Saturday, January 5, 2013
Final Weeks of Training for Carlsbad Marathon 2013
I've read two new books during training for this marathon. The first is Running with the Mind of Meditation by Sakyong Mipham; http://www.mipham.com/home.php . I am still working on my daily meditation and although I would wish I have could have mastered this after my first two attempts, I found out it's going to be a life long process. Running and meditation have a lot in common. They both require training, commitment, discipline and time. This book captured feelings of goodness and simpleness. I regurgitate a lot of information in this book as I run. Each chapter feed your brain and I found myself rereading some of the chapters just because I enjoyed the emphasis.
http://mattfitzgerald.org/ , has really help me decipher my way through a lot of performance enhancement supplements and is chalked full of easy to understand nutritional plans. This book explains and gives you charts of top products and illustrates the differences using a grid. I really like the chapter on energy sources. Like the Non-Runner's Guide to Marathon Training by David Whitsett, Matt Fitzgerald goes over ATP (Adenosine-5'-triphosphate) - "the body's fundamental energy currency". This helps me work through my meal planning and I do believe this has helped me minimize my injuries. After all I am a non-runner who trying to keep going as long as my body will allow it.