There are many great books on the subject of running, they tend to come in two types – a practical guide to training and running or a description about a runner’s experience of the sport. Both can be great motivational tools to encourage you to run more. Here are a couple of my favourites:
This is my favourite ‘guide to running’ book. It keeps things simple, so although it packs in a lot of information (including step by step training plans for marathons and half marathons), it’s easy enough to sit and read through. I still find myself going back to this book from time to time:
This is a facinating insight into the world of Murakami as he reflects on how running has shaped his life and his writing. This is a must for anyone who likes to talk and think about their running.
Covering topics from pregnancy and menopause to training programs and cross-training, this is possibly the most comprehensive book written specifically for female runners.
If you want a complete guide to running instantly, then these downloadable guides could be the answer, put them on your mobile device and read them on the go: