Running books for older runners

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Jan 2012
5:44pm, 11 Jan 2012
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ChrisHB
Anyone got any recommendations among these books or others?
Running Until You're 100, 3rd Ed by Jeff Galloway (4 stars in Amazon)
Masters Running: A Guide to Running and Staying Fit... by Hal Higdon (2.5 stars in Amazon)
Running Past 50 (Ageless Athlete Series) by Richard Benyo (3.5 stars)
Feb 2012
9:41pm, 23 Feb 2012
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steve_c
Running Over Forty by Bruce and Sue Tulloh
Feb 2012
9:52pm, 23 Feb 2012
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RunningInCircles
What I talk about when I talk about running, by Haruki Murakami.
Very much a book about dealing with what your body is capable of as you age.
Feb 2012
9:56pm, 23 Feb 2012
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Velociraptor
Don't choose "Zen and the Art of Running". It tells you that it's OK to quit as you get older.
Feb 2012
10:29pm, 23 Feb 2012
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Sharkie
'Running past 50' I didn't care for at all. The Tulloh one's not bad.

Some of the best information I've found is in relatively serious but more general books - like John Shepherd's 'Complete Guide to Sport Training' - which has adaptations for juniors and masters.
Feb 2012
10:44pm, 23 Feb 2012
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ChrisHB
I bought "Running Until You're 100". Its USP is that it recommends run-walking and I really don't like that idea. I guess for Sharkie it would be anathaema. There are lots of inspirational characters in it. These include the author's parents. I on the other hand am a million times better at running than my parents, so there.
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1:02pm, 24 Jul 2021
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jacdaw
I thought I'd resurrect this thread... does anybody have opinioins on Joe Friel's Fast after 50?
Jul 2021
6:31pm, 24 Jul 2021
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jacdaw
Has nobody read it? Somebody must have an opinion. I don't want to waste £16 if it's rubbish.
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6:38pm, 24 Jul 2021
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Velociraptor
Fast after 50 is quite sound on training matters, and readable. Majors on strength over endurance and encourages the consumption of lots of animals.
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6:46pm, 24 Jul 2021
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jacdaw
Sounds like my sort of thing; thanks V'rap.

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