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|Daniels' Running Formula by Jack, Ph.D. Daniels|
The information in this book has been used by a number of Cool Runners. It has been frequently mentioned in Cool Running Blogs and Threads. "The transition from running for fitness or as a member of a school team to approaching the sport as a serious, competitive athlete is not..."
|The Beginning Runner's Handbook: The Proven 13-Week Walk-Run Program by Doug M.D. Clement|
An updated edition of a popular starting out book.
|Marathoning for mortals by John Bingham and Jenny Hadfield|
Once considered a feat for superhuman athletes, the marathon is now within every mortal's grasp. Former couch potato John Bingham has joined forces with coach Jenny Hadfield to create a winning plan that works for every mortal--even you. In Marathoning for Mortals, you'll find the courage to train, the willpower to persevere, and the tenacity to finish one mile after another. John and Jenny stick with you every step of the way, from your first insecure thoughts to your last-minute jitters to your supreme joy at the finish line. In Marathoning for Mortals, you'll find: 8 training programs to run, run-walk, walk-run, or walk the half-marathon and marathon The advice you need to physically, mentally, and spiritually reach your dreams Tips to help you customize your training, buy the right shoes and apparel, and eat the best foods Guidance for common motivational, physical, and emotional roadblocks Join John and Jenny on an amazing transformative journey where the finish line is just the beginning.
|4 Months for a 4 Hour Marathon by David Kuehls|
The marathon is the crown jewel of distance running. Entering is one thing. Finishing is something else. And finishing with a respectable time...? For competitive veterans or recreational beginners, 4 Months to a 4-Hour Marathon tells exactly what to eat, what to wear, what to expect, and how to train. When race day arrives, author Dave Kuehls, senior writer at Runner's World and a marathoner himself, will have any competitor in the best shape physically and mentally. 4 Months to a 4-Hour Marathon includes: * Day-by-day training schedule for 4-5 hour marathon * Detailed diet plans * The marathoner's mind-set * Right and wrong things to wear * How to pick the right shoes * Pain vs. performance--how far to go * Common pitfalls to avoid--in training and during the racetd>
|Lore Of Running by Timothy Noakes|
Dr. Noakes (U. of Cape Town Medical School) explores the physiology of running, all aspects of training, and recognizing, avoiding, and treating injuries. In some people's minds this is the "bible of running".