Young Runners at the Top, by Brad Hudson, Lize Brittin, and Kevin Beck, is a comprehensive training guide aimed at coaches, parents, and kids. It tells you all the basics and practical details you need to know about training plans, strength training, gear, nutrition, injuries, and cross training.
The focus is on helping kids build a sustainable, healthy running career by having fun and finding rewards in the process regardless of their ability level. Its overarching theme, though, and what makes it stand out from other training guides, is its insistence on guiding runners to a strong sense of self, of learning their needs and personal boundaries and what’s healthy for them. Read more >>