Fixx died on the road and this was apparently due to heart disease. Much in his story should have raised red flags.

by. Fixx, James F. Publication date.

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James F. Fixx, who spurred the jogging craze with his best-selling books about running and preached the gospel . Fixx, who spurred the jogging craze with his best-selling books about running and preached the gospel that active people live longer, died of a heart attack Friday while on a solitary jog in Vermont. by the side of Route 15 in Hardwick by a motorcyclist. Before the police arrived, several passers-by attempted to resuscitate the fallen runner, dressed only in shorts and without identification.

Most modern books on running are rehashing what Jim Fixx wrote about years ago. Am glad to have been able . Am glad to have been able to once again have a copy on my bookshelf. Just because it was written years go does not mean the content is not entirely relevant to running today. Decades after it's initial release, THE COMPLETE BOOK OF RUNNING has become a classic and remains what it was Fixx intended it to be: a great guide for beginners and a textural gathering place for multitudes of runners.

James Fuller Fixx was an American who authored the 1977 best-selling book The Complete Book of Running. In his books and on television talk shows, he extolled the benefits of physical exercise and how it considerably increased the average life expectancy.

James F Fixx, Sam Sloan, Neal Slavin. This book has been the most popular and the best selling running book of all time.

Jim Fixx's book is the best inspiring book I've read. com User, March 27, 2009. I took the opportunity to read it again, and allowed me to conclude that this is best book I've read on running. I was going my library and found this book. Granted, it was written in the seventies, and heart rate monitors were not out, but the layout of the book is the best. I also have his second book he wrote. If you don't have it, go for it.

Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension. Yep, it still sells.
Comments: (7)
Gavirim
A lot has been written about running since James Fixx came out with this book. This book not only instructs you on some basics, and helps you to train up, this book aims to integrate running into your life style. When I first bought this book in the 80s there were no running periodicals, there were no glossy fitness magazines or famous runners touting Nike shoes and Rebox training clothes. Running was in it's infancy and this is the book that started it all. This book is still relevant today, and it shows you how to BE a runner. There are no advertisers trying to push their products here, there is no agenda other than to get you out on the road and to help you be a better, longer lived runner. James died running along a country road a decade or so after this book was published. I like to think that that was how he would have preferred to have gone. He made my days on the road far more enjoyable, and running still is a solid part of my life thanks to this publication. For that I will always be grateful.
Bine
This is a classic in the realm of running books. Most modern books on running are rehashing what Jim Fixx wrote about years ago. Am glad to have been able to once again have a copy on my bookshelf. Just because it was written years go does not mean the content is not entirely relevant to running today. More runners should read this. Was the 'Born To Run' of its time.
ChallengeMine
Jim Fixx's book is dated. It has information that is quite often questionable. It does not help that for all his evangelizing the many positives of running his passing away while in the middle of a run. The complaints of this book are many and often valid...., but what this book does better than any book I read is get people of all ages to lace up their sneakers ["beginner" runners do not start out with running shoes] and head out the door for their first run in years.
While much has been learned since the first printing, this book is matchless in its ability to get people moving, and that was Fixx's primary concern when he wrote it thirty-four years ago. One of the timeless items offered is his advice for a runner to refer to himself to nonrunners as a jogger. The things like that are timeless.
The reader also gets a feel for the author's person in the pages and that is what makes the book so readable as pointed out by others.
If you are a stranger to running or a has been, this book will do wonders for you.
Jim Fixx, many thanks to your memory for your finest work.

- JKHolman
Xlisiahal
I'm old and fat now but while logging about 10,000 miles back in the 1980's this was my absolute "go-to" guide. Fixx's book has all the recreational, basic fitness runner will ever need to know to enjoy the sport to the fullest.
Antuiserum
Decades after it's initial release, THE COMPLETE BOOK OF RUNNING has become a classic and remains what it was Fixx intended it to be: a great guide for beginners and a textural gathering place for multitudes of runners.
Some of the training tips have been overwhelmed by further study, and Fixx's recommendation to buy good running shoes has been slammed as the starting point for Nike's attempt to take over the universe, but the book is still inspirational to anyone looking for some kind of cultural backbone for what is, at it's core, the most individualist fitness activity.
Monam
A great classic that provides great advice for runners.
Fonceiah
Timeless standard whether you are running for the first time or your twentieth marathon. First read this in the 70's. Worthy of picking up again and again.
A great book for a runner to read !