Running & Being: The Total Experience Hardcover – Apr 9 2013
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“Dr. George Sheehan is perhaps our most important philosopher of sport.” ―Sports Illustrated, 1978
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By publishing this 20th-anniversary edition of his signature work, the Sheehan family hopes to make George Sheehan's work available to all athletes. We encourage you to read his words, and we hope you find on its pages the inspiration to lead your own athletic journey that might help you become the person you were meant to be. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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I have read tons about running and if I had to rank them, all Dr. Sheehan's books would be on the top of the list (But "R&B" is the best of his stuff, so start there). If you want the definitive book on all the technical details about running, get Glover's "Competetive Runner's Handbook" (make sure "Competetive" is in the title). If you want or need helping understanding life, read all of Sheehan's stuff. Heck those two books (Sheehan & Glover) are really all you need for years of PR's and spiritual growth.
This book, while unlike any other I have encountered on the the subject of running and its relationship to the sense of self, wasted a tremendous opportunity to graciously share insights without carmudgeonly commentary. The title suggests a tone that is easily weakened by Sheehan's crankiness.
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Men have been runners for thousands of years 'till the XX century, when we start to ride cars. Now I see women and men running every where, big cities' streets and small towns the... Read morePublished on July 30 2001 by Rogelio Arce B.
I've always loved the fact that long-distance sports such as running and cycling have rhythms to them which allow the athlete to take a metaphysical journey along with the physical... Read morePublished on April 5 2001
I've personally re-read this book about 100 times over the last 18 years. A marvelous book about the human spirit of athletes. Read morePublished on March 23 2000