As a student of endurance sports for over thirty years, I have been fortunate to learn from my club coaches, mentors and training partners. I have also educated myself with in-numerous books and audio programs, among them:

The Science of Running: How to find your limit and train to maximize your performance

Magness, Steve

Run with Power: The Complete Guide to Power Meters for Running

Vance, Jim, Velo Press

Running Rewired: Reinvent Your Run for Stability, Strength, and Speed

Dicharry, Jay

Runner’s World Your Best Stride: How to Optimize Your Natural Running Form to Run Easier, Farther, and Faster–With Fewer Injuries Runner’s World

Beverly, Jonathan, RODALE

80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower

Fitzgerald, Matt, Johnson, Robert

Running Your First Ultra: Customizable Training Plans for Your First 50K to 100-mile Race

Moehl, Krissy

The Sage Running Secret: A Guide to Speedy Ultras: How to run faster on any surface at any distance

Canaday, Sage, Nypaver, Sandi

Daniels’ Running Formula, 3E

Daniels, Jack

Personal Running Evaluation – by Greg McMillan, M.S.

Greg McMillan

Build Your Running Body: A Total-Body Fitness Plan for All Distance Runners, from Milers to Ultramarathoners-Run Farther, Faster, and Injury-Free

Magill, Pete, Schwartz, Thomas, Breyer, Melissa, Siqueiros, Armando

Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons

Powell, Bryon, Grossman, Eric

Runner’s World Essential Guides: Barefoot Running and Minimalism: Everything You Need to Know to Make the Healthy Transition to Minimalism and Barefoot Running

Douglas, Scott, The Editors of Runner’s World

Natural Running: The Simple Path to Stronger, Healthier Running

Abshire, Danny, Metzler, Brian

The Barefoot Running Book First Edition: A Practical Guide to the Art and Science of Barefoot and Minimalist Shoe Running

Robillard, Jason

Trail Running: From Novice to Master (The Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series)

Poulin, Kirsten

Ultra-Marathon: Die Trainingspläne: Trainingsgrundlagen und -pläne für 50-km-, 70-km-, 100-km-, 24-h-Läufe und Trailrunning sowie 100-km-Jahrestrainingspläne (German Edition)

Beck, Hubert

Trail Blazer: My Life as an Ultra-distance Trail Runner

Sandes, Ryan, Smith, Steve

Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

Jurek, Scott, Friedman, Steve

My Marathon: Reflections on a Gold Medal Life

Shorter, Frank, Brant, John

Marathon’s Walk in the Woods: An Appalachian Trail Thru-hike

Jenny, Seth

Meb For Mortals: How to Run, Think, and Eat like a Champion Marathoner

Keflezighi, Meb, Douglas, Scott

Hansons Marathon Method: A Renegade Path to Your Fastest Marathon

Humphrey, Luke, Hanson, Keith, Hanson, Kevin

The Do-It-Yourself Half Marathon Plan

Burfoot, Amby

Laufen am Limit

Warum Marathon die größte Herausforderung für Läufer ist

Author: Philipp Pflieger

26 Marathons

What I Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life from My Marathon Career

Author: Meb Keflezighi, Scott Douglas


Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days – and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance!

Author: Dean Karnazes, Matt Fitzgerald

Running with Sherman

The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero

Author: Christopher McDougall

My Life on the Run

The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon

Author: Bart Yasso, Amby Burfoot (foreword)

14 Minutes

A Running Legend’s Life and Death and Life

Author: Alberto Salazar, John Brant

The Longest Race

A Lifelong Runner, an Iconic Ultramarathon, and the Case for Human Endurance

Author: Ed Ayres

My Best Race

My Best Race: 50 Runners and the Finish Line They’ll Never Forget

Author: Chris Cooper

Iron War

Dave Scott, Mark Allen, and the Greatest Race Ever Run

Author: Matt Fitzgerald

Out There

A Story of Ultra Recovery

Author: David Clark

The Extra Mile

One Woman’s Personal Journey to Ultrarunning Greatness

Author: Pam Reed

Finding Ultra

Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself

Author: Rich Roll

The Brave Athlete

Calm the F–k Down and Rise to the Occasion

Author: Simon Marshall PhD, Lesley Paterson

How Bad Do You Want It?

Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle

Author: Matt Fitzgerald

Twin Ambitions – My Autobiography

Author: Mo Farah

The Doper Next Door

My Strange and Scandalous Year on Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Author: Andrew Tilin

I’m Here to Win

A World Champion’s Advice for Peak Performance

Author: Chris McCormack, Tim Vandehey

Running with the Kenyans

Author: Adharanand Finn

A Life Without Limits

Author: Chrissie Wellington, Michael Aylwin

The Triathlete’s Training Bible: The World’s Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed.

By: Joe Friel

Kicksology: The Hype, Science, Culture & Cool of Running Shoes

By: Brian Metzler

The Rise of the Ultra Runners

By: Adharanand Finn

Life Is a Marathon: A Memoir of Love and Endurance

By: Matt Fitzgerald

Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery

By: Christie Aschwanden

Running is My Therapy: Relieve Stress and Anxiety, Fight Depression, Ditch Bad Habits, and Live Happier

By: Scott Douglas , Alison Mariella Désir


By: Scott Jurek , Jenny Jurek

Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

By: Alex Hutchinson , Malcolm Gladwell – foreword

The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance

By: Steven Kotler

The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World’s Greatest Footrace

By: Dean Karnazes

Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon

By: Ed Caesar

The Way of the Runner: A Journey into the Fabled World of Japanese Running

By: Adharanand Finn

The Ultra Mindset

By: Travis Macy , John Hanc

Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

By: Christopher McDougall

The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

By: David Epstein

A Race Like No Other: 26.2 Miles Through the Streets of New York

By: Liz Robbins

Tread Lightly: Form, Footwear, and the Quest for Injury-Free Running

By: Bill Larson , Peter Larson

Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

By: Geoff Colvin

What I Talk about When I Talk about Running: A Memoir

By: Haruki Murakami

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

By: Christopher McDougall