Good Reads for Runners

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Looking for a good book to enjoy while you’re at home? Here are a few good reads for runners that will keep you engaged in the sport—from your couch, back porch, or wherever you’re holed up! And VeloPress would like to give you 15% off with the coupon code “GOODREADS” at checkout.

Running Outside the Comfort Zone by Susan Lacke: Laugh out loud with this enjoyable and fun book about a journalist’s brave forays and misadventures into the many different kinds of running.

How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering Mind Over Muscle by Matt Fitzgerald: Go into the pulse-pounding action of more than a dozen epic races, as sports journalist Matt Fitzgerald explores some of the greatest moments in endurance sports to reveal new principles of sports psychology.

Run or Die by Kilian Jornet: Ultrarunning star and superathlete Kilian Jornet shares his passion for mountain running, offering a fascinating world rich with the beauty of rugged trails and mountain vistas.

Kicksology: The Hype, Science, Culture & Cool of Running Shoes by Brian Metzler: Go behind the curtain of the fascinating, colorful world of running shoes—and find out what makes up the perfect pair of kicks.

Run Strong, Stay Hungry: 9 Keys to Staying in the Race by Jonathan Beverly: Learn from top lifetime runners on how to stay engaged and hungry for running, with creative strategies and opportunities.

Outlandish: Fuel Your Epic by Morgan Sjogren: Stoke your desire for adventure with ultrarunner and canyoneering wordsmith Morgan Sjogren—who shares essays and recipes from the desert and backcountry, and offers tools, tips, and tricks to help you launch your own epic.

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