Runner Reads

The Runner Reads series will highlight running books I’ve read, with the more recent posts being at the top.

“Running While Black: Finding Freedom in a Sport That Wasn’t Built for Us” by Alison Mariella Désir

“Running with Purpose: How Brooks Outpaced Goliath Competitors to Lead the Pack” by Jim Weber

“A Runner’s High: My Life in Motion” by Dean Karnazes

“A Beautiful Work in Progress” by Mirna Valerio

“Running Home: A Memoir” by Katie Arnold

“Running the Dream: One Summer Living, Training, and Racing with a Team of World-Class Runners Half My Age” by Matt Fitzgerald

“Full Circle: From Hollywood to Real Life and Back Again” by Andrea Barber

“Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero” by Christopher McDougall

“Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory” by Deena Kastor with Michelle Hamilton

“26 Marathons: What I Learned About Faith, Identity, Running and Life from My Marathon Career,” by Meb Keflezighi with Scott Douglas

“North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail” by Scott Jurek with Jenny Jurek

“The Incomplete Book of Running” by Peter Sagal

“My Year of Running Dangerously: A Dad, A Daughter, and A Ridiculous Plan” by Tom Foreman

“How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle” by Matt Fitzgerald

“Run to Overcome: The Inspiring Story of An American Champion’s Long-Distance Quest to Achieve a Big Dream” by Meb Keflezighi with Dick Patrick

“Race Everything: How to Conquer Any Race at Any Distance in Any Environment and Have Fun Doing It” by Bart Yasso with Erin Strout

“What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen” by Kate Fagan

“Sub 4:00: Alan Webb and the Quest for the Fastest Mile” by Chris Lear

“My Life on the Run: The Wit, Wisdom and Insights of a Road Racing Icon” by Bart Yasso with Kathleen Parrish

“Four Seconds From Boston” by Vince Pavic

“Running: A Love Story” by Jen A. Miller

“Chocolate-Covered Katie” by Katie Higgins

“Once A Runner” by John L. Parker Jr. 

“The Running Dream” by Wendelin Van Draanen

“Eat and Run” by Scott Jurek with Steve Friedman