Just like your business, getting your body in good shape and achieving your goals can be a difficult task. These books will make running easier by education and resources that will guide you in the right direction, right through the finish line.

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13 Lessons in 13.1 Miles
By Cheri Alguire

13 Miles in 13.1 Miles: How Running a Half-Marathon Can Help You Succeed in Business and in Life" takes the reader on a journey to help them apply their half-marathon experience to real world skills that will last a lifetime. The book follows author, life coach and popular Working Mother Magazine blogger Cheri Alguire from her original leap of faith in deciding to run, through the training process, all the way through the race itself to the finish line and beyond. Perfect for anyone who is considering running or has run a half-marathon, or is just looking for an inspirational story.

•  Signed Copy
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Half-Marathon Training: Get Ready to Run or Walk a 5K, 8K, 10K or Half-Marathon Race
By Heather Hedrick

Signed up for a half-marathon and not sure what you've gotten yourself into? Absolute Beginner's Guide to Half-Marathon Training: Get Ready to Run or Walk a 5K, 8K, 10K or Half-Marathon Race is an easy-to-understand introduction to the world of running half-marathon, or shorter, race. 

•  Paperback
Daniels' Running Formula
By Jack Daniels, PhD

"This book is a fine example of the perfection that the running world has come to expect from Jack Daniels. Well thought out, concise, and purposeful, it embodies the training programs of time-proven principles that enhanced my own running performances. Simply put, Daniels’ formula works. This book is a must read for every runner and coach interested in achieving peak performance."
~Jim Ryun, Former world record holder—880 yds, mile, and 1500m Three-time Olympian

•  Paperback
Half Marathon: You Can Do It
By Jeff Galloway

If you are thinking about training for a half-marathon, Jeff Galloway can help you prepare well, enjoy the training and glow from the achievement of crossing the finish line. Jeff will show you how to select a realistic running/walking goal and offers a step-by-step program that starts with setting up your training each week.

•  Paperback
Marathon Man: A True Life Rocky/Forrest Gump story

Charles Robbins has something known as Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), a chronic, painful, deforming, inflammatory rheumatic disease. Despite this disease’s debilitating affects, and a severe case of Acid Reflux, Charles Robbins has not just survived, but thrived. Once told he would never walk again, today Charles has run in and finished 40 marathons. 

•  Paperback
Marathon Training for Dummies
By Tere Drenth

Marathon Training For Dummies is for everyone who has always thought about running a marathon or half-marathon (13.1 miles) and for seasoned runners who want to tackle the challenge safely and successfully. In just four to six months of dedicated training, any runner can be fully prepared to tackle a marathon. Map out an exercise program, choose shoes, and plan the race strategy that will get you across the finish line.

•  Paperback
•  Digital
On Your Mark. Get Set. Go!: Marathon Training (Crunch Fitness Guides)
By Crunch Fitness Guides, Crunch

Training for your first marathon. The marathon is the crown jewel of running. 26.2 miles of exhilaration and sometimes agony. This book is designed to get the novice, recreational runner from the starting line to the finish line.

•  Paperback
Run for Life: The Real Woman's Guide to Running
By Sam Murphy

Written for real women with jobs, families, social lives, and other obligations, this beautiful book provides the motivation and information you need to get out there and get running: lively anecdotes, guides to gadgets, inspirational pep talks, and the tools to create a running schedule to fit your life. No punishing weekly training schedules, grueling diets, or race pace charts, here. Backed by scientific research, expert advice, and the experiences of female runners of all ages and levels of ability, Run for Life offers information on eating and drinking for energy, the truth about stretching, ways to avoid injury and much more.

•  Paperback
The Beginning Runner's Handbook: The Proven 13-Week Walk-Run Program
By The Sports Medicine Council British Columbia

At the core of this popular guide is "the program" — a 13-week walk - run plan designed to turn anyone into a runner, without injury. Originally developed by sports medicine physicians and refined through three years of clinics and responses from runners, it explains precisely how the beginner should train every day for the first 13 weeks. Every part of the process is covered, from equipment to staying motivated.

•  Paperback
The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer
By David A. Whitsett, Forrest A. Dolgener, Tanjala Jo Kole

The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer is based on the highly successful marathon class offered by the University of Northern Iowa, which was featured in a Runner's World article titled "Marathoning 101."  This book follows the same 16-week, four-day-a-week workout plan. What makes the success rate of this program so much higher than any other? The special emphasis on the psychological aspects of endurance activities. You don't have to love to run -- you don't even have to like it -- but you have to realize that you are capable of more than you have ever thought possible.

•  Paperback
Women's Guide to Running
By Jeff Galloway, Barbara Galloway

 A comprehensive book about running with the focus firmly placed on running with a woman's point of view.

•  Paperback

A Passion for Running
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