On a recent blog about using the bike trainer I mentioned that, while I listen to music for every other workout, when I have to use the bike trainer I’ve been listening to books about ultramarathoners. The trainer means a difficult workout including pain and boredom and, it seems to help to hear someone talk about doing things that are even more horrible than what I’m doing. Since then a number of people asked exactly what books I listen to. So here’s what I’ve got (and if you have similar books that are good, I would love for you to leave them in the comments.)
I also want to say that, while I try very hard to avoid any books that have weight loss or fat shaming bullshit, these may not be fully from a Health at Every Size or Size Acceptance perspective.
Here are the books I listen to which include my recent foray into ultramarathon books, as well as IRONMAN stories
Dean Karnazes: Ultramarathon Man, and Run! 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss
Andy Holgate: Can’t Swim, Can’t Ride, Can’t Run
Chrissie Wellington: A Life Without Limits
Matt Long: The Long Run
Jacques Steinberg: You Are An Ironman: How 6 Weekend Warriors Chased Their Dream of Finishing the World’s Toughest Triathlon
How about you? What gets you through your workouts? Leave it in the comments!
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