Below are a list of books related to this blog that I recommend anyone read. These are books that I’ve read during and since university days. Most are available either at Amazon or the Book Depository.
The Holy Bible
I make no secret about being a Christian therefore my top entry of books to read would be the bible. I love running on the many varied tracks on this globe however there is a greater track that I run on and this is the track leading me heaven bound.
See Hebrews 12:1-3
Exercise Physiology: Human Bioenergetics and Its Applications
This book is the bible for exercise physiologists and it was the stapel for our education whilst at university. Brooks, Fahey and Baldwin are the jedi masters of modern exercise physiology and have years of experience. If you want the fundamentals, this book is for you.
A tough read and you’d be a nut to try and tackle it head on however it is the authority and an awesome reference for anything related to biochemistry. If you need a text for university to cover the subject then this book is all over it like a rash.
Clinical Sports Medicine
A great text for learning about how to assess, treat and prevent sports related injuries. It is very comprehensive practical guide book to sports medicine, covering all aspects of diagnosis and management of sports-related injuries. It adopts an easy-to-use, symptom oriented approach and describes multidisciplinary methods of treatment.
50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days
This is a book by Dean Karnazes about the time when he ran 50 marathons in 50 days. It is an excellent book to read as it is both entertaining and informative. I found it to be great source of inspiration and also a book which helped me to refocus my attitude toward running. No matter where you are in your running journey this book is a must read.
The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
I know this is a little left field as this blog is about running however the Pragmatic Programmer isn’t just a great book about programming. It’s philosophies can be applied to a wide range of situations in life. If you are programmer then before you learn a new language pick this book up and read it. It’ll revolutionize the way you tackle programming and also how you solve problems.