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Be a Better Runner, by Sally Edwards

Take your running to heart – Heart Zone Training (HZT), that is!  Long-time ultra-marathoner and triathlete Sally Edwards collaborated with Dr. Carl Foster to compile decades of experience and research into Be a Better Runner.  Their resulting HZT program allows each runner … Continue reading

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Marathon: the Ultimate Training Guide: Advice, Plans, and Programs for Half and Full Marathons by Hal Higdon

I’ve been running for a few years and recently began participating in distance races, so Hal Higdon’s Marathon caught my attention.  With decades of experience, Higdon and his training plans are well-respected.  He provides an overview of endurance running and … Continue reading

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The Art of Running Faster: Improve Technique, Training and Performance by Julian Goater and Don Melvin

I found a lot of helpful information in The Art of Running Faster.  Like many how-to running books, I had to skim for what interested me and skip what didn’t.  I found learning about fartleks and other training strategies extremely … Continue reading

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The Art of Running Faster: Improve Technique, Training, and Performance by Julian Goater and Don Melvin

I found a lot of helpful information in The Art of Running Faster. Like many how-to running books, I had to skim for what interested me and skip what didn’t. I found learning about fartleks and other training strategies extremely … Continue reading

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The Accidental Athlete: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Middle Age by John “The Penguin” Bingham

Would my review seem unprofessional if I simply said, “I la-la-la-loooooved this book” and left it at that? John Bingham recounts his transformation from a child who played for the sheer joy of it to a small and un-athletic high … Continue reading

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Run Your Butt Off!: a Breakthrough Plan to Lose Weight and Start Running (No Experience Necessary!)

I recently used coolrunning.com’s  Couch Potato to 5K plan to start jogging and have since run two 5Ks. While that plan ultimately worked for me, I so wish I had discovered Run Your Butt Off!, from Runner’s World, first. The RYBO plan … Continue reading

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The Barefoot Running Book by Jason Robillard

Things I liked about this book: “I believe the movement will pressure shoe manufacturers to examine the research and development of their current shoes more critically resulting in moving away from the supportive and cushioned technology so prevalent today.” Alternative … Continue reading

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

My friends, like me, tend toward the sedentary.  I do, however, know a few folks who are athletes or who actively engage in physical activity. So I have been hearing good things about Born to Run for quite awhile, but interestingly … Continue reading

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Life at These Speeds by Jeremy Jackson

Kevin is an 8th grader at a small rural school and the star of the track team. The school is so small that the whole 8th grade class is on the track team except for two students. Kevin hates track … Continue reading

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Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs

Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs is another fun read. Pheobe’s world is turned upside down when her mom comes back from a vacation in Greece with a fiance and the announcement that she has to leave Los Angeles … Continue reading

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