Last month, my first decision was to buy two bookshelves.
Recently, the number of books on the shelves is increasing.
In fact, this involves a question of how to read and learn. Of course, the function of books is to spread knowledge, but not every book needs to be read from beginning to end, word by word, nor does it mean that a book is irrelevant to what you are doing, then it is useless.
Some books, which are tools, can guide training or answer questions when needed, but they don’t need to be familiar with them. Some books, theoretical books, can be used to build a personal knowledge system, so you can choose according to your personal needs and read them carefully; Some books, which are popular in knowledge, should be read through in a selective and discriminating way, because the authors have different positions and their opinions may not stand the test. There are also books, which are documentary literature or stories. It is also good to exercise your brain when you are in leisure.
As for the usefulness of books, it is of course a relative concept. What’s more, Zhuangzi has said that what is useless is of great use.
So, I’d like to share with you some books about running that I like very much recently. Everyone can buy their own books according to their own needs.
 Sports technology category
1. Three Sports Techniques of Swimming, Riding and Running (Taiwan)
Authors: Nicholas romanov, John Grant Robertson,
Translator: Xu Guofeng
This paper systematically expounds the essence of sports from a scientific point of view and teaches athletes how to practice their sports skills. The principles in this paper include but are not limited to the triathlon (swimming, cycling and running).
2, "posture running"
Authors: Nicholas romanov, Kurt Bulunga,
Translator: Wang Peng
This is an introductory book on running posture and a practical reference book for self-learning running skills. At present, posture running is also the only training method in the world that has been scientifically proved to reduce the probability of injury, and it is also the only training method that can be quantified and taught.
3、《Pose Method of Triathlon Techniques》
Authors: Nicholas Romanov, John Robson,
This is the English version of the first book, which is suitable for students who are good at English, love to read the original and love to understand.
 Training methods
1. You can run faster
Author: Xu Guofeng
From the perspective of running data, this book teaches you how to understand running data on the one hand and how to quantitatively manage your own training on the other.
2. Guide to Full-scale Scientific Training of Marathon: Physical Strength, Technical Psychology.
Authors: Xu Guofeng, Luo Yuyin,
This book is divided into four parts, explaining how marathon runners should make a scientific training plan, which is suitable for runners who make their own schedules.
3、《Treadmill Training for Running》
Author: Rick Morris
It is rare to have a book dedicated to treadmill training methods. In fact, many foreign runners will use treadmills to assist or even perform training, which is suitable for runners who often run on treadmills but don’t know how to run.
4、《Run Less Run Faster》
Author: Amby Burfoot
This book comprehensively introduces many principles and methods in running training and competition, which is suitable for beginners to establish a comprehensive understanding of running and for serious runners who pursue scientific training knowledge.
5. Dr. Daniel’s Running Equation (Taiwan)
Author: Jack Daniels
Translator: Xu Guofeng
This book introduces the principle and application of Dr. Daniel’s training method in detail. Compared with the simplified version in mainland China, Mr. Xu Guofeng’s Taiwan Province translation is more readable and recommended to marathon runners.
 Relaxation massage
1. Zero-Pain Self-Therapy of MELT, which is popular in America (Taiwan)
Author: Sue Hizman
Translator: Lin Shuling
This book is different from other relaxation methods of foam shaft, based on the concept of weight, and introduces how to rehydrate and relax the fascia of all parts of the body. No matter whether you are a runner or not, you can try it as long as your body often feels tight and uncomfortable.
2. The most effective stretching method in the world (Taiwan)
Author: Nakano James Shoichi
Translator: Lin Jiahan
Through illustrations, the book introduces many actions suitable for office workers to relax at home, which helps us to improve joint mobility. Remember to use them after buying home!
 Strength training category
1. "Keeping Peak Physical Condition Forever: The Ultimate Guide to Functional Fitness Training"
By Paul Collins
Translator: Seimi Zhang
This book is very thin, which briefly introduces the essentials and standards of functional training movements, is comprehensive and practical, and is suitable for sports enthusiasts to read and practice.
2. Flexible as a Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Motor Techniques, Improving Sports Performance and Preventing Injuries (Taiwan)
Authors: Kelly Staley, Glenn Coe Dozza,
Translator: Hao Xu
From the aspects of training principle and action practice, this book analyzes and decomposes strength movements in different levels, which is suitable for research runners, prospective coaches and coaches.
 Literature research category
1、《Lore of running》
Author: Tim Noakes
A comprehensive and objective encyclopedia of theoretical literature in the running circle is suitable for people engaged in writing and education.
2. Science and Practice of Running (Taiwan)
Author: Steve Magnus
Translator: Tian Xinyi
The author expounds the existing scientific findings and training methods of running training from the perspectives of scientific research and coaching, which does not involve viewpoint bias and is a good reference material.
 Training psychology
1. "Deliberate Practice"
Authors: Anderle Eriksson, Robert Poole,
Translator: Wang Zhenglin
2. The King of Learning (Taiwan)
Author: John Waitzkin
Translator: You Min
3. "Exercise to Transform the Brain"
Authors: Wendy Suzuki, Billy Atpatrick,
Translator: Huang Jueping
4. Constant Perseverance (Taiwan)
Author: Angela duckworth
Translator: Hong Huifang
5. The Heart of the Runner (Taiwan)
Author: Sajiang Jamgon Ju Mipham Gyatso
Translator: Cai Yaqin
6. The Illusion of Genius
By Matthew Said
Translator: Jin Yucan
The psychology of exercise has much in common with the psychology of doing other things. In the process of repeated training, we not only exercised our bodies, but also experienced our hearts.
 Documentary literature
1. The Runner’s Way (Taiwan)
Author: Yadha Ronander Finn
Translator: You Shufeng
2. Run Out of Kenya
Author: Yadha Ronander Finn
Translator: Shen Hui
3. The Perfect Mile (Taiwan)
Author: Neil Bescom
Translator: Gao Ziwen
4. "Strong Wind Blowing"
Author: Shion Miura
Translators: Lin Peijin, Li Jianquan, Yang Zhengmin
Listen to more stories and see the wider world. Everyone’s running story may be different, but as runners, we can also see many common characteristics and many spirits that we strive for in the strong.