You’ll never know everything about anything, especially something you love. – Julia Child

Last time, a good friend of mine was at my place. His eyes gazed around the room while we talked and stopped on my bookshelf. “It’s pretty insane how many books about running you have.” That being said, I realized, yes I have more running books than any other books. I have more running than fashion magazines. Yes, when I travel, I literally spend the most of money in foreign running magazines I might don’t have in Germany – as long as I can understand the language. I am incurable. But these are my resources for running, for nutrition… I can draw my inspiration and knowledge out of it, and most important…

I can share these resources with you!

I am not sure I want to know everything about running and nutrition. I want to keep the learning curve up. But sure, knowing enough to give back to other people is great. Sharing. Showing people, that having a healthy lifestyle is not impossible and certainly not painful. Sharing the resources I have at home is a good start in this direction I guess. I read in French, German and English, so if the English version of a book doesn’t exist, I will just put the original in the list.

Running inspiration – books

  1. Born to Run. – Christopher McDougall
  2. Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness. – Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman
  3. Run or Die. – Kilian Jornet
  4. Why we run. – Bernd Heinrich
  5. Pre: The Story of America’s Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine. – Tom Jordan
  6. Runner: A Short Story about a Long Run. – Lizzy Hawker (to read)

Running and nutrition in practice – English books

  1. How to run: From fun runs to marathon and everything in between. – Paula Radcliffe
  2. Hal Koerner’s Field Guide to Ultrarunning: Training for an Ultramarathon, from 50K to 100 Miles and Beyond. – Hal Koerner, Adam W. Chase
  3. Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life. – Brendan Brazier

Running and nutrition in practice – German & French books

  1. Das große Buch vom Marathon – Lauftraining mit System – Marathon-, Halbmarathon und 10-km-Training – Für Einsteiger… – Hubert Beck
  2. Das große Buch vom Ultra-Marathon – Ausrüstung, Trainingspläne, Ernährung, Erfahrungsberichte. – Hubert Beck
  3. Das große Laufbuch: Vom richtigen Einstieg bis zum Marathon. – Herbert Steffny
  4. Votre alimentation selon l’enseignement du Dr. Kousmine. – Dr. Alain Bondil, Marion Kaplan

Yoga & other pleasant readings – English books

  1. Make Your Own Rules Diet. – Tara Stiles


The other kind of resources

I read a lot. Not only books, but also magazines. In the following I will add other elements to the list of resources I have at home. What movies or videos I watch, which magazines I read. These list will always be improved. These are the kind of resources that never ends, because you’ll always find someone who will write about running or nutrition. This is exciting! Also, I have a long way to go with all the nutrition part!

Inspirational movies

  1. Unbreakable: The Western States 100
  2. SoML I: A fine Line
  3. SoML II: Déjame vivir
  4. Without limits (1998)
  5. Prefontaine (1997)
  6. Spirit of the Marathon I & II
  7. Transcend | Running documentary

YouTube Channels

  1. Billy Yang
  2. TheGingerRunner
  3. Sally McRae
  4. SalomonTrailRunning

Running magazines – English

  1. Like the Wind
  2. Runner’s World
  3. Trail Runner Magazines

Running magazines – German and French

  1. Running (FR & DE)
  2. Runner’s World (FR & DE)
  3. Esprit Trail
  4. Jogging
  5. Wider, le magazine outdoor
  6. Nature Trail

I hope you will enjoy reading, watching and informing yourself continuously. We can’t get enough! And with today’s numerous possibilities, you can access to everything you want! Just do it!


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