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Books & Movies (Read 820 times)


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    Well, as we get more and more addicted we love to absorb all we can right? I just finished a great book. 26.2 Marathon Stories. >> Click Here For More Info What are all of your favorite books and movies? I am looking to pick up some media to fill those quiet days and sleepless night Embarrassed Dave
      Movies: Saint Ralph, Chariots of Fire, Prefontaine,Without Limits (also about Prefontaine) Books: Four Minute Mile, Perfect Mile (both about Roger Bannister), Race for Life (Ruth Heindrich's battle with cancer, drastic changes in diet and tirathlon training), any, I mean ANY book by George Sheehan Beyond Marathon - a magazine that reads almost like a book Ewa
      I would rather wear out than rust out. - Helen Klein You create your own universe as you go along. - Winston Churchill
        I've heard great things about Pam Reed's new(ish) book!
        2009: BQ?
          The two biggest running books from college (required reading for my cross team during the summer) were the novel Once a Runner by John L. Parker, Jr. (1998) and Running With the Buffaloes by Chris Lear (2001), which is nonfiction account of the Univ of Colorado's 1998 season...I highly recommend both.


          Needs more cowbell!

            What, no porn? k

            Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

            '14 Goals:

            • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

              "Personal Best" had a slight soft-core lesbo element with Mariel Hemingway as a budding Olympian. Sure she was flat-chested but, it was two girls kissing dammit! I also always liked a TV movie made back in the 70's with Peter Strauss called "The Jerihco Mile", nice use of the Stones' song "Sympathy for the Devil". "The Marathon Man" with Dustin Hoffman had a running element. Sure it wasn't as uplifting as "Chariots of Fire" but, I never looked at Lawrence "Is if Safe?" Olivier the same way.

              If ye like the nut, crack it.

               

                Ha! I had forgotten about The Jericho Mile, what a bad movie! Granted, made-for-TV, but wow! A guy running "sub-four" around randomly-placed trashcans in a prison-yard..... inspiring.


                Now that was a bath...

                  Somebody has lent me 'The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer' by David A. Whitsett, Forrest A. Dolgener & Tanjala Mabon Kole. It makes some interesting points but I feel it is not really directed at what I want to do. The book is directed at people that don't run, but that want to achieve running a Marathon as a singular goal - I don't want to be a non-runner running a Marathon. I want to be a runner doing just another race when I get to that point. It has some inspirational stories though and some good advice for newbies.
                  What, no porn? k
                  Do they do pornographic running books then? Every time I return from a run my husband asks if I was naked. So far he's lucked out. Claire xxx
                • jlynnbob "HTFU, Kookie's distal tibia"
                • Where's my closet? I need to get back in it.


                  Needs more cowbell!

                    Every time I return from a run my husband asks if I was naked. So far he's lucked out. Claire xxx
                    Hmmm...naked running. I think I'd need extra Bodyglide and something to protect me from the inevitable black eyes. Wink k

                    Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                    '14 Goals:

                    • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                      If running naked means no running shoes then I am not interested. Wink Ewa
                      I would rather wear out than rust out. - Helen Klein You create your own universe as you go along. - Winston Churchill
                      rodgie


                        The Perfect Mile os one of my favourite books! Gets my recommendation. I liked the difference in training and it was the first time I head the name Emil Zatopek - great book!