The Ultimate Running Guide: How to Train for a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Full Marathon - J.M. Parker I didn't like a whole lot about this book. First off, I thought it was laid out horribly. There were parts that the author discussed important components to the ideas before laying out the ideas making it a very confusing read. Second, I found the ideas for building up distance running...simply put she gave the advice of run one mile one week and run 1.5 miles two weeks. As someone who is still building up my distance running..telling me to run one mile one week doesn't cut it.