Dagny Scott, Runner’s World Complete Book of Women’s Running: The Best Advice to Get Started, Stay Motivated, Lose Weight, Run Injury-Free, Be Safe, and Train for Any Distance (Rodale Press, 2000, first edition). Cover copyright by Rodale Press.
I’m using the running plan suggested in this book to get back into running. It’s a 6-week schedule that takes a runner from a walk and run mixture to fully running (using a 30-minute workout) in 6 weeks. It differs from the other “couch potato to runner” plans in that there’s a lot of more walking, and it doesn’t matter how far one goes. The book also provides intermediate and advanced workouts for runners who would like to run races. It’s a very comprehensive book on a subject that was little written about when I first began running as a teenager.
Update: I just got this wonderful book from Amazon: Scott Douglas’s The Little Red Book of Running (Skyhorse Publishing). It really is a gem!