The following is a list of running related books recommended by GWTC club members. The prices are from and do not include shipping. Some of the “out of print–limited availability” books are available used or may be found in local bookstores. If you have a favorite that you would like to share, please e-mail to and I will add it to this list.

Basic running guides:

Galloway’s Book on Running 2 Ed – Jeff Galloway $10.47
The Complete Book of Running for Women: Everything You Need to Know about Training,
Nutrition, Injury Prevention, Motivation, Racing… – Claire Kowalchik $11.20
The Beginning Runner’s Handbook – Ian Macneill and the Sport Medicine Council of
British Columbia $10.36
Training for Young Distance Runners – Greene & Pate $13.97
Everything Running Book: From circling the Block to Completing a Marathon, Tricks and Tips
To Make You a Better Runner – Art Liberman $10.36
Runner’s World Complete Book of Running: Everything You Need to Know To Run for Fun –
Amby Burfoot $11.17
No Need for Speed: A Beginner’s Guide to the Joy of Running – John Bingham $10.47
The Courage to Start: A guide to Running for Your Life – John Bingham $9.60


Fitness Stretching: Mind, Body, Spirit for Women Fitness and Competition – Fitness Magazine,
Julie Coblentz, Karen Anderson $11.20
Active Isolated Stretching – Aaron Mattes, David Johnston $30.00 (Special Order)
Yoga for Wimps: Poses for the Flexibly Impaired – Miriam Austin, Barry Kaplan $12.57


Eat Smart Play Hard: Customized Food Plans for All your Sports and Fitness Pursuits – Liz
Applegate $11.87

Sports Nutrition – Nancy Clark

Running Journal:

Gulfwinds Track Club Running Journal – to order, log on to and
click on club merchandise $10

Fun Reading:

The Runner’s Literary Companion: Great Stories and Poems about Running – Garth Battista
Uncommon Heart – Anne Audain and John L. Parker Jr. $11.87
Life at These Speeds – Jeremy Jackson $17.47 (hardcover)
Once a Runner – John Parker (Out of Print — Limited Availability)
Wobble to Death – Peter Lovesy (Out of Print — Limited Availability)

Injury Cures & Prevention:

The Runner’s Repair Manual – Murray and Barbara Burr Weisenfeld $9.56
Cures For Common Running Injuries – Stephen Subotnick, Steven Subtnick (Out of Print–
Limited Availability)

Advanced Training:

The Competitive Runner’s Handbook: The Bestselling Guide to Running 5Ks Through
Marathons – Bob Glover, Shelly-Lynn Florence Glover $13.30
Marathon: You Can Do it! – Jeff Galloway $10.47
How To Train For and Run Your Best Marathon – Gordon Bakoulis Bloch