Good running book recommendations

Looking for a good running book

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28/09/2012 at 07:54
The Lore of Running - a right riveting read.....luckily it's not that long.
01/10/2012 at 13:50

Thanks everyone - I have finished Born to Run now - really enjoyed it and thought provoking and inspiring stuff.

Had to google a couple of real life stories quoted in book because just couldn't believe they were true - Scott Jurek in Badlands Ultra being most memorable 'as if' story that turned out to be true!

Cheers, Skinny

01/10/2012 at 15:12

Reading Scott Jureks Eat and Run. Its not too bad some really good advice as you would imagine. Some funny stories and some sad ones too. He tries too hard to come across as humble and bangs on about how much he doesn't force his vegan diet on people, which in turn makes him seem not too humble and he bangs on about his vegan diet lol. However it is called eat and run for a reason I suppose but I just feel he could have put a load of recipes in the back and concentrated on the running. However its quite inspirational and an easy read

01/10/2012 at 17:30

Hi folks,

Agree with Grendel3, Plimsolls on Eyeballs Out is a brilliant read about Jim Peters, as is Rob Hadgraft's other book Arthur Nerwton, Tea With Mr Newton. Last To First by Spedding is great and in the index page there's extracts of his training leading up to ther Olympic marathon, worth the price of the book on its own. There was a book out not long ago about Gordon Pirie, The Impossible Hero which was good.

Lore Of Running is a classic, if not heavy read, but it covers all you'd want to know and more.


01/10/2012 at 18:39
guv001 wrote (see)
....luckily it's not that long.

That's because you skipped all the long words 

Prof Noakes certainly knows his sports science being one of the World authorities in the subject - but it takes time to absorb if you have no background in the subject.  It also doubles up as a useful step for heel drops.

Pudge    pirate
08/07/2014 at 08:05

Rather than start a new thread, just dragging this one up from the dead to recommend a very good book that I read recently.

It's called "Everything will all work out in the long run" by Dave Urwin.

It's basically the story of a regular bloke who finds solace in long distance running, having endured a fair few setbacks and health issues in the past.

I did actually find myself identifying with large chunks of the book, which is perhaps why I found it such an interesting read.

Anyway, an esteemed book critic I am not, so that's about the extent of my review.  It's a good book and anyone who's into ultras will probably enjoy it, innit.

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