- Running for Women by Joan Benoit Sameulson, Gold Medalist, 1984 Olympic Marathon -- I personally loved this book because she talks a lot about BALANCE. Especially pertaining to children, family and training. Find her Biography HERE!
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- I have been using this book for the current training year (2012) and this plan has definitely improved my time! I went from a 27:07 PR 5k to a 24:02 PR 5k in less than 6 months! Definitely worth the read. I would NOT recommend this one for beginners. You want to have a base of good miles in before you begin any program in here. But they go over all that with you in the beginning chapters.
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- Love her book! Anytime I need a boost of encouragement or just need to get pumped up about running again I open this book. Her enthusiasm for the sport is contagious and she writes in such a way that you feel like YOU can accomplish anything. Her tips and favorite quotes throughout are practical and useful. Oh, and she totally knows what it's like to be a mother runner!