Book Basics for Runners

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New listings (will be here for a weekish, then merge into the general list):
[--Last updates: 22 July 2014]

Basic Running Books [ Illustration 1 of 3 ]Running Books:
A Clydesdale’s Tale: or How a Big Guy Trained For and Ran the Vermont 100 — Steven “Steve” LaTour
A Few Degrees from Hell: White Hot Tales from the Badwater Ultramarathon — Scott Ludwig
A Step Beyond: A Definitive Guide to Ultrarunning — Don Allison, ed.
A Walk Across America — Peter Jenkins
Adventure Running — Jerry Schad
Again to Carthage — John L. Parker Jr.
And Then the Vulture Eats You: True Tales About Ultramarathons and Those Who Run Them — John L. Parker Jr.
Born to Run — Christopher McDougall
Bunion Derby: The 1928 Footrace Across America — Charles B. Kastner
C.C.Pyle’s Amazing Foot Race: The True Story of the 1928 Coast-to-Coast Run Across America — Geoff Williams
Chariots of Fire — W.J.Weatherby
Cross Country Running — Marc Bloom
Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness — Scott Jurek and Steve Friedman
Everything Will Work Out in the Long Run — Dave Urwin
Fartleks and Flatulence — David Berridge
Fat Man to Green Man — Ira Rainey
Feet in the Clouds : A Tale of Fell-Running and Obsession — Richard AskwithC
Finding Ultra — Rich Roll
Fixing Your Feet — John Vonhof
Hal Koerner’s Field Guide to Ultrarunning — Hal Koerner with Adam Chase
Happy Feet! Foot Care Advice for Walkers and Travelers — John Vonhof
Galloway’s Book on Running — Jeff Galloway
Getting to the Point. In a dozen pairs of shoes — Brian R. Stark
The Ghost Runner: The Epic Journey of the Man They Couldn’t Stop — Bill Jones
Gil Dodds: The Flying Parson — Mel Larson
Hills, Hawgs & Ho Chi Minh: More Tales of a Wayward Runner — Don Kardong
Indian Running: Native American History and Tradition — Peter Nabokov
International Ultra Training — Andy Milroy
It’s a Hill, Get Over It: Fell Running’s History and Characters — Steve Chilton
John McDonnell: The Most Successful Coach in NCAA History — Andrew Maloney and John McDonnell
Joss Naylor, MBE, Was Here — Joss Naylor, M.B.E.
King of the Peds — P.S.Marshall
Lore of Running — Tim Noakes, MD
Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide: Advice, Plans, and Programs for Half and Full Marathons — Hal Higdon
Meditations From the Breakdown Lane: Running Across America — James E. Shapiro
Miles to Go: A Lifetime of Running and Bicycling Adventures — David Lygre
My Life On the Run — Bart Yasso
Never Wipe Your Ass with a Squirrel — Jason Robillard
North American Ultrarunning: A history — Andy Milroy
Oh, The Places You’ll Go — Dr. Seuss [highly recommended by James Adams]
Once a Runner: A Novel — John L Parker Jr.
Relentless Forward Progress — Bryon Powell
Run or Die — Kilian Jornet
Run to Overcome: The Inspiring Story of an American Champion’s Long-Distance Quest to Achieve a Big Dream — Meb Keflezighi, Joan Benoit Samuelson, and Dick Patrick
Running Across Countries — Russell Secker
Running After Antelope — Scott Carrier
Running and Being: The Total Experience — George Sheehan
Running and Stuff — James Adams
Running on Empty — Marshall Ulrich
Running the Highway to Hell: The 28th Sultan Marathon des Sables — Graeme Harvey
Running the Himalayas — Richard Crane & Adrian Crane
Running Through The Wall: Personal Encounters With the Ultramarathon — Neal Jamison
Running Through the Ages — Edward S. Sears
Running Your Best Race: Programs for Improving Speed and Distance — Joe Henderson
Running Wild : An Extraordinary Adventure of the Human Spirit — John Annerino
Running with the Buffaloes — Chris Lear
Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind — Sakyong Mipham
Ultra Running with Scott Jurek — Jim Whiting
Running Without Fear — Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper
Serious Runner’s Handbook – Tom Osler
Shake Jogle & Roll: John O’Groats to Land’s End — Peter Rogers & John E. Turner
Tales From Out There: The Barkley Marathons, The World’s Toughest Trail Race — Frozen Ed Furtaw
The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing — Philip Maffetone
The Competitive Edge : Mental Preparation for Distance Running — Richard Elliott
The Competitive Runner’s Handbook — Bob Glover & Pete Schuder
The Complete Book of Running — James E. Fixx
The Death Valley 300 : Near-Death And Resurrection On The Toughest Endurance Course, Richard Benyo
the elements of effort: Reflections on the Art and Science of Running — John Jerome
The Last Pick: The Boston Marathon Race Director’s Road to Success — David J. McGillivray
The Long Run — Matt Long
The Longest Race: A Lifelong Runner, an Iconic Ultramarathon, and the Case for Human Endurance — Ed Ayres
The Lost Art of Walking – Geoff Nicholson
The Lure of Long Distances: Why We Run — Robin Harvie
The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei — John Stevens
The Part-Time Runner – Reg Harris
The Perfect Mile — Neal Bascomb
The Runner’s Complete Medical Guide – Mangi, Jokl, Dayton
The Runners’ Repair Manual: A Complete Program for Diagnosing and Treating Your Foot, Leg, and Back Problems — Dr. Murray F. Weisenfeld with Barbara Burr
The Running Foot Doctor– Steven I. Subotnick, D.P.M., M.S.
The Self-Coached Runner — Allan Lawrence & Mark Scheid
The Virgin and The Veteran — Cathy Henn and Kyle Henn
Thirty Phone Booths to Boston — Don Kardong
to the EDGE: A man, Death Valley, and the mystery of endurance — Kirk Johnson
Training for Ultras – Andy Milroy
Training for Ultra Running — Andy Milroy
Ultramarathon — James E. Shapiro
Ultramarathon Man — Dean Karnazes
Ultramarathon Training — Wolfgang Olbrich
Ultramarathoning: The Next Challenge — Tom Osler and Ed Dodd
Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports — Timothy Noakes, MD
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running — Haruki Murakami
Why We Run-A Natural History — Bernd Heinrich
Zen and the Art of Running: The Path to Making Peace with Your Pace — Larry Shapiro
12 Ultras in 12 Months: Or, My God, I am so very tired. — Stevev “Steve” LaTour
26.2 Marathon Stories — Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson
42 Peaks: The story of the Bob Graham Round — Roger Smith (1982), Paddy Buckley (2005)

Basic Running Books [ Illustration 2 of 3 ]
Some very special women…
Becoming Odyssa: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail — Jennifer Pharr Davis
Hell on Two Wheels: An Astonishing Story of Suffering, Triumph, and the Most Extreme Endurance Race in the World — Amy Snyder
The Extra Mile — Pam Reed
A Life Without Limits: A World Champion’s Journey — Chrissie Wellington
Running to Extremes — Lisa Tamati
Running Hot — Lisa Tamati
Under an Equatorial Sky — Rebekah Trittipoe
Just a Little Run Around the World — Rosie Swale Pope
Running Past Midnight: A Woman’s Ultra-Marathon Adventure — Molly Sheridan
No Finish Line: My Life As I See It — Marla Runyan
The Summit Seeker — Vanessa Runs
Women Who Run — Shanti Sosienski
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail — Cheryl Strayed
Bold Spirit : Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America — Linda Lawrence Hunt
Honey, Do You Need a Ride? Confessions of a Fat Runner — Jennifer Graham
What Makes Olga Run?: The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer — Bruce Grierson
Continental Quotient – Kristen Lodge
Called Again: A Story of love and Triumph — Jennifer Pharr Davis

Basic Running Library [ Illustration 3 of 3 ]
Miscellaneous — adventure/endurance/nonrunning
Annapurna — Maurice Herzog
Walking to the Mountain — Wendy Teasdill
The Last Season (P.S.) — Eric Blehm
Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man’s Miraculous Survival – Joe Simpson
The Last Wild Edge: One Woman’s Journey from the Arctic Circle to the Olympic Rain Forest – Susan Zsinger
As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me – Josef M. Bauer
The Long Walk — Slavomir Rawicz
The Long Walk — Stephen King (writing as Richard Bachman)
The Curve of Time — M. Wylie Blanchet
Seabiscuit: An American Legend –Laura Hillenbrand
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption — Laura Hillenbrand
The Boys in the Boat : Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics — Daniel James Brown
The Golden Spruce : A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed — John Vaillant
The Things They Carried — Tim O’Brien
Winterdance : The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod — Gary Paulsen
The Last Empty Places : A Past and Present Journey Through the Blank Spots on the American Map — Peter Stark

A very diverse trio... A very diverse trio…
And more to come — updates, corrections, or favorites are sincerely requested.

—– Run gently out there —–

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