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The Running Life: Wisdom and Observations from a Lifetime of Running Paperback – May 10, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (May 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450221696
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450221696
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,612,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Donald Buraglio and Michael Dove write The Running Life column in the Monterey Herald newspaper. Their columns have a unique point of view based on a combined fifty plus years of experience as competitive runners, race organizers, and speakers. They both live with their families on the Central Coast of California.

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I really recommend this to anyone who is a runner or even non-runner.
Sara Henderson
I plan on passing this book on to family and friends who are time to time runners as I know they will enjoy it as well.
Adam
Some are laugh out loud funny and some are meaningful and thoughtful.
Alex Sinaiko

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jim G on January 31, 2011
Format: Paperback
I have been racing with and against Michael Dove for over 15 years. I never knew he had such a sense of humor. I can relate to so much in this book, and I get to laugh at myself in the process. Great information for the casual runner and the serious racer. It's loaded with pratical advise that has been tested over the years and miles. My girlfriend, a non-runner, enjoyed it as much as I did becasue she sees a whole bunch of me in the book.

Jim G
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By Adam on November 19, 2010
Format: Paperback
I'm an avid runner and regular reader of Donald's blog [...] so I had been looking forward to this book for quite some time. There's something in this book for everyone, from those new to running to the most experienced. It's personally put the bug in my head to run the Pikes Peak Marathon after reading Donald's great review of the race. Big Sur is now also on that list.

I plan on passing this book on to family and friends who are time to time runners as I know they will enjoy it as well. It really is a great book that anyone will be able to find wisdom, inspiration, or just plain old entertainment out of.

Get yourself this book, you won't regret it!
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By Alex Sinaiko on June 16, 2010
Format: Paperback
This collection of running articles is wonderful. Some are laugh out loud funny and some are meaningful and thoughtful. I particularly liked "Find Happiness" and "Bad JuJu". I've read a lot of running books and tons of articles in the Running Magazines but these are totally different and unique. These guys really know running and what it's like to think like a runner. I recommend this book for anyone. Really an enjoyable read.
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By Sara Henderson on June 15, 2010
Format: Paperback
I'm a sometimes runner and a friend recommended this book. It's my favorite read in a long time. I told myself to stop at just a few stories but I couldn't stop. Every story is interesting and fun. I really recommend this to anyone who is a runner or even non-runner. The writing is great and the subjects are often what everyone thinks about but doesn't write about. Hard to explain that but you'll just have to read them for yourself.
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