If your looking for a great, scientific-based book on running and running research, look no further than (Benchmark Press, 189 pgs.) by David Costill, Ph.D who is still involved with the Exercise Physiology Lab at Ball State. The link is to Amazon where you can by the book used for one cent. I bought this book when it first came out back in 1986 and I have used it as a refernce ever since and I am in the process of reading it once again.
Gina Kolata, NY Times article about Costill here .
Here is one of the many research publications by
Costill and colleagues. If your an Exercise Science student - read everything you can on this preeminent exercise physiologist.