BEST Running List of Books – an expert in all reading. Today I have a wonderful guest post by Kristina from Bookishly Boisterous. She is passionate about literature and reviews books on her website. And when she does not read, she also likes to run! So she is the perfect person to make a list of required books on the run! This is one of the best books written by runners, about running and good listening on the run.
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If we are honest, I think that in fact I prefer to read about running, which will actually unscrew my shoes and knock on the asphalt (or, in my case, on the treadmill). Over the past ten or twelve years, I ran fourteen half-marathons, a handful of 5 and 10 kilometers, and diligently participated in three or four runs per week, and yet I still rather siphon on the couch, learning from someone else than actually putting your words to use. And so I'm here to share some of the best running books I've read, leaving actual tips for running Monica. Therefore, if you need inspiration from someone else's story, you want to learn new running plans, or you just need new reading materials for a festive flight, I have several options for you:
We all read Christopher McDougall's Born to Run, right? If not, buy or download the insanely popular book that helped to map the infamous barefoot madman of the race, as well as discuss the treadmills and ultramaratons. It was the first book on the run that I ever read, immediately drawing me to the genre.
Dina Castor “Let Your Mind Run” is a fabulous memoir that recalls the blood, sweat and tears that she put into becoming an Olympian. The time she spent, mainly with men, to become a cross-country champion, was especially fascinating and demonstrates her incredible determination. Castor spends a lot of time discussing how she psychologically trained, and not on focusing mainly on the body (this is very important when working with injuries). I found that I was directing my inner Castor to 10 km, which I ran a month or so ago, so I didn’t feel it either mentally or physically (“Come, Christina, if Dina can climb a dirty hill in the rain when she’s teammates will bite on her heels you can do it! ”)
In the long run: “Notes on life and loss in motion” Catriona Menzies-Pike uses running to help cope with the loss of her parents ’death, while exploring her personality and women in running in general. I honestly did not expect a historical component, but in fact I learned a lot, being able to identify myself with it as with an ordinary runner who uses running as a terrific therapeutic option.
“The Running Man” Charlie Angle begins by saying that the author is about to launch the equivalent of “Badlands” along the prison path, since he was unable to attend this event. I know. Badlands. Jail. Heavy stuff. Charlie Angle is best known for his documentary The Launch of the Sahara, where he did it. Like him, or to love him, he performed some amazing trainings and he had to overcome several serious personal demons.
I am a high school teacher, a 4-year-old mother and a classic student with excessive workload (there are subgroups in my to-do lists, I'm not joking). I also have some problems with my legs, so because of my time constraints and chronic leg pain, I just can't spend a million hours a month training. Because of this, I have always welcomed realistic and effective curricula and books. I really learned a lot from Matt Fitzgerald, “Running 80/20: run harder and run faster, exercising more slowly.” The basic theory is that we can run slower 80% of the time, and throw the remaining 20% against the wall. He offers a lot of research to support this idea, as well as many learning options. Although I did not follow any of his plans completely, I began to adapt the philosophy and saw a certain increase in stamina and a decrease in pain.
I also really appreciate something from Hal Higdon and Kara Gaucher. Running for Women Gaucher is an excellent beginner's guide that discusses various training options and ways to solve problems unique to women, such as menstruation and pregnancy (I also have her newest book, which is more like a goal setting magazine. but I really haven't gotten into it yet). The Higdona Marathon offers training plans for each level for each distance race – I think this is a serious study guide (he also wrote about his time at the Boston Marathon, when the finish line finished at 4:09:43 AM Boston through the Runners eyes, which are definitely forced me to tear several times).
Some more to complete! If you are a slower runner like me, but continue to sign up for races, you will adore the Confession of an unlikely runner: a guide to races and courses for overcoming obstacles to medium fitness and halfway through, given by Dana Ayers. This thin volume is a collection of humorous jokes of her time spent in Washington, DC, and will make you feel good about running, no matter what your time.
Given my love of literature, I could hardly contain my excitement a few years ago when I saw that Haruki Murakami wrote memoirs about his run (a wonderful writer and a quick runner? My hero!). What I am talking about when I talk about running, discusses how his two passions and his discipline intertwine.
I hesitated about the latter, since it may not have been wonderfully written and could be criticized for many reasons, but it was so fascinating that I had to. I listened to this memoir a few months ago, not familiar with the story of Susie Favor Hamilton, an Olympic runner who became an escort. The first half of Fast Girl is definitely about how she became an athlete … and the second about her other career. This is definitely PG-13, but its discussion of competition and obsession is definitely a trap that runners can fall into if they are not careful.
And if you don’t want to read about running, I highly recommend David Cedaris’s Calypso, Tommy Orange “There” or R.O. Kwan
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