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The Triathlete's Training Bible by Joe Friel
The Triathlete's Training Bible
by Joe Friel
recommended for: triathletes
read in May, 2006
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It's not necessary to read this book to be a recreational triathlete (like me). I'm sure it's essential for more serious athletes, or even anyone looking to make their own training programs , but I found it's extremely technical nature to be overwhel ...more
May rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer by David A. Whitsett
The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer
by David A. Whitsett
recommended for: aspiring first-time marathoners
read in August, 2006
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This book makes the point that you don't even have to LIKE running to decide to do a marathon. You read the book one chapter at a time (one for each week of training), and it focuses more on motivation/psychological help than on actually logging the ...more
May rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Aia Detroit by Eric J. Hill
Aia Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture
by Eric J. Hill
recommended for: lovers of historic buildings
read in November, 2005
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I LOVED this book. I found gorgeous areas of Detroit I never knew existed and learned more about buildings I'd admired for years. For those of you who think of Detroit as a wasteland, buy this book and use it to explore. There are sooo many stunning ...more
May rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Four Months to a Four-hour Marathon by Dave Kuehls
Four Months to a Four-hour Marathon
by Dave Kuehls
recommended for: marathoners
read in January, 2006
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This is a great book for a runner who just wants to get out and train for their first marathon, but doesn't know how to lay out the training plan for distance (how many miles, how many times per week, what pace). It's a very simple book with a traini ...more
May rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Triathlon Training in Four Hours a Week by Eric Harr
Triathlon Training in Four Hours a Week: From Beginner to Finish Line in Just Six Weeks
by Eric Harr
recommended for: aspiring triathletes
read in March, 2005
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If I were going to recommend ONE book for somebody thinking about completing their first triathlon, this would be it. It's a fast read and the training program is very accessible to people just starting out. Buy this book and only this book -- you ha ...more
May rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Becoming an Ironman by Kara Douglass Thom
Becoming an Ironman: First Encounters with the Ultimate Endurance Event
by Kara Douglass Thom (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: all endurance athletes
read in May, 2006
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So INSPIRING! The stories range from champion finishes to those who didn't finish (DNF). So many people think of the marathon as the ultimate endurance event, but what about the Ironman? Here, you run a marathon (26.2 miles) AFTER swimming 2.4 miles ...more
May rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Germany by Bike by Nadine Slavinski
Germany by Bike: 20 Tours Geared for Discovery
by Nadine Slavinski (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: people planning a bike tour in Germany
read in July, 2000
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I used this book together with bike maps bought in Germany to bike around Germany for a summer (about 1000 miles). The maps (Radwanderkarten, which you can get in any book store there) are essential. But the book added some fun and humor and helped w ...more
May rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Heal Your Knees by Robert L. Klapper
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It's not that I don't believe in water therapy, but the problem with this is motivating myself to get to the Y regulary. If you can motivate yourself to get to the pool, then I'm sure this is a great book for your knees. But if you plan to use home t ...more
May rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Be Iron-Fit by Don Fink
Be Iron-Fit: Time-Efficient Training Secrets for Ultimate Fitness
by Don Fink
recommended for: all triathletes/aspiring triathletes
read in February, 2006
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This is my favorite triathlon training book. It's both informative AND inspiring. There are 3 30-week programs to choose from (just finish, intermediate and competitive). The intermediate will have you training for 10-15 hours/wk. That sounds like a ...more
May rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontë
recommended for: teenage girls
read in January, 1991
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Jane is a heroine most young girls can relate to and draw strength from, and I was no exception.
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