To Be A Runner

To Be A Runner

How Racing up Mountains, Running With the Bulls, or Just Taking on A 5-K Makes You A Better Person (and the World A Better Place)

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
The author draws on his experiences in races throughout the world to illustrate how running fulfills the human desire to achieve one's potential, in an account that shares advice for beginning runners.

McMillan Palgrave

With an exuberant mix of passion, insight, instruction, and humor, best-selling author—and lifelong runner—Martin Dugard takes a journey through the world of running to illustrate how the sport helps us fulfill that universal desire to be the best possible version of ourselves each and every time we lace up our shoes.

To Be a Runner represents a new way to write about running by bridging the chasm between the two categories of running books: how-to and personal narrative. Spinning colorful yarns of his running and racing adventures on six continents—from competing in the infamous Raid Gauloises to coaching his son's high school cross-country team—Dugard considers what it means to truly integrate the activity into one's life. For example, how the simple act of buying a new pair of running shoes can be a source of meaning and hope. As entertaining as it is provocative, To Be a Runner is about far more than running: It is about life, and how we should live it.



Baker
& Taylor

With an exuberant mix of passion, insight, instruction, and humor, best-selling author--and lifelong runner--Martin Dugard takes a journey through the world of running to illustrate how the sport helps us fulfill that universal desire to be the best possible version of ourselves each and every time we lace up our shoes. Spinning colorful yarns of his running and racing adventures on six continents--from competing in the infamous Raid Gauloises to coaching his son's high school cross-country team--Dugard considers what it means to truly integrate the activity into one's life. For example, how the simple act of buying a new pair of running shoes can be a source of meaning and hope..."--Dust jacket flap.
The best-selling author of The Last Voyage of Columbus draws on his experiences in races throughout the world to illustrate how running fulfills the human desire to achieve one's potential, in a provocative account that shares advice for beginning runners. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Rodale ; distributed to the trade by Macmillan, 2011
ISBN: 9781609611088
160961108X
Branch Call Number: 796.42 DUG
Characteristics: xv, 238 p. ;,22 cm.

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wilstyles Nov 28, 2011

I really liked this book about the love of running and how constantly pushing yourself - whether to be faster, stronger, or just out the door - makes you a better person. Dugard usually writes articles and approaches each chapter in that format which was a bit odd when trying to read multiple chapters back to back.

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