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Three new books that can help you reach your performance goals.
Run Like a Champion: An Olympian’s Approach for Every Runner
By Alan Culpepper
VeloPress, $19, Velopress.com
Read it: To unleash your best running ability, regardless of your background or experience level.
Snapshot: “Being clear about your motivation will help you figure out what kind of runner you need to be to make your goals a reality. Then you’ll have not only a more effective training experience but a more enjoyable one as you train with intention, using the correct program and appropriate intensity.”
The Performance Paleo Cookbook: Recipes for Training Harder, Getting Stronger and Gaining the Competitive Edge
By Stephanie Gaudreau
Page Street Publishing Co., $22, Stupideasypaleo.com
Read it: For tasty, Paleo-based meals designed to boost sports performance.
Snapshot: “Quality nutrition forms the base of the performance pyramid, and it’s even more critical to success than training time, sleep and everything else you do. Eating nutrient-dense, whole foods that provide the energy and substrate for training and recovery is the key to building a solid foundation.”
Fast After 50: How to Race Strong for the Rest of Your Life
By Joe Friel
VeloPress, $22, Velopress.com
Read it: To learn more about the effects of aging on athletic performance and how you can be a competitive endurance athlete as you get older.
Snapshot: “Exercise keeps you healthy and much younger than what is normal for our society. Moreover, that exercise does not have to be highly intense to foster excellent health and allow you to lead a robust life as you get older.”