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favorite running-ish books (Read 349 times)

scappodaqui


rather be sprinting

     

    You know him!?  How cool is that? Smile Tell him his book is a timeless classic and inspires me every time I read it.  The Kenyan work ethic is truly amazing.

     

     

    I will definitely tell him! Your name is Bonnie, right? I don't want to be like 'a person I met online says,' lol. (BTW my pie in sky goal is a sub-5 mile, too... tough stuff. Good luck.)

    PRs: 5k 19:25, mile 5:38, HM 1:30:56

    Lifting PRs: back squat 176 lb

      I just finished Running with the Kenyans.

      It was a good, fast read.  I thought it was kind of similar, but not as good as Born to Run.

      Still definitely an enjoyable read.

         

        Am I the only one who thinks this book is overrated?

         

         

        Yeah, it's overrated, and it reads like a YA novel, but it's still fast and fun and inspiring in a Rocky Balboa kind of way.

        11/1 - Mendon Trail Run - 50k

           

           

          I will definitely tell him! Your name is Bonnie, right? I don't want to be like 'a person I met online says,' lol. (BTW my pie in sky goal is a sub-5 mile, too... tough stuff. Good luck.)

           

          Oh, yeah.  It is Bonnie.  I kind of like it better than "random internet person" too. Wink  The first step to the sub 5 goal is to believe you can do it.

          Running Goals ...

           

          "But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep."  Robert Frost

          mab411


          Proboscis Colossus

             

            Am I the only one who thinks this book is overrated?

             

             

             

            I think it was a little overrated.  I enjoyed it for sure, but I didn't think it was the OMGbestbookaboutrunningeverwrittenyouaren'tarealrunnerunlessyou'vegotitmemorized!!!!

            "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people

            fittestover40


              The Perfect Distance-  The story of Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe,  It was pretty cool  look,  back at their rivalry.

               

              Book for training and race prep  Dr. Daniels Running Formula,  a lot of good info

                Once a Runner is a cult-book. If you get it, you like it. If you don't get it, you don't. Here's a review that gets it right (ignore the "best novel ever written about running" subtitle, which I'm sure was written to catch internet hits.)

                StellarsJJayS


                  Once a Runner is a cult-book. If you get it, you like it. If you don't get it, you don't. Here's a review that gets it right (ignore the "best novel ever written about running" subtitle, which I'm sure was written to catch internet hits.)

                   

                  Waaaaayyyy overrated.   Are runners attracted to it just because it's about running!?

                  There is only one acceptable pace...all out suicide...

                  ...and today is a good day to die!

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