Best Running & Jogging Books
Here you will get Best Running & Jogging Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
Author: by Phil Knight
In this instant and tenacious New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh (Booklist, starred review), illuminating his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.
Bill Gates named Shoe Dog one of his five favorite books of 2016 and called it an amazing tale, a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like. It’s a messy, perilous, and chaotic journey, riddled with mistakes, endless struggles, and sacrifice.
Phil Knight opens up in ways few CEOs are willing to do. Fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan.
Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car in 1963, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups, Knight’s Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world.
2. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Author: by Christopher McDougall
The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run. An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? Isolated by Mexico’s deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury.
In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe.
McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.
3. Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.: Quick-Fix Recipes for Hangry Athletes: A Cookbook
Author: by Shalane Flanagan
Cook the recipes that Shalane Flanagan ate while training for her 2017 TCS New York City Marathon historic win! IACP AWARD FINALISTThe New York Times bestseller Run Fast.Eat Slow. Taught runners of all ages that healthy food could be both indulgent and incredibly nourishing.
Now, Olympian Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky are back with a cookbook that’s full of recipes that are fast and easy without sacrificing flavor. Whether you are an athlete, training for a marathon, someone who barely has time to step in the kitchen, or feeding a hungry family, Run Fast.Cook Fast.Eat Slow.
Has wholesome meals to sustain you.Run Fast.Cook Fast.Eat Slow. Is full of pre-run snacks, post-run recovery breakfasts, on-the-go lunches, and 30-minutes-or-less dinner recipes. Each and every recipefrom Shalane and Elyse’s signature Superhero muffins to energizing smoothies, grain salads, veggie-loaded power bowls, homemade pizza, and race day barsprovides fuel and nutrition without sacrificing taste or time.
4. A Walk in the Wood: Meditations on Mindfulness with a Bear Named Pooh
Author: by Dr. Joseph Parent
A Walk in the Wood: Meditations on Mindfulness with a Bear Named Pooh offers life lessons grounded in the simple act of slowing down, observing what is around us, and being present in our lives moment by moment. The benefits of mindfulness are well recognized: greater peace of mind, less stress, and the opportunity to work through and transform thoughts, memories, and worries.
It also fosters equanimity, helping us accept the changes and challenges life brings. In our frantic world, who better to guide readers through this transformative practice than a long-beloved bear who has perfected the art of simply being? “Just two things to do to truly be Pooh-just be present and kind,” he says.
And, not coincidentally, he lives in the woods. There is a growing acknowledgment of the benefits of deeply experiencing nature. The calming quality of sounds like running water and rustling leaves, the soothing properties of smells like lavender and chamomile, and the emotional comfort of beautiful natural vistas are well known.
5. Run Fast. Eat Slow.: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes: A Cookbook
Author: by Shalane Flanagan
Fuel up like 2017 New York City Marathon Champion Shalane Flanagan. From world-class marathoner and 4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky comes a whole foods, flavor-forward cookbookand New York Times bestsellerthat proves food can be indulgent and nourishing at the same time.
Finally here’s a cookbook for runners that shows fat is essential for flavor and performance and that counting calories, obsessing over protein, and restrictive dieting does more harm than good. Packed with more than 100 recipes for every part of your day, mind-blowing nutritional wisdom, and inspiring stories from two fitness-crazed women that became fast friends over 15 years ago, Run Fast.Eat Slow.
Has all the bases covered. You’ll find no shortage of delicious meals, satisfying snacks, thirst-quenching drinks, and wholesome treatsall made without refined sugar and flour. Fan favorites include Can’t Beet Me Smoothie, Arugula Cashew Pesto, High-Altitude Bison Meatballs, Superhero Muffins, Kale Radicchio Salad with Farro, and Double Chocolate Teff Cookies.
6. The Runner's Kitchen: 100 Stamina-Building, Energy-Boosting Recipes, with Meal Plans to Maximize Your
Author: by Emma Coburn
Alpha (December 22, 2020)
Whether you’re training for your first 6-mile run or preparing for your latest marathon, this sports nutrition guide will help you achieve your running goals! Get ready to power your runs with recipes from Olympian Emma Coburn. Packed with delicious, wholesome meals that will sustain you through the toughest workouts, it’s the ultimate cookbook for runners!
Inside the pages of this recipe and meal planning book for athletes, you’ll find: 100 satisfying recipes from Emma’s kitchen – from breakfast to desserts – all with complete nutritional information 7 day meal plans for peak training, race week, and recovery Insights into Emma’s personal nutrition philosophy and training schedule This cookbook is packed with mouthwatering recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus snacks and sweet treats, all with complete nutritional information.
From everything bagels and naan flatbread to protein-packed chocolate mousse and cinnamon cookies, this flavor-forward cookbook proves that food can be delicious and nourishing at the same time. The Runner’s Kitchen shows you that fueling for performance doesn’t have to mean flavorless foods.
7. Nature's Silent Message
Author: by Scott Stillman
The Earth is trying to teach us to live better. To lead richer, happier lives. Will we continue down the limited path of the mechanical mind? Or will we tune into ultimate intelligence? The same intelligence that allows blood to flow through our veins, bees to pollinate flowers, birds to fly south, salmon to spawn, whales to migrate, caterpillars to become butterflies, the Earth to rotate, the moon to orbit, and the rest of nature to function perfectly of its own accord?
We have access to nature’s silent messageif we take the time to listen. In this spellbinding collection, Stillman guides us from the lush forests of the North Cascades, through the sandstone slot canyons of Utah, and into the border country of extreme southern Arizona.
In this classroom, we learn not from books, nor words, nor lectures. Wilderness is the school of life, where we learn not from that which thinksbut that which knows. Nature’s Silent Message suggests the existence of something far greater than what we see on the surface.
8. Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance
Author: by Alex Hutchinson
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Foreword by Malcom Gladwell”Reveals how we can all surpass our perceived physical limits.” Adam GrantDiscover the revolutionary account of the science and psychology of endurance, revealing the secrets of reaching the hidden extra potential within us all.
This updated paperback edition features a new afterword. The capacity to endure is the key trait that underlies great performance in virtually every field. But what if we all can go farther, push harder, and achieve more than we think we’re capable of?
Blending cutting-edge science and gripping storytelling in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwellwho contributes the book’s forewordaward-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson reveals that a wave of paradigm-altering research over the past decade suggests the seemingly physical barriers you encounter as set as much by your brain as by your body.
This means the mind is the new frontier of enduranceand that the horizons of performance are much more elastic than we once thought. But, of course, it’s not all in your head. For each of the physical limits that Hutchinson explorespain, muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, fuelhe carefully disentangles the delicate interplay of mind and body by telling the riveting stories of men and women who’ve pushed their own limits in extraordinary ways.
9. Running Rewired: Reinvent Your Run for Stability, Strength, and Speed
Author: by Jay Dicharry
February 1, 2018
In Running Rewired, America’s leading endurance sports physical therapist and coach shares a program for runners to become stronger, faster, and more durable. Jay Dicharry distills cutting-edge biomechanical research into 15 workouts any runner can slot into their training program to begin seeing real results in about 6 weeks.
For better or worse, your body drives your running form. Running Rewired will show you how to shed old injuries, mobility problems, weaknesses and imbalances and rewire your body-brain movement patterns. You’ll rebuild your movement and transform your running within one season.
Through his work with athletes at REP Lab and top university sports performance clinics, Dicharry has found that strength training alone is inadequate for runners. To develop the four essential movement skills required for faster, safer running, runners must practice better movement as they build strength.
In Running Rewired, you’ll use 11 self-tests for joint mobility, posture stability, rotation, and alignment 83 exercises to fix blocks, move with precision, build strength, and improve power 15 rewire workouts to amplify any training plan from 5K to ultramarathonDicharry’s Running Rewired combines the best of real-world coaching and a physical therapy approach to strength and mobility for better running.
10. A Runner’s High: My Life in Motion
Author: by Dean Karnazes
HarperOne (April 20, 2021)
A Runner’s High wakes up the appetite to run long distances. Dean takes us on a lifelong journey of ultramarathons, through the ups and downs, the friendships and lonely moments, and the struggles and rewards of each race. Dean writes in a direct and intimate way that keeps us reading like he runswithout stopping.
Kilian Jornet, author of Above the Clouds and world champion ultramarathonerA Runner’s High is a powerful narrative on life, running and finding meaning through perseverance. Every runner should read this book. Jason Koop, Coach and bestselling authorNew York Times bestselling author and ultramarathoning legend Dean Karnazes has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits, from running in the shoe melting heat of Death Valley to the lung freezing cold of the South Pole.
He’s raced and competed across the globe and once ran 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 consecutive days. In A Runner’s High, Karnazes chronicles his extraordinary adventures leading up to his return to the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run in his mid-fifties after first completing the race decades ago.
