>Running 101>Inspirational Reading
Although not a book, the story of Terry Fox is worth reading about.
Not sure if this documentary is readily available online, but very worthwhile.
Terry Fox is an Canadian international hero, icon, inspiration...
Steve Nash did a good job on this.
Running Through The Wall is good. A collection of personal stories written by ultra-runners, some well known within that community, and I know of one contributor who visits RA from time to time. I'm not sure I'll ever run an ultra, but reading this book sure gave me an idea of what it might be like. If you want to live vicariously, this is the book.
I'm just finishing Gold Rush by Michael Johnson. He talks to various Olympic Gold Medal winners going into what it takes to be the best in the world.
2016 Targets - 100 - 13.2s, 400 - 62s, 800 - 2:30, Mile - 5:40
I'm shocked that no one has mentioned "The Essential Calvin and Hobbes".
There is only one acceptable pace...all out suicide...
...and today is a good day to die!
Just read Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. Great book. Couldn't put it down.
I just finished it, on rec's in this thread, it was certainly eye-opening. Good one. Thanks.
Duel in the Sun: The Story of Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America's Greatest Marathon by John Brant
Running for My Life: One Lost Boy's Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games by Lopez Lomong
Running with the Buffaloes: A Season Inside with Mark Wetmore, Adam Goucher, and the University of Colorado Men's Cross Country Team by Chris Lear
I have to admit though, if I need a quick inspiration "pick me up" before a marathon, this is a guilty (and cheesy) pleasure:
Spirit of the Marathon on Hulu
(PS: Deena's still got it! Kastor Sets U.S. Masters Half Marathon Record )