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I try to listen to all the athletic endurance books. I put this off for a while but, just like running, there is someone in a running novel for all runners. We all get something out of it that is unique to ourselves. I have been on a running peak for awhile running marathons and it was great to be reminded of the reward of qualifying for Boston.
interesting story from a man whose life goes belly up! Not a training manual. Mixing with the running elite.
I liked the coverage of actual running - this is what drew me to the story. The author is trying to qualify for the Boston marathon as salvation or balm to his battered ego from relationships and work.
I have heard this story often from young American men - trying to equalise or get from under the shadow of their father (running ransom road also feels v similar).
The author doesn't seem to have much substance to his story and it feels a bit repetitive.
The read is a bit too low-key. I got tired of the old girlfriend bit -- seems a bit whiney for a 40 year old!