I read a lot for fun and work and knowledge and health. As an athlete and fitness enthusiast I have read a lot of related books.
In this post I am asking you for input on your favorite running and fitness books. I have listed my favorite books about running- it was a tough choice but 1 of the books was a clear leader( because it was my first fave).
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My favorite running books:
- Galloways Book on Running by Jeff Galloway http://www.amazon.com/Galloways-Book-Running-Jeff-Galloway/dp/0936070277 And his website www.jeffgalloway.com
- Chi Running by Danny Dreyer http://www.amazon.com/ChiRunning-Revolutionary-Approach-Effortless-Injury-Free/dp/1416549447 Also at his website http://www.chirunning.com
- The Lore of Running by Tim Noakes, M.D. http://www.amazon.com/Lore-Running-Edition-Timothy-Noakes/dp/0873229592
I originally read these books in their 1st Editions and the later editions added or changed some things. Galloway’s book took me from my first road race (a 10 miler) ever to a marathon As a one time footballer and still a 6’8 280-300 runner it was very helpful.
Chi Running has in the subtitle as Injury-free running and since I started running after years of football and basketball with the attending knee and ankle injuries- running without additional injury is a goal -a passion.
I originally read THE LORE OF RUNNING in its 2nd edition but really like the changes that arrived in 3 and 4.
Now in my 50’s my workouts on the roads and trail combine the ideas of bot Galloway and Dryer and the info in Lore has combined with other reading for background on how I live sweating and in rest of life.
WHAT ARE YOUR BOOKS?