An introduction to endurance and running training

recommended by Mehul Vaitha

Books to read to gain an introductory insight into endurance training.

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    The Little Black Book of Training Wisdom: How to train to improve at any sport
    by Dr Dan Cleather PhD

    A book that does a good job of underlining the basic concepts behind basic training and adaptation.

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    Good to Go: How to Eat, Sleep and Rest Like a Champion
    by Christie Aschwanden

    Cuts through the science and claims of a wide variety of recovery methods and debunks the junk to give a clear picture of what we should actually be doing to look after our bodies better between exercising.

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    Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance
    by Alex Hutchinson

    Presents an overview of science’s search for understanding human fatigue, individual potential and ultimately defines a person’s limits.

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    The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
    by David Epstein

    David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving this age-old question. Along the way, the book dispels many of our perceptions about why top athletes excel. He shows why some skills that we assume are innate, like the bullet-fast reactions of a baseball or cricket batter, are not, and why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary, like an athlete’s will to train, might in fact have important genetic components. By the end, the book will force you to rethink the very nature of athleticism.

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    The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
    by Florence Williams

    Florence Williams investigates the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. Delving into brand-new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and strengthen our relationships. A book that contains urgent and desperately needed answers and ideas in an age where our modern lives continue to shift dramatically indoors.

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