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New, well I have not really started yet. what do the new & seasoned recommend i read this weekend to help me make a starting plan. I'm going to start the plan ( what ever it may be ) on Monday!!! Really! My neighbor signed me up for the mud run in San Diego in October, Thanks for the help, Lesa
You might want to check out: http://www.halhigdon.com/books/bookorder.htm and get Hal Higdon's book SMART RUNNING -Expert advise on Training, Motivation, Injury Prevention, Nutrition and Good Health. His books are well written and easy to understand. Plus, it's only 13.50. Great for a beginner.
Try browsing Jeff Galloway's books in a bookstore or online at http://www.jeffgalloway.com/. He's an advocate of run/walk, which I think is specially appropriate for beginning runners.
I picked up a book called Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running at amazon.com. It has alot of good advice for women, especially newbies. It inspired me to run as it has lots of women's testimonies how running has changed their lives at all ages.
The above link is the link to Amazon's offering of it. Also check out Coolrunning.com newbie section - I'm doing the C25K program and I find that it's a good way to ease into it.