Running Books for a Runner’s Reading List


Millions of people are into running. And to see the number of participants in some of the world’s most prestigious marathon events will make you think what it is about running that makes it addictive. Runners may have different motivations for doing what they do. But they share a common trait which is the passion that drives them to do it over and over again. Whether you are thinking of taking up the activity or looking for information or stories about the topic, here are some of the greatest books worth reading. From information on best nutrition for runners to inspiring tales of transformations, these books offer plenty of wisdom and lessons about running.

Eat And Run: My Unlikely Journey To Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek

“The longer and farther I ran, the more I realized that what I was often chasing was a state of mind–a place where worries that seemed monumental melted away, where the beauty and timelessness of the universe, of the present moment, came into sharp focus.”

Training Food: Get The Fuel You Need To Achieve Your Goals Before During And After Exercise by Renee McGregor
This sports nutrition book provides information, tips, practical guides, and more than a hundred delicious recipes to help you to fuel up for training.

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

“For me, running is both exercise and a metaphor. Running day after day, piling up the races, bit by bit I raise the bar, and by clearing each level I elevate myself. At least that’s why I’ve put in the effort day after day: to raise my own level. I’m no great runner, by any means. I’m at an ordinary – or perhaps more like mediocre – level. But that’s not the point. The point is whether or not I improved over yesterday. In long-distance running the only opponent, you have to beat is yourself, the way you used to be.”

Why We Run by Robin Harvie

“We run to bring depth to our everyday lives, not the other way around.”