Running with Joy
From the fastest American-born marathoner of all time, here is an intimate, day-by-day account of what it takes—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—to be one of the best in the world. This journal chronicles Ryan Hall’s 14-week preparation for the 2010 Boston Marathon, providing practical insights into the daily regimen of someone training at the absolute pe...more
Ryan Hall is viewed by many as a polarizing figure in the running world because of how he speaks of his faith in the media. If you're offended/annoyed by the idea of someone being open and honest about their faith and the following words "legs felt pretty good" then you might not like this. Don't mistake that for Ryan being prea ...more
When I started reading I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I knew that it wasn't an advice book. I probably wouldn't have liked it as much. I've read a couple other running advice books written by elite marathoners and been a bit disappointed. Most of those are aimed at beginning runners and probably written with much help of a ghost writer or other expert.
This book however i ...more
Very glad I got it from my secret santa in a running group!
The bad: The journal is somewhat repetitive. I found myself being able to finish his sentences.
Overall, as a runner, I really enjoyed reading such a personal account of a brutal training regiment before a major marathon.