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Happy Runner Ebook With CE Exam, The

Happy Runner Ebook With CE Exam, The

Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer

$80.95 CAD


Product Format
    The package components are delivered online:
    • The Happy Runner ebook
    • Continuing education exam
    Following the “some work, all play” approach, The Happy Runner With CE Exam introduces the three commandments of happy running and teaches you how to help clients balance the effort of running with the simple joy of the activity:
    • Learn how to run fast, run long, and stay healthy with proven training methods.
    • Read real stories from professional and recreational athletes who have had personal breakthroughs as they learned to love the process of running.
    • Understand how to adapt a running plan based on personal lifestyle and goals as well as avoid setbacks from injury.
    • Identify strategies to help clients develop self-belief and make positivity the default setting so they can reach their goals.
    Upon completing the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    After reading this book and successfully completing the 75-question multiple-choice exam, you will be able to do the following:
    • Understand the overall philosophy of creating a healthier and happier runner.
    • Discuss why results should matter less, and explain how kindness and self-acceptance positively affect running.
    • Explain why the authors recommend that 80 percent of running training should be easy running.
    • Describe how running can be used as an action-based therapy to lessen the effects of stress, anxiety, and depression.
    • Understand why the 20 percent rule is critical for creating a faster and more efficient runner.
    • Recognize the benefits of performing strides to help boost running economy.
    • Discuss the impact of hill training on overall running performance.
    • Define the role of cross-training in a running program.
    • Describe the use of rest and recovery methods in creating a happy runner.
    • Explain why tapering is a complicated process that is necessary for faster times.
    • Understand why sleep is crucial for improving running performance.


    A continuing education course for strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, athletic trainers, and other certified fitness professionals.
    Part I. The Happy Runner Rules
    Chapter 1. Embrace the Process
    Chapter 2. Know Your “Why?”
    Chapter 3. Power Yourself With Kindness
    Chapter 4. It’s Not All Puppies and Unicorns

    Part II. The Happy Runner Training Principles
    Chapter 5. Principle 1: Easy Means Easy, Not the Absence of Pain
    Chapter 6. Principle 2: Learn How to Run Fast Before You Practice Running Hard
    Chapter 7. Principle 3: Build Strength From Speed
    Chapter 8. Principle 4: Specificity Matters, But Less Than You May Think
    Chapter 9. Principle 5: Healthy Running Is Active and Earned
    David Roche started the Some Work, All Play (SWAP) team in 2013 and is a coach to some of the top trail runners in the world. He has been called one of the best ultramarathon coaches by several running media outlets. His athletes have won some of the biggest trail races, including the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run and the Hardrock 100. He is a two-time national champion, a three-time member of Team USA, and the 2014 USATF Men’s Sub-Ultra Trail Runner of the Year. He is also a contributing editor for Trail Runner Magazine. David graduated from Columbia University with a degree in environmental science and received a master's degree and law degree from Duke University.

    Megan Roche joined the SWAP coaching team in 2016. She is the 2016 USATF Women’s Ultra Trail Runner of the Year and Sub-Ultra Trail Runner of the Year, a four-time national champion, the North American Mountain Running Champion, and a six-time member of Team USA. She attended Duke University, where she played on the field hockey team and raced on the cross country and track teams before graduating with a degree in neuroscience. Megan received her medical degree from Stanford University in 2018.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Dale Kinnee
    Taking Running to your Happy Place

    Very motivating, however quite specific to very long distance running. It’s also a little discouraging to older runners, focusing often on the inevitable end to the running career. Pushing 70, I want to feel good about getting out there still, not like a freak of nature. I may never run an ultra now, but I’m still proud of my half marathon trails.