If your looking for a classic, scientific-based book on running and running research, look no further than Inside Running (Benchmark Press, 189 pgs.) by David Costill, Ph.D who is still involved with the Exercise Physiology Lab at Ball State. Author Gina Kolata’s, previously wrote a NY Times article about Costill that can be found here. I bought this book when it first came out back in 1986 and I have used it as a reference ever since and continually find myself referring back to it time and time again.
Here is one of the many research publications by Costill and colleagues. If you’re an Exercise Science student – read everything you can on this preeminent exercise physiologist.