Stuff We Dig: Books That Make You Go Wow

Two sports books that should have the attention of all runners this holiday season:


Elite Minds:  Creating The Competitive Advantage by Dr. Stan Beecham

Seriously, it’s sports psychology but we’re talking about practical tools for both runners and coaches that can really make a huge difference. Stan is amazing and it’s not just us, his book is getting rave reviews from many friends in the industry we trust.


The Sports Gene by David Epstein

This book is a NY Times Bestseller and it mentions our very own Dr. Jack Daniels! It’s a fascinating read for all sports fans, especially runners since David is an avid runner himself. This is a fun and very fast read.

“In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success, Sports Illustrated senior writer David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving this great riddle. He investigates the so-called 10,000-hour rule to uncover whether rigorous and consistent practice from a young age is the only route to athletic excellence.

Along the way, Epstein dispels many of our perceptions about why top athletes excel.”