Informative and Inspirational Running Books

A Listmania! list by Thomas Powell
The list author says: "Some books that have either educated me more about running or kept me company (in audiobook form) on many hours of running."
Once a Runner: A Novel
1.  Once a Runner: A Novel by John L. Parker Jr.
The list author says:
  "Novel that takes you back to conflicts within the priorities of different high school/college cliques, and yet captures the essence of the burn of an all-out effort."
$13.87   Used & New from: $3.74
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (325 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Again to Carthage: A Novel
2.  Again to Carthage: A Novel by John L. Parker Jr.
The list author says:
  "This is, in a certain sense, the embodiment of my personal struggle--discovering the limits of your body when youth has all but disappeared."
$12.18   Used & New from: $2.48
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Advanced Marathoning - 2nd Edition
3.  Advanced Marathoning - 2nd Edition by Scott Douglas
The list author says:
  "The descriptions of the purpose of different workouts in marathon training made this book well worth the time invested in it."
$16.30   Used & New from: $7.87
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It
4.  The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It by Neal Bascomb
The list author says:
  "You know the story, but maybe not the struggle, ideals, and anguish behind the story."
$12.17   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
5.  Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
The list author says:
  "Not so much a story about running, but a story about a remarkable survivor who happened to be an Olympic runner."
$16.80   Used & New from: $2.91
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19,290 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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