I can not brag on this journal enough. I used it during my Nashville marathon training and qualified for Boston. I’m not saying it was all the journals doing but it def has some serious motivation in it! If you’re more of the competitive athlete they came out with a COMPETE journal. Similar to BELIEVE except it has tons of info on competing and hard core training and racing.
The Big Book of Marathon Training by Runner’s World This book has been a staple in most of my training cycles. It’s absolutely perfect for the beginner or more advanced runner. It breaks everything down for you from fueling to recovery. I used this method and part of Advanced Marathoning to qualify for Boston so I know this works. And no, I do not get any sort of compensation for blogging about this. I don’t think Runner’s World even knows I exists. ha)
ChiRunning teaches you how to run with proper form with the slight forward lean and really learning how to listen to your body’s cues. Perfect for the beginner or advanced runner. The cool thing about Chi Running is this author is based out of Asheville, NC (only 30 minutes from where I live aka: runners mecca) and has presented workshops locally on the sport. I’ve never attended one but it’s on my list of things to do. (*update: I did have the privilege of meeting Mr Dreyer at the Biltmore half-marathon in 2016. Kind soul!)