Book Worm Runner

Book Worm Runner

“You sound like a philosopher.”

That was a comment I got once while on a group run when I happened to get into my “book worm” mode and started talking about the changes I have seen in my running since reading Greg McMillan’s YOU (Only Faster).

That’s me, and it always has been. I love reading, and my running obsession has combined with this love of the written word. There are many fabulous books about running, whether they are more “How to” in nature, stories of personal journeys, or in depth training and nutrition guides. I have gained invaluable knowledge from reading about this sport, and I encourage others to do so as well.

Here is a list of some of my favorite running literature:

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Strides

Strides

Want to have faster leg speed? Want to run faster overall? Training for a 5k? 10k? half marathon? Marathon? well, then you should be doing some strides.

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You don’t need a GPS watch or a track to do this workout, just use a stretch of road.

Strides are a running workout where you accelerate to your sprint/1 mile race pace and run 60-100 meters and then slow back down again to recover. Typically they are done in sets of 5-10, and they are most beneficial when you fully recover between each one, jogging or even walking for at least a minute.

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