Books

Being an avid reader… I rip through alot of books (mostly about running and fitness).  Below are some of my favorite titles that I highly recommend.  Please note that these are affiliate links.

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

The book that sent barefoot running mainstream!  Follow Chrish on his adventures with the super athlete Tarahumara tribe of the Copper Canyons of Mexico.

Once a Runner: A Novel Once a Runner: A Novel by John L. Parker Jr.

Frequently referred to as the best novel ever about running.  A true cult classic and must read!  I literally could not put this book down.

Again to Carthage Again to Carthage by John L. Parker Jr.

The sequel to Once a Runner.  Another masterpiece from John L Parker.  "One of the best accounts in print of the physical and emotional torments athletes endure in their superhuman efforts.

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This is most thorough and scientific training book I've read to date.  This book will absolutely take your training to the next level.

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

Wether it's having pizzas delivered to him while on the run, planning the first marathon on the South Pole, or completing a 100 mile ultramarathon... this book is full of amazing stories!

The 80/10/10 Diet The 80/10/10 Diet by Douglas N. Graham

This is not your ordinary "diet", fruitarianism is a way of life!  While I am not a strict fruitarian eating 30 bananas a day, most of my diet revolves around principles in this book.  The high carb ratio is great for distance runners!

My Life on the Run: The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon My Life on the Run: The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon by Bart Yasso

Follow Bart (the mayor of running) through his adventures across all seven continents!  This is a fast and very fun read!

Advanced Marathoning - 2nd Edition Advanced Marathoning - 2nd Edition by Pete Pfitzinger

I wish I found this book sooner!  Following the Daniels' approach, Pfitzinger and Douglas have crafted a must have book for serious marathoners.  If you're hesitant, read the reviews!

Chi Running: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running Chi Running: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running by Danny Dreyer

Great instructional book to improve your running form and train injury free.  This helped me develop more of a midfoot strike and become lighter on my feet!

Brain Training for Runners: A Revolutionary New Training System to Improve Endurance, Speed, Health, and Res ults Brain Training for Runners: A Revolutionary New Training System to Improve Endurance, Speed, Health, and Res ults by Matt Fitzgerald

Very different and interesting approach to training.  The concepts in this book really have taken my running to a new level!

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