<p>Well-known for making the barefoot/minimalist movement more popular, this bestseller explores the running habits and secrets of Mexico&#39;s Tarahumara Indians, who can run hundreds of miles without resting or getting injured. McDougall&#39;s well-written narrative will make you question and re-examine everything you&#39;ve thought and learned about running up until this point. Even if you&#39;re not a runner, it&#39;s tough to not be inspired to go for a run after reading it.</p><p>If you or a fellow runner love running and humor, you&#39;ll love this book from <em>New York Times</em> best-selling author, Matthew Inman, also known as The Oatmeal. This hilarious, beautiful, poignant collection of comics and stories about running, eating, racing and one cartoonist&#39;s reasons for running until his toenails fall off. With more than 70 pages of never-before-seen material, including &#34;A Lazy Cartoonist&#39;s Guide to Becoming a Runner&#34; and &#34;The Blerch&#39;s Guide to Dieting,&#34; the book also comes with Blerch race stickers.</p><p>Although this book is geared toward new runners, it&#39;s really the perfect book for any runner, beginner or experienced, looking for nutritional guidance. Get information on daily nutrition and what to eat before, during and after runs, as well as weight loss advice.</p><p>Written for women of all different running levels, professional runner Kara Goucher’s book is packed with training and racing tips, sample training programs and nutrition plans, as well as special sections on running during and after pregnancy and maintaining a balance with running, work, and family life. Goucher, a new mom herself, writes about her own triumphs and setbacks and shares advice in such a real and honest way, it’s hard not to be motivated to run.</p><p>This book is for anyone who wants to run a marathon but doesn&#39;t think of themselves as a runner or even an athlete. <em>The Non-Runner&#39;s Marathon Trainer</em> is based on the highly successful marathon class offered by the University of Northern Iowa and follows the class&#39;s 16-week, four-day-a-week workout plan. It&#39;s a great training program for real people who have busy jobs and families, and can&#39;t dedicate their lives to marathon training.</p><p>Running can feel overwhelming to a beginner because of its many unspoken rules. <em>The Runner&#39;s Rule Book</em> provides answers to runners&#39; burning questions about <a href="https://www.verywell.com/running-etiquette-tips-for-races-2911704" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1"> etiquette</a>, <a href="https://www.verywell.com/running-glossary-4012966" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="2">lingo</a>, <a href="https://www.verywell.com/running-essentials-2911859" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="3">gear</a>, and behavior. From the practical (&#34;Run against traffic&#34;) to the humorous (&#34;Post-race bagels must be dry and taste like aspirin&#34;), author Mark Remy addresses more than 100 &#34;rules&#34; about running. Whether you&#39;re a newbie or a seasoned runner, you&#39;ll love Remy&#39;s witty commentary about running and undoubtedly find yourself quoting his axioms to fellow runners.</p><p><em>The Athlete&#39;s Palate Cookbook</em> is a collection of 100&#43; recipes from renowned chefs, who also happen to be runners. Many of the recipes were featured in <em>Runner&#39;s World</em> magazine&#39;s monthly &#34;The Athlete&#39;s Palate&#34; column. The book also includes 60 new recipes for breakfasts, entrees, soups, salads, sides, desserts, and beverages. Each recipe includes labels indicating quick-and-easy, training, and recovery meals, so you can plan your meals and time them properly.</p><p>This updated guide is written specifically for women runners who are looking for advice about the challenges and problems faced by women when running, from clothing, injuries, safety, and nutrition to running during pregnancy and menopause. It includes expert advice on nutrition, weight loss, body image, and more for women of all fitness levels.</p><p>Acclaimed coaches and best-selling authors Bob Glover and Shelly-Lynn Florence Glover give runners everything they need to take their running to the next level. <em>The Competitive Runner&#39;s Handbook</em> includes training schedules for all different distances and levels of runners, a speed-training section as well as information on weight training, stretching, proper nutrition and hydration, cross-training and treadmill running. The book also covers the mental aspects of competitive running: goal-setting, motivation, race day preparation and race strategies.</p>Ultramarathoner Danny Dreyer shares his secrets for running techniques that help you heal and prevent injuries, as well as run faster, farther and with much less effort at any age. Beginning runners or seasoned competitors can benefit from the book&#39;s step-by-step program of ChiRunning, which uses the core muscles of the trunk and focuses on harnessing our &#34;chi&#34;, or inner energy.<p>Need some running inspiration? This book of quotes will help runners get through their toughest workouts or races. <i>The Quotable Runner</i> is full of inspirational, practical and humorous <a href="https://www.verywell.com/motivational-running-quotes-2911766" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">quotes about running</a>. Mao, Bill Clinton, Churchill, and <a href="https://www.verywell.com/running-quotes-from-george-sheehan-2911752" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="2">George Sheehan</a> are among others quoted in this book.</p><a href="https://www.verywell.com/running-quotes-from-john-bingham-2911756" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">John Bingham</a> and Jenny Hadfield, authors of the popular <i><a href="http://running.about.com/od/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="2">Marathoning for Mortals</a></i>, explain how beginning-level runners can easily implement running in their lives. Their book covers topics, such as starting a running habit, proper nutrition and hydration, and training for speed and endurance.If the female runner in your life is a Mom-to-be, she&#39;ll definitely welcome this encouraging and informative book about how to stay fit, be safe and have a healthy baby.For runners looking for a competitive edge, this book provides an in-depth look at the physiological and psychological aspects of running, with strategies and tools for maximizing the mental side of performance.