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Best Running Books

Recommendations from 89 articles, Alexander Stubb, Dan Stemkoski, Tim Cowlishaw and 8 others.
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Born to Run
A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Christopher McDougall - 2011-03-29 (first published in 2009)
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The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run.An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrat...
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Eat and Run
My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
Scott Jurek - 2013-04-02
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For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force—and darling—in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. Until recently he held the American 24-hour record and he was one of the elite runners profiled in the runaway bestseller Born to Run.In Eat and Run, Jurek opens up about his life and career as a champion athlete with a plant...
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Let Your Mind Run
A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory
Deena Kastor - 2019-04-09
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNOW WITH A NEW WORKBOOKDeena Kastor was a star youth runner with tremendous promise, yet her career almost ended after college, when her competitive method--run as hard as possible, for fear of losing--fostered a frustration and negativity and brought her to the brink of burnout. On the verge of quitting, she took a chance ...
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Once a Runner
A Novel
John L. Parker Jr. - 2010-04-06
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Originally self-published in 1978, Once a Runner captures the essence of competitive running—and of athletic competition in general—and has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever published..Inspired by the author’s experience as a collegiate champion, the story focuses on Quenton Cassidy, a competitive runner at fictional Southeastern Un...
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26 Marathons
What I Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life from My Marathon Career
Meb Keflezighi - 2019-03-19
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Four-time Olympian Meb Keflezighi shares lessons learned from each of the 26 marathons he's run in his storied career. When Meb Keflezighi ran his final marathon in New York City on November 5, 2017, it marked the end of an extraordinary distance-running career. As the first person in history to win both the Boston and New York City marathons as we...
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Running with the Buffaloes
A Season Inside With Mark Wetmore, Adam Goucher, And The University Of Colorado Men's Cross Country Team
Chris Lear - 2011-04-01
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Top five Best Books About Running, Runner's World Magazine Top three Best Books About Running, readers of Runner's World Magazine (December 2009) In RUNNING WITH THE BUFFALOES, writer Chris Lear follows the University of Colorado cross-country team through an unforgettable NCAA season. Allowed unparalleled access to team practices, private moments,...
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Running with the Kenyans
Adharanand Finn - 2013-04-04
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Completely satisfying, as well-paced and exhilarating as a good run."--"The Boston Globe" Whether running is your recreation or your religion, Adharanand Finn's incredible journey to the elite training camps of Kenya will captivate and inspire you, as he ventures to uncover the secrets of the fastest people on earth. Finn's mesmerizing quest combin...
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North
Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail
Scott Jurek - 2019-04-09
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From the author of the bestseller Eat and Run, a thrilling memoir about his grueling, exhilarating, and immensely inspiring 46-day run to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. Scott Jurek is one of the world's best known and most beloved ultrarunners. Renowned for his remarkable endurance and speed, accomplished on a vegan diet, he's fi...
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The Rise of the Ultra Runners
A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance
Adharanand Finn - 2019-05-07
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An electrifying look inside the wild world of extreme distance running.Once the reserve of only the most hardcore enthusiasts, ultra running is now a thriving global industry, with hundreds of thousands of competitors each year. But is the rise of this most brutal and challenging sport―with races that extend into hundreds of miles, often in extreme...
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Ultramarathon Man
Confessions of an All-Night Runner
Dean Karnazes - 2006-03-02
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In one of his most ambitious physical efforts to date, Dean Karnazes attempted to run 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 days to raise awareness of youth obesity and urge Americans of all fitness levels to "take that next step.""UltraMarathon Man: 50 Marathons - 50 States - 50 Days", a Journeyfilm documentary, follows Dean's incredible step-by-step ...
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Endure
Alex Hutchinson - 2018-02-06
Daniels' Running Formula by Jack Tupper Daniels
Finding Ultra by Rich Roll
How Bad Do You Want It? by Matt Fitzgerald
Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. by Shalane Flanagan
ChiRunning by Danny Dreyer
Run the Mile You're In by Ryan Hall
Running With Sherman by Christopher McDougall
80/20 Running by Matt Fitzgerald
Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon by Brad Hudson
Strong by Kara Goucher
Anatomy for Runners by Jay Dicharry
Running Like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley
The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by The Oatmeal
Lore of Running, 4th Edition by Timothy Noakes
Mighty Moe by Rachel Swaby
Can't Nothing Bring Me Down by Ida Keeling
My Life on the Run by Bart Yasso
The Perfect Mile by Neal Bascomb
Advanced Marathoning by Pete Pfitzinger
Running Rewired by Jay Dicharry
Rebound by Cindy Kuzma
Good to Go by Christie Aschwanden
Relentless Forward Progress by Bryon Powell
Brain Training for Runners by Matt Fitzgerald
Runner by Lizzy Hawker
The Way of the Runner by Adharanand Finn
Running Is My Therapy by Scott Douglas
Running & Being by George Sheehan
A Beautiful Work In Progress by Mirna Valerio
What Made Maddy Run by Kate Fagan
Feet In The Clouds by Richard Askwith
Running Home by Katie Arnold
Run the World by Becky Wade
Natural Born Heroes by Christopher Mcdougall
Running on Empty by Marshall Ulrich
The Science of Running by Steve Magness
Running Your First Marathon by Andrew Kastor
Marathon Man by Bill Rodgers
Runner's World How to Make Yourself Poop by Meghan Kita
Run Fast. Eat Slow. by Shalane Flanagan
Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning by Hal Koerner
Build Your Running Body by Pete Magill
Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron
Why We Run by Bernd Heinrich
Running by Jen A. Miller
Hansons Marathon Method by Luke Humphrey
Nowhere Near First by Cory Reese
A Life Without Limits by Chrissie Wellington
Hansons Marathon Method by Luke Humphrey
Marathon Woman by Kathrine Switzer
Training Essentials for Ultrarunning by Jason Koop
Running Up That Hill by Vassos Alexander
Running Man by Charlie Engle
Epic Runs of the World by Lonely Planet
The Art of Running Faster by Julian Goater
Run to the Finish by Amanda Brooks
Summits of My Life by Kilian Jornet
A Race Like No Other by Liz Robbins
Mile Markers by Kristin Armstrong
Running with the Mind of Meditation by Sakyong Mipham
Unbreakable Runner by T. J. Murphy
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe
Kara Goucher's Running for Women by Kara Goucher
The Running Dream by Wendelin van Draanen
The Pants Of Perspective by Anna McNuff
Mind Gym by Gary Mack
Bowerman and the Men of Oregon by Kenny Moore
The Long Run by Matt Long
The Happy Runner by David Roche
Running Your First Ultra by Krissy Moehl
Don't Stop Me Now by Vassos Alexander
There Is No Map In Hell by Steve Birkinshaw
The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing by Philip Maffetone
Mud, Sweat and Tears by Moire O'Sullivan
Shut Up and Run by Robin Arzon
No Meat Athlete by Matt Frazier
My Year of Running Dangerously by Tom Foreman
Duel in the Sun by John Brant
Ready to Run by Kelly Starrett
Kicksology by Brian Metzler
Galloway's Book on Running by Jeff Galloway
Depression Hates a Moving Target by Nita Sweeney
Beyond Training by Ben Greenfield
Marathon by Hal Higdon
Meb For Mortals by Meb Keflezighi
The Beginning Runner's Handbook by Ian MacNeill
Tread Lightly by Bill Katovsky
Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Training by Hal Higdon
The Cool Impossible by Eric Orton