Friday, April 4, 2008

Strides


I hadn't noticed Strides of the shelves at work until it ended up on my cart to catalog. It was just what I needed to inspire me at this point in my training schedule. John Cheever outlines the history of running, while interspersing his experiences over a life of running. He covers running as an evolutionary milestone, the early Olympics and the different modern periods of runnings popularity. His experiences include visiting Kenya and elite training camps there, volunteering at the New York Marathon and visiting military outposts to participate in races with the troops. Fun to read, a little haphazard, but inspiring.

Book 20

4 comments:

Gail said...

I could have used some inspiration last week with my exercise program. I was pushing to complete the routine. Then I listened to "Spark" the story of Cirque de Soliel and that was my inspiration. (not sure I got the title right.)

SnowLeopard said...

Get any ideas? Any running tips?

Turi said...

No, it wasn't a "tip" kind of book. More reminiscences and history...

Anonymous said...

Just don't try to hold any infamous torches while running.