Runners and readers whose connections to the sport date back to the 1970s surely remember Dr. George Sheehan, the New Jersey cardiologist and writer whose unique approach to the joy of exercise helped spark America's fitness boom. As a columnist for his local Red Bank Register and later as the medical editor of Runner's World and through eight bestselling books, Sheehan became, through the influence of his example and writing, the spokesperson for an entire generation of runners and the manifold benefits they discovered through the running lifestyle.
Sadly, several of Sheehan's books are now out of print, and the hundreds of newspaper magazine columns he penned over the last 25 years of his life have been lost to time. Until now.
The Essential Sheehan is a collection of the best running pieces George Sheehan wrote in his lifetime, many of which ran in Runner's World when Sheehan was a columnist there. This collection illuminates Sheehan's lasting influence on running culture and is a reintroduction of George Sheehan to a new generation of runners and readers.
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Table of Contents
Foreword David Willey, editor-in-chief of Runner's World ix
Introduction Michael Tim Sheehan xvii
1 Transformation 1
2 Play 21
3 Taking Back Your Day… Your Life 39
4 Misguided Modern Medicine 59
5 Training 83
6 Racing 121
7 The Marathon 149
8 Challenge and the Pursuit of Excellence 189
9 The Spiritual 209
10 Dealing with Our Lesser Angels 231
11 Cancer 251
12 Final Revelations 273
Afterword Ann Sheehan 291
About the author 299
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a disappointment!! I was really excited initially when I heard this book was coming out. I was hoping there would be more than a handful of Dr. Sheehan's unpublished old Runner's World and newspaper columns. There are not. If you have read his previous books, don't bother to purchase this one!