Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Running Reads

It's a sign of a true Run Nerd - Setting aside 50 Shades of Grey to read . . . Hansons Marathon Method. 


Reading about running is one of my favorite ways to stay motivated. I have a subscription to both Runner's World and Running Times and I'll admit, I get a little too excited when I find these magazines in my mailbox. I also routinely stalk running websites and blogs for information and have read several running books, which I tend to devour the same way most people read bestsellers. 


In case you're looking for a good running book or two, here's a list of ones I've read:

  • Kara Goucher's Running for Women (Kara Goucher)
  • Performance Nutrition for Runners (Matt Fitzgerald)
  • The Competitive Runner's Handbook (Bob Glover)
  • Racing Weight (Matt Fitzgerald)
  • Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide (Hal Higdon)
  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Haruki Murakami)
  • Running for the Hansons (Sage Canaday)
  • The Lola Papers (Amy Marxkors)
  • Hansons Marathon Method (Luke Humphrey with Keith and Kevin Hanson)

Some are better than others (LOVED The Lola Papers) but I've learned at least a few things from each one. And after all, the broader your perspective and knowledge, the more you'll able to do with your running. At least that's what I tell myself to justify my ever-growing running book library :)

I'm taking suggestions: What running-related books/magazines/websites/blogs do you recommend?

Looking forward to checking out your favorites!

- ST



8 comments:

  1. Right now, I'm reading "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougall. I'm not very far into it, but from what I can tell, it's about his search to learn about how other people run and why some are prone to injury and some are not.

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    1. I've heard of that book and it sounds quite interesting! I'll have to add it to my list :)

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  2. I have Ultra Marathon Man at home. Let me know if you want to borrow it!

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  3. Hi Cousin! I highly recommend the following blog:

    http://skinnyrunner.com

    The girl who writes it lives in Orange County, CA and she is awesome - super funny and fashionable, yet she is an amazing runner. She has run 35+ marathons in the last couple of years - you will be addicted so watch out. She updates at least once every day. Happy reading!

    Sue

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  4. Thanks Sue! I can't wait to check out her blog and maybe get some marathon tips :)

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  5. Love What I Talk About! One of my absolute favorite books!

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    1. I'll admit, it took me quite awhile to get through it and I had to put it down several times. But it did share some interesting perspectives!

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