Friday, August 28, 2009

Your running book list.

***Edited to say: Just realized this is my 300th post! Woo hoo!***

Thanks again for all of your book recommendations in response to this post last week. I've compiled a list of the books so if you have any interest, here is what was recommended (with the number of recommendations in parentheses):

Born to Run (3)

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (3)

50/50 (Karnazes) (2)

Books by George Sheehan (2)

My Life on the Run (Yasso) (2)

No Need for Speed (2)

Ultramarathon Man (2)

The rest of the books all had one recommendation each:

Duel in the Sun

The Extra Mile

Feet in the Clouds

Just a Little Run Around the World

Lore of Running

Marathon Woman

Marathoning for Mortals

Books by Michael Pollan

My Life in France

The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women

Once a Runner

Runner's World Performance Nutrition for Runners


Running from the Devil

Running for Mortals

Running Well

Running with the Buffaloes

Run Less, Run Faster

Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes

The Looniness of the Long Distance Runner

The Perfect Mile

The Runner's Body

I've already read a few of these (My Life on the Run, Ultramarathon Man, Duel in the Sun, The Runner's Body, Run Less Run Faster, and In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan) so my plan is to start with the first three books and work my way down the list over the next few months. Look for reviews this fall!

Do you have any additional suggestions? Feel free to let me know!

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It's a beautiful Friday here in upstate New York. My little guy has a cold, unfortunately, so we've been taking it easy yesterday and today. But, tomorrow, my parents are watching him for the day and Owen and I are heading north to bet on the thoroughbreds in the "Mid-Summer Derby." Wish me luck!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

~ Felice


IzzyBubbles said...

What I Talk About... and Once a Runner are currently sitting in my "TBR" pile at home, patiently waiting. But you gave me a good idea, since I have to fly to my next HM in a week I'll take at least one of those with me. Should be good pre-race inspiration!

I Run for Fun said...

Great list! Thanks for compiling. Hope the little fella gets better. Good luck at the derby!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

This list will come in REALLY handy for Christmas ideas.. Thank you! I was thinking of posting a less intellectual request.. running inspired DVD's :)

Good luck!!

Meg Runs said...

Have fun at the races!

JenZen said...

Good book list!! Thanks for posting! I've read Pollan's Omnivore book and it totally changed the way I look at food. I'll have to pick up In Defense of Food!

Best of luck with the ponies!!

sarah said...

thank you for this list! i LOOOOVE murakami. excited to see him there!

Marlene said...

Happy 300!

Wow, that is quite the list of books. I may need to look up a few.

Have a great weekend and good luck at the derby!

joyRuN said...

Thanks for posting the list!

I have "Born to Run" sitting on my to-read pile - can't wait :)

The Laminator said...

Yay! I'm glad you're starting with Born to Run - one of my favorites. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did! Have a great weekend!

Molly said...

How funny, I just got "Born to Run" out of the library!

lindsay said...

what a fun compilation of good running reads! hope you enjoy each one as your work your way through the books :)

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