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.