Long May You Run: all. things. running. [NOOK Book]

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You are a runner. You know how hard it is to make time to run. So you go out at 5:30 a.m. . . . in the rain. You remember every strain, sprain, ache, and pain you?ve ever felt. You ran through it then. You?ll run through it now. You have great runs. You have not-so-great runs. You run fast. You run slow. You race for a personal best. You race just for fun. This is your time....
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Overview


You are a runner. You know how hard it is to make time to run. So you go out at 5:30 a.m. . . . in the rain. You remember every strain, sprain, ache, and pain you’ve ever felt. You ran through it then. You’ll run through it now. You have great runs. You have not-so-great runs. You run fast. You run slow. You race for a personal best. You race just for fun. This is your time. This is your run.

This is your book.

LONG MAY YOU RUN

all. things. running.

Learn how to win a race even when you finish last; the ten “destination” runs every runner should experience; what to do with your old running shoes; why listening to the right song may help you run faster; and how to run across the United States without leaving home. Featuring can’t-miss races, must-run places, tips, tricks, and words of advice and encouragement from some of the top runners today, including: Brian Sell, Bart Yasso, Colleen De Reuck, Nathan Brannen, Jeff Galloway, Suzy Favor Hamilton, Don Kardong, and many more!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439194249
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 10/19/2010
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 592,677
  • File size: 20 MB
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INTRODUCTION

Although I have competed in races from the mile to the Boston Marathon, run in foreign countries, on beautiful beaches, through National Parks, and across the Golden Gate Bridge, my running life was lacking something: a good book. Sure, there are many good running books already out there, but I wanted a book that would keep me turning the pages to learn things about running I never knew. One that would help me fill the gaps in my running career, challenge me, and also make me chuckle once in a while. A book that would keep me coming back to it whenever I needed the inspiration of a swift kick in the butt.

That is why I wrote this one—with a little help from nineteen world-class runners and authors. Inside you will discover a whimsical and enlightening collection of nearly 200 topics ranging from training advice and statistics to resolutions and achievable running goals, plus other types of good-to-know information for enhancing the experiences and enjoyment of runners of all ages and abilities. Among other things, you will learn the one road race everybody needs to run; how you can win a race even when finishing last; the “destination” runs every runner needs to experience; where to find a luxury ocean cruise just for runners; what to do with your old running shoes and race T-shirts; how listening to the right song and using visualization can improve your performance; and how you can “give back” and be a vital part of the running community. You will also find uplifting anecdotes on runners who have overcome personal challenges and detailed information on races from the popular to the obscure and from the fun to the formidable.

Adding to the uniqueness of this book are recommendations and tips that have been contributed exclusively by the elite group of runners and authors listed on the following page, for the purpose of enhancing your lifelong experience as a runner. All of us hope this extraordinary book will help keep your running fresh and inspire you to continue following the passion you have for the sport as long as you live.

© 2010 Chris Cooper

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  • Posted November 21, 2010

    Excellent, fun, informative book!

    I am a Race Director and spied this book at Barnes & Noble. The cover is beautiful - even to this female runner! I thumbed through a few pages in the store and just couldn't resist it. I love the way it is laid out. The information contained within this book is presented in such a way that you do not feel like you are slogging through yet another "how to run right" book. It is fun and informative with race lists, great run suggestions, encouragement, training information, running movies, music and book suggestions, nutrition information.. even what to do with old race t-shirts & running shoes! It's absolutely wonderful and I am suggesting it to all my run participants, running club members - anyone who will listen! :) I do believe it would even be quite interesting to non-runners and of particular interest to anyone who might be contemplating taking up the sport. An excellent "push in the right direction"!.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2010

    Highly recommended -- for runners and those who want to start running

    I happened to see this book on the shelves while looking for a running book. It caught my eye right the way with its beautiful package. The title of this book says it all. This is an easy-to-read book chock full of cool information and advice that will motivate runners to continue running into their 80', 90's, and beyond. I really liked the inspirational stories and the suggestions for the things all runners should do at least once in their life. I'm going to incorporate many of them into my running and racing.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2011

