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Anyone recommend a book about running?

(19 Posts)
JumpandScore Sat 21-Nov-15 17:47:06

I need to make a Christmas list grin

I don't want a running manual, I've read loads and am something of an expert grin but I am obsessed by all things running. Are there any good running stories?

LyndaNotLinda Sat 21-Nov-15 17:49:05

Haruki Murakami's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is brilliant

JumpandScore Sat 21-Nov-15 19:47:36

Thank you, I'll have a look at that one. Any others?

EmzDisco Sat 21-Nov-15 19:51:47

I loved Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, great book!

GailTheFish Sat 21-Nov-15 19:58:41

I second the Murakami book, a great read. I loved Running with the Kenyans by Adharanand Finn too.

Purplerunner Sat 21-Nov-15 20:00:59

I enjoyed The End of the World Running Club. A novel rather than a factual book, but with a running theme.

museumum Sat 21-Nov-15 20:03:22

Born to run, feet in the clouds, Lizzie hawkers autobiography, Paula radcliffes autobiography, the extra mile by pan Reid.

RunningGingerFreckleyThing Sat 21-Nov-15 20:04:13

Mud Sweat and Tears by Moire O'Sullivan is meant to be good. I haven't read it but have put it on my list

Snoopadoop Sat 21-Nov-15 20:17:11

Runnin like a girl.

Snoopadoop Sat 21-Nov-15 20:17:51

Running like a girl, even... Runnin FGS I really need to read through my own messages. I hope the link works.

BlueChampagne Sat 21-Nov-15 21:52:50

Or subscription to a running magazine?

Doyouthinktheysaurus Sat 21-Nov-15 21:57:43

Feet in the Clouds is a great book.

JumpandScore Sat 21-Nov-15 21:59:54

Not a mag BlueChampagne. They're all a bit basic once you're read some real books on training and the articles rotate and reappear. Once you've read Runner's World for a year or so, you've pretty much seen everything they're going to print.

CMOTDibbler Sun 22-Nov-15 17:16:15

Born to Run is great, and I really enjoyed Eat and Run by Scott Jurek.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sun 22-Nov-15 17:17:46

Another vote for Born to Run and Eat to Run...

Mcnorton Sun 22-Nov-15 17:28:36

I love the Murakami one, Running like a girl and The way of the runner by Adharanand Finn (abour Japanese running culture )

MrsJolowicz Tue 24-Nov-15 06:35:51

Yes, the Murakami is wonderful. Now I shall try some of the others mentioned here - thank you! JumpandScore - I absolutely agree about magazines; you get the same yearly cycle of topics, punctuated by photos of lithe golden girls prancing across hilltops with not a red face in sight. This site www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/running.htm# gives what seems like good technical advice.

thedevilinmyshoes Tue 24-Nov-15 12:00:06

All the above plus my absolute best one: marathon woman by Kathryn Switzer

reallyneedmoresleep Tue 24-Nov-15 23:34:28

Feet in the clouds is not just a great running book but one of my favourite books about anything, ever.

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