Category Archives: Books

Heath vs Fitness

About a month and a half ago, after reading The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing by Dr. Philip Maffetone and beginning to make a daily habit of reading Mark’s Daily Apple blog, I’ve started to focus primarily on my overall … Continue reading

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Book Review: Young at Heart

While at a used book store, I came across a book titled Young at Heart: The Story of Johnny Kelley, Boston’s Marathon Man.  I’m surprised I never heard of this great runner, but apparently he’s very famous in the Boston … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Race Before Us – A Journey of Running and Faith

I received an advance copy of this book a few months ago and found it incredibly similar to my journey as a Christian over the past few years.  It combines both my interest in Christian doctrine and love of running.  The … Continue reading

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Idea 2: No Refined Sugars for 30 Days

Almost everyone is addicted to sugar and most of us don’t even realize it.  It is in almost everything, especially any food that is processed.  For the past two weeks I’ve drastically curtailed my refined sugar intake in order to … Continue reading

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Idea 1: A Running Idea a Day

I just read a book by James Altucher titled “Choose Yourself.”  The book was thought provoking and confirmed my suspicions that the world we live in today and into the future will be drastically different.  We no longer can depend … Continue reading

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Optimal Racing Weight

I just finished the book Racing Weight by Matt Fitzgerald.  It was a good read and made a strong case that weight is an important variable requiring attention if we are ever want to continue to get better in endurance … Continue reading

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Modifying My Future Marathon Training Plan

I’ve had a lot of success with the FIRST training method, which advocates only running three days a week and cross-training two other days.  The days that you do run, they are pretty intense, but there is plenty of time … Continue reading

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Book Review: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Earlier this week I finally finished the a tome of a biography on Steve Jobs.  Although lengthy, it provided a lot of insight to not only what made Steve Jobs tick, but also the inner workings of Apple, the computer … Continue reading

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Book Review: Running with Joy – My Daily Journey to the Marathon

Running with Joy is a running log of America’s best marathoner, Ryan Hall, as he prepares to run the 2010 Boston Marathon.  I’m a fan of Ryan Hall, and not only for his running achievements.  Ryan is also very open … Continue reading

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My Favorite Running Books

I have probably read a couple dozen books on running and these five seem to rise to the top of my list in terms of having a lasting impact on me in terms of motivation and inspiration.  You’ll notice of … Continue reading

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