Fast Women Book List

By Fast Women

By Fast Women

Survive & Advance

Tianna Bartoletta


Mental Training for Ultrarunning

Addie J. Bracy

$23.95 $22.03

I Didn't Win

Mary Wineberg


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


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


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

YA Sama! Moments from My Life

Tatyana McFadden and Tom Walker


To Boston with Love

Bobbi Gibb


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


The Heartbeats of Wing Jones

Katherine Webber


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


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


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


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


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.