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The Running Dream

Wendelin Van Draanen
5
Monday, May 16, 2016

When Jessica loses her leg in a car accident, she thinks her life is over, she is told she will never be able to run again. As she struggles to cope with crutches and a new prosthetic, she befriends a girl with cerebral palsy named Rosa. With the support of her friends and family, she may be able to find a way to run again. But now, not only does she want to cross finish lines herself, she wants to take Rosa with her.

For me, what makes this book amazing is how real the story was told. This story is an emotional one and actually Wendelin van Draanen can easily exploit the story to...

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016

Kristin Armstrong, a contributing editor to Runner's World, is a delightful writer as well as a dedicated runner.

Her reflections are gathered into different themes that allow her to cover a lot of ground (ahem) - family, friendships, self-reflection and self-esteem, relationships, goals both short term and long. And she does it all with a lot of inspiring, kind words and a ready wit.

Running shoes hang from tied laces

My Year of Running Dangerously

Tom Foreman
4
Rated by
Hope H.
Friday, Nov 13, 2015

If the phrase "training run" has ever been part of your vocabulary – whether in reference to you or someone near you – you're bound to get a laugh, cringe, and sigh out of My Year of Running Dangerously. Combining two of my favorite topics, memoirs and running, acclaimed journalist Tom Foreman uses his storytelling skills to recount his monumental return to distance running.

Be a Better Runner, by Sally Edwards

Sally Edwards, Carl Foster and Roy M. Wallack
4
Rated by
Hope H.
Friday, Sep 6, 2013

Take your running to heart – Heart Zone Training (HZT), that is! Long-time ultra-marathoner and triathlete Sally Edwards collaborated with Dr.

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013

I've been running for a few years and recently began participating in distance races, so Hal Higdon’s Marathon caught my attention. With decades of experience, Higdon and his training plans are well-respected. He provides an overview of endurance running and speaks generally about training strategies, covering all the expected topics, such as building mile

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012

I found a lot of helpful information in The Art of Running Faster. Like many how-to running books, I had to skim for what interested me and skip what didn’t. I found learning about fartleks and other training strategies extremely helpful.

Saturday, Jun 2, 2012

I found a lot of helpful information in The Art of Running Faster. Like many how-to running books, I had to skim for what interested me and skip what didn’t. I found learning about fartleks and other training strategies extremely helpful.

Once a Runner

John L. Parker, Jr.
4
Rated by
Helen H.
Sunday, Feb 5, 2012

Published in 1978, Once a Runner is dated; but charmingly so. While there is a noticeable absence of iPods, cell phones, and cable television, exclamations of “Great God in Heaven” and “they don’t know a flying you-know-what about spring sports” are the most notable indicators. Quentin Cassidy is a collegiate “miler”. After he is expelled from the fictional Southeastern University, fellow runner, friend and former Olympian Bruce Denton mentors him as he prepares to break the four minute mile.

Monday, Oct 17, 2011

Would my review seem unprofessional if I simply said, “I la-la-la-loooooved this book” and left it at that? John Bingham recounts his transformation from a child who played for the sheer joy of it to a small and un-athletic high school music geek, desperate to be one of the cool school athletes. He then recounts his next transformation, from an over-weight, beer-swilling, chain-smoker to an “adult onset athlete,” running simply for the joy of it. Most of us can relate to the crushing disappointments and humiliations inherent to competitive sports.

Saturday, Jun 25, 2011

I recently used coolrunning.com's Couch Potato to 5K plan to start jogging and have since run two 5Ks. While that plan ultimately worked for me, I so wish I had discovered Run Your Butt Off!, from Runner’s World, first.

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