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The Long Run Book Club: A Conversation about Matt Fitzgerald’s book 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower

Overheard in Government Canyon State Natural Area on Sendero Balcones: A conversation about Matt Fitzgerald’s book 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower. L: So I’ve been reading this book called 80/20 Something Something by Matt Fitzgerald, and it’s pretty great.   B: Is this the same one you were reading the […]

The Long Run Book Club: Run or Die by Kilian Jornet

I asked my friend Julie to drive up to Colorado with me last summer, so I wouldn’t be alone with a six year-old and a nine month-old for 16 hours en route to the Leadville 100. Julie agreed because she is an extraordinarily compassionate person – and because leaving South Texas for the Colorado mountains […]

The Long Run Book Club: The Science of Running

My reading has consisted of children’s books for most of the last six years, and while books like Everybody Poops and Harold and the Purple Crayon have important messages, I’ve been desperate to find a way to bring grown-up literature back into my life. I knew it’d never happen if I just waited around for […]

Hal Koerner’s Field Guide to Ultra Running Book Review

Anyone with a passing familiarity to the ultra-running scene has heard of Hal Koerner. As one of the most consistent performers in the sport for more than a decade, Hal has won almost every major 100 mile race at some point in his career. Ask any ultrarunner whether they learned more from a DNF or […]

You (Only Faster) by Greg McMillan – Book Review

The blurb for YOU (Only Faster) seems to point this book squarely in the direction of road racing and shorter distance runners. If you are a die-hard trail and ultrarunner or fall into the anti-speedwork camp, don’t let that be a deterrent to reading this book. Author and running coach Greg McMillan does only discuss […]

Relentless Forward Progress – A Guide to Running Ultramarathons – Book Review

“There will be trying times in an ultra, but enjoy what you can of it. …Laugh. …Be a kid. …Be happy.” – Bryon Powell in Relentless Forward Progress Earlier this year Bryon Powell, the talented ultra runner, writer, and Runner-in-Chief of iRunFar, released his informative running book called Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running […]

Running On Empty: Book Review and Giveaway

“During the transcon, I lost only four pounds. I threw up only twice (after aspirating some food) and bonked only once. I drank no water, wore – and wore out – more than thirty pairs of shoes and dozens of pairs of socks, and ran the equivalent of 117 marathons in well under two months, […]