Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek
Reading this book was my introduction in ultra running, boy was it an inspiration! Scott is a legend in the Ultra running community, his list of achievements are long. His book was also my introduction to the Western States 100 mile endurance run, which he won, 7 years in a row!
The book goes through the journey of Scott’s life, his highs and lows of endurance racing, and is interlaced with original tasty yet healthy vegan recipes.
Born to Run: The hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the greatest race the world has never seen by Christopher McDougall
A classic and New York Times bestseller. Just speak to any runner during an ultra and no doubt they have read, or at least are aware of this book. Chris tells a story about a tribe deep in the valleys of Mexico, who’s endurance running is pure of heart, almost untouched by the western world. A band of elite ultra runners head to find their secret and take part against them in a local 50 mile race. As well as a compelling story, Chris explores one of the religious like subjects of ultra running, barefoot running.