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Welcome to the Extreme Ultrarunning  BookstoreTM

It is here that the novice or the veteran Ultrarunner can find ultrarunning books that will instruct or inspire. Each of the books presented here have been reviewed by knowledgeable runners. We don't offer the book just because it is applicable to Ultra running. It must be applicable AND bring you quality information. 


Pace Yourself: 366 Devotions From the Daily Grind

Rebekah Trittipoe

Buy Now - $21.95

Pace Yourself: 366 Devotions From the Daily Grind - The newest of Rebekah's book, it is a hefty work that will provide daily reading throughout the year.  It is an honest look at life, love, running, high and lows, joy and sadness. Don't miss it!

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Under an Equatorial Sky
 Rebekah Trittipoe
Under an Equatorial Sky -  This book is about Rebekah Trittipoe's experience at the first Jungle Marathon.  The Jungle Marathon is a 7 day stage race held in the Brazilian Jungle. Rebekah was the 2nd woman overall and the 1st American to finish. 

Quest for Adventure
David Horton / Rebekah Trittipoe
A Quest for Adventure - Chronicles David Horton's record setting Appalachian Trail run and his 3rd fastest time ever for running across America. 
Book Description from - The best writers in the sport of running take up a fascinating subject, the last frontier of long-distance events: races longer than a marathon .

Who runs these 50-milers, 100-milers, multi-day events, multi-event events? And why do they do it? And (okay, admit you're a little curious) what's it like to do one?

James Shapiro, Kenny Moore, Don Kardong,  Hal Higdon's , Tom Hart's ,John Parker  are all contributors to this intriguing look at Ultrarunning.

If you are an ultra runner, have ever been even mildly curious about such events, or if you are just a lover of great writing, you will greatly enjoy this book.

Book Description from - This book provides runners, hikers, adventure racers, triathletes—any athlete, with a complete source of information about proper foot care. Too often athletes spend vast amounts of money, time, and thought on training, equipment and travel, but little or no preparation on their feet. All factors in foot care are explored. You learn how to be proactive in order to prevent problems with your feet through proper prevention techniques, how to be reactive with treatments when problems develop, and what supplies and resources are available to help fix your feet. 
Ask any ultrarunner this question - What is the best new ultarunning book out today? Certainly the answer would be "Running Through the Wall." This book has some of the most fascinating examples of what ultrarunning is all about. Over 40 individual stories that come from veteran ultrarunners as well as relative newcomers who have taken the sport by storm. Many of the names you will recognize whereas others will not be quite as familiar, but the fact remains that each gives their own unique perspective of "Running Through the Wall - Personal Encounters with the Ultramarathon"  
Book Description from - Revised, expanded and updated, Lore of Running gives you incomparable detail on physiology, training, racing, injuries, world-class athletes, and races.

Author Tim Noakes blends the expertise of a physician and research scientist with the passion of a dedicated runner to answer the most pressing questions for those who are serious about the sport:

The book provides a fascinating look at the legendary figures and events in running history. And that’s just scratching the surface. Lore of Running is not only the biggest and best running publication on the planet. It’s the one book every runner should own.

This is a "must have" book for anyone who is SERIOUS about running. 

"Bob Holtel captures the essence of all essential ingredients that combine to produce an envied athletic endurance achievement. For anyone who has rested on their own laurels of completing a marathon or two, only they can truly appreciate Bob's accomplishment - Running four consecutive marathons every week, 12 weeks straight for three consecutive summers, on uneven rocky trails and at altitude!!! The solitude of it all, the courage to run with pain and complete the task at hand, the enjoyment of simple pleasures of mountain running - these are all brought home in vivid detail through this account. As an athlete I am honored to have shared the adventure. This book has produced a new hero who has proved again that with vision, preparation, planning and courage you can accomplish your dreams."  Review provided by Michael Franz and posted on
I have recommended this book to at least 15 people who have expressed an interest in starting to run or just to learn more about running. I don't know of any other book that covers so clearly and to the point what most runners need and want to know. Everything from starting to run all the way through the marathon. I can't tell you how many times I return to Jeff's book to refresh or re-learn the material. The book is written for any level of runner...there is something for each person. I am always amazed at how I can go back to this book and uncover one more idea/tactic for running that produces a tangible difference. I love the sport of running. Jeff's book, although published some time ago, continues to be the sole source for myself and for those that I come in contact with when the subject is running. As a corporate trainer, I know the importance of having a solid source for workshops I facilitate...get the book and I think you will also understand why I feel so strongly about the power of its content! -- Reviewed by and posted on
This is the definitive book on ultrarunning. If you do a search for the all time best books on the Ultramarathon this book will undoubtedly be included. Long since out of print there are some still available through used book sellers at

The law of supply and demand has influenced the price of this book. I guess that tells you something about the book itself.

This book was written in the late 70's and is the first true "running book." Covers all aspects of training and racing. Very affordable as an out of print used book.
Fascinating book! This is a fictional book that uses the real life "Trans America Footrace" of 1928 and 1929 as its inspiration.