Extreme Alpinism: Climbing Light, Fast, and High by Mark Twight
My new training bible. Mark Twight is spot on with nutrition and training and he explains it all pretty well in the early sections of this book. For all you dedicated climbers the rest of the book explains how to pack gear, what gear to buy, and how to climb light and fast. Very motivating book and makes me feel like a wuss. All the information is spot on and is a book I will be reading again and again until the knowledge is all up above. Twight is also the owner of Gym Jones (where the actors in “300” trained) if you aren’t sold yet.
Running Tough: 75 Challenging Training Runs by Michael Sandrock
I use this book almost everyday. Not only does it offer new ideas for running workouts, but it also explains why the workout is good for you and why you should do it. Whenever I don’t want to do a long run I read the section on “long runs” to get me in the mood and remind me why I go out and suffer for 2+ hours.
Born to Run by Christopher Mcdougall
I read this book and became a runner. That’s what happened.