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Best Running Training Books: The Ultimate Collection

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Running Training books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

Build Your Running Body: A Total-Body Fitness Plan for All Distance Runners, from Milers to Ultramarathoners―Run Farther, Faster, and Injury-Free (2014)

 Best Running Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhether you're a miler or an ultramarathoner, if you want a fit, fast, and injury-resistant running body, there's a better way to train than relentlessly pursuing mileage.
Author(s): Pete Magill , Thomas Schwartz , et al.

80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower (2014)

 Best Running Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionRespected running and fitness expert Matt Fitzgerald explains how the 80/20 running program—in which you do 80 percent of runs at a lower intensity and just 20 percent at a higher intensity—is the best change runners of all abilities can make to improve their performance.
Author(s): Matt Fitzgerald, Robert Johnson

Running Rewired: Reinvent Your Run for Stability, Strength, and Speed (2017)

 Best Running Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionJay Dicharry distills cutting-edge biomechanical research into 15 workouts any runner can slot into their training program to begin seeing real results in about 6 weeks. For better or worse, your body drives your running form.Running Rewired will show you how to shed old injuries, mobility problems, weaknesses and imbalances and rewire your body-brain movement patterns.
Author(s): Jay Dicharry

Believe Training Journal (Bright Teal Edition) (2018)

 Best Running Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionGet motivated to become the runner you were meant to be with the new Believe Training Journal (Bright Teal Edition) by pro runners Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas. Inspired by their own training and racing methods, Lauren and Ro offer a training journal that has it all: designated grids for recording data and times as well as space to process and dream. The journal offers a full year of undated weeks, an annual calendar, worksheets, quizzes, lists, and plenty of space for notes.
Author(s): Lauren Fleshman, Roisin McGettigan-Dumas

Runner’s World Run Less, Run Faster: Become a Faster, Stronger Runner with the Revolutionary 3-Run-a-Week Training Program (2012)

 Best Running Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (known as FIRST) is dedicated to make running more accessible and limit overtraining and burnout while producing faster race times. FIRST 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.
Author(s): Bill Pierce, Scott Murr, et al.

Training Young Distance Runners (2014)

 Best Running Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionAs the best-selling guide in the sport, Training Young Distance Runners has helped countless runners achieve their best times, avoid injuries, and improve their performance progressively from season to season. Updated, expanded, and enhanced, this new edition further solidifies its standing as a must-have for athletes and coaches in cross country, track and field, and road racing.
Author(s): Laurence S Greene, Russell Pate

Be Ready on Race Day: How to Create a Custom Training Plan for Your Next Marathon or Half Marathon (2018)

 Best Running Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionSICK AND TIRED OF ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL TRAINING PLANS? You’re not a one-size-fits-all runner, so why would you choose to use a one-size-fits-all training plan to help you prepare for your next race? Point blank, a one-size-fits-all plan is really one-size-fits-none.
Author(s): Denny Krahe

Running Your First Marathon: The Complete 20-Week Marathon Training Plan (2018)

 Best Running Training Books: The Ultimate Collection“Andrew Kastor has taken the tried-and-true principles that all us pros follow and made them available and applicable for everyone. Just as Andrew has helped me on my journey, he is sure to help you on yours.”―Ryan Hall, US Olympic Marathoner, holder of the US record in the half marathon, and marathon training expertAs a marathon training coach for world-class runners and Olympic medalists, Andrew Kastor knows what it takes to get to the finish line.
Author(s): Andrew Kastor

Fast 5K: 25 Crucial Keys and 4 Training Plans (2019)

 Best Running Training Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn his fast-paced, ultimate guide to 5K running races, celebrated running coach Pete Magill reveals the 25 crucial keys to setting your next 5K PR. Magill shares hard-earned lessons he gained while leading 19 teams to USA national championships and setting multiple American and world age-group and masters records. Fast 5K shares Magill’s essential keys to finding your fastest running fitness and race readiness.
Author(s): Pete Magill

Best Running Training Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some running training books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Easy Running Plans: Total-Body Training for Speed, Strength, and Endurance

Author(s): Gaudette, Jeff
ID: 2574832, Publisher: Rockridge Press, Year: 2020, Size: 6 Mb, Format: epub

The Running Blueprint: The Science-Backed Training System to Unlock Your Speed, Increase Your Efficiency, and Run Injury Free

Author(s): Vandi, Dr. Kevin
ID: 2807708, Publisher: Unbound Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

Science of Running: Analyse your Technique, Prevent Injury, Revolutionize your Training

Author(s): Napier, Chris
ID: 2910701, Publisher: DK Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 73 Mb, Format: azw3

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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