Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging

Daughters of Distance
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,000. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging, Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
What does it mean to be a female in endurance sport? Hundreds of women open up about their realities as athletes, wives, girlfriends and mothers. From the intimacy of the bedroom to the community of competition, some of these stories will encourage and uplift. Others will surprise and infuriate. Welcome to the beautiful and complicated world of strong women.
Serial Racing: Planning For And Affording A Lifetime Of Endurance Events
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 56,080. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Triathalon
This book is the personal experiences and lessons learned on how to plan and afford dozens of endurance events and road races from an athlete who has completed 52 half marathons in 365 days- twice. The book covers topics such as saving on race registration fees, clothing and gear; earning rewards point for free flights; finding and selecting the best races, and much more.
Running for Neil
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,280. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » 12-step programs, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
This book is written in memory of my brother Neil Adam who sadly passed away from Cancer. Given less than a year to live he set about raising money for Cancer Research UK. The day he died I decided to carry on his fund-raising activities and determined to run the London Marathon in his memory. This is the story of what turned out to be one of the biggest challenges of my life.
Twenty-Four Years to Boston - My Journey from the Vegetable Aisle to Boylston Street
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,990. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Twenty-four Years to Boston demystifies one of the most grueling of all endurance sports, the marathon, to its essence-a primal activity that human beings have done since they first let go of the coffee table as toddlers. It is a story about the challenges and triumphs of an aging marathoner who inadvertently discovers that running had helped him overcome his insecurities and succeed in life.
Idle Feet Do the Devil's Work
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,800. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
Ray tells the real truth about running in an entertaining mix of facts, fiction, and opinions, all written with his unique blend of curmudgeonly candor and humor. It's a wide-ranging look at why so many people risk sore knees and smelly shoes in order to cross one more finish line, maybe, if they’re lucky, just a little faster than they ever have before.
Longer I Run - 100 Days Across America
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,620. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
The physical fortitude to run 40 miles is in itself a laudatory feat. Repeating that performance 100 consecutive times, from one coast of the country to the other, is a spectacle. Doing it all as a recovering alcoholic fighting a debilitating intestinal disease would be impossible without one vital component—courage. Follow Steve Knowlton on a 3,717-mile run to redemption.
Mystical Miles The 2nd Dimension of Running
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 123,680. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: September 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Mind & Body
Mystical Miles is a book about running and life. The book explores the sweat, chafe, racing and achievement - the 1st dimension of running. It offers insight into most levels of running. The book also explores how blisters and exhaustion can deepen understanding of running, of self, nature and life - the 2nd dimension of running. Running then deepens into a way into the heart and richness of life.
8,000 Miles Across Alaska: A Runner's Journeys on the Iditarod Trail
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 84,840. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
Lawyer and talented ultrarunner Tim Hewitt has achieved something entirely unique in the modern era: Eight thousand-mile treks across Alaska on the Iditarod Trail. This biography chronicles his adventures: the harrowing weather conditions, breathtaking scenery, fierce competition, kindness of strangers, humorous misadventures, humbling setbacks, battles for survival, and heroic victories.
Running in the Back of the Pack
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 73,540. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging, Essay » Author profile
Startling with Bettie's first run, this story follows her journey from 5Ks to ultras, love to loss, grief to healing, from her first marathon to more than 225 more. She's logged more miles than she thought possible, and she's still going-on track to complete more than 70 this year. She runs in the back of the pack, where the view is different. Some benefits were expected--some quite surprising.
Call Of The Jungle - How a Camping-Hating City-Slicker Mum Survived an Ultra Endurance Race through the Amazon Jungle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,900. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
Amanda Barlow describes the agony and the ecstasy of competing in the Jungle Marathon, the world's toughest endurance race. Leaving the comforts of home behind, she spends a week racing through the deep Amazon Jungle with just a hammock and a backpack. Every day provides new challenges, unpredictable obstacles and formidable weather that will test her physical and mental resolve to their limits.
Price: Free! Words: 50,610. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Charting my journey from non-runner to ultra-runner, this book follows my training from the first tentative steps, through my first marathon attempt, to a blow by blow account of the crushing lows and soaring highs of the Marathon des Sables. This memoir is an expression and an explanation of my love affair with running.
My Battle Within
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,330. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
Running is Paul Hassett's way of coping with depression, and the way that he has found to really let go of the past. Many times in his life, he has pulled the pain of the events in his life inside of him and held tight. But he finally found something that helped him release it. Running has saved Paul's life.
Got to Live
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,300. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
Everyone struggles through the loss of a loved one. For Jay Danek, it was the unexpected loss of his father at the age of 58. To honor his dad, he set out to run 923 straight days. His journey took him from life as a 275 pound non-runner, suffering through depression, anxiety, weight gain, and anger, to 100-mile ultra-marathons through the mountains.
Overthinking the Marathon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,810. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Overthinking the Marathon is an intimate look at one man's preparation for his 21st marathon, covering the details that make running interesting and fun, even – no, especially – when it hurts. "Ray's loaning himself out as a thoughtful, veteran, and funny training partner. You couldn't find a better one as you get ready for your next 26.2-miler." -Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon winner
Training on Empty
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 65,020. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Eating disorders, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
(5.00 from 1 review)
An engaging and honest autobiography of a former elite runner who nearly perished from anorexia, one that also explores the biopsychosocial and sociological aspects of this pervasive, malignant, but ultimately surmountable disease. Brittin's comprehensive account of her tribulations combined with her background in psychology makes this a unique must-read for athletes & health professionals alike.
Chasing the Runner's High
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,500. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
In "Chasing the Runner's High", Ray Charbonneau tells the story how he pushed his addiction to running up to, and then past, his limits. It's a memoir that shares what he learned, what he should have learned, and what he still has to learn from running. Marshall Ulrich, 4 time winner of the Badwater Ultramarathon calls Chasing the Runner's High "a hard look at the mind of a runner".