Monday, January 17, 2011
I am so excited for my sister Heather to be running her first marathon! I promised her that if she ran, I would do it with her and stay by her side the entire time. I think this is good for two reasons, one is that is it always good to have a support system with you when you are running and two, is that I have been so hard on my body with my last two marathons that it will be good to take it easy. As I say this I am thinking that Heather is really not as slow as she thinks she is so ultimatly I think we will make a good match. Jen will be up head working on her speed so Heather and I will keep up the tail end :)
Back to the point! I wanted to reccomend two books out there for all of you runners. Even if you don't plan on running a marathon, these are good to have.
The first is Beginner's Guide to Long Distance Running. This book is good for helping you with the basics like, shoes, stretching, avoiding injury, diet and food. It also has training plans for those who would like to run a full or half. Jen really likes this book.
Second is Nancy Clark's Food Guide for Marathoners. Ever wondering what you should and shouldn't be eating?? Well this book will tell you everything. How many grams of fiber, how much protein when and what to eat for optimal performance. I really like this book and go back to it consistently for reference.
Well there you have it! These two books will help start you on your way towards an awesome marathon!