Fastest Female in the Bay & Our Favorite Running Books
It’s Run Local Wednesday #6 of 2021 and it’s around this time that most people have let go of their New Year’s resolutions.
👉 Over the last few weeks, we’ve provided tips to get you started on your running journey as well as stay accountable, discussed the power of running groups, and witnessed our San José Series community already log 40,000 miles in the 408 Challenge and get to their start line and tackle the 10th 9.5 anniversary 408K.
📺 Today on Run Local Wednesday IGTV we’re feeling inspired to keep going by one of the Bay Area’s fastest female runners, Ayla Granados of the HOKA Aggies, who is pushing herself to personal bests while coaching local High School athletes during the ongoing pandemic.
📚 Below, we help you get through the dog days of winter with a good book; 12 of them to be exact.
☘️ Stay tuned for the San José Shamrock Run (March 12 – 21) medal reveal during next week’s #MedalMonday @runlocalevents. You can also guarantee to have your race medal and personalized bib shipped to you during race week when you register by Tuesday, February 16 @ 11:59pm PT.
Run Local Books to Inspire
We scoured our bookshelves (for mostly running stories) we’ve loved and wanted to share a few of these with you. What are your favorites? Tag @runlocalevents in a post or story to share with the #RunLocal community.
Links below go to bookshop.org where a percentage of your purchase will support local bookstores. Over $11 million has already been raised 👏
- 26 Marathons: What I Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life from My Marathon Career, Meb Keflezighi
- A Beautiful Work In Progress, Mirna Valerio
- Can’t Nothing Bring Me Down: Chasing Myself in the Race against Time, Ida Keeling
- Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery, Christie Aschwanden
- Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory, Deena Kastor
- Mighty Moe: The True Story of a Thirteen-Year-Old Women’s Running Revolutionary, Rachel Swaby & Kit Fox
- My Life on the Run: The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon, Bart Yasso
- Once a Runner, John L. Parker
- Swimming to Antarctica, Lynne Cox
- The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter’s Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete, Matt Long
- The Pants Of Perspective, Anna McNuff
- What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Haruki Murakami