What are the best recommended books for training runners?

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    #1Running to the Top

    Running to the Top

    Running to the Top is a nonfiction fitness book written by Arthur Lydiard and Garth Gilmour. In this book, the authors share techniques in order to become successful with long-distance running. This was published in 1997.

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    Pamela Evans
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Running to the Top has a lot of value contained in the tips and guidelines for how to train for long-distance running. It falls short in the editing and science part of things, though. The information about nutrition and injury prevention is not current with modern research, and many passages are overall simply poorly written. The running tips are worthwhile, but the book itself is not the best for runners who are just training and not yet knowledgeable about the basics."
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    #2Brain Training for Runners

    Brain Training for Runners

    Brain Training For Runners: A Revolutionary New Training System to Improve Endurance, Speed, Health, and Results is a nonfiction sports book written by Matt Fitzgerald with forewords by Tim Noakes. This was published in 2007.

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    Arthur Holland
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Who thought you could brain train while running? I thought this book would create some loose connections between exercise and brain conditioning, but it was actually really good. I still use a lot of the exercises!"
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    #3Chasing the Runner's High

    Chasing the Runner's High

    Chasing The Runner's High: My Sixty Million Step Program is a nonfiction book written by Ray Charbonneau. In this book, the author shares what he learned from running.

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    Robert Robinson
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This book is an interesting take on self improvement. While it is helpful for runners, it can be helpful for anyone, as it helps you understand and maybe become addicted to chasing greater goals and doing better that you once did. I learned a lot and there was a lot of interesting stories and humor throughout. I really enjoyed this book myself and recommend it to everyone."
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    #4Advanced Marathoning

    Advanced Marathoning

    Advanced Marathoning is a nonfiction book about sports written by Scott Douglas and Pete Pfitzinger. This book provides some tips in order to become an effective runner. This was published in 2001.

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    Harini Pawar
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I'm not a big runner but I ran across this book and wanted to see what it had to say. I found it very interesting with a lot of great tips, even if you aren't trying to be a professional runner it's great tips for exercise."
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    #5The Science of Running

    The Science of Running

    The Science of Running: How to find your limit and train to maximize your performance is a nonfiction sports and fitness book written by Steve Magness. This was originally published in 2014.

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    Gao Wei
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This book was packed with all the science and physiology one would need to take on running. It's written at a level that beginners can start here but also where seasoned runners can learn something as well. My one complaint is the poor editing. Lots of errors. "
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    #6Lore of Running

    Lore of Running

    Lore of Running is a nonfiction book about sports and fitness written by Tim Noakes. This book provides knowledge on how to become an effective runner. This was originally published in 1987.

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    #7ChiRunning

    ChiRunning
    The revised edition of the bestselling ChiRunning, a groundbreaking program from ultra-marathoner and nationally known coach Danny Dreyer, that teaches you how to run faster and farther with less effort, and to prevent and heal injuries for runners of any age or fitness level.
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    Adam Tucker
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "The description of this book really makes it clear that this will help with training for runners. This book will give a good solution to the problem that was proposed. "
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    #8Better Training for Distance Runners

    Better Training for Distance Runners

    Better Training for Distance Runners is a nonfiction book for runners written by David E. Martin and Peter N. Coe. This was originally published in 1997.

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    Anna Sullivan
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Training for long distance running is not an easy thing to do. Better training for distance runners is a book that tries to help out with this difficult subject."
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    #9The Youth and Teen Running Encyclopedia

    The Youth and Teen Running Encyclopedia

    The Youth and Teen Running Encyclopedia A Complete Guide for Middle And Long Distance Runners Ages 6 to 18 is a nonfiction book written by Mick Grant and John Molvar. This was originally published in 2014.

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    Zachary Duncan
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "My 13 year old son really gained a lot of valuable information from this book. Very well written and easy to grasp."
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    #10Run Less, Run Faster

    Run Less, Run Faster
    FIRST (Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training) is one of the foremost experts in the world on the science of running; its authority is unmatched and the promise of training less and accomplishing more has made the first two editions of Run Less, Run Faster a solid and steady seller.
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    Shreyas Vyas
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This book is very thorough with a ton of content for anyone who is serious about improving their running times. It has detailed training programs for both novices and veterans. "

Summary

Best What are the best recommended books for training runners
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Running to the TopBooks 30 Paid
2Brain Training for RunnersBooks 27 Paid
3Chasing the Runner's HighBooks 26 Paid
4Advanced MarathoningBooks 24 Paid
5The Science of RunningBooks 23 Paid
6Lore of RunningBooks 22 Paid
7ChiRunningBooks 19 Paid
8Better Training for Distance RunnersBooks 16 Paid
9The Youth and Teen Running EncyclopediaBooks 15 Paid
10Run Less, Run FasterBooks 11 Paid
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