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BOOKS TO CHECK OUT
BOOKS I HAVE READ:
Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery by Christie Aschwenden
The author dives into the research behind many recovery protocols and modalities including, but not limited to: compression boots & garments, massage, float tanks, cryotherapy, sleep, supplements, hydration, and more. For the full review and my own learnings, read here.
ROAR: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for Life by Stacy Sims.
ROAR is an enlightening guide and must read for any female athlete. It presents the background science for all of its assertions about fitness practices; however, it stays accessible so someone who wants the hard science and someone who wants only training tips will both enjoy the book. Read my review.
The Triathlete's Training Bible: The World’s Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed. by Joe Friel
This edition includes personalizing training plans, incorporates new power meter techniques for cycling and running, improves on the skill development techniques, updates the strength training approach, speeds recovery for busy athletes, and cuts through the noisy volume of training data to focus athletes on the numbers that mean the most to better performance.
Life's too Short to Go So F*cking Slow: Lessons From an Epic Friendship That Went the Distance by Susan Lacke
Who needs a good laugh? And a good cry? Finished this super entertaining book in a just a few sittings. Susan Lacke is a gifted and witty story teller who writes candidly about her flaws and challenges she faces, in addition to finding a friendship that forever changed her life.
BOOKS ON MY NIGHTSTAND:
Fast After 50: How to Race Strong for the Rest of Your Life by Joe Friel
Fast After 50 presents guidelines for high-intensity workouts, focused strength training, recovery, cross training, and nutrition for high performance. In addition, how the body's response to training changes with age, how to adapt your training plan, and how to avoid overtraining, and much more.
My Life on the Run: The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon
by Bart Yasso with Kathleen Parrish
With insight and humor, My Life on the Run chronicles the heatstroke and frostbite, heartache and triumphs experienced while competing in more than 1,000 competitive races during his nearly 30 years with Runner's World Magazine. Yasso gives valuable and practical advice on how to become a runner for life and continually draw joy from the sport. He also offers practical guidance for beginners, intermediate, and advanced runners, such as 5-K, half-marathon, and marathon training schedules.
Galloway's Book on Running, 2nd Ed. by Jeff Galloway
Jeff Galloway shows how amateur runners can use the same training principles followed by world-class runners. He explains to beginners how to get started, explains his ideas on stress and rest, and reveals secrets for running better. Galloway includes training schedules for 5k, 10k, and half-marathon races, as well as recent insights into motivation, nutrition, and fat burning. Runners at all levels will benefit from this seasoned athlete’s wisdom.
Iron Fit Secrets: Time-Efficient Training Secrets for Ultimate Fitness by Don Fink and Melanie Fink
If you're a busy person then Iron Fit Secrets will help you with managing your time and training. The book also contains advice from Ironman participants, which will be useful for all readers. Included are training plans called just Finish, intermediate, and competitive.
Run Fast. Eat Slow. by Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecy
From world-class marathoner and 4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky comes a whole foods, flavor-forward cookbook that proves food can be indulgent and nourishing at the same time. Finally here's a cookbook for runners that shows fat is essential for flavor and performance and that counting calories, obsessing over protein, and restrictive dieting does more harm than good. Packed with more than 100 recipes for every part of your day.
The Feed Zone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes
by Biju Thomas, Allen Lim
The book's focuses on simple, good food with an emphasis on maximizing food as fuel. There is a helpful nutrition for cyclists chapter that gives information for when to fuel with what and why, without being too scientific. The recipes are organized with a training regimen in mind, as in nutritious dinner for post work out that are fast, easy, and tasty.
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