1. Running with the Mind of Meditation by Sakyong Mipham
    • My favorite running book of all time. This book changed the way I run and the way I think about running. Well written, easy to read, and a great go to reference book.
  2. Training Essentials for Ultrarunning by Jason Koop
  3. The Tao of Running by Gary Dudley
  4. The Monks of Mount Hiei by John Stevens
  5. Anatomy for Runners by Jay Dicharry
  6. Eat & Run by Scott Jurek
  7. Zendurance by Shane Alton Eversfield
  8. Run Gently Out There by John Morelock
  9. Running to the Top by Arthur Lydiard
  10. The Endurance Handbook by Phil Maffetone
  11. Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes
  12. Run! by Dean Karnazes
  13. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
  14. Unbreakable Runner by TJ Murphy & Brian Mackenzie
  15. Going Long: Legends, Oddballs,Comebacks, & Adventures edited by David Willey
  16. Hal Koerner’s Field Guide to Ultramarathons by Hal Koerner
  17. Why We Run: A Natural History by Bernd Heinrich
  18. Never Wipe Your Ass with a Squirrel by Jason Robillard
  19. Running to Extremes by Scott Ludwig
  20. Run Fast by Hal Higdon
  21. Ultra Mindset by Travis Macy


  1. The Power of NOW by Eckhart Tolle
  2. Zen Mind, Beginners Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
  3. Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart by Mark Epstein, M.D.