Holiday Gift Ideas for Runners

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What do you get for the runner in your life this holiday season? Here are some books that will make excellent gifts for any kind of runner.

For the competitor:

A no-nonsense, focused guide to 5K training and race prep, runners will get Pete Magill’s world-class advice, practical tips, and four training plans to choose from.

  • Fast 5K by Pete Magill

    Fast 5K

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For the lifelong competitor:

Jonathan Beverly taps 50 lifetime runners—from America’s elite to consistent local competitors—to reveal the 9 keys to running strong and staying fast for a lifetime.

  • Run Strong Stay Hungry by Jonathan Beverly

    Run Strong, Stay Hungry

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For the New-Year-New-You:

A practical tool for understanding, fixing, and rebooting a diet, this 90-day playbook will turn diet and lifestyle wishes into achievable goals and real changes.

  • Sweat. Eat. Repeat. by Pamela Nisevich Bede SER front cover

    Sweat. Eat. Repeat.

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For the planner:

The best-selling running journal from Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas is now in blue and gold—with pages of inspiration and space to plan, record, and track the running journey.

  • Believe Training Journal (Electric Blue Edition) by Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas

    Believe Training Journal (Electric Blue Edition)

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For the shoe geek:

A fascinating look at running shoe culture, brands, and hype, this book pays tribute to the industry’s most noteworthy kicks—with entertaining stories from an industry insider.

  • Kicksology by Brian Metzler


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For the beer lover:

50 craft breweries paired with 50 trails for hiking, running, or mountain biking make this a refreshing way to discover colorful Colorado—and an excellent gift!

  • Beer Hiking Colorado by Yitka Winn

    Beer Hiking Colorado

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For the reader:

Laugh alongside author Susan Lacke in this wild and fun foray into the many different ways of running that push the boundaries of comfort and norm.

  • Running Outside the Comfort Zone by Susan Lacke

    Running Outside the Comfort Zone

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For the adventurer:

Trail runner and writer Morgan Sjogren shows how outdoor adventure can become a lifestyle with personal stories of exploration, flavorful backcountry recipes, and stunning photos of the Southwest.

  • Outlandish by Morgan Sjogren


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For the strength-builder:

Jay Dicharry’s rewired program combines the best of real-world coaching and a physical therapy approach to strength and mobility for better running.

  • Running Rewired by Jay Dicharry

    Running Rewired

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