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My Life on the Run: The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon Paperback – Bargain Price, May 12, 2009
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Through this collection of stories Yasso takes us through the highs and lows of his life and the great joy of running (and biking). He offers salient advice for those who want to run better without making it sound like a "how to" section.
Whether you run or just read this is a book of inspiration that is too good to pass up on.
It's easy to imagine the boss saying, "You -- write a couple of stories. You -- edit them. You -- find some pictures. And you, Yasso -- go run somewhere."
Bart Yasso's job isn't exactly like that, of course. He does a lot of work with races around the country, and works the expos of the major races.
Yasso also has done plenty of running in interesting over the years. The accounts of those runs make up most of "My Life on the Run," a pleasant enough account of his life in running.
Yasso might be best known for a rather accidental discovery about running. He was training for a marathon when he ran 10 880's one day. When he took the average time of those runs, he found that they resembled his goal for the marathon. In other words, if the 880's averaged 2 minutes, 50 seconds, he could run a marathon in 2 hours, 50 minutes.
Others tried it and found the system really worked. What's more, the drill eventually became known as Yasso 880's. What greater honor is there to be part of your favorite sport's jargon?
Yasso often speaks before races, and he gives his audiences stories about some of his more interesting runs. That's mostly what this book is. Yasso wouldn't think twice about doing an ultramarathon, or running in Antarctica, or helping kids in Northern Canada, or running with a burro, or running without clothes on at a nudist camp.
Yasso doesn't run as much as he used to, thanks to chronic lyme disease, but he gets in some miles when he can now. He also credits running for getting him off the road to ruin.Read more ›
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Very entertaining read and great for the runner who is looking for some perspective on running and the larger context of what it means in your own personal and the larger world.Published 11 months ago by William J Hanlon
Bart Yasso makes me want to run all over the world too! The insane races he was able to do and esp in his condition...amazing!! Very inspiring.Published 12 months ago by Mogzilla
Just what I expected: a highly interesting, well-written and often amusing account of a guy who seems to embody what's cool about the running boom, plus, some good tips for... Read morePublished 12 months ago by edosan3