Happy happy Friday! I am in Wisconsin and getting ready to join my niece for her PTA picnic this afternoon… and hopefully some time on the boat, too! 

Anyways, since it’s Friday, it’s back to the Friday Five with Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC. Since summer is right around the corner (I totally count summer as starting from Memorial Day, which I know isn’t technically the right definition, but shh.), I wanted to share a glimpse into my summer reading list!

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5 running books I must read this summer

 

1. Field Guide to Ultrarunning by Hal Koerner

Hal Koerne's Field Guide to Ultrarunning | Crazy Running Girl

 

So, this might be happening. 

I’ve had the thought of doing an ultra on my mind for a few years now, and I think I just need to take the plunge. How different can a 50k be from 26.2 miles? Just a few more miles, right? 🙂

 

2. The Ultra Mindset by Travis Macy

Ultra Mindset by Travis Macy | Crazy Running Girl

When I bought the Field Guide to Ultrarunning, Amazon recommended that I check out this book too… so why not? Sounds interesting enough! 

 

 

3. Marathon Man by Bill Rodgers 

Marathon Man | Crazy Running Girl

So, I had to leave the price tag on this book… $2! I bought it last weekend at Half Price Books from the clearance shelf. Could not resist for that price! I don’t know too much about Bill Rodgers, minus that he’s an epic runner, so excited to dive into his life a little more. 

 

 

4. Staying the Course: A Runner’s Toughest Race by Dick Beardsley

Dick Beardsley biography | Crazy Running Girl

 

This just seems appropriate since I’ll be running Grandma’s Marathon up in Duluth, and Dick Beardsley is the hometown boy! I have read this book in the past and it’s on my repeat list because Dick has the craziest life… from almost winning the Boston Marathon in 1982 to becoming addicted to pain killers, his book is hard to put down. 

 

 

5. Running: A Love Story by Jen. A Miller

Running, a Love Story | Crazy Running Girl

 

This book has been on my list for a little while, and I can’t wait to dig in! I am totally someone who judges books by their covers (I know, terrible) and based on that, this one looks pretty stellar. Plus, I feel like since I’m coming up on my 10th anniversary of running marathons, I probably have some things in common with Jen as she shares her journey over a decade of running. 

 

What books are on your reading list this summer? Any other running books you would recommend? 



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