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


  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.

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

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

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

    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!


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

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

    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!