This page showcases books and articles we find interesting, insightful, important or inspirational for athletes, parents and coaches alike. We hope you enjoy. Parents, many of these books would be a great gift for the runner in your family.
Let Your Mind Run: Deena Kastor
The Perfect Mile: Neal Bascomb
The Sports Gene: David Epstein
The Practice of Groundedness: Brad Stulberg
Running with the Buffaloes: Chris Lear
Born to Run: Christopher McDougall
Unbroken: Laura Hillenbrand (skip the movie and read this)
Seabiscuit: Laura Hillenbrand (read this, then watch the movie)
Girls Running: Melody Fairchild (all girls team members receive a free copy)
Consistency is Key: Jay Johnson (all team members receive a free copy)
Female Athletes Face Crazy Expectations. The Can Be Overcome.
How Speed and Distance Dictate How Olympians Run
Mental Preparation for Championship XC Races
Dear Younger Me: Lauren Fleshman
Dear Running: Every Race Has Been Perfectly Imperfect
The Mile Isn’t Just It’s Own Distance Race. It’s Almost It’s Own Sport.
The Foundation of the Distance Running Program
Training Ecosystems in Cross Country Teams
Assessing the Athletic Lifestyle of the XC Athlete
What to Eat Before a Cross Country Race