Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging

Training on Empty
By Lize Brittin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,030. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Eating disorders
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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
By Ray Charbonneau
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,500. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
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".
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By P J G Robbins
Price: Free! Words: 50,610. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
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
By Paul Hassett
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,330. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Category: 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.
Chasing the Dragon: Running to Get High
By Mark Matthews
Price: Free! Words: 50,470. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
The Runner's High. It is not a myth, it is not illegal, but it may be addictive. Chasing the Dragon: Running to Get High is a collection of diatribes, training tips, and off-color wisdom, all processing the running life and getting the biggest highs and excitement from your runs. *"Mark Matthews is one of the best runner/writers working today." -Jennifer Graham, "Honey, Do You Need a Ride"*
Overthinking the Marathon
By Ray Charbonneau
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,810. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
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
Finishing Kick
By Paul Duffau
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,120. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
A humorous peek inside one girl’s dream to guide her team to the winner’s podium, Finishing Kick takes an inspirational look into girls cross country. Callie finds herself holding the keys to the nuthouse when she agrees to be team captain of the cross country squad. She cares so much and tries so hard, you can't help but cheer her on as Callie and the team challenge powerhouse Fairchild Academy.
Got to Live
By Jay Danek
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,300. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Category: 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.
Racing Wisely: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Performing at Your Personal Best
By Sage Rountree
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,790. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports Psychology
Whether you are new to racing or have been frustrated by underperformance or setbacks, Racing Wisely gives you tools—from the practical to the philosophical— to perform to the best of your ability. Learn to race wisely: to use your experience to grow stronger, to move faster, and to come through when it really counts.