There is no doubt that you will come across a lot of online Marathon Training tutorials. Most of the tutorials are quite good and I have used quite a few of them. However, there are some things that these tutorials do not cover. There are some tips and pointers that seem minor that can make all the difference to your training and the actual race.
I will highlight some Best Marathon Training Books that you can use that have been used by a number of athletes and I am sure you will find them quite useful too. Sometimes these best marathon training books come with bonus material like DVD’s or you can get them in the form of eBooks.
Best Marathons by David Holt
This book does not waste time; it gets straight to the core of the matter. It does not matter whether you are a seasoned runner or a rookie; this book will take you from whatever level you are and give you a new competitive edge that will put you among the top elite runners.
In addition to different training programs it also has dedicated pages that focus on injury prevention and nutrition. The book is composed of 19 chapters made up of 374 pages making the information in it quite comprehensive.
For those that look at running as strenuous, tough, and tiring, this book will make you see things differently. Once you go through the health benefits of running you will enjoy your training more. You can get this book brand new at a price of about $13.50 and 2nd hand for about $12.20.
Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon: How to Be Your Own Best Coach by Bradd Hudson & Matt Fitzgerald
Again with this book, whether you want to train for a 5k or a full marathon you will be able to run with and compete against the best in the world using the tips and advice from this book. The author himself is a former Olympic trials marathoner and is the current coach to a few Olympic athletes.
This is one book that will take a novice runner and turn them into a renowned athlete. What most people love about this book is the way the author breaks down and simplifies everything for you. As you go through the book you are left with no questions as to what you need to do and how you are going to do it.
If you are an athlete that wants to keep improving and getting better year after year then this is the book for you. The book is available brand new at a price of about $10.20 and 2nd hand for about $6.00.
How to Train by Hal Higdon
For those that want to train smarter, faster, and more effectively then this book comes highly recommended. Its focus is strictly on the training and running, it has a number of schedules and programs that cater to beginners, those that want to run the 5k, 10k and the full marathons.
The author himself has been a runner for more than 40 years and has taken part in more than 100 marathons. So if you want to not only cross the finish line but do so ahead of the pack, get some tips and advice from this book. The disadvantage of this book is that it does not have sections on nutrition & diet or injury prevention which is much-needed advice to keep you on track. You can get the book brand new for $12.00.
5k and 10k Training by Brian Clarke
Ask any full marathon runner they will tell you that the starting best Marathon Training Books point of their training was the lower races like the 5k and the 10k. If you want a short book that you can read through quickly and are also just starting out then the 5k and 10k training is for you. Even if you are a seasoned 5k and 10k runner you can get better and faster with the advice offered in this book.
You will not have to fight your body just to complete a workout just because the schedule says so. Your body will easily adapt to the programs and schedules here and you will be racing your way to the finish the line. What I like about this book is the way it not only focuses on training but recovery as well. You can pick it up at a price of $13.00.
The ‘26.2’ Marathon Training Tips e-Book
There are some people who are not fans of your regular paperback editions. If you prefer reading your book on a pc or notebook then there are also eBooks that you can make use of. The ‘26.2’ Marathon Training Tips e-Book will give you tips and advice on how to train and how to run during the race. With insights from practical marathon running experienced over the years, this eBook sounds like a must-read…
These are just a few of the many available Best Marathon Training Books out there. I am sure though that you will find that any one of the above books will suit your preferred training schedule and level. See you at the finish line
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