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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
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Apr 22, 12

bookshelves: kindle, non-fiction, workin-on-my-fitness
Read from April 18 to 22, 2012

Taking my notes from my comments as I read: about halfway through I put this book away, unsure if I'd finish, and didn't pick it up again for quite some time. The second half flew by. This book isn't so much about the act of running or technique or information as it musings about the commitment to running, and the life of a runner. I probably liked the second half more in part because I've been running longer, and could identify a bit more. :)

I wouldn't pull this book out to get pumped up before hitting the trails or anything, but it has made me think about dedication to the sport (in a good way) through easy and hard times. In fact, it was the words about hard times from this very seasoned marathoner that I found most compelling, and that will probably stick with me the most.
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Wanda You're more than halfway there now. What do you think of it?


Mary-Heather Wanda wrote: "You're more than halfway there now. What do you think of it?"

I just finished it! I did end up enjoying it overall, as I think for the second half I knew the author was coming from more of an introspective place - this book isn't so much about the act of running or technique or information as it musings about the commitment to running, and the life of a runner. I probably liked the second half more in part because I've been running longer, and could identify a bit more. :) I wouldn't pull this book out to get pumped up before hitting the trails or anything, but it has made me think about dedication to the sport (in a good way) through easy and hard times.


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