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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2009, 11:56:15 PM »

I'd recommend for the beginning runner "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Running" by Bill Rodgers. It's got me up to about 30 mins of actual running (started off with 1 minute intervals of running). It has a great 4 week program of exercises to get from never having run before to running for 30 mins. I started over when I got my KSO's and now run exclusively in them.
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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2009, 12:11:57 PM »

For Canadians, the same kind of excellent beginners' information can be found in John Stanton's "Running Room's Book on Running" or the shorter "From Start to Finish." The former can be found at http://tinyurl.com/l2wfk3.

(Just be sure to ignore the chapter on choosing the correct shoe.  Cheesy)

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« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2009, 02:16:20 PM »

finished born to run this past weekend, haven't really had time to post.  It was a great book thanks for the recommendation, i really enjoyed it.  It's awesome to know that we our made to do something that so few still do.  I'm glad that some are getting back to basics and having fun while doing it!
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« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2009, 04:48:15 PM »

Yes!!!

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« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2009, 02:59:00 PM »

I'm a fan of running literature and stories.  My favorites are (in no particular order):

The classic Once a Runner and the sequel Again to Carthage by the infamous John L Parker
And Then the Vulture Eats You short stories from ultra runners compiled by the famous coach Hal Higdon
Following the Flame by Greg Lautenslager (similar in theme to Once a Runner)
Flannagan's Run by Tom McNabb (an epic 1931 footrace from Los Angeles to New York City)
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« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2009, 03:10:54 PM »

Last week I bought Born To Run for my Kindle. By the time I finished reading it I had already ordered two hardcover copies as well. I will use one to highlight, dog-ear, and scribble notes in, and the other will be kept pristine so I can enjoy reading it again in the future, or lending it out to friends to encourage them to read books I've found very enjoyable. I do this with a lot of books.

Based on another thread on the board somewhere I picked up Tim Noakes's Lore of Running. I haven't dug into it yet, but I probably will start this holiday weekend. I also just read an article on Sports Illustrated, which is from Ultramarathon by James Shapiro. I can't believe people raced 24hr nonstop on a tiny track.

Article Link: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1123639/1/index.htm
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