This page is simply a list of my recommended reads for the runner, backpacker, or mountain athlete. I have personally read each book here and found it to be useful. Many I use in my coaching as well. Other recommendations below.

MUST HAVE!! Fixing Your Feet: Injury Prevention and Treatments for Athletes by John Vonhof

The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion’s 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports and Life by Travis Macey

Relentless Optimism: How a Commitment to Positive Thinking Changes Everything by Darrin Donnelly

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek

Mindful Ultramarathon Running: Train to Run Longer, Stronger and Faster With Less Effort by Michael D’Aurlerio

Training for Ultra: Ultrarunning Stories From the Middle of the Pack by Rob Steger

The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience by Jennifer Pharr Davis

Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart: An Adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail by Carrot Quinn

Uphill Both Ways: Hiking Toward Happiness on the Colorado Trail by Andrea Lani

The Lost Art of Running: A Journey to Rediscover the Forgotten Essence of Human Movement by Shane Benzie and Tim Major

Bliss(ters): How I Walked from Mexico to Canada One Summer by Gail M Francis

Other Recommendations

Love YOUR Strong
Locking Into Flow
You’re Excited, Not Nervous. You Just Keep Telling Yourself That.
The Racer’s Brain
7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude
The ‘Gratitude Mile’ Might Be the Trick You Need to Power Through Your Long Runs
31 Benefits of Gratitude: The Ultimate Science-Backed Guide
Rest Days
Run Walk Strategies for Ultramarathon
Why do you run? Podcast
Creating a Vision and Goals for Running Podcast
What Reality Are You Creating For Yourself? Ted Talk
Redefining Our Pre-Defined Limits Podcast
Master the Mental Game Podcast
Find a Balanced Running Life Podcast
Self Talk and Visualization Podcast
Running Meditation Podcast for During an Easy Run
The World is Going to Challenge You to Fight for What you Desire Podcast
Boston Bound? Podcast
Overcoming Limits Podcast
Running, Risk, and World Travel Podcast
Tapping Into Your Personal Power Podcast
Facing Your Fears Podcast
How Leadville 100 Champion Katie Arnold Found her Flow Podcast
Perfect is a Lie Podcast
Some Work, All Play: Courtney Dauwalter Interview!