The Bookshelf

I almost always have some book that I’m reading, however slow it may be. It’s good practice, and theories and concepts are always changing – especially in the health and fitness world. Below are a few books I have read and found helpful (some more than others). A few of them are actually textbooks from college, so if you’re interested in purchasing beware of the $$$, but most of them you can find on Amazon at a relatively low cost. 

Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology by Martini, Nath, and Bartholomew

Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel

Thrive by Brendan Brazier

Sports Supplements by Anita Bean

Nutritional Timing by John Ivy and Robert Portman

Unmasking Superfoods by Jennifer Sygo

The Plant-Based Power Diet by Leslie Beck

Inheritance by Sharon Moalem

Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes by Monique Ryan

Cycle of Lies by Juliet Macur

Run Less Run Faster by Bill Pierce, Scott Murr, and Ray Moss

Marathon by Hal Higdon

Racing Weight by Matt Fitzgerald

The New Rules of Marathon and Half Marathon Nutrition by Matt Fitzgerald

Meb for Mortals by Meb Keflezighi and Scott Douglas

Born to Run by Chrisopher McDougall

Running Strong by Jordan Metzl

Hansons Marathon Method by Luke Humphrey

Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky

Let Your Mind Run – Deena Kastor

Running for Women – Jason R. Karp and Carolyn S. Smith

Eat & Run – Scott Jurek

Several of these books aren’t running or even sport specific, but I think it’s important to take a step back and look at the bigger picture sometimes. I don’t whole-heartedly agree or follow ALL of the “facts” or principles in these books, but they were definitely worth reading. I’ll keep adding to this list as I find more gems.