Runner’s World The Runner’s Body

An in-depth look at how the runner’s body works including an explanation of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), different theories on what causes cramping and how your body uses different types of fuel. A great read for anyone looking to improve their running performance or anyone trying to resolve nagging injuries or other issues. Includes tips, exercises and detailed scientific information that is present in a very user-friendly way.

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The Runner’s Book of Daily Inspiration

This is a great one for all you runners out there — or for those of you with a special runner in your life, this makes a great gift! This book reminds us why we love running on those days when we sometimes forget. Kevin Nelson has compiled a wonderful selection of quotes, anecdotes, and resolutions, such as, “I define myself as a runner and, in doing so, find myself.” Love it! 🙂 The page a day format makes it easy to use as either a daily source of inspiration, or as a fun way to get a bit of inspiration here and there as needed – just flip to today’s page!

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Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

Scott Jurek’s wonderfully inspiring memoir gives us a peek into the journey of an ultra-marathoner as he transitions over time from a standard Midwest diet of meat and potatoes to a totally plant-based vegan diet. Interspersed between tales of training and races he shares some of his favorite vegan recipes including Minnesota Winter Chili, 8-Grain Strawberry Pancakes, and Strawburst Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie. You’ll want to try them all!! 🙂 Great read for runners of all levels and abilities!

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