Second Wind

Second Wind
"Run With Purpose!"

Friday, December 31, 2010

Things are starting to pick up faster now! now has the book in stock and ready to ship, with Free shipping and Free Prime shipping, and have a new price of $14.69.

Second Wind is also now up and running, in stock with Free shipping, on Barnes and Nobles website as well!

easiest search terms to find the book on either site (or anywhere else) are just "second wind levi"

The e-book for distribution (Kindle store, nook store, sony store, apple store) has been pushed back a little bit again, but I'm still hoping for a full launch by the end of January.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Amazon delivery date: 1 week away!

Amazon just contacted to let me know that they expect to be able to deliver Second Wind on December 28th!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Amazon update:

Second Wind (most easily searched for by using "second wind" and "Levi") is up on Amazon for pre-order now (with Free standard shipping and Amazon Prime) - They are processing the books into their open stock now:

"Delivery Estimate: January 6, 2011 - January 21, 2011"

Monday, December 20, 2010

Second Wind on Amazon and Barnes and Noble

This morning Second Wind went up on and
At both places it is on their Free Shipping programs!

They just got them listed so the keywords aren't loaded yet, there's no book cover artwork or book description loaded onto the B&N server yet (so reads "no image available"), but Amazon does have the cover artwork and book description.  Also, Amazon does state that the book isn't actually in stock yet but you Can pre-order it from them now.  B&N says it's ready to go and "usually ships within 24 hours".

Check it out!

Excellent article from Harvard University on running barefoot

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Vibram Fivefingers

so, admittedly, I'm holding off on blogging an incredible amount on anything other then the book release until the book becomes available to the major retailers and officially launches (instead of just being on the publisher's book store available to those that I tell about it).  With that said, I do get an overwhelming number of questions (which I LOVE getting questions) about the VFFs, or Vibram FiveFingers.

I'm sure I will have a lot of posts addressing VFFs, including my opinion on them, what they "do", how to start running in them, why you should run in them, reviews on the different models, etc.  I will start by saying this (which for those of you who know me - this goes without saying):  I do run in fivefingers.  I've been wearing fivefingers almost exclusively for over a year now and do run exclusively in them.  That being said, there's a lot to learn about them, a lot of important information about why and how to run in them (especially when first starting out), etc.

More on that to come later....

Friday, December 17, 2010

Results so far:

The official release is approaching and the publisher was kind enough to give me some feedback from their storefront (for friends, family, word of mouth):  
in the Sports and Recreation category Second Wind is ranked 13th 
and in the Health and fitness category Second Wind is ranked 11th!

Thank you all so much for your continued support


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Second Wind is LIVE and up for sale!

Just an hour ago Second Wind: the running coach you never had but always needed went live on WordClay and is now available to purchase as a print book!

*again, Second Wind should be available in print on,,,,, and more in about a month ("15-60 days" depending on the site..)

Likewise, it will be available in the Kindle store, Nook store, and Sony e-reader store in about the same time frame.  Until then, if you would prefer owning Second Wind as an e-book, it is available in ALL formats currently at SmashWords

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Table of Contents released:

To get ready for the book release (hopefully the end of this next week... stay tuned), here's the table of contents from Second Wind
(the book also includes a forward and, of course, a thanks and acknowledgements section)
Table of Contents:
I:    Love to Run!
II:   Running Form
A:   Running Form:  Arms
B:   Running Form:  Head 
III:  Stride Mechanics
A:   Stride Mechanics:  Foot strike
B:   Stride Mechanics:  Lift off
C:   Stride Mechanics:  Center of gravity 
IV:  Posture
V:   Breathing
A:   Breath cadence 
VI:  Downhill Running
VII: Stretching:
VIII:  The Kicker:  to kick or not to kick, that is the question
IX:  Carbs and You
X:   “When I Run __*__ Hurts”
A:   Arch
B:   Pronation
C:   Feet
D:   Shins/knees/back
XI:  Shoe Attributes
XII: Running/Training Schedules:
A:   5k
B:   Moderate beginners: Build to 15 Mile/week
C:   Half-Marathon
D:   Full Marathon
E:   35 mile/week and 50 mile/week

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Book release info

Second Wind is in its final stages!  

It should be available on WordClay as a print book in about a week and will be available on,,,, and other online stores in the next month or two.

Second Wind is also already available as an ebook on SmashWords in many formats (Sony e-readers, general e, PDF, txt, etc.) and will be available in the Kindle Store, Apple Store, Sony's other stores, Nook store, and more in the next month or two - the formatting of my running tables for e-readers required some editing that set it back a little bit longer than originally hoped. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Thank you for visiting the blog!

Second Wind: the running coach you never had but always needed
is my first book.  I wrote this because I knew it was just too good to keep to myself!  This new way of running truly changed my life and took me from the operating table to back out on the road doing what I love...running!