If you’re like me and you love to geek out on all things running then you need to read, watch and listen to these beauties…

 

#1 The Rich Roll Podcast

In The Rich Roll Podcast, vegan ultra-athlete and #1 bestselling author of the inspirational memoir “Finding Ultra” & cookbook/lifestyle guide “The Plantpower Way”, Rich Roll discusses all things wellness with some of the brightest and most forward-thinking minds in health & fitness, including world-class athletes, doctors, nutritionists, trainers, entrepreneurs & artists.

Topics include: general fitness & endurance, multisport training, vegan / plant-based nutrition/cooking, meditation, yoga, sustainable lifestyle and beyond.

#2 Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen  – By Christopher McDougall

“An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?”

This is one of my most favourite and inspiring books about running. A New York Times bestseller, the story follows award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall on his journey from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe.

#3 Anatomy for Runners: Unlocking Your Athletic Potential for Health, Speed, and Injury Prevention  – By Jay Dicharry.

This book is a must read for anyone who wants to understand how running influences the body, and how the body influences your running. If you’re like me and love to geek out on biomechanics, running form and injury prevention techniques – then this is for you.

#4 Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow – by Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky 

World-class marathoner and 4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky prove food can be indulgent and nourishing at the same time. ‘Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow’ is full of pre-run snacks, post-run recovery breakfasts, on-the-go lunches, and 30-minutes-or-less dinner recipes.

#5 Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness – By Scott JurekSteve Friedman

Scott Jurek has been at the forefront of the ultramarathon scene for almost 2 decades. In his book ‘Eat & Run’, Scott talks about his life and career as a champion athlete with a plant-based diet.  If you’re looking to dip your toe in the world of ultramarathons and you’re looking for inspiration, tips, recipes and the key to physical and mental success, buy and read his book.

#6 The Barkley Marathons – The race that eats its young

If you’re looking for something new to watch on Netflix, this is it. In its first 25 years, only 10 people have finished The Barkley Marathons. The whacky race is based on a historic prison escape, where people from around the world come to test their limits of physical and mental endurance. It’s an ultramarathon like no other and a great watch.