Back in January, our local trail running store, Crozet Running, partnered with the Charlottesville Area Trail Runners to provide a 16-week 50K training program for first time ultrarunners. CR’s John Andersen designed the training plan, and we kicked off the training cycle with over 50 folks crammed into Crozet Running on a cold winter evening to hear about the weekly runs and the monthly speakers planned for the upcoming months. As one of the program organizers, I brought along a few “must have” books to share with the group: Run Fast, Eat Slow
by Shalane Flanagan and Elise Kopecky; Hit Reset: Yoga For Athletes
by Erin Taylor; and Running Your First Ultra
by Krissy Moehl. All three books have provided me with fantastic, sensible and delicious recipes, helpful yoga poses for strength and recovery, and new workouts to keep my training interesting. And, the fact that four strong, positive female role models wrote them is a huge plus!