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1/2/13 11:10 A

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OnMyMeds - after reading your post, I boughts First Marathons, and loved it. Thanks for posting abut such a great book.

Spirit of the Marathon is also available on You Tube. Great documentary.

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12/31/12 9:19 P

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I liked Born To Run, read it in one day. I am currently reading Running For Girls Like Us by Gloria Safar.

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12/30/12 9:47 P

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The Little Red Book of Running.

Full of advice and guidance in short points.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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12/30/12 5:49 P

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Another vote for the Spirit of the Marathon. I recorded it on my DVR when it was on the Documentary channel well over a year ago and haven't erased it and have also watched itseveral times.

I like some of the books already mentioned,and also The Grace to Race, by Sister Madonna Buder. She's an amazing nun who started running when she was 48 and in her 70's is still doing triathalons.

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12/30/12 2:50 P

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Agree that Spirit of the Marathon DVD is great! I tired so hard to like Born to Run with all the buzz about it but I really did not like it. I could barely get myself to finish it which is very unusual for me with a book.


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12/30/12 10:48 A

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"First Marathons" by Gail Kislevitz is a collection of stories of 37 runners, told in their own words, relating their experience of preparing for and running their first marathon.

I would also suggest viewing "Spirit of the Marathon", a movie following the lives of several people as they prepare for the Chicago Marathon. You can download and view it from Hulu.

www.hulu.com/watch/85354

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12/30/12 9:05 A

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, by Christopher McDougall. No other book will motivate you to run like this one, and it gives you every come back you could ever need when someone asks, "Isn't all that running bad for you?"

"If you don't take care of your body, where will you live?"

"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard everybody would do it. It's the hard that makes it great."


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12/30/12 7:10 A

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The Race:Run Like a Champion by Sammy Tippit

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12/29/12 10:05 P

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The Lola Papers by Amy Marxkors
Sole Sisters by Jennifer Linn...have read both of these for my women's running book discussion group
Anything by Dean Karnazes
Anything by George Sheehan...hard to find, most out of print but amazing books. My fave is Running and Being
Run to Overcome by Meb Keflezighi
Running with Joy by Ryan Hall
On Wings of Mercury by Lorraine Moller...I met Lorraine at and expo and go to try on her Olympic medal

Many other great ones too! I read a lot of running books! emoticon


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10K 48:50 (7:53)
Half-Marathon 1:49 (8:19)
Marathon 3:57 (9:04)

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11-1-14 Monumental Marathon Indianapolis



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12/29/12 9:25 P

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In preparation for my first full marathon in less than two months (!), I've been reading books about running, not training books but books about the experiences of runners. So I'm curious--what are your favorite books about running?

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