7 Books All Runners Should Read

7 Books All Runners Should Read

7 Books All Runners Should Read

1. The Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer

by David A. Whitsett, Forrest A. Dolgener, Tanjala Jo Kole

“Athlete. Runner. Marathoner. Are these words you wouldn’t exactly use to describe yourself?  Do you consider yourself too old or too out of shape to run a marathon? But somewhere deep inside have you always admired the people who could reach down and come up with the mental and physical strength to complete such a daunting and rewarding accomplishment? It doesn’t have to be somebody else crossing the finish line. You can be a marathoner.”  From Goodreads.com

 

 

 

7 Books All Runners Should Read

2. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

by Deckle Edge

“With a sharp wit and wild exuberance, McDougall takes us from the high-tech science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultrarunners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to the climactic race in the Copper Canyons. Born to Run is that rare book that will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that the secret to happiness is right at your feet, and that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.”  From amazon.com

Purchase Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall here

7 Books All Runners Should Read

3. Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

by Dean Karnazes

“Ultra-running legend Dean Karnazes has run 262 miles-the equivalent of ten marathons-without rest. He has run over mountains, across Death Valley, and to the South Pole-and is probably the first person to eat an entire pizza while running. With an insight, candor, and humor rarely seen in sports memoirs (and written without the aid of a ghostwriter or cowriter), Ultramarathon Man has inspired tens of thousands of people-nonrunners and runners alike-to push themselves beyond their comfort zones and be reminded of ‘what it feels like to be truly alive,’ says Sam Fussell, author of Muscle.” Taken from Goodreads.com

Purcahse Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner by Dean Karnazes here

7 Books All Runners Should Read

4. Runner’s World Complete Book of Running: Everything You Need to Run for Fun, Fitness and Competition

by Amby Burfoot

“Inside, all the secrets of running are laid bare. Need to know the best ways to start a running program? You’ll find it. Looking for tips on buying and preserving your running shoes? It’s in there. From a complete look at running injuries to the benefits of sports drinks vs. water to the best way to increase your endurance and train for a marathon, look no further than Runner’s World Complete Book of Running.” From Goodreads.com

Find Runner’s World Complete Book of Running: Everything You Need to Run for Fun, Fitness and Competition here

 

 

7 Books All Runners Should Read

5. Runner’s World Run Less, Run Faster: Become a Faster, Stronger Runner with the Revolutionary FIRST Training Program

by Bill Pierce, Scott Murr, Ray Moss

“Finally, runners at all levels can improve their race times while training less, with the revolutionary Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST) program.  Hailed by the Wall Street Journal and featured twice in six months in cover stories in Runner’s World magazine, FIRST’s unique training philosophy makes running easier and more accessible, limits overtraining and burnout, and substantially cuts the risk of injury, while producing faster race times.”  From Goodreads.com

Find Run Less, Run Faster: Become a Faster, Stronger Runner with the Revolutionary FIRST Training Program by Bill Pierce, Scott Murr, Ray Moss here

 

 

7 Books All Runners Should Read

6. Runner’s World The Runner’s Body: How the Latest Exercise Science Can Help You Run Stronger, Longer, and Faster

by Ross Tucker, Jonathan Dugas, Matt Fitzgerald

“Every day scientists learn more about how the body adapts to the stress of running—and how various body systems contribute to running performance. Leading the charge is a fresh generation of brilliant young exercise physiologists including Ross Tucker and Jonathan Dugas, whose work has demolished many long-standing beliefs about running. Now Tucker and Dugas, whose blog, Science of Sport, has already created a devoted readership, join with esteemed fitness author Matt Fitzgerald to provide a captivating tour of the human body from the runner’s perspective. Focusing on how runners at all levels can improve their health and performance, The Runner’s Body offers in a friendly, accessible tone, the newest, most surprising, and most helpful scientific discoveries about every aspect of the sport—from how best to nourish the runner’s body to safe and legal ways to increase oxygen delivery to the muscles. Full of surprising facts, practical sidebars, and graphical elements, The Runner’s Body is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to become a better—and healthier—runner.”  From Goodreads.com

Purchase The Runner’s Body: How the Latest Exercise Science Can Help You Run Stronger, Longer, and Faster by Ross Tucker, Jonathan Dugas, Matt Fitzgerald here

7 Books All Runners Should Read

7. Runner’s World Complete Book of Women’s Running: The Best Advice to Get Started, Stay Motivated, Lose Weight, Run Injury-Free, Be Safe, and Train for Any Distance

by Dagny Scott Barrios

“Choose the best clothes and accessories * Lose weight permanently * Train for any race, from a 5-K to a marathon * Run through Menopause * Be safe wherever you run * Deal with self-consciousness and body image * Prevent and treat injuries * Run during pregnancy * Eat for maximum energy.”  From Goodreads.com

Find the Complete Book of Women’s Running: The Best Advice to Get Started, Stay Motivated, Lose Weight, Run Injury-Free, Be Safe, and Train for Any Distance by Dagny Scott Barrios here

7 Books All Runners Should Read

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