Here's a list of books and DVDs that you may enjoy. Search for them on Google Shopping or Amazon.com Finish Line Achievements By Robin Groves Our Life on the Run by 50 & DC member Marlin Keesler Heading Toward the Final Finish Line by 50 & DC member Rick Karampatsos Beyond Running by Peter R. Whitis M.D. The Madman, The Marathoner by Juanita Tischendorf SPIRIT OF THE MARATHON DVD starring Dick Beardsley and Ryan Bradley
2,260 Miles with an Obsessive Runner by 50 & DC member Jeffery Horowitz "Jeffrey Horowitz didn’t expect to fall in love with marathoning, but that’s just what happened. He had never run a race, was not on his high school track team, and had never owned a pair of running shoes. Then, in 1985, he went out for a run and it changed his life. Eighteen years later he completed his one-hundredth marathon. This book is Jeff’s story, but it is also the story of everyone who loves to run. It includes his training, his injuries, his best times, his joys, his friends, his failures. In some ways, it’s an unusual story. How many other runners have finished 100 marathons? In other ways, it is the story of every runner who has found joy and satisfaction in a training routine, in reaching a goal, or in finishing a race." - Skyhorse Publishing Buy My First 100 Marathons from Skyhorse Publishing.
Everything you Need to Know to Reach the Finish Line by Grete Waitz "Do you consider yourself too old or out of shape to run a marathon? Do you fear that you lack the conditioning, motivation, or emotional strength to finish? If so, Grete Waitz, nine-time winner of the New York City Marathon, has a program for you that has proven to help would-be racers do what they thought was impossible: complete their first marathon. In this updated and revised third edition of Run Your First Marathon, Waitz offers: • A sixteen-week training program that has been proven successful time and time again • Methods for physically and mentally preparing to start and finish a marathon • Helpful tips regarding equipment, nutrition, and hydration • Guidance to help overcome motivational and physical roadblocks • And much more! With advice on 10Ks and other shorter races, Run Your First Marathon will empower runners with the courage to train, the willpower to persevere, and the tenacity to reach the finish line. Complete with sixty color photographs and information on the most current, cutting-edge trends in long-distance running, this essential reference will make your marathoning dreams come true." - Skyhorse Publishing Buy Run Your First Marathon from Skyhorse Publishing.
What 35 Years of Running Has Taught Me About Winning, Losing, Happiness, Humility, and the Human Heart by Amby Burfoot "The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life reveals as much about reaching your full potential as it does about sport. Boston Marathon winner Amby Burfoot, one of running’s wisest voices, presents 15 life lessons about passion, courage, materialism, failure, and regeneration, all learned during his more than 35 years of experience in running. He discusses a runner’s essential traits—qualities necessary for everyone striving to reach a long-term goal—as well as the writing, music, and quotes that have continually inspired him. Most important, Burfoot explains that winners are not those who cross the finish line first, but those who discover more about themselves with every step." - Skyhorse Publishing Buy The Runner's Guide to the Meaning of Life from Skyhorse Publishing.