1- “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall
This best-selling book delves into the world of the Tarahumara people, an indigenous tribe in Mexico known for their incredible endurance and ability to run long distances without injury. Through his research and interviews with members of the tribe, McDougall uncovers the secrets of their running success and how they can be applied to modern runners.
2- “Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness” by Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman“Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness” is a memoir by ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek and co-author Steve Friedman. The book tells the story of Jurek’s journey from a small town in Minnesota to becoming one of the most successful ultramarathon runners in the world, and his transition to a plant-based diet. Throughout the book, Jurek shares his personal story and the lessons he learned along the way, including the physical and mental challenges of ultramarathon running, the importance of proper nutrition, and the power of determination and perseverance. He also shares his training regimen and strategies for maintaining a plant-based diet. The book serves as an inspiration to anyone looking to push their limits and achieve their goals, whether in running or in life.’
3- “Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself” by Rich Roll“Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself” is a memoir by endurance athlete Rich Roll. The book tells the story of Roll’s transformation from a sedentary, middle-aged man to one of the world’s top ultramarathon runners. Roll details his journey, which includes overcoming addiction, adopting a plant-based diet, and undertaking intense physical training. The book also explores the mental and emotional challenges he faced, and the lessons he learned along the way. Throughout the book, Roll shares his personal story and the strategies he used to achieve success, including the importance of setting goals, developing a positive mindset, and embracing a holistic approach to health and fitness. The book serves as an inspiration to anyone looking to make a major life change and achieve their goals, and to those who want to learn more about the benefits of a plant-based diet and endurance sports.
4- “Advanced Marathoning” by Pete Pfitzinger and Scott Douglas
This book is designed for experienced runners who are looking to take their marathon training to the next level. It provides detailed training plans, advice on race strategy and nutrition, and information on dealing with injuries and other challenges.