Now that you’re most of the way through your training, you might be thinking, “Wow, I really like this running thing!” If you’re not, that’s ok, too. But hopefully you’ve been enjoying the training experience, and you’re looking for more information on how to improve your running. Or maybe you’re just looking for new sources of inspiration to help you stick with this healthy habit. Below are few worthwhile running-related reads!
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, Christopher McDougall
Award-winning journalist and runner, Christopher McDougall recounts his adventure from Harvard, across North America to Mexico’s deadly Copper Canyons, the home of the Tarahumara Indians. The tribe is home to the the world’s greatest runners, and McDougall sets out to discover their secrets and share their story.
Mile Markers: The 26.2 Most Important Reasons Why Women Run, Kristin Armstrong
Runner’s World contributing editor, Kristin Armstrong, shares compelling reasons women run and the parallels to everyday life. Armstrong shares her and reflects on her experiences to show the reader stories of inspiration, encouragement, family and endurance.
Run Fast. Eat Slow.: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes, Shalane Flanagan
4-time Olympian and incredible marathoner Shalane Flanagan partnered with Chef Elyse Kopecky to share over 100 recipes for nourishing meals, delicious snacks, nutritional drinks and treats. The book also includes inspiring stories and all recipes are free of refined flour and sugar.
A Race Like No Other: 26.2 Miles Through the Streets of New York, Liz Robbins
New York Times reporter Liz Robbins explores the history, intensity and excitement of one of the world’s premier races, the New York City Marathon. Robbins follows professional and amateur runners through New York’s most captivating race and its five boroughs – starting at the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in Staten Island to Manhattan’s Central Park finish line. This compelling read also features profiles of marathon legends, including Fred Lebow, the race’s founder.