Monday, July 18, 2011

Reading and Running: Podcast Episode 8

In this episode, Med City Andy discusses three books (related to running) that he has recently read and would recommend. These include Born to Run, Running for Mortals and Galloway's Book on Running.
 If you are a beginning runner, I would strongly recommend Running for Mortals due to the personality of the book, the descriptions of the trials and tribulations of running and the simple, no-nonsense approach to beginning running. Galloway's Book on Running is a more technical based learn to run manual (and it reads more like a manual)-- it is very informative none the less.  Born to Run weaves an excellent story of a tribe of running people from the Copper Canyon region of central Mexico while talking about the author's experiences learning to run with a more natural style. Preachy at times, the book still is a good, quick read and is worthy of some of the hype that surrounds it.

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathelets and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

Running for Mortals by John Bingham and Jenny Hadfield

Galloway's Book on Running by Jeff Galloway

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