11. Daniels' Running Formula
Author: by Jack Daniels
Train for your next race with the man who has been called the world’s best running coach. With more than 55 years of experience, Jack Daniels is a legendary figure in the running community. Named the National Coach of the Year by the NCAA and honored as the Division III Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Century, Daniels has mentored some of the greatest names in running, including Jim Ryun, Ken Martin, Jerry Lawson, Alicia Shay, Peter Gilmore, Magdalena Lewy-Boulet, and Janet Cherobon-Bawcom.
In Daniels’ Running Formula, he has shared training advice with hundreds of thousands of runners. Now in this updatedand definitivefourth edition, he again refines his methods and strategies to help you run faster and stronger. Building upon his revolutionary VDOT system, Daniels incorporates new insights gained from studying participants in his unique Run SMART Project.
You’ll be guided through the components that make the training formula work and then learn different types of trainingincluding treadmill training, fitness training, and training at altitude or in other challenging environmentsalong with age-related modifications for runners from ages 6 to 80.
12. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir (Vintage International), Book Cover May Vary
Author: by Haruki Murakami
An intimate look at writing, running, and the incredible way they intersect, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is an illuminating glimpse into the solitary passions of one of our greatest artists. While training for the New York City Marathon, Haruki Murakami decided to keep a journal of his progress.
The result is a memoir about his intertwined obsessions with running and writing, full of vivid recollections and insights, including the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer. By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, here is a rich and revelatory work that elevates the human need for motion to an art form.
13. Running with Sherman: How a Rescue Donkey Inspired a Rag-tag Gang of Runners to Enter the Craziest Race in America
Author: by Christopher McDougall
“A delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor.” -John Grogan, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst DogFrom the best-selling author of Born to Run, a heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America, and, in the process, discovering the life-changing power of the human-animal connection.
When Christopher McDougall decided to adopt a donkey in dire straits, he had no idea what he was getting himself into. But with the help of his neighbors, Chris came up with a crazy idea. Burro racing, a unique type of competition in which humans and donkeys run side by side over mountains and through streams, would be exactly the challenge Sherman and Chris needed.
In the course of Sherman’s training, Chris would enlist Amish running clubs, high-spirited goats, the service animal community, and two Sarah Palinloving long-distance female truckers. Sherman’s heartwarming story of overcoming all odds to run one of the most unbelievable races in America shows the healing power of movement and the strength of the human-animal connection.
14. 100 Hikes of a Lifetime: The World's Ultimate Scenic Trails
Author: by Kate Siber
This ultimate hiker’s bucket list, from the celebrated Appalachian Trail to Micronesia’s off-the-beaten-path Six Waterfalls Hike, treks through 100 energizing experiences for all levels. Filled with beautiful National Geographic photography, wisdom from expert hikers like Andrew Skurka, need-to-know travel information, and practical wildlife-spotting tips, this inspirational guide offers the planet’s best experiences for hikers and sightseers.
From short day hikes-California’s Sierra High Route, Lake Agnes Teahouse in Alberta, Norway’s Mt. Skala-to multiday excursions like Mt. Meru in Tanzania and multi-week treks (Egypt’s Sinai Trail, Bhutan’s Snowman Trek, and the Bibbulum Track in Australia), you’ll find a hike that matches your interests and skill level.
Crossing all continents and climates (from the jungles of Costa Rica to the ice fields in Alaska’s Kenai Fjords National Parks), as well as experiences (a wine route through Switzerland or moose spotting on the Teton Crest Trail in Wyoming,) there is a trail for everyone in these pages.
15. 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower
Author: by Matt Fitzgerald
TRAIN EASIER TO RUN FASTERThis revolutionary training method has been embraced by elite runnerswith extraordinary resultsand now you can do it, too. Respected running and fitness expert Matt Fitzgerald explains how the 80/20 running programin which you do 80 percent of runs at a lower intensity and just 20 percent at a higher intensityis the best change runners of all abilities can make to improve their performance.
With a thorough examination of the science and research behind this training method, 80/20 Running is a hands-on guide for runners of all levels with training programs for 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon distances. In 80/20 Running, you’ll discover how to transform your workouts to avoid burnout.
Runs will become more pleasant and less draining You’ll carry less fatigue from one run to the next Your performance will improve in the few high-intensity runs Your fitness levels will reach new heights80/20 Running promotes a message that all runnersas well as cyclists, triathletes, and even weight-loss seekerscan embrace: Get better results by making the majority of your workouts easier.