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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.