Running Book List

I’m an avid reader and have a library both physically and digitally full of books with a running theme. The range goes from memoirs, biography, training and more. I will be adding to the list frequently. If I’m super motivated I might even sort this list into categories. But for now here’s the rough start.

  • Running for Mortals: A Commonsense Plan for Changing Your Life With Running by John Bingham &  Jenny Hadfield
  • Marathoning for Mortals: A Regular Person’s Guide to the Joy of Running or Walking a Half-Marathon or Marathon by John Bingham & Jenny Hadfield
  • I Run, Therefore I Am–Nuts! by Bob Schwartz
  • The Runner’s Book of Daily Inspiration: A Year of Motivation, Revelation, and Instruction by Kevin Nelson
  • Running and Philosophy: A Marathon for the Mind by Michael W. Austin
  • The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life by Amby Burfoot
  • Running Shoes Are a Girl’s Best Friend by Margreet Dietz
  • 101 Simple Ways to be a Better Runner by Jason Fitzgerald
  • Running the Edge: Discover the secrets to better running and a better life by Adam Goucher & Tim Catalano
  • Kara Goucher’s Running for Women: From First Steps to Marathons by Kara Goucher
  • Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women’s Sports by Kathrine Switzer
  • 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower by Matt Fitzgerald
  • Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness by Suzy Favor Hamilton
  • Once a Runner by John L. Parker, Jr.
  • How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle by Matt Fitzgerald
  • First Ladies of Running: 22 Inspiring Profiles of the Rebels, Rule Breakers, and Visionaries Who Changed the Sport Forever by Amby Burfoot
  • Quick Strength for Runners: 8 Weeks to a Better Runner’s Body by Jeff Horowitz
  • Running: A Love Story: 10 Years, 5 Marathons, and 1 Life-Changing Sport by Jen A. Miller
  • Boston Bound: A 7-Year Journey to Overcome Mental Barriers and Qualify for the Boston Marathon by Elizabeth Clor
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  • Confessions of an Unlikely Runner: A Guide to Racing and Obstacle Courses for the Averagely Fit and Halfway Dedicated by Dana L. Ayers
  • Women Who Run by Shanti Sosienski
  • Zen and the Art of Running: The Path to Making Peace with Your Pace by Larry Shapiro
  • Run Fast, Eat Slow by Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky