Running Tips

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4 Months to a 4 Hour Marathon – By Dave Kuehls

All About Road Racing – By Tom Heinonen

A Passion to Run – By Paul Boyette

A perdifiato – By Mauro Covacich

Bannister and Beyond: The Mystique of the Four-Minute Mile – By Jim Denison

Better Runs: 25 Years’ Worth of Lessons for Running Faster and Farther – By Joe Henderson, Jeff Galloway

Better Training for Distance Runners – By David E. Martin, Peter N. Coe

Beyond the Marathon: The Grand Slam of Trail Ultrarunning – By Robert B. Boeder

Bill Rodgers and Priscilla Welch on Masters Running and Racing – By Bill Rodgers, Priscilla Welch, Joe Henderson

Bill Rodgers’ Lifetime Running Plan: Definitive Programs for Runners of All Ages and Levels – By Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter / Also paperback edition

Brain Bombardment: A Runner’s Diary – By Patrick Whalen

Century of the Marathon (1896-1996) – By Riel Hauman

ChiRunning – By Danny Dreyers

Coach Benson’s Secret Workouts – By Roy T. Benson

Coaching Cross Country Successfully – By Joe Newton, Joe Henderson

Complete Book of Marathon Running – By Ed Consumr

Continental Quest – By Fred McBee and Jack Ballinger

Correre per vivere meglio – By Roberto Albanesi

Crossing Jordan – By Adrian Fogelin

Daniels Running Formula – By Jack Daniels, Tudor O. Bompa, Alberto Salazar

Did I Win? – By Joe Henderson

First Marathons: Personal Histories of Encountering the 26.2-Mile Monster – By Gail Kislevitz

Fitness Running – By Richard L. Brown, Joe Henderson

Galloway’s Book on Running – By Jeff Galloway, Richard Golueke, David Wills

Getting Real About Running – By Gordon Bakoulis

God on the Starting Line – By Marc Bloom

Go East Old Man – By Paul Reese, Joe Henderson, Covert Bailey

Hal Higdon’s How to Train: The Best Programs, Workouts, and Schedules for Runners of All Ages – By Hal Higdon

Healthy Runner’s Handbook – By Lyle J. Micheli, Mark Jenkins

Hills, Hawgs & Ho Chi Minh: More Tales of a Wayward Runner – By Don Kardong

How Running Changed My Life: True Stories of the Power of Running – By Garth Battista

How to Train for and Run Your Best Marathon – By Gordon Bakoulis Bloch

Inside the World of Big-Time Marathoning – By Fred Lebow, Richard Woodley

Joan Samuelson’s Running for Women – By Joan Benoit Samuelson, Gloria Averbuch

Jock Jokes: Hundreds of Laughs from the World of Sports Including Baseball, Basketball, Football, Boxing, Golf, Hockey, Fishing, Hunting, Jogging – By Pat Williams

Jogging the Mind: How to Use Aerobic Exercise as Meditation – By Barbara S. Green

Jogging with Jesus – By C.S. Lovett

Jogotherapy: Jogging As a Therapeutic Strategy – By Frederick D. Harper

Kathy Smith’s Walkfit for a Better Body – By Kathy Smith, Susanna Levin

Keep on Running: The Science of Training and Performance – By Eric Newsholme, Tony Leech, Glenda Duester

Long Distances: Contemporary Theory, Technique and Training – By Jess Jarver

Lore of Running – By Timothy D. Noakes, Tim Noakes

Making the Marathon Your Event – By Richard Benyo

Marathon! – By Jeff Galloway

Marathon: Clarence Demar Story – By Clarence Demar

Marathon, Cross Country and Road Running – By Cliff Temple

Marathon: The Ultimate Training and Racing Guide – By Hal Higdon

Marathon Training: The Proven 100-Day Program for Success – By Joe Henderson

National Road Race Encyclopedia – By Michael Weddington, Barry Perilli

No Need for Speed: A Beginner’s Guide to the Joy of Running – By John Bingham

The Olympian – By Brian Glanville

Once a Runner: A Novel – By John L. Jr. Parker

One Man’s Leg – By Paul Martin

One More Victory Lap – By Carl Lewis, Marx Jeffrey

On the Dead Run – By Steven A. Simon

On the Run: Exercise and Fitness for Busy People – By Grete Waitz, Gloria Averbuch

Pacific Road Race Encyclopedia – By Michael Weddington

Rapid Ray – By John Cooper

RunnerMom – By Vickie Rance Leff and Kristi Greene

Runner’s World Complete Book of Beginning Running – By Amby Burfoot

Runner’s World Performance Nutrition for Runners – By Matt Fitzgerald

Running Forward – Looking Back – By Lynn T. Seely

Running and Walking for Women Over 40: The Road to Sanity and Vanity – By Kathrine Switzer

Running Dialogue – By David Holt

Slinger Sanchez Running Gun – By Bruce Glikin

Running in Literature – By Roger Robinson

Running in the Zone – By Steve King and Dan Cumming

Running Strong & Injury-Free – By Janet S. Hamilton

Running Through the Wall – By Neal Jamison

Running to the Top – By Derek Clayton

Running with the Wind: Key Strategies for Achieving Your Running Potential – By Walt Esser

Spy Wednesday – By Steven Sims

Ten Million Steps – By Paul Reese

Textbook of Running Medicine – By Francis G. O’Connor and Robert P. Wilder

The American Marathon – By Pamela Cooper

The Beginners Running Guide – By Ken Maclaren

The Complete Book of Running – By James F. Fixx

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Jogging and Running – By Bill Rodgers, Scott Douglas

The Elements of Effort: Reflections on the Art and Science of Running – By John Jerome

The Essential Marathoner – By John Hanc, Grete Waitz

The Essential Runner – By John Hanc

The Everything Running Book – By Art Libermann with Stephen Pribut and Carlo DeVito

The Fitness Log Book for Runners: The Essential Training Diary for Runners, Walkers, and Triathletes – By Liz Barrett

The Four-Minute Mile – By Roger Bannister, Frederick C. Klein

The Gift – A Runner’s Story – By Paul Maurer

The Greatest: The Haile Gebrselassie Story – By Jim Denison

The Marathon: The Runners and the Race – By Norman Giller

The New Competitive Runner’s Handbook – By Bob Glover, Pete Schuder, Boy Glover

The New York Road Runners Club Complete Book of Running and Fitness – By Fred Lebow, Gloria Averbuch, Grete Waitz

The Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer – By David A. Whitsett, Forrest Dolgener, Tanjala Jo Kole, Forest A. Dolgener

The Penguin Brigade Training Log – By John Bingham and Jenny Hadfield

The Quotable Runner: Great Moments of Wisdom, Inspiration, Wrongheadedness and Humor – By Mark Will-Weber

The Runner and the Path – By Dean Ottati

The Runner’s Book – By Raymond Bridge

The Runner’s Handbook: The Best-Selling Classic Fitness Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Runners – By Bob Glover, Jack Shepherd, Shelly-Lynn Florence Glover

The Runner’s High – By Garth Battista

The Runner’s Training Diary: For Fitness Runners and Competitive Racers – By Bob Glover, Shelly-Lynn Florence Glover

The Running Trivia Book: 1001 Questions from the Sprints to the Marathon – By Mark Will-Weber

The Smart Runner’s Handbook – By Matt Greenwald

The Spirited Walker: Fitness Walking for Clarity, Balance and Spiritual Connection – By Carolyn Scott Kortge

The Spirit of the Marathon – By Gail Waesche Kislevitz

The Strides of Future – By Edith & Christian Grollé

The Ultimate Challenge: Running Ultra Marathons – By Walt Esser

Total Runner’s Almanac – By Sharon Sevensson, Tony Svensson

Training for Young Distance Runners – By Laurence S. Greene, Russell R. Pate, Larry Greene, Russ Pate, Joe Newton

Ultramarathons: The World’s Most Punishing Races – By Nathan Aaseng

Winning State – Track & Field – By Steve Knight

Women Runners – By Irene Reti and Bettianne Shoney Sien

World Marathon Guide – By Noel E. Neff

Highly recommended:  The lore of running – Tim Noakes