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.
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Feels like a great run does
I'm a runner so I expected to enjoy this audiobook. Unfortunately it didn't deliver much. I found myself bored and distracted while listening to it.
No. There are far better audiobooks in this genre.
Average. Somewhat dull. Blah.
Perhaps the running context of this book will appeal to some runner. I'm a 5 time marathon finisher, trail runner and more but this book still didn't connect with me. I never finished it.
- ChargingDC "Book lover"