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2011-11-27 4:42 PM

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Subject: Born to Run
Anybody who wants to get psyched up about their running needs to read Born to Run by Christopher McDougall.  I've got a couple of chapters to go and it's a great read.


2011-11-27 5:29 PM
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Yes, good book.

Another good book is Run! by Dean Karnazes.

After reading these books the thought of doing a 50 mile run doesn't seem so imposing.

2011-11-27 5:37 PM
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2011-11-27 6:18 PM
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One of the best books I've read in awhile!
2011-11-27 6:56 PM
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melbel1038 - 2011-11-27 3:37 PM Why oh why can I not seem to get through this book?  I've loved every other inspirational running/tri book recommended here LOL.  I may have to try again...

I can't get through it either.  Zzzzz.

2011-11-27 7:12 PM
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nickster - 2011-11-27 4:42 PM Anybody who wants to get psyched up about their running needs to read Born to Run by Christopher McDougall.  I've got a couple of chapters to go and it's a great read.

 

Is this a new book? Surprised no one has ever posted about it in this forum? 

 




2011-11-27 7:43 PM
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brucemorgan - 2011-11-27 6:56 PM

melbel1038 - 2011-11-27 3:37 PM Why oh why can I not seem to get through this book?  I've loved every other inspirational running/tri book recommended here LOL.  I may have to try again...

I can't get through it either.  Zzzzz.

Same here... it's an "okay" read but I gravitate to a different book 4 times out of 5.
I wouldn't call it insanely "inspiring" (yet? I'm more than halfway through)... maybe I'm a scrooge though  

2011-11-27 8:43 PM
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I did it on audiobook, and it was terrific in that format too!  I really enjoyed it!
2011-11-27 8:59 PM
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jenmel - 2011-11-27 6:43 PM I did it on audiobook, and it was terrific in that format too!  I really enjoyed it!

That's how I did it (from the local library). I don't think I would have made it through reading it, but in audio format (and while at work), it was great.

2011-11-27 9:06 PM
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This was my first iBook purchase and I'm a 1/3 way through.  Enjoying it!  Just finished Iron War.  Fascinating read...
2011-11-28 6:38 AM
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Yes, great read and very motivating!  Really got me back into running.


2011-11-28 11:00 AM
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Just bought this book on amazon yesterday for $7. My workout buddy told me to get it, she loved the book.
2011-11-28 11:37 AM
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Loved Born To Run - great book
2011-11-28 12:20 PM
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yeah, audio book was the way to go with this one
2011-11-28 1:28 PM
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It is a great read and it launched an entire product category (barefoot running shoes) that helped the running industry through difficult economic times and will continue to produce returns in the running industry for years to come.

From a business perspective I am very thankful for the book.

2011-11-28 1:43 PM
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I loved the story and I do credit it with my new found desire to run, but I didn't much like actually reading it.  It took me forever to get into it because I really didn't like the author's story-telling style.

 

Audio book format makes a TON of sense for this one!



2011-11-28 3:49 PM
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Wife and I both loved it.
2011-11-28 4:15 PM
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The quintessential Springsteen album!
2011-11-29 1:35 PM
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A great read but it's not something I live by or anything. I think it's an interesting insight into how humans are built for endurance. Not just barefoot running...
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