Below are some of the top running books for all levels of runners. Please note that book descriptions are purely the subjective opinion of this site's author.
|Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide
by Hal Higdon
Hal Higdon is a senior writer for Runner's World magazine and author of several popular running books. This book gives you a comprehensive overview of all elements related to the marathon. It's a good book for first-time marathoners and intermediates. Advanced marathoners might not find much use for this book.
by Hal Higdon
Hal Higdon is a senior writer for Runner's World magazine and has authored several popular running books. While this book is not specifically written for marathoners, it gives great advice and information about speedwork, an important element in intermediate and advanced marathon training programs.
|Galloway's Book on Running
by Jeff Galloway
Jeff Galloway authors a column in Runner's World magazine targeted mostly to the new runner. This book also is targeted to the new runner, providing an abundance of general running information (it is not specific to marathoning). Before buying this book, keep in mind that Galloway advocates a walk/run program. If you're intent on running your marathon, this book isn't for you.
|The Runner's Book of Training Secrets
by Ken Sparks & Dave Kuehls
This book shares the secrets of several elite runners. While the novice runner might find this book entertaining, the advice is practical only to the advanced runner at best.