To Be a Runner: How Racing Up Mountains, Running with the Bulls, or Just Taking On a 5-K Makes You a Better Person (and the World a Better Place)

To Be a Runner: How Racing Up Mountains, Running with the Bulls, or Just Taking On a 5-K Makes You a Better Person (and the World a Better Place)

by Martin Dugard
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To Be a Runner: How Racing Up Mountains, Running with the Bulls, or Just Taking On a 5-K Makes You a Better Person (and the World a Better Place) by Martin Dugard

With an exuberant mix of passion, insight, instruction, and humor, best-selling author—and lifelong runner—Martin Dugard takes a journey through the world of running to illustrate how the sport helps us fulfill that universal desire to be the best possible version of ourselves each and every time we lace up our shoes.

To Be a Runner represents a new way to write about running by bridging the chasm between the two categories of running books: how-to and personal narrative. Spinning colorful yarns of his running and racing adventures on six continents—from competing in the infamous Raid Gauloises to coaching his son's high school cross-country team—Dugard considers what it means to truly integrate the activity into one's life. For example, how the simple act of buying a new pair of running shoes can be a source of meaning and hope. As entertaining as it is provocative, To Be a Runner is about far more than running: It is about life, and how we should live it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609611088
Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date: 05/10/2011
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 206,116
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

MARTIN DUGARD has been a leading authority and writer on running and endurance sports for more than 20 years. His work has appeared extensively in Runner's World, Outside, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and GQ. His books include the New York Times bestsellers The Last Voyage of Columbus and Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone. To Be a Runner is his seventh book.

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To Be a Runner 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
GreenG More than 1 year ago
If you're a runner, endurance athlete, cross country coach or want to be any of the above, you'll enjoy this book - its more a series of essays than anything else. Good quick read and pretty motivational.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Motivating and educational as well. Like his conversational writing style. Will go back to this book again for practical advice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very entertaining but also a great way to see what running really can add to a life. I was looking for a more motivational book to get me back into running, and although I didn't get that from this book, I did enjoy the full circle moment of M. Dugard on how running has changed his life. Very funny at times, but probably only to those who actually run quite a bit and can relate to those situations! Worth the read!
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Squeaked.
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Nodded her thanks to eagle. (Did you ever say if i could be lead hunter? I didnt see.)
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"Thanks."
BaystaterMT More than 1 year ago
I love the book. So relevant to life today. Very helpful and motivating!
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Walks to the pile of fresh kill and grabs hawk to share with somecats
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Sat down next to each other. <br> ^Sparkle of Shining Moon^ <br> &#28949 Mist of Mountain's Peak &#28949
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Arrow and Atlantis sat watching
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"Hi."
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She nodded.