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Favorite Running Book

Postby runrevolt » Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:32 am

I just finished Why We Run: A Natural History. Anyone else read that?

It was pretty good, if a bit unpleasent at times, but a pretty cool concept that tied in evolution, zoology, anthropology and running.
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Postby SpugFab » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:24 am

I've been leafing through "Master the Art of Running" recently.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Master-Art-Running-Alexander-Technique/dp/1843403390/

I've been enjoying it. Some of the stuff in the early chapters really motivates you to add a bit more quality to all the stuff you do. Whether the advice on running is sound or not I have no idea :wink:
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Postby RawKev » Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:09 pm

"The Lore of Running" is the most informative and scientific guide. More of an educational text in my opinion.

I really enjoyed a book called "Chi Running" by Danny Dreyer.
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Postby runner » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:25 am

think about ordering lore of running when I'm in spain

there are so many bad books out there look forward to some quality
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Postby erske » Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:14 pm

Thought this was a thread as good as any, just read Haruki Murakami "What I talk about when I talk about running".. Maybe not a master piece but I kind of enjoyed it, anyone ells read it?
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Postby skoptic » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:21 pm

[quote="erske"], just read Haruki Murakami "What I talk about when I talk about running"..


Got that one in my pile, so should get round to it soon probably after "Born to Run". My favourite running book is "Feet in the Clouds" about fell running, love that...
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Postby notmilk » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:00 pm

I am halfway through 'Feet in the Clouds' now and very much enjoying it.
Have read both of Dean Karnazes' books and they are great too.
However the book I have most enjoyed so far is 'Born to Run' - absolutely awesome couldn't put it down and read it in a few days... highly recommend it.
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Postby MikayP » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:55 am

currently reading "born to run" and its a really great/fun read. only problem is that theres so many peoples names to follow, and sometimes he only talks about them briefly. then 100 pages later he mentions them again and i go "who the hell? oh ya"

but by far dean karnazes "ultramarathon man" and that was my most favorite read of all time. never enjoyed exercising as much before reading that book. definitely changed my outlook on training
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Postby City_of_F » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:37 pm

I haven't been at running as long as probably most of the people here...

I've only read one running book "The Complete Book of Running" by Runner's World. It helped a new-comer get started!

Past that I've read a couple of magazines, but I'm more into martial arts than running at this point. I don't think I've made it anywhere near far enough to get runner's euphoria yet...
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