My Library

I am a voracious reader, and when I get interested in a topic, some would say that I get a little obsessive with the book buying. Here’s my library of running, cycling and general health and fitness books that I have accumulated and read over the duration of my fitness and weight loss journey. There are none of these that I wouldn’t recommend you read, but my absolute favourite books are highlighted in blue.


Author Title
Balk, Malcolm & Shields, Andrew Master the Art of Running – Raising Your Performance with the Alexander Technique
Battista, Garth How Running Changed My Life – True Stories of the Power of Running
Battista, Garth The Runner’s Literary Companion
Beam, Adam Run Faster
Bingham, John Marathon Running For Mortals – A regular person’s guide to the joy of running or walking a half-marathon or marathon
Bingham, John No Need For Speed – A beginner’s guide to the joy of running
Bingham, John Running For Mortals – A Commonsense Plan for Changing Your Life Through Running
Bingham, John The Courage To Start – A Guide To Running Your Life
Burfoot, Amby Runner’s World Complete Book of Running
Burfoot, Amby The Principles of Running – Practical Lessons from My First 100,000 Miles
Burfoot, Amby The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life
Dreyer, Danny Chi Running – A revolutionary approach to effortless, injury-free running
Fitzgerald, Matt The Cutting-Edge Runner – How To Use the Latest Science and Technology to Run Longer, Stronger and Faster
Fitzgerald, Matt Run – The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel
Galloway, Jeff Galloway’s Book on Running
Galloway, Jeff Marathon – You Can Do It
Glover, Bob & Glover, Shelly-Lynn The Competitive Runner’s Handbook
Heggie, Jack Running With The Whole Body – A 30-day program for running faster with less effort
Higdon, Hal Masters Running – A Guide to Running and Staying Fit after 40
Kislevitz, Gail The Spirit of the Marathon – What to expect in your first marathon and how to run them for the rest of your life
Noakes, Tim Lore of Running
Schwartz, Bob I Run Therefore I Am – Nuts! – Why we carbo load, fartlek train, hit the wall … and love every minute of it
Sheehan, George Running To Win – How to Achieve the Physical, Mental & Spiritual Victories of Running
Skupien, Scoop Wired To Run – The Runaholics Anonymous Guide To Living With Running Addiction
Switzer, Katherine & Robinson, Roger 26.2 Marathon Stories
Thorn, Julia Running In Australia

Running – Memoir

Author Title
Askwith, Richard Feet in the Clouds – A Tale of Fell-Running and Self Obsession
Karnazes, Dean 50/50 – Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days
Karnazes, Dean
Ultramarathon Man – Confessions of an All-Night Runner
McDougall, Christopher
Born To Run – The hidden tribe, the ultra runners, and the greatest race the world has never seen
Murakami, Haruki What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Tamati, Lisa Running Hot

Cycling – Lance Armstrong

Author Title
Armstrong, Lance Comeback 2.0 – Up Close and Personal
Armstrong, Lance & Jenkins, Sally Every Second Counts
Armstrong, Lance & Jenkins, Sally
It’s Not About The Bike
Bruyneel, Johan & Strickland, Bill We Might As Well Win
Coyle, Daniel Lance Armstrong – Tour de Force
Dugard, Martin Chasing Lance – The 2005 Tour De France and Lance Armstrong’s Ride of a Lifetime
Strickland, Bill Tour De Lance – The Extraordinary Story of Lance Armstrong’s Fight To Reclaim The Tour De France
Wilcockson, John 23 Days In July – Inside Lance Armstrong’s Record-Breaking Victory in the Tour De France
Wilcockson, John Lance Armstrong – The World’s Greatest Champion

Cycling – General

Author Title
Downs, Todd Bicycle Maintenance & Repair for Road & Mountain Bikes
Evans, Cadel Close To Flying
Fotheringham, William Cycle Racing – How to Train, Race and Win
Guiness, Rupert What A Ride – An Aussie Pursuit of the Tour De France
Krabbe, Tim The Rider
Rendell, Matt Blazing Saddles – The Cruel and Unusual History of the Tour De France
Sidwell, Chris Complete Bike Book – Choosing, riding and maintaining your bike
Vincett, Simon Bike Bible – Making the most of life on two wheels


Author Title
Baker, Kelly & Schlosberg, Suzanne & Neporent, Liz Fitness for Dummies
Collins, Paul Core Strength Basics
Fitzgerald, Matt
Racing Weight – How To Get Lean For Peak Performance
Parker, John L. Jr Heart Rate Monitor Training for the Compleat Idiot
Shipside, Steve Win At The Gym
Tardent, Helen Beautiful Pilates
Westlake, Lisa Strong and Stable
Westlake, Lisa Strong To The Core

General Health

Author Title
Andersen, Charlotte Hilton The Great Fitness Experiment
Bergland, Christopher
The Athlete’s Way – Sweat and the Biology of Bliss
Goodyear, Paula Body Guard
Halpern, Brian The Knee Crisis Handbook
Howley, Chris & Lodge, Henry S.
Younger Next Year – A Guide to Living Like 50 Until You’re 80 and Beyond
Manocchia, Pat Anatomy of Exercise – A Trainer’s Inside Guide to your Workout
Ratey, John J. Spark – The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
Reid, Shauna
The Amazing Adventures of Diet Girl
Roizen, Michael F. & Oz, Mehmet C. You – The Owner’s Manual – An Insider’s Guideto the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger
Sisson, Mark The Primal Blueprint
Taubes, Gary Good Calories, Bad Calories


Author Title
Laughlin, Terry Total Immersion – The Revolutionary Way to Swim Better, Faster, and Easier

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