Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Once A Runner by John L. Parker, Jr.
If you love running, Once A Runner might be for you. There isn't much of a plot. The writing is good, but not great, except when the writing is about the running, then it is pretty good. Reading this book reminded me of what I have felt and thought about when running and training, especially the times when I've trained for a marathon. Not that my training routine has ever been anything like what the runners do here in their quest to become champions. As a runner this book resonated with me. However, I'm not sure if non-runners will necessarily be interested in this book. At a minimum this book requires an interest in the minutiae of running, in tempo runs, strides and the rest. If I wasn't already a runner myself, this would have been a lot less interesting.