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Marathon & cross-country running books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Marathon & cross-country running category. Presented with a red border are the Marathon & cross-country running books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Run Smart Using Science to Improve Performance and Expose Marathon Running's Greatest Myths by John Brewer, Greg James Run Smart Using Science to Improve Performance and Expose Marathon Running's Greatest Myths
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Renowned marathon expert and leading sports scientist Professor John Brewer reveals why many of the concepts surrounding marathon training and running are wrong -- and suggests how the latest sports science research transforms the way marathons should be approached. Run...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Running with Lydiard Greatest Running Coach of All Time by Arthur Lydiard Running with Lydiard Greatest Running Coach of All Time

Since the outstanding success of his New Zealand athletes Snell, Halberg, and Magee at the 1960 Rome Olympics, Arthur Lydiard's name has been synonymous with the best training methods used by the world's top middle- and long-distance runners.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2017

Beyond Impossible From Reluctant Runner to Guinness World Record Breaker by Mimi Anderson Beyond Impossible From Reluctant Runner to Guinness World Record Breaker

When Mimi first started jogging on a treadmill as an unfit 36-year-old mother-of-three, she never imagined she would go on to become a World-Record-breaking ultrarunner. This incredible story of how an ordinary mum ran her way into the record books...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

The Way of the Runner A Journey into the Fabled World of Japanese Running by Adharanand Finn The Way of the Runner A Journey into the Fabled World of Japanese Running


Format: Paperback - Released: 11/07/2017

North Wales Trail Running 20 off-Road Routes for Trail & Fell Runners by Steve Franklin North Wales Trail Running 20 off-Road Routes for Trail & Fell Runners

North Wales Trail Running by Steve Franklin is a comprehensive guide to off-road running across North Wales. With 20 runs from 4km to 20.4km in length, this book is suitable for runners of all abilities. Features Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

A Race Through the Greatest Running Stories by Damian Hall A Race Through the Greatest Running Stories

A beautifully illustrated race through running's vast history of gripping endurance feats, inspired solo pursuits and a whole host of heroes, helions and legend-makers.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/07/2017

Best Trail Runs Denver and Boulder by Adam Chase, Nancy Hobbs Best Trail Runs Denver and Boulder
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Best Trail Runs Denver and Boulder features forty of the best trail runs within an hour of both cities-complete with color photos, maps, and detailed specs and trail descriptions, as well as GPS coordinates for all trailheads. Sidebars throughout the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2017

Runner's World Your Best Stride How to Optimize Your Natural Running Form to Run Easier, Farther, and Faster - with Fewer Injuries by Jonathan Beverly 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 Your Best Stride is designed to help runners counteract those forces and regain their own unique, powerful and effective stride that will carry them through endless, injury free miles.
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/06/2017

Coming Soon

Mindful Running How Meditative Running can Improve Performance and Make you a Happier, More Fulfilled Person by Mackenzie L. Havey Mindful Running How Meditative Running can Improve Performance and Make you a Happier, More Fulfilled Person

Tap into a powerful mind-body connection to optimize performance and boost happiness-on and off the running trails. What if the key to improving your running, shaping your body, and boosting your happiness was all in your mind? In Mindful Running,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

Running: Cheaper Than Therapy A Celebration of Running by Chas Newkey-Burden Running: Cheaper Than Therapy A Celebration of Running

Running: Cheaper than Therapy is a witty and expertly compiled compendium of running wisdom and humour. From fantastic running quotes (`How do you know if someone ran a marathon? Don't worry, they'll tell you.' -Jimmy Fallon) and hilarious spectator signs...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017

Other books in this genre

Footnotes How Running Makes Us Human by Vybarr Cregan-Reid Footnotes How Running Makes Us Human

Footnotes transports you to the cliff tops of Hardy's Dorset, the deserted shorelines of Seattle, the giant redwood forests of California, and to the world's most advanced running laboratories and research centres, using debates in literature, philosophy and biology to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/06/2017

The Trail Runner's Companion A Step-by-Step Guide to Trail Running and Racing, from 5Ks to Ultras by Sarah Lavender Smith The Trail Runner's Companion A Step-by-Step Guide to Trail Running and Racing, from 5Ks to Ultras

The Trail Runner's Companion provides a goal-oriented guide that coaches and inspires the reader to make steady progress toward becoming a better and more satisfied runner through trail running.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

For the Love of Running A Companion by Paul Owen For the Love of Running A Companion

Running is the simplest, the most natural, the most wildly liberating and gloriously exhilarating of sports. Collected here are all the most fascinating insights into the world of running - from its illustrious history to the modern-day greats - that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/05/2017

There is No Map in Hell The Record-Breaking Run Across the Lake District Fells by Steve Birkinshaw, Joss Naylor There is No Map in Hell The Record-Breaking Run Across the Lake District Fells
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In 2014, Steve Birkinshaw attempted to set a new record for completing a continuous 300-mile circuit of all 214 Wainwright fells in the Lake District. With a foreword by Joss Naylor, There is no Map in Hell recounts Birkinshaw's preparation,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017

The Secret of Running Maximum Performance Gains Through Effective Power Metering and Training Analysis by Hans van Dijk, Ron Van Megen The Secret of Running Maximum Performance Gains Through Effective Power Metering and Training Analysis
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This book is lavishly illustrated and packed with useful data. Being already a bestseller in the Netherlands and Belgium, The Secret of Running can be considered the ultimate textbook for all serious runners and their coaches.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2017

Ultramarathon Man Confessions of an All-Night Runner by Dean Karnazes Ultramarathon Man Confessions of an All-Night Runner

The inspiring story of Dean Karnazes, an internationally recognised endurance athlete who has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits.
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/04/2017

Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District 40 routes in the National Park including classic routes by Kingsley Jones Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District 40 routes in the National Park including classic routes

Guide to 40 of the best trail, fell and skyrunning routes in the Lake District, including Helvellyn skyline and Scafell Pike direct. Highlights include recces of Cumbria's best ultra and fell race routes including the Langdale Horseshoe and Borrowdale. Includes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/04/2017

Running Snob by Kevin Nelson Running Snob

A book for runners, marathoners, and joggers! Runners will enjoy this fun and lighthearted look at running enthusiasts who, of course, resemble them in many ways. This is both a send-up of runners and an affirmation of certain aspects of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2017

Ironfit's Marathons After 40 Smarter Training for the Ageless Athlete by Don Fink, Melanie Fink Ironfit's Marathons After 40 Smarter Training for the Ageless Athlete
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The only marathon training guide athletes forty and older will ever need Updated with full-color exercise photography; cutting-edge training, strength, core, and flexibility programs; and specific instruction for the most popular version of the marathon, the Half-Marathon, this book starts...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2017

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