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Books for Half Marathon Training

There are many half marathon training books, to save you time, we have done a review of three best selling books for half marathon training at Amazon.

Best selling Amazon books for half marathon training

Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Half Marathon Training

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. Endorsed by the National Institute for Fitness and Sport, this book is packed with illustrations, notes on how to stay motivated and tips on how to train without pain. It will guide you through your marathon-training program and show you how to find the appropriate clothing and shoes, prevent and treat injuries and warm-up before running.

To buy the book from Amazon follow the link below :

Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Half-Marathon Training: Get Ready to Run or Walk a 5K, 8K, 10K or Half-Marathon Race

Half Marathon ; You Can Do It by Jeff Galloway

This book for half marathon training is quick & easy with lots of color & specific tips. It’s particularly good if you feel like you’re too old or out of shape to run a half-marathon.

To buy this half marathon training book from Amazon follow the link below:
Half-Marathon: You Can Do It

Beginner Half Marathon Trainer by Jon Ackland

This book for half marathon training shows you how to run your best time without injury or time-intensive training. It teaches you how to: Mentally prepare, Train smarter, Improve speed and endurance, Properly nourish your body, Pace your self.

To buy this book go to Amazon at: Beginner’s Half-Marathon Trainer: The 14-Week Program to Completing a Half-Marathon in Your Best Time

Best Running Mantras

Do you have a running mantra? a mantra or a word or phrase that you can repeat to yourself to cope with the pain that comes with running. It can be an invaluable tool while running a marathon.

My favorite running mantra – It’s a piece of cake…my high school rugby coach loved saying this and I have never forgotten it.

I have looked around the internet for some fabulous running mantras.

Running mantras from runners at Cool Running

  1. You think this is pain? This is not pain, this is you getting your butt in shape. Now move it!
  2. I will survive
  3. You are a runner this is what you do
  4. Of course I can do it…I’m a warrior.
  5. Relax and flow.

Other good running mantras

  1. Pain is only temporary
  2. Nothing lasts forever
  3. Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body – Famous Marine Corps Saying
  4. I may not be fast, but I sure ain’t last.

Tips on How To Stay Fit While on holiday or Vacation

The best way to ensure you remain fit while on holiday is to observe the following fitness tips that will help to keep you in shape.

Exercise in the morning.

When on holiday you will have alot of things to do and by the end of the day you just want to lie down have a drink and rest. You will not have time during the day and you in the evening you will not be in a mood to exercise.

Start Running

Running is the simplest form of exercise, you just need a good pair of running shoes, shorts and T-shirt. These gear can be packed easily in your bag. Compare that with cycling – where will you pack your bike?

Confirm the hotel has a gym.

If staying fit is very important to you, make sure you confirm the hotel has a gym before you make the reservation.

Have back up plans

When on holiday / vacation, even the best-laid plans can be disrupted by flight delays and traffic jams. If you miss your “scheduled” workout, a short exercise routine is better than nothing. Sit ups and push ups can be done in your room.

Commit to Eat Healthy

Try and eat healthy foods. To prove you are serious you can carry a weighing machine with you so that every morning you can measure your weight. If you have tipped the scales you can remind yourself to stay on course.