I’ve put together a list of 4 running books that I have read. They are all great resources that will help you improve all aspects of running, from what to eat, the proper form, training, stretching and warming up. One book even explains how hormones play a role in women’s running.
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Running Book No. 1: The Running Revolution
The first book on my list is “The Running Revolution”. This book explains how to run in the “pose” method in 10 lessons. I am chronicling my experience with all 10 lessons in a series of blog post. I got as far as the fourth lesson, but I’ve put it on hold for now since I’m training for my 10 km race which will be on Tuesday June 30th. I will resume my lessons after my 10 Km race.
You can read about my experience with:
Running Book No. 2: The Runner’s Diet
The second book is “The Runner’s Diet, by Runner’s World. I find knowing what to eat is the hardest part about staying healthy. I have to admit that I love my junk food. And sometimes I just run out of idea of what to eat. What I like about this book is that it breaks things down to best choices for carbohydrates and proteins, how to select fats and snacks.
This books also discusses weight loss for runners & walkers and dietary supplements. There are also running plans at the end of the book which is always a bonus.
Running Book No. 3: The Complete Book of Running For Women
The third book on my list is “The Complete Book of Running for Women”. I especially like this book because it’s specifically geared towards women.
My favorite section of the book is “Your Special Concern as a Woman” which discusses menstruation, pregnancy and menopause. Those are all topics that you will rarely see discussed on running on blogs, social media or discussion boards.
I especial thought that the part on the “Effect of the Menstrual Cycle on Running” was an eye opener and helped me understand why at certain times it takes more effort to run 5 or 10 km than on other days.
This book also has tips on strength training as well as common in juries and their prevention!
Running Book No. 4: The Complete Book of Running
And finally, the last book on my list is another Runner’s World book entitled “The Complete Book of Running”.
This book covers various topics from finding the right shoe, eating right, common injuries, safety (specifically important as a woman) to training the whole body.
This book also includes some training plans which is something I really like!
I love to read books and magazines about running! Do you have any favorite running books that I should consider reading? I’d love to know which ones are worth it! Leave your list in a comment, it would be greatly appreciated!
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