    Buying it for my Running Friends

    Wanted to see what all the fuss was about and I have to say this is an easy-to-read, educational, enlightening, and most of all motivating book which will definitely help get me out the door for my passion that is running. Can't think of a better gift for my friends who are also runners!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2010

    A great, inspirational running book for runners

    I got a copy of Long May You Run over this past weekend. Read it on a plane. The stories, information and inspiration made me want to go run when I got back home. I did just that. It's full of great stories, facts and resources for all types of runners. It's a great resource for race information too. I found at least a dozen web sites that were referenced in the book that I used after reading it. All in all, a very pleasant read and lots of great stuff for runners. I highly recommend it!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2010

    A great book for runners and non-runners alike

    This is a handsome volume that is full of helpful information and inspiring stories from icons of the running world that will motivate one to start or to continue running into one's old age. The author's love of running comes across clearly as he effortlessly persuades you to aspire to be more than you are. This book will be on the top of my list to give this Christmas season.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2011

    Wow! Something for everyone from the novice to seasoned runner!

    I just finished reading this book and I loved it! I've run 73 marathons/ultras and I still got so much out of your book. It's inspirational, informative, instructional, insightful, funny and so much more!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2011

    Keeps my Commute Entertaining

    Been reading this on the train to and from work. As it says in the introduction, this is NOT your typical boring training book of how many intervals I should run or how far my long run should be, but a valuable source of running inspiration and great tips from 20 or so elite class runners. Many of the best parts, however, are the out-of-the ordianary topics that I never knew about running, and the many suggestions of what all runners should do before they die!! Love it! I found my self chuckling several times on the train with my seatmates no doubt wondering what I was reading.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2011

    Educational and Inspiring too

    Really liked this and also bought it as a gift for a friend. Good words of advice from Jeff Galloway, Brian Sell, Suzy Favor, and about 15 other well-known members of the running community, in addition to essays, lists, good-to-know stuff, and inspirational pieces. Learned a lot and felt challenged to take up some of the many recommendations suggested in the book to keep me motivated. Nice change from the basic running instructional books!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2011

    A Great Choice for New and Experienced Runners

    I like how this is different than so many other running books out there. According to the author it began as a book on 100 things all runners should do before they die, and evolved from there with advice and suggestions from a bunch of world-class runners and writers. I've been running for 26 years and this gives me motivation to run for 26 more! I also like that Brian Sell, one of the U.S. marathoners in the Beijing Olympics, wrote the foreword to the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

    Bought both the eBook and Hardcopy!

    To me ths is a refreshing change from what's out there now. Good writing, good inspiration, good stories, good advice, and some chuckles along the way. But the one who puts it best is Olympian Marathoner Brian Sell in the book's foreword: "It's a great source of motivation, facts, tips, and stories that can help in your quest for your next big marathon or just get you out the door on your way to another memorable run." Enuff said.

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

    Just OK...

    This book was ok but nothing to write home about. It is nothing more than a series of sidebar notes that you would find in the margins of runners world. It was chock full of races "you must do" and quick facts about general running. It may serve as a good coffee table book. I would not recommend getting this book to read from start to finish rather as a good bathroom read.

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  • Posted January 4, 2011

    Bathroom Read!

    The nook e-version of the book is outside of the normal margins, like the book in real life (the book resembles a long rectangle). In all fairness, B&N did give a fair warning of the wider margins before I pressed the download button. Some of the text and graphics/charts were jumbled with text piled onto itself. The features of the book are interesting, informative, comical, and give insight into running. There are some tips for beginner runners, and unique races across the United States for runners who want to expand outside of their community race circuit. Overall, this book is simply a bathroom read. If you are looking for hardcore tips, advice on training, or great inspirational stories, this is not the book for you.

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