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Book of the Month June 2021 – Runner’s Kitchen

I’ve recently got this cook book published this year, it’s jam packed with delicious meals to fuel your training. I’ve made a number of the meals in the book already.

Book of the Month May 2021 – The Essential Swimmer

This is the essential guide to a successful swimming program for fitness and competitive swimmers alike, filled with concise, practical advice on everything from basic stroke technique to advanced training programs. It will teach you how to identify your own stroke, kick, body position, and breathing flaws, and provides innovative drills to correct errors in form. Steve Tarpinian is an experienced swimming coach and an Ironman triathlete.

Book of the Month April 2021 – Power Meter Handbook

This handbook is a guide for everyone either using or looking to use a power meter. It is written with easy to follow concepts that are explained in detail without being overly technical.

Book of the Month February 2021 – Fast 5k

This was a Christmas present to myself and I’ve enjoyed the inspiration behind reading this. The genesis behind this book is 25 key concepts to run your best 5k.

Book of the Month September – Better Training For Distance Runners

This book is a great, in depth manual for how Peter Coe and David Martin developed elite British runners. It is written like an exercise physiology textbook, so it isn’t an easy read but it is packed full of great detail on how to structure, prepare and periodise training plans.

Book of the Month August – Going Long

The blurb states that Going Long is “the book you will return to season after season”, and that is very true, I do refer to it reasonably often when planning and preparing programmes for Ironman events.

Book of the Month July – Advanced Marathoning

Book of the Month July – Advanced Marathoning
This is the first in depth book on Marathoning that I read. It has guided my training and coaching philosophy. I’ve employed the principles found within it with a large number of my clients and training plans I’ve prepared.

Book of the Month June – Your Best Triathlon

Your Best Triathlon – Advanced Training for Serious Triathletes
Joe Friel’s writing style is easy to read and he explains training concepts concisely with examples that are easy for most triathletes to relate to.

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