Until you’ve consumed all of the best Ultrarunning books, can you even claim to be a true fan?
- Hal Koerner’s Field Guide to Ultrarunning: Training for an Ultramarathon, from 50K to 100 Miles and Beyond (2014)
- Training Essentials for Ultrarunning: How to Train Smarter, Race Faster, and Maximize Your Ultramarathon Performance (2016)
- Running Your First Ultra: Customizable Training Plans for Your First 50K to 100-mile Race (2015)
- Nowhere Near First: Ultramarathon Adventures From The Back Of The Pack (2016)
- Run or Die (2013)
- Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons (2011)
- Run Gently Out There: Trials, trails, and tribulations of running ultramarathons (2013)
- Follow the Dragons: Discovering the Love of Ultrarunning and Myself (2018)
- Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness (2013)
- Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself (2013)
- Danger Beyond The Yellow Gate (2017)
- Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner (2006)
- Born to Run: The Rise of Ultra-running and the Super-athlete Tribe by Christopher McDougall (2009-04-23) ()
Hal Koerner’s Field Guide to Ultrarunning: Training for an Ultramarathon, from 50K to 100 Miles and Beyond (2014)
Ultramarathons don’t leave much room for mistakes. Don’t learn the hard way: get a jump on training for an ultramarathon with Hal Koerner’s Field Guide to Ultrarunning, a comprehensive handbook to running 30 to 100 miles and beyond, written by one of the most experienced and recognized athletes in the sport.Hal Koerner is among America’s best ultrarunners with podium results in more than 90 ultramarathons.
Training Essentials for Ultrarunning: How to Train Smarter, Race Faster, and Maximize Your Ultramarathon Performance (2016)
When elite ultrarunners have a need for speed, they turn to coach Jason Koop. Now the sport’s leading coach makes his highly effective ultramarathon training methods available to ultrarunners of all abilities in his book Training Essentials for Ultrarunning. Ultramarathoners have traditionally piled on the miles or tried an approach that worked for a friend. Yet ultramarathons are not just longer marathons; simply running more will not prepare you for the race experience you want.
Running Your First Ultra: Customizable Training Plans for Your First 50K to 100-mile Race (2015)
Photography by Fredrik MarmsaterTake Your Training to New Heights with This One-Stop Manual on UltrasWith fifteen years running and competing around the world under her belt, Krissy Moehl is a top female ultramarathon runner, respected by her peers and an inspiration to runners everywhere. Between Moehl’s positive and encouraging attitude and her deep knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport, there’s no one better to prepare and train you for your first ultra and beyond!
Long before Cory Reese strapped on his first pair of running shoes, he learned the key to being a successful ultrarunner: He knew how to suffer. In “Nowhere Near First,” Cory shares his deeply personal story about experiencing his father’s suicide at a young age, and how this led to a career in endurance running and a desire to live life to the fullest. “Nowhere Near First” is a humorous, captivating, and uplifting account of Cory’s memorable ultramarathon experiences.
Run or Die (2013)
An exceptional athlete. A dominating force. An extraordinary person.Kilian Jornet has conquered some of the toughest physical tests on the planet. He has run up and down Mt. Kilimanjaro faster than any other human being, and struck down world records in every challenge that has been proposed, all before the age of 25. Redefining what is possible, Jornet continually pushes the limits of human ability, astonishing competitors with his near-superhuman fitness and ability.
Marathons have become too easy for some runners. What was once the pinnacle of achievement in a runner’s life is now a stepping stone for extraordinary adventure in ultramarathoning. The number of ultrarunners–those running distances of 50k (31 miles), 50 miles, 100k (62 miles), or 100 miles–is growing astronomically each year.
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After surviving a traumatic childhood, multiple arrests, six years in high school, and time in drug rehab, Kyle Robinson manages to become a lawyer and business owner.
“In pursuing the mental side of endurance, Jurek uncovers the most important secrets any runner can learn.”—Amby Burfoot, author of The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of LifeFor nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force—and darling—in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning.
Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself (2013)
On the night before he was to turn forty, Rich Roll experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he could see where his current sedentary life was taking him—and he woke up. Plunging into a new routine that prioritized a plant-based lifestyle and daily training, Rich morphed—in a matter of mere months—from out of shape, mid-life couch potato to endurance machine.
Danger, a young man who has a long history with the world’s hardest trail ultramarathon, is competing in his fifth try at the 100-mile footrace. The strange experiences Danger has while running in the backwoods mimic the race lore told around the campfire. Danger has his race interrupted repeatedly by two prison guards as they hunt for an escaped convict on the loose out there during the competition.
Ultrarunning legend Dean Karnazes has run 262 miles-the equivalent of ten marathons-without rest. He has run over mountains, across Death Valley, and to the South Pole-and is probably the first person to eat an entire pizza while running.
Born to Run: The Rise of Ultra-running and the Super-athlete Tribe by Christopher McDougall (2009-04-23) ()
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Best Ultrarunning Books You Should Enjoy
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Running to Extremes The Legendary Athletes of Ultrarunning
Author(s): Busch, Bonnie; Ludwig, Scott; Snapp, Craig
ID: 1593892, Publisher: , Year: 2016, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf
Training essentials for ultrarunning: how to train smarter, race faster, and maximize your ultramarathon performance
Author(s): Koop, Jason;Rutberg, Jim
ID: 2711501, Publisher: VeloPress, Year: 2016, Size: 21 Mb, Format: epub
Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning: Training for an Ultramarathon, from 50K to 100 Miles and Beyond
Author(s): Hal Koerner, Adam W. Chase
ID: 1207545, Publisher: VeloPress, Year: 2014, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, 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 books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.