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6/6/08 8:30 P

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Oof, you mean I have to get through this tome TWICE before it makes sense? LOL! It's pretty interesting. (Although I'm reading "The New Rules of Lifting for Women" at the moment too, and it's so much easier to read!) I swear, my next career will be in the diet/fitness business.


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No one can go back in time and make a brand new start, but anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.


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6/6/08 7:42 P

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Monica,

I hear ya'...I still find myself re-reading info and yet when I read it the second time it seems to make more sense or causes me to ask my running coaches to explain...hehehe!!!

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6/6/08 7:20 P

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Nancy - I finally had to buy "Brain Training For Runners" because I'd taken it out of the library so many times and couldn't renew it any more because other people wanted it, lol. It is taking me a very long time to read (I don't have a lot of reading time to begin with, and it's pretty technical) but if you're the type of person who likes that technical stuff, it's a stellar book!

My favourite beginners' book is still "Running for Mortals" by John 'the Penguin' Bingham and Jenny Hadfield. I'd highly recommend it, especially to rookies!

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A healthy, balanced lifestyle is a continual process of climbing back onto that slippery proverbial wagon. Giving up isn't an option.

No one can go back in time and make a brand new start, but anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.


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SILVERLINEDJENN's Photo SILVERLINEDJENN Posts: 4,929
6/5/08 10:35 A

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Galloway is definitely a good first read. His book on running
was actually my first running book. He has a lot of good thoughts
and helps explain some of the mechanics of running without
getting too academic.

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6/4/08 7:39 P

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Just requested this book from the library...never read a running book before...hope this is a good choice for my first read...
Galloway's book on running by Galloway, Jeff, 1945-


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6/3/08 8:58 A

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Susannah,

Brain Training for Runners is Matt Fitzgerald's lastest book regarding new training techniques (and ironically Tim Noakes-the author of Lore of Running wrote the forward). He talks at great length about proprioceptive training (these are exercises that help one run faster/better), cross training, proper nutrition, etc. Because his books tend to be based on numerous studies, they are very involved, but you will definitely get your money's worth!

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6/3/08 8:37 A

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What's "Brain Training for Runners" about?

Patience and Fortitude - Mom

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6/2/08 11:32 P

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Hi -
The Lore of Running by Tim Noakes MD
I think it has just about everything crammed into an approx 2 in paperback. Sometimes a little technical but TONS of advice.
I also get Runners World and have for years, even when I wasn't running. Informational, inspirational and easy to read.
Cheryl

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6/2/08 9:47 P

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Matt Fitzgerald's books...Performance Nutrition for Runners and Brain Training for Runners.

And my recent addition, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Running Injury Free!

HAPPY RUNNING!
Nancy

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6/2/08 1:23 P

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I love my "Book On Running: Revised Edition" by Jeff Galloway.

Patience and Fortitude - Mom

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6/2/08 1:06 P

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I'm a big fan of all of John Bingham and Jenny Hadfield's books. "Mortals Guide to Marathoning" and "No Need For Speed" are two of my favorites.

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6/2/08 12:13 P

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Hi there -

Anyone care to share any suggestions for great books about running?

I've so far scored "The Non-Runners Guide to your first marathon" (I think I butchered the title:) and "Teach yourself: How to run a marathon." Both have some great tips in them.

Any other great books?

Thanks!

Jdesroch

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