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On the Run from Dogs and People

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The third edition of Hal Higdon's classic book from 1971 about long distance running as it was practiced by a few hundred dedicated (and sometimes crazy) participants in the years before the boom. A funny and entertaining autobiography by Higdon, Runner's World's leading writer.
Published December 12th 1971 by Roadrunner Press
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Kevin J.
So many runner-writers seem to write books that rest upon an unseen but steady foundation of ego. I'm thinking of Dean Karnazes, Marshall Ulrich, Jeff Horowitz and even Kathrine Switzer. While they may not be overt or blunt about it, there a certain "I've done great things and I'm writing this book to inspire you to do great things like me" underneath. Please don't get me wrong. They have done great things and they have inspired me and probably countless others.

Then Hal Higdon comes along. He's
I read this the first time in high school and I have always remembered several pieces of advice from it.
Ray Charbonneau
Must reading for those who want to learn something about running just before the first boom.
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Hal Higdon is an American writer and runner. He has contributed to Runner's World magazine longer than any other writer. He is the author of 34 books, including the best-selling Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide. He has worked as a freelance writer since 1959, and has written a variety of subjects including a children's book that was made into an animated feature. He ran eight times in the Uni ...more
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