These inspirational running books were written by runners for runners, from nutrition advice to running tips, you’ll find a wealth of practical and actionable advice to incorporate into your running routine.
5 Inspirational Running Books for Runners
1// Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
A fascinating look into the Tarahumara tribe who runs hundreds of miles and breaks all conventional running rules (Tapering? Nope. Rest? Nah.) without injuries.
2// Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek
Ultramarathoner Scott Jurek writes about his running career, from barely in shape to running hundreds of miles. And, how he overhauled his eating habits from meat and potatoes to plant based foods.
Scott Jurek also includes his personal recipes, like his green power pre-workout drink and xocolatl energy balls.
3// Chi Running: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running by Danny Dreyer, Katherine Dreyer
Danny Dreyer, co-founder of ChiRunning and ChiWalking, uses T’ai Chi principles to teach us how to run faster and more efficiently. There is a treasure trove of practical information in this book on honing your running form.
4// The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by Matthew Inman
THIS. If anyone ever asks you why you run, hand them this book. It’s a hilarious illustrated explanation of why we subject ourselves to the pain of long distance running. The Blerch is all of us.
5//Run Fast. Eat Slow.: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky
This cookbook by marathoner Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky is filled with advice and mouthwatering recipes for runners. It’s a wonderful perspective on eating wholesome, nutrient packed foods instead of obsessing over calories, dessert included.
What inspirational running books have you read and loved? Leave a comment below!
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