The question I posed on the two Facebook community pages was simple: "What is your running Bible?"
It was a Monday morning, and I was sitting at my office job, trying to figure out how I was going to manage my clients, plan my upcoming kayaking trip, and write a running article, all within the next week. I figured, "Hey, I'll just ask other runners about where they get their running inspiration. That'll make it easy. I'll pick the top two to write about, read some online reviews, and BAM! Done!"
I was so wrong.
The community responded swiftly, decisively and with gusto. Within the hour, I had over thirty comments of books, articles, and podcasts that runners swore cracked the code of inspired mileage. And of course, I couldn't just take their word for it. Oh no. I had to get my hands on ivef books and listen to three podcasts, because these community members were so passionate about their vote. What should have been a three hour research session, turned into five days of sneaking books under my desk and listening to podcasts while I cooked dinner.
The podcasts will have to wait for their own article, because I feel that they deserve it. Today's piece will focus solely on books recommended as "Trail Running Bibles."
These are my reviews of these incredible, influential books you all recommended so passionately. I hope this article does them justice, and just maybe helps you find your next running read.
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen - Christopher McDougall