Running Books & Podcasts

[t gellenbeck]

As a teacher and a mom, I am constantly encouraging myself and those around me to be  lifelong learners.  I love to read and as life has gotten busier, I’ve turned to podcasts and some good ‘ol books-on-CD, but I still try to make time for a hard copy when I can. Learning about health, fitness & running is a passion of mine and I hope I can inspire others to jump in!

Podcasts we love 

Books I’ve read (and would recommend!)

  • The Running Dream by Wendell Van Draanen (fiction)
  • Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training // recap
  • The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life by Amby Burfoot // recap
  • The Marathon by Jeff Galloway
  • Yoga for Runners by Christine Felstead
  • Runner’s World Guide to Running & Pregnancy: How to stay fit, keep safe & have a healthy baby by Chris Lundgren

Books on my Bucket List

  • Anatomy for Runners by Jay Dicharry
  • RUN FASTER: From the 5K to the Marathon by Brad Hudson and Matt Fitzgerald

Other books I’ve browsed

  • America’s Best Trails:  The Most Beautiful Places to Run by Jeff Galloway
  • Pre:  The Story of America’s Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine 


Here are some other blogs that suggest some great running reads…

Best Running Books by Another Mother Runner