Eat and Run

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

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.