Prepping for the Full Moon Madness 4 miler on October 23? Maybe the family-friendly 1-mile Moonwalk? Or just keeping up with the other students in the JTCC Running Club!

Running has taken off during the recession…convenient and cheap, no gym (and resulting gym membership fee) needed. A bit of desire and a pair of shoes (sometimes not even shoes) makes anyone into a runner.

BOOKS (all available at JTCC Library):

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall.  Staff pick for one of the best books of 2009; this book will make your feet itch to run trails too!

Running Well by Sam Murphy. British coach helps you get your running form competition-ready.

What I talk about when I talk about running: a memoir by Murakami, Haruki (this is an audiobook). Award-winning author Murakami muses on life as he trains for the New York Marathon.

Runner’s World Complete Book of Running: everything you need to run for weight loss, fitness, and competition. Edited by Amby Burfoot. Comprehensive book from the leading running magazine.

ONLINE:

Running Industry Makes Strides during Recession by Amy Martinez

Barefoot Running:

Foot strike patterns and collision forces in habitually barefoot versus shod runners

Biomechanics: Barefoot running strikes back

Written by Suzanne

Suzanne has loved books from an early age, and remembers reading her 24 volume World Book Encyclopedia set when she ran out of novels. Now that she works in a library, she will never run out of reading material again! Suzanne is a recent MLS graduate who loves working with students and technology.

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