Best Track & Field Sports Books
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1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. I Hate Running and You Can Too: How to Get Started, Keep Going, and Make Sense of an Irrational Passion
Author: by Brendan Leonard
Artisan (March 16, 2021)
BRENDAN LEONARD HATES RUNNING. He hates it so much that he once logged fifty-two marathon-length runs in fifty-two weeks. Now he’s sharing everything he’s learned about the sport so that you can hate it too. Packed with wisdom, humor, attitude, tips, and quotesand more than sixty illuminating chartsI Hate Running and You Can Too delivers a powerful message of motivation from a truly relatable mentor.
Leonard nails the love-hate relationship most runners have with the sport. He knows the difficulty of getting off the couch, teaches us to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, embraces the mix of running with walking. And he shares all that he’s learnedcelebrating the mantra of Easy, light, smooth, and fast, observing that any body that runs is a runner’s body.
Plus Leonard knows all the practical stuff, from training methods to advice for when you hit a setback or get injured. Even the answer to that big question a lot of runners occasionally ask: Why? Easy: Running helps us understand commitment, develop patience, discover self-discipline, find mental toughness, and prove to ourselves that we can do something demanding.
5. Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski Mountaineers
Author: by Steve House
Dovetailing on the success of Training for the New Alpinism and Patagonia’s own emphasis on all mountain use, Training for the Uphill Athlete translates theory into methodology to allow you to write your own training plans and coach yourself to endurance goals.
Steve House, one of the best mountaineers, and his coach Scott Johnston, an Olympic-level cross country ski coach, along with Kilian Jornet, hands-down best endurance athlete at this time, present training principles for the multisport mountain athlete who regularly participates in a mix of distance running, ski mountaineering, and other endurance sports that require optimum fitness and customized strength.
This is an authoritative but accessible training manual for athletes and coaches who feel most alive in the mountains or pushing the uphill ascent. Distance running, ski mountaineering, skimo, and skyrunning are becoming increasingly popular all over the world, and are often undertaken by the same person during a single year.
6. The Triathlete's Training Bible: The World’s Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed.
Author: by Joe Friel
The Triathlete’s Training Bible is the bestselling and most comprehensive guide for aspiring and experienced triathletes. Joe Friel is the most trusted coach in the world and his proven triathlon training program has helped hundreds of thousands find success in the sport of triathlon.
Joe has completely rewritten this new Fourth Edition of The Triathlete’s Training Bible to incorporate new training principles and help athletes train smarter than ever. The Triathlete’s Training Bible equips triathletes of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for race day.
With this new edition, Joe will guide you to develop your own personalized triathlon training program and:Become a better swimmer, cyclist, and runnerTrain with the right intensity and volumeGain maximum fitness from every workoutMake up for missed workouts and avoid overtrainingAdapt your training plan based on your progress and conflictsBuild muscular endurance with a new approach to strength trainingImprove body composition with smarter nutritionThe Triathlete’s Training Bible is the best-selling book on tri training ever published.
7. Runner's World How to Make Yourself Poop: And 999 Other Tips All Runners Should Know
Author: by Meghan Kita
Every runner knows how important it is to prevent an unfortunate bathroom accident midrun. This book can show you how. For any runner who wants a quick, easy reference guide to every running issue under the sun, look no further.
With tips on training, nutrition, gear, motivation, health, and racing, Runner’s World How to Make Yourself Poop is essential reading for runners who want to improve their performance. From The Best Way to Tie Your Shoes to 9 Tactics for Busting Out of a Running Rut and everything in between, these short, easy-to-use tips from reliable experts are the perfect gift for any runner in your life.
8. Marathon, Revised and Updated 5th Edition: The Ultimate Training Guide: Advice, Plans, and Programs for Half and Full Marathons
Author: by Hal Higdon
Now completely updated and revised-a new edition of the long-running marathon training guide that has helped more than half a million people reach their goals. Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide is among the bestselling running books of all time for many reasons, but above all others is this one: It works.
Marathon running has changed in the seven years since the fourth edition-there are more runners than ever before, the popularity of half-marathons has grown immensely, and guidelines for best recovery and diet practices have changed. This revised fifth edition includes a new chapter on ultramarathons, along with material on recovery techniques, several new training programs, and advice on how to win a Boston qualifying race and improve your personal record.
At its core remains Hal Higdon’s clear and essential information on injury prevention, training, and nutrition. Marathon demystifies the marathon experience and allows each runner to achieve peak performance without anguish or pain, taking the guesswork out of marathon training, whether it’s for your first or fiftieth.
9. The Slummer: Quarters Till Death
Author: by Geoffrey Simpson
2021 READERS’ FAVORITE 5-Star Review An impoverished runner, from an era of prolific genetic engineering, chases his dream of the 5000-meter national title.”This is the first running book I’ve read that I think, wow this is like peeking into my brain and my way of thinking.
I will be reading it again and again.”CHRIS SOLINSKY, Former American Record Holder – 10,000 m (26:59. 60)In 2083, Benjamin Brandt is among the millions of slummers who are relegated to poverty and struggle on the outskirts of society. As a minority growing up in the gritty underbelly of Cleveland’s Industrial Valley, Ben sees the way genetically designed elites live only from a distance: from the shadows of public spaces people like him are forbidden to use, and on TV, where he watches the enhanced athletes compete at an extraordinary level.
For years, a national track championship has inspired Ben to ferociously cultivate his own talent as a runner. As Ben logs miles through the potholed, darkened streets of his community, an idea takes hold of him that could turn his highly stratified society upside down.
10. 80/20 Triathlon: Discover the Breakthrough Elite-Training Formula for Ultimate Fitness and Performance at All Levels
Author: by Matt Fitzgerald
Da Capo Lifelong Books
A breakthrough program for triathletes – beginner, intermediate, and advanced – showing how to balance training intensity to maximize performance – from a fitness expert and elite coach. Cutting-edge research has proven that triathletes and other endurance athletes experience their greatest performance when they do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the remaining 20 percent at moderate to high intensity.
But the vast majority of recreational triathletes are caught in the so-called “moderate-intensity rut,” spending almost half of their time training too hard-harder than the pros. Training harder isn’t smarter; it actually results in low-grade chronic fatigue that prevents recreational athletes from getting the best results.
In 80/20 Triathlon, Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden lay out the real-world and scientific evidence, offering concrete tips and strategies, along with complete training plans for every distance-Sprint, Olympic, Half-Ironman, and Ironman-to help athletes implement the 80/20 rule of intensity balance. Benefits include reduced fatigue and injury risk, improved fitness, increased motivation, and better race results.
11. Runner's World Run Less Run Faster: Become a Faster, Stronger Runner with the Revolutionary 3-Runs-a-Week Training Program
Author: by Bill Pierce
The groundbreaking plan that helps runners of all levels to improve their race times while actually training lessnow fully revised and updated for today’s runnersIn today’s busy, fast-paced world, all runners have the same objective: to run the best they can with the limited amount of time at their disposal.
Bill Pierce and Scott Murr made that goal possible with their revolutionary FIRST (Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training) training program. FIRST’s unique training philosophy makes running easier and more accessible, limits overtraining and burnout, and substantially cuts the risk of injury while producing faster race times.
The key feature of the detailed training plans for 5k, 10k, half-marathon, and marathon is the 3PLUS2 program, which consists of: 3 quality runs, including track repeats, the tempo run, and the long run, which are designed to improve endurance, lactate-threshold running pace, and leg speed 2 aerobic cross-training workouts, such as swimming, rowing, or pedaling a stationary bike, which are designed to improve endurance while helping to avoid burnoutWith tips for goal-setting, recovery, injury rehab and prevention, strength training, and nutrition, Run Less, Run Faster has changed the way runners think about and train for competitive races.
12. Hansons Marathon Method: Run Your Fastest Marathon the Hansons Way
Author: by Luke Humphrey
Run your first marathon or your fastest with Hansons Marathon Method, the revolutionary training program from one of the best running teams in the world, the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. In Hansons Marathon Method, the coaches of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project reveal their innovative marathon training program that has helped thousands of runners become true marathoners and smash their personal bests.
Hansons Marathon Method tosses out mega-long runs and high-mileage weekends-two old-fashioned running traditions that often injure and discourage runners. Runners using the Hansons method will gradually build up to the moderate-high mileage required for marathon success, spreading those miles more sensibly throughout the week.
Running easy days mixed with precisely paced speed, strength, and tempo workouts, runners will steel their bodies and minds to run the hardest final miles of the marathon-and finish strong. In this new second edition, the Hansons program welcomes newer runners with a new Just Finish program featuring a simple schedule of easier running and lower mileage.
13. Running Your First Marathon: The Complete 20-Week Marathon Training Plan
Author: by Andrew Kastor
Andrew Kastor has taken the tried-and-true principles that all us pros follow and made them available and applicable for everyone. Just as Andrew has helped me on my journey, he is sure to help you on yours. Ryan Hall, US Olympic Marathoner, holder of the US record in the half marathon, and marathon training expertAs a marathon training coach for world-class runners and Olympic medalists, Andrew Kastor knows what it takes to get to the finish line.
Whether you are planning to run a full or half marathon, Coach Kastor’s marathon training program conditions you to set achievable goals, get in shape, and stay motivated. With an easy-to-follow 20-week marathon training schedule for building strength and endurance, plus expert advice from record-holding runners on what to expect, Running Your First Marathon is the only coaching you’ll need to go the distance.
Running Your First Marathon lays out a goal-oriented marathon training program with:A 20-Week Marathon Training Programdetailed day-by-day marathon training schedules and space to track your progressMarathon Training 101advice and tips from world-class marathoners on marathon training, fueling your body, avoiding injury, and race-day preparationMotivational Marathon Training Boostsfrom Coach Kastor and other famous runners to help you stay on track during marathon training”Running Your First Marathon will not only inspire you but also help train your mind and body to unlock hidden potential.”Shalane Flanagan, Olympic Silver Medalist, NYC Marathon champion, American record holder, and marathon training pro
14. ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running
Author: by Danny Dreyer
The revised edition of the bestselling ChiRunning, a groundbreaking program from ultra-marathoner and nationally-known coach Danny Dreyer, that teaches you how to run faster and farther with less effort, and to prevent and heal injuries for runners of any age or fitness level.
In ChiRunning, Danny and Katherine Dreyer, well-known walking and running coaches, provide powerful insight that transforms running from a high-injury sport to a body-friendly, injury-free fitness phenomenon. ChiRunning employs the deep power reserves in the core muscles, an approach found in disciplines such as yoga, Pilates, and T’ai Chi.
ChiRunning enables you to develop a personalized exercise program by blending running with the powerful mind-body principles of T’ai Chi: -Get aligned: Develop great posture and reduce your potential for injury while running, and make knee pain and shin splints a thing of the past.
Engage your core: Shift the workload from your leg muscles to your core muscles, for efficiency and speed. Add relaxation to your running: Learn to focus your mind and relax your body to increase speed and distance. Make it a Mindful Practice: Maintain high performance and make running a mindful, enjoyable life-long practice.It’s easy to learn.
15. The Science of Speed The Art of the Sprint: AAU Edition
Author: by Tom Tellez
Bowker (January 29, 2021)
Speed matters in almost every competitive sport. If you want to run your fastest, you must run with the correct technique. The scientific principles of physics and kinesiology the engineering of the human body – must be used as the foundation for human motion.
Dr. Arellano explains the science in a way that’s understandable and practical. Then, for the very first time in book form, Hall of Fame Track and Field Coach Tom Tellez applies the science so anyone can coach, learn and correctly execute what it takes to produce maximum speed.
Coach Tellez has developed some of the fastest athletes in history, including Carl Lewis, Leroy Burrell, Joe DeLoach, Kirk Baptiste, Mike Marsh, Carol Lewis, Michelle Finn Burrell and Jackie Washington. In this book, you will learn: The laws of human motion and the science of correct running techniqueHow correct technique optimizes application of force on the ground and generates speedThe very specific elements to study and train for sprints and distance runningHow to identify and correct problemsA consistent vocabulary to use in teaching what to do and whyHow to change motor patterns for consistent resultsFor coaches, the best cues to give your athletes for success The information in this book is applicable for all athletes, regardless of age or gender and can be applied to ANY SPORT that requires speed.
16. The Happy Runner: Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer
Author: by David Roche
Is your daily run starting to drag you down? Has running become a chore rather than the delight it once was? Then The Happy Runner is the answer for you. Authors David and Megan Roche believe that you can’t reach your running potential without consistency and joyful daily adventures that lead to long-term health and happiness.
Guided by their personal experiences and coaching expertise, they point out the mental and emotional factors that will help you learn exactly how to become a happy runner and achieve your personal best. Following the some work, all play approach, The Happy Runner introduces the three commandments of happy running and teaches you how to balance the effort of running with the simple joy of the activity: Learn how to run fast, run long, and stay healthy with proven training methods.
Read real stories from professional and recreational athletes who have had personal breakthroughs as they learned to love the process of running. Understand how to adapt your running based on your personal lifestyle and goals as well as avoid setbacks from injury.