Great Books About Running

These are books about running, books pertaining to running, or books that have inspired me to run.

This is an incomplete list in no particular order that is comprised of titles I have read (even some I’ve re-read) since May, 2012. I hope to expand the list, categorize the titles and maybe even add reviews for some of them.

  • Why We Run -Bernd Heinrich
  • The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing -Dr. Philip Maffetone
  • Eat and Run -Scott Jurek & Steve Friedman
  • Finding Ultra -Rich Roll
  • The Lure of Long Distances -Robin Harvie
  • Once a Runner -John L Parker
  • The Primal Blueprint -Mark Sisson
  • Running for My Life -Lopez Lomong
  • Running on Empty -Marshall Ulrich
  • Tread Lightly -Peter Larson & Bill Katovsky
  • Ultramarathon Man -Dean Karnazes
  • Waterlogged -Timothy Noakes
  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running -Haruki Murakami
  • You Are Your Own Gym -Mark Lauren & Joshua Clark
  • Edible Wild Plants -John Kallas
  • The Maine Woods -Henry David Thoreau
  • Microgreens -Eric Franks
  • Nature -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Advanced Marathoning -Pete Pfitzinger, Scott Douglas
  • Daniels’ Running Formula, Second Edition -Jack Daniels
  • RUN: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel -Matt Fitzgerald
  • Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons -Bryon Powell, Eric Grossman
  • Lessons of a Lakota: A Young Man’s Journey to Happiness and Self-Understanding -Billy Mills
  • Born to Run -Christopher McDougall
  • Running & Being -George Sheehan
  • Hansons Marathon Method -Luke Humphrey - Keith & Kevin Hanson
  • Racing Weight -Matt Fitzgerald
  • The Longest Race -Ed Ayres
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