Just Run With It: 8 Books for Every Type of Runner
Newbie? Injured? Unmotivated? Ultrarunner? During marathon training season, there’s an audiobook for everyone.By Kara CutruzzulaNov 2, 2017 1:51 PM
Runners do not like being injured. There. I did it. I just wrote the understatement of the year. Injuries mess up everything. And yet, runners get injured a lot. That’s where I found myself lately, at the tail end of a marathon training cycle, feeling fast and loose—until a pang here, some limping there, and then: benched. But while I wasn’t able to keep logging miles, I thought, why not use this time to learn more about the sport occupying so much of my time? Why not fill those extra hours—and my replacement long walks—with the stories of other runners’ accomplishments, mishaps, races, maybe even their own injuries?
You can learn a lot about another person when you run alongside them. We’re talking sweat rates, bathroom habits, deep dark secrets that the miles somehow make everyone spill. Not being able to run is a drag, but (usually) a temporary one. Now, I had the opportunity to learn from the runners and writers who came before me, and in whose steps I’ll follow again soon.
Here’s what I discovered: There’s a book to inspire every type of runner imaginable.