Sporty books that lend their motivation?

I need a kick up the arse and a new hobby.

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28/06/2012 at 13:23

The post marathon depression has well and truly been taking it's toll along with the great Scottish summer ie. never ending drizzle.

Can't attend running club any more thanks to a new work/study schedule.

I was wandering about on Amazon. (Big mistake) and started looking at some sports books, looking for a bit of inspiration to help me move forward and would like to know if anyone has any recommendations?

Any books that are biking, running or generally motivational?



28/06/2012 at 13:48

I would recommend "Can't swim, can't ride, can't run" also Lance Armstrong's first two books!
28/06/2012 at 13:56

I'd second that - I recommended Can't Swim, Can't Ride, Can't Run to someone else on here today.

28/06/2012 at 14:38

I would recommend Chris Moon's book 'One Step Beyond'.  It's not a sport focussed book but it does include him rehabbing for marathons and that longish hot one with all the sand. I found it incredibly inspirational - especially as I then ran past him at a marathon a few weeks after finishing the book.

29/06/2012 at 06:02

Chrissie Wellington book 'A life without limits'.

Just finished it and its an amazing book.

29/06/2012 at 12:30
Just bought it birkmyre, can't wait to read!
29/06/2012 at 20:46

NoChain:  I really enjoyed it.Great read.

30/06/2012 at 21:45

The book 'Tea with Mr Newton' about the Ultra Legend Arthur Newton, is a very good book.

01/07/2012 at 13:33

Born to Run.

01/07/2012 at 18:41
+1 for born to run - listening to the audiobook on my runs now - makes me really look forward to the next run
02/07/2012 at 20:37

+1 for born to run - this book just made me go out and run every day and I read it through my entry in to the world of running. Massive motivator for me.

Next on the list is<span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Trebuchet, Arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Can't Swim, Can't Ride, Can't Run. 

<span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Trebuchet, Arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Excellent thread by the way. I hope lots more people chip in with ideas.



03/07/2012 at 06:18

Agreement from me that ''Born to Run' is a cracking book.

03/07/2012 at 07:33
Damn this thread, just bought Born to Run now
04/07/2012 at 05:56

Sausage Dog: Enjoy the read.

05/07/2012 at 20:42

I agree - Born to Run is great and also really enjoyed Chrissie Wellington A life without Limits.

Just started reading Scott Jurek's book - Eat and Run - all good stuff and very motivational.


05/07/2012 at 20:58

Sorry just remembered another one - A. Finn  - Running with the Kenyans (thinks that's the title) - very interesting and written by a journalist who used to run and write on RW, went to live in Kenya with his family to discover how the kenyans run so fast. Well worth a read.......

06/07/2012 at 07:25
From Last to Firts by Charlie Speding, it really helped me back from injury and low motivation. It's not a how to train book more of a motivational story about his highs and lows of running and how he came through them.
08/07/2012 at 20:52

can't swim, can't bike, cant run is excellent, lance armstrongs book is good and i'm part way through born to run. All good reads 

09/07/2012 at 06:18

Running with Kenyans. Looks a good read. Read the weekly thread about the guy writing it last year in Gurardian.

09/07/2012 at 15:45

Just bought 

Keep on Running: The Highs and Lows of a Marathon Addict by Phil Hewitt (2 Apr 2012)

Very interesting so far. He has run 25 Marathons and he is going though what got him started, really enjoying it.

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