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Born to Run (Read 64 times)

PADRunner


    Just finished reading Born to Run. I can't really comment on the facts or science but it was an enjoyable read.

     

    It would be a great to have that kind of feeling about running. Crazy runners

      Really enjoyed the book as well.

      PleasantRidge


        That book (and 6 weeks of mind-numbing boredom),  got me off the elliptical and out on the road.


        Mmmmm...beer

          I've read it twice and really enjoyed it.

          -Dave

          My running blog

          2015 Goals | sub-18 5k | sub-37 10k | sub-1:23 HM | sub-3 M

            Writing about the Tarahumara without discussing their grinding poverty is about like writing about blacks in the American South in the 1920's without talking about Jim Crow laws.

            Short term goal: 17:59 5K

            Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

            Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

              I enjoyed it, too. But LTH, good point.


              Singer who doesn't run.

                I don't think it was really meant to be a fact-driven documentary about the Tarahumara.

                When it's all said and done, no one remembers how far we have run.  The only thing that matters is how we have loved.

                RSX


                  I tried but couldn't make it past page 50. But then again I thought Chariots of Fire was dull.

                  Brrrrrr


                  Uffda

                    I enjoyed the book as well. It got me in to reading about running, and I've read a number of good books since then. Some of them:

                    What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

                    Duel In The Sun

                    Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

                     

                    I've read a number more as well, but these stick out as somewhat recent reads.

                    - Andrew

                      Never read a book about running other than Pfitz & Hanson marathon training books. (And in those cases, "read" is a strong word.)

                      I am pretty interested in Unbroken, although that is not a running book per se.

                      Dave

                        Brr, I adored What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. Good one.

                        Brrrrrr


                        Uffda

                          Brr, I adored What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. Good one.

                           

                          Yeah, it's definitely a different take on running. It's a neat one. Smile

                          - Andrew

                            I don't think it was really meant to be a fact-driven documentary about the Tarahumara.

                             

                            But people treat it that way.  You should run in minimalist shoes because the Tarahumara run in old tire sandals.  The Tarahumara are the greatest endurance athletes on the planet (who somehow, despite their poverty, have never managed to produce a single world class endurance athlete or even national class as far as I know).  I think he made a lot of shit up kind of like when you see a study with spectacular results and no one can manage to replicate the results.

                            Short term goal: 17:59 5K

                            Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

                            Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

                              Never read a book about running other than Pfitz & Hanson marathon training books. (And in those cases, "read" is a strong word.)

                              I am pretty interested in Unbroken, although that is not a running book per se.

                               

                              Unbroken is more a book about War than about running.

                               

                              MTA: But I liked it as well.

                              FSocks


                              Gramps

                                 

                                But people treat it that way.  You should run in minimalist shoes because the Tarahumara run in old tire sandals.  The Tarahumara are the greatest endurance athletes on the planet (who somehow, despite their poverty, have never managed to produce a single world class endurance athlete or even national class as far as I know).  I think he made a lot of shit up kind of like when you see a study with spectacular results and no one can manage to replicate the results.

                                 

                                well obviously they weren't born to run.  duh.

                                Running is dumb. 

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