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2011-01-02 7:10 PM

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Having just read "Born to Run", I am looking for another great read.  How about Lance Armstrong's two memoirs, are they worth the time?  Any other similiar reads that may be motivating or inspirational?


2011-01-02 7:21 PM
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I'm not a big reader; however, I could not put this book down:

http://www.amazon.com/Ultramarathon-Man-Confessions-All-Night-Runner/dp/1585422789


It really made me want to push my Endurance up a level
2011-01-02 7:36 PM
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An old one, and a quick read, but if you can find it, "Running and Being" by George Sheehan, is a good one.
2011-01-02 8:41 PM
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marathongirl11 - 2011-01-02 5:21 PM I'm not a big reader; however, I could not put this book down:

http://www.amazon.com/Ultramarathon-Man-Confessions-All-Night-Runner/dp/1585422789


It really made me want to push my Endurance up a level


Read that.  Dean Karnazes can come across as something of a pompous donkey, but this book is actually a very interesting read.

I've read both Armstrong's books and the first is much better than the second. "More of the same" is what I'd say about the 2nd.  

I've been reading a lot more than last year - since I got a Kindle it seems so much easier.  Mostly fiction, some non fiction, some sports oritened.  The last one I read was Be Iron Fit by Don Fink (finished it a few days ago) and I've actually decided to follow the Competitive Plan from that book for IMCDA in June. 
2011-01-02 10:00 PM
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2x on 'Be Iron fit'.
I enjoyed LA's its not about the bike.
'Marathon Running for Mortal' returned to me the joy of running and changed my life.
Paleo Diet for Athletes introduced me to Joe Friel. Joe cracked open the door to this fantastic world of Triathlon.  The Triatlete's Guide to Training withPower' by Philip Skiba is well worn and water damaged from being on the tread mill for the past 2 weeks as I focus on my next race, RnRAz.  Nothing like a winter marathon to get ready for tri season 2011.

Skiba presents the scientific approach to power that applies to all three disciplines, the swim, the bike and the run.

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2011-01-03 12:14 AM
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I loved "We Might As Well Win", which is Johan Bruyneel's (LA's team director) memoir.  I also really enjoyed "Marathon Woman" by Kathrine Switzer (first woman to run Boston as a registered runner).


2011-01-03 8:12 AM
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I always recommend, "Once a Runner" by John L Parker. Great read and very inspiring for distance athletes.
2011-01-03 8:25 AM
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"The Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius
"Enchiridion" by Epictetus
2011-01-03 9:15 AM
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RunningDawnie - 2011-01-03 12:14 AM

I loved "We Might As Well Win", which is Johan Bruyneel's (LA's team director) memoir.  I also really enjoyed "Marathon Woman" by Kathrine Switzer (first woman to run Boston as a registered runner).


Ditto on "We Might as well win". Just read it a month or so ago.

If you Kindle I could loan it to you using their new feature. You have to finish it in two weeks though.
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wannabefaster - 2011-01-03 9:12 AM I always recommend, "Once a Runner" by John L Parker. Great read and very inspiring for distance athletes.


x2 - this book starts out a bit dry, but gets a lot better and is very inspirational. Makes me want to do a 60 x 400 workout!
2011-01-03 10:26 AM
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Devoted — The Story of a Father's Love For His Son

This is the story of Team Hoyt...I have not yet received mine, but I can hardly wait!

http://www.teamhoyt.com/store/index.html



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Scout7 - 2011-01-03 9:25 AM
"The Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius
"Enchiridion" by Epictetus


For better impact I suggest that these books are read in their original language
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I recommend "17 hours to glory". I could not put the book down.
2011-01-03 2:16 PM
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rizer22 - 2011-01-02 8:10 PM Having just read "Born to Run", I am looking for another great read.  How about Lance Armstrong's two memoirs, are they worth the time?  Any other similiar reads that may be motivating or inspirational?


Lance's books were ok reads. Certainly not amazing, but entertaining enough to get you through them. Other works of fiction written by cyclists you might want to look at include Floyd Landis' "Positively False."


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2011-01-03 2:56 PM
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"Into Thin Air" by Jon Krakauer

Excellent book about the tragedy on Mt Everest in 1996, read it in 2 days....

2011-01-03 10:16 PM
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So many awesome reads, where to start!

anything by Joe Kurmaske (Riding outside the lines or Metal Cowboy) alway inspire me to go for a ride

My life on the run by Bart Yasso

Running through the wall by Neal Jamison is an awesome book putting together multiple short stories on Ultras

ENJOY!



2011-01-04 7:51 AM
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x3 on "Once a Runner"

x2 on "Into Thin Air"-  anything by Krakuaer is good.

"Lance Armstrongs War" is good.   I enjoyed "The Death of Marco Pantani" although its not the most uplifting story.   "Duel in the Sun"(Salazar, Beardsley and the Boston Marathon) is good but its a quick read.

2011-01-04 10:20 AM
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Thanks for all the suggestions.  Just got a Kindle, and downloaded "Way Might as well Win".  I'll let you know how it goes.  I willbe checking out a few of your suggestions as well.
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