The Greatest Running Books: Honorable Mentions Worth Reading

There have been hundreds of great books written about running. Here are a few more that didn’t make our Top 25 list but are still very much worth reading.

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“Run or Die”
by Kilian Jornet, 2012

“Advanced Marathoning”
by Pete Pfitzinger & Scott Douglas, 2001

“Daniels Running Formula”
by Jack Daniels, Ph.D

“Believe Training Journal”
by Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas, 2014

“Galloway’s Book on Running”
By Jeff Galloway, 1984

“Racing The Rain”
By John L. Parker Jr., 2015

“When Running Was Young and So Were We”
By Jack Welch, 2014

“Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon”
by Brad Hudson and Matt Fitzgerald, 2008

“Running for My Life: One Lost Boy’s Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games”
by Lopez Lomong with Mark Tabb, 2012

“Unbreakable Runner: Unleash the Power of Strength & Conditioning for a Lifetime of Running Strong”
by Brian MacKenzie and TJ Murphy, 2014

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“More Fire: How to Run the Kenyan Way”
By Toby Tanser, 2008

“The Pedestriennes: America’s Forgotten Superstars”
by Harry Hall, 2014

“Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption”
By Laura Hillebrand, 2010

“You (Only Faster)”
By Greg McMillan, 2013

“Running Wild: An Extraordinary Adventure of the Human Spirit”
by John Annerino, 1997

“Running on Empty: An Ultrarunner’s Story of Love, Loss and a Record-Setting Run Across America”
by Marshall Ulrich, 2011

“Personal Record: A Love Affair with Running”
by Rachel Toor, 2010

“The New Rules of Marathon and Half-Marathon Nutrition: A Cutting-Edge Plan to Fuel Your Body Beyond ‘The Wall’”
By Matt Fitzgerald, 2014

“Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner”
By Dean Karnazes, 2005

“A Clear, Cold Day: The Athletic Biography of Buddy Edelen”
by Frank Murphy, 2000

“Kings of the Road: How Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers and Alberto Salazar Made Running Go Boom”
by Cameron Stracher, 2013

“Marathon Man: My 26.2-Mile Journey from Unknown Grad Student to the Top of the Running World”
by Bill Rodgers, 2013

“Hansons Marathon Method: A Renegade Path to Your Fastest Marathon”
by Luke Humphrey, 2012

“Hal Koerner’s Field Guide to Ultra Running: Training for an Ultramarathon, from 50K to 100 Miles and Beyond”
by Hal Koerner with Adam Chase

“Young At Heart: The Story of Johnny Kelley, Boston’s Marathon Man”
by Frederick Lewis, 2005

“Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons”
by Bryon Powell, 2011

“Run Like a Champion: An Olympian’s Approach for Every Runner”
by Alan Culpepper, 2015

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“The Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Guide to Marathon & Half-Marathon Training,”
by Mario Fraioli, 2013

“The Cool Impossible: The Coach from ‘Born to Run’ Shows How to Get the Most FromYour Miles-And From Yourself”
by Eric Orton, 2013

“Build Your Running Body: A Total-Body Fitness Plan for All Distance Runners, from Milers to UltramarathonersRun Farther, Faster, and Injury-Free”
by Pete Magill, 2014

“The Little Red Book of Running”
By Scott Douglas, 2011

“Anatomy For Runners: Unlocking Your Athletic Potential for Health, Speed and Injury Prevention”
by Jay Dicharry, 2012

“Tread Lightly: Form, Footwear, and the Quest for Injury-Free Running”
by Peter Larson and Bill Katovsky, 2012

“Run To Overcome: The Inspiring Story of an American Champion’s Long-Distance Quest to Achieve a Big Dream”
by Meb Keflezighi, 2009

“Running the Lydiard Way”
by Arthur Lydiard and Garth Gilmour, 1978

“Jogging: A Physical Fitness Program for All Ages”
by Bill Bowerman and W.E. Harris, M.D., 1967

“The Science of Running: How to Find Your Limit and Train to Maximize Your Performance”
By Steve Magness, 2014

“Running Ransom Road: Confronting the Past One Marathon at a Time”
by Caleb Daniloff, 2012

“The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life: What 35 Years of Running Has Taught Me About Winning, Losing, Happiness, Humility the the Human Heart”
By Amby Burfoot,

“The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance”
By David Epstein, 2014

“My Life on The Run: The Wit, Wisdom and Insights of a Road Racing Icon”
by Bart Yasso, 2008

 

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