Fast Women Book List

By Fast Women

By Fast Women

Survive & Advance

Tianna Bartoletta

$23.99

Mental Training for Ultrarunning

Addie J. Bracy

$23.95 $22.03

I Didn't Win

Mary Wineberg

$12.99

Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries

Carrie Jackson Cheadle and Cindy Kuzma

$18.00 $16.56

Not specifically a women's running book, but a book about dealing with injuries, with stories and tips from quite a few fast women.

The Running Dream

Wendelin Van Draanen

$10.99 $10.11

Fiction, aimed at teenagers, but apparently adults will really enjoy this one as well.

Go, Gwen, Go: A Family's Journey to Olympic Gold

Nancy Jorgensen and Elizabeth Jorgensen

$24.95

A book written by Gwen Jorgensen's mother and sister about her road to 2016 Olympic gold in triathlon. Technically a triathlon book, but makes the cut since she's running professionally now.

Passing the Baton: Black Women Track Stars and American Identity

Cat M. Ariail

$24.95

Available for pre-order, ships November 30, 2020.

YA Sama! Moments from My Life

Tatyana McFadden and Tom Walker

$11.99

To Boston with Love

Bobbi Gibb

$10.00

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

Pat Zietlow Miller and Frank Morrison

$16.99 $15.63

A children's book

Her Fearless Run: Kathrine Switzer's Historic Boston Marathon

Kim Chaffee and Ellen Rooney

$17.99 $16.55

A children's book

Girl Running

Annette Bay Pimentel and Micha Archer

$17.99 $16.55

A children's book

Daughters of Distance

Vanessa Runs

$22.99

The Heartbeats of Wing Jones

Katherine Webber

$17.98

Jason Reynolds's Track Series: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu

Jason Reynolds

$31.99 $29.43

A New York Times bestselling series about kids on an elite track team. Only the second book, Patina, centers on a girl, though.

Amazing Racers: The Story of America's Greatest Running Team and Its Revolutionary Coach

Marc Bloom

$17.95 $16.51

I haven't read this one and don't know what I'd think of it.

A Beautiful Work in Progress

Mirna Valerio

$14.95 $13.75

Girl Runner

Carrie Snyder

$14.99

Unbeatable Betty: Betty Robinson, the First Female Olympic Track & Field Gold Medalist

Allison Crotzer Kimmel and Joanie Stone

$17.99 $16.55

A children's book

The Runner's Kitchen: 100 Stamina-Building, Energy-Boosting Recipes, with Meal Plans to Maximize Your

Emma Coburn

$19.99 $18.39

Emma Coburn's cookbook, available for pre-order, comes out on December 15, 2020.

Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.: Quick-Fix Recipes for Hangry Athletes: A Cookbook

Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky

$24.99 $22.99

Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky's second cookbook

Run Fast. Eat Slow.: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes: A Cookbook

Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky

$24.99 $22.99

Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky's first cookbook, which goes beyond just recipes and into healthy fueling strategies for runners.

Mighty Moe: The True Story of a Thirteen-Year-Old Women's Running Revolutionary

Kit Fox and Rachel Swaby

$19.99

A young-adult novel that less young adults will enjoy, too

Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story

Wyomia Tyus and Elizabeth Terzakis

$19.95 $18.35

Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory

Michelle Hamilton and Deena Kastor

$17.00 $15.64

One of the best running books out there. Tells Deena Kastor's story while also teaching mental tips and tricks that can benefit any runner.

What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen

Kate Fagan

$17.99 $16.55

An important book about running and mental health

Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas

Alexi Pappas

$27.00 $24.84

Comes out January 12, 2021, but is available for pre-order

Believe Training Journal (Classic Red, Updated Edition)

Roisin McGettigan-Dumas and Lauren Fleshman

$21.95 $20.19

Believe Training Journal (Electric Blue Edition)

Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas

$21.95 $20.19

The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, the First Women to Run the Boston Marathon

Frances Poletti

$16.95 $15.59

A children's book

Feel-Good Fitness: Fun Workout Challenges to Inspire Your Fitness Streak

Alysia Montaรฑo

$24.95 $22.95

Alysia Montaรฑo helps runners stop ignoring their strength training

Strong: A Runner's Guide to Boosting Confidence and Becoming the Best Version of You

Kara Goucher

$19.95 $18.35

Kara Goucher's confidence journal

Girls Running: All You Need to Strive, Thrive, and Run Your Best

Elizabeth Carey and Melody Fairchild

$19.95 $18.35

The book we wish existed when we were young. This is a great new read about healthy running through the years.

First Ladies of Running: 22 Inspiring Profiles of the Rebels, Rule Breakers, and Visionaries Who Changed the Sport Forever

Amby Burfoot

$16.99

Each of the 22 chapters focuses on a women's running pioneer. This book has a road racing, not track, focus.

The Silence of Great Distance

Frank Murphy

$32.00

This can be a difficult read, with athletes' mental health struggles and eating disorders being handled poorly, and a lot of background about the history of doping in women's running, but it's also one of the better histories of women's distance running out there.