Posts Categorized: Book Review

Trail Runner’s Book Review: A Runner’s High by Dean Karnazes

Dean Karnazes

A Runner’s High: My Life in Motion, by Dean Karnazes. HarperCollins, 2021. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Known as the Ultramarathon Man, with a book of the same title, Dean Karnazes presents himself… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: The Ultimate Trail Runner’s Handbook

Trail Runner's Handbook

The Ultimate Trail Runner’s Handbook by Claire Maxted. Bloomsbury Sport, 2021. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. We have all fallen victim to coffee table envy – Emelie Forsberg’s book Sky Runner, Alexis and… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review – Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding

Virtual Challenge

Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding, by Daniel E. Lieberman. Pantheon Books, 2020. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. How many of us are exercised (read: upset, agitated)… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: The Athlete’s Gut

The Athlete's Gut

The Athlete’s Gut: The Inside Science of Digestion, Nutrition, and Stomach Distress, by Patrick Wilson, PHD, RD. VeloPress, 2020. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. What is more important to an athlete on race… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Both Feet on the Ground

Both Feet on the Ground: Reflections from the Outside, by Marshall Ulrich. DNA Books, 2019. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Spirit Run

Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America’s Stolen Land, by Noe Alvarez. Catapult, 2020. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark exclusively for the American Trail Running Association. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Those for whom a few days… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Heart Rate Training

Heart Rate Training: Customize Your Training Based on Individual Training and Goals, 2nd edition, by Roy Benson and Declan Connolly. Human Kinetics, 2020. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark for the spring 2020 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Race Across America

Race Across America: Eddie Gardner and the Great Bunion Derbies, by Charles B. Kastner. Syracuse University Press, 2020. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark for the spring 2020 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian…. Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Advanced Marathoning

Advanced Marathoning, 3rd edition, by Pete Pfitzinger and Scott Douglas. Human Kinetics, 2019. Reviewed by Laura Clark for the Fall 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. I have come to accept the fact that I have a rigid personality. Children’s toys must be returned to their correct receptacles, regardless of the fact that for… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Running to Glory

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Running to Glory: An unlikely team, a challenging season, and chasing the American Dream. Lyons Press, 2019 – 280 pages. Running to Glory is an example of immersive journalism, where the… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: All Bets Are Off

All Bets are Off: My Journey of Losing 200 Pounds, a Showdown with Diabetes, and Falling in Love with Running, by Betsy Hartley. Betsy Hartley, 2019. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. She was… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Kicksology by Brian Metzler

This is the first of two book reviews of Kicksology: The Hype, Science, Culture & Cool of Running Shoes, by Brian Metzler. Velo Press, 2019. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Tayte Pollmann will… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Sports Nutrition Handbook

Sports Nutrition Handbook: Eat Smart, Be Healthy, Get on Top of Your Game by Justyna and Krzysztof Mizera. VeloPress, 2019. Reviewed by Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. VeloPress is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. Athletes… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Sport Smoothies

Sport Smoothies: More than 65 Recipes to Boost Your Workouts & Recovery, written by Fern Green. Published by ATRA member VeloPress, 2019. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. I must admit I have been… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Training for the Uphill Athlete

Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski Mountaineers, by Kilian Jornet, Steve House and Scott Johnston. Patagonia, 2019. Reviewed by Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Images courtesy of Patagonia. Above photo: Steve… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Running Outside the Comfort Zone

Running Outside the Comfort Zone: An Explorer’s Guide to the Edges of Running, by Susan Lacke. VeloPress, 2019. Reviewed by Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. VeloPress is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. Susan Lacke had… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Outlandish: Fuel Your Epic

Outlandish: Fuel Your Epic written by Morgan Sjogren (above #28). VeloPress, 2019. Reviewed by Laura Clark for the Spring 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. VeloPress is an American Trail Running Association corporate… Read more »