'running on empty' was the first book on running i read & the first realisation there was such a thing as ultra running. I think its a pretty good read.
I didn't like Andy Mounceys book too much, i thought it was really boring & poorly written. If you like reading race reports you might like it, most of the material was already on his website not sure if it still is.
Mud sweat & tears is very good as is feet in the clouds.
relentless forward progress is a good resource even though again allot of it is repeated on the website its one of the rare books with actual training advice for ultras.
Just started reading survival of the fittest which i spose is more related to diet & endurance.
Read many other books on running but not ultra related. Really struggling to find a good training specific book for ultra/trail running thats a bit more science based, probably because there is really very little in the way of data out there. I know you can cross some of the knowledge over from track & road running but obviously running around mountains is a bit different.
Jezzlar i'm in similar boat, only a few years of running experience, had entered the hardmoors 60 which is about 8 weeks away I've had ITB knee issues since not long after completing my first ultra in May & frustratingly will not be fit. Think that may even be it for the year unless anyone knows of a good ultra october/november time?
really great event well done to the organizers stewards & runners. Think i managed to fluke a third place although not seen official results yet. I hope the pain & suffering has not put me off running more of these.
I really only wanted a pair as a backup if we get lots of rain pre race as the trail is flat not technical & a mix of tarmac, fields & woodland trails. Trailroc would be ideal but too narrow for me. Managed to find a pair of peregrine 2 for £50 in my size but got an email today saying they couldn't locate them so refunded & now back to square one. Might just risk it & pray for nice weather as i'm running out of time & could do with not spending the ££.