Running That Doesn't Suck

How to Love Running (Even If You Think You Hate It)


By Lisa Jhung

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Running doesn’t have to suck. Ease yourself into a comfortable routine (promise!) with this hilarious and approachable guide to workouts and nutrition from an experienced athlete.

We’ve all side-eyed the chipper runners jogging by in their short-shorts and “Fun Run”-finisher tops and felt a little envious. How do they get out there and do it every day? How did they become Runners? Though it’s theoretically one of the most natural sports for humans, the general response to running tends to be, “It’s hard. It sucks. I wish I could do it.”

If you want to enjoy running, this helpful and humorous guide will get you started, keep you going, and teach you to “embrace the suckiness” (Hint: You don’t have to run at 6 a.m. and you definitely don’t have to wear short-shorts). You’ll also find body maintenance tips, nutritional guidance, and running etiquette pointers. And, when you’re feeling discouraged, Jhung’s down-to-earth advice will help you stay motivated and confident.

With smartly organized chapters that you can read in any order, this book includes insights from professional runners, sports psychologists, coaches, physical therapists, and Jhung’s own two-decade writing and running career. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or setting specific goals, this book has everything you need to get hooked on the sport.


  • "Jhung doesn't promise that running will turn you into a euphoric gym bunny....She says it won't suck. And it didn't. At no point did I feel talked down to or foolish; the whole tone is very friendly and you truly get the sense that Jhung is on your side."
  • "Appropriately enough, Running That Doesn't Suck is a book that doesn't suck. In fact, it is the opposite of sucky-a punchy, perfect blend of wit, inspiration, and nitty-gritty tips and advice, delivered in plain English. Lisa Jhung comes across as a guru, a coach, a cheerleader, and your favorite running buddy, all rolled into one."
    Mark Remy, creator of and author of The Runner's Rule Book

On Sale
Jul 9, 2019
Page Count
240 pages
Running Press

Lisa Jhung

About the Author

Lisa Jhung has been a journalist in the outdoor industry for 20 years, writing about adventure, running, endurance, and outdoor sports and the gear that goes with them for multiple magazines such as: Cosmopolitan, Fitness, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Journal, Mental Floss, Outside, Runner’s World, SELF, SHAPE, and more. Jhung is a contributing editor to Runner’s World and is the author of Trailhead: The Dirt on All Things Trail Running.

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