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Personal Best: The Foremost Philosopher of Fitness Shares Techniques and Tactics for Success and Self-Liberation
In this paperback edition, running guru George Sheehan draws on 70 years of experience to provide penetrating insights for a better, happier, and more productive life. Reading this book is fun, for readers discover how to have more energy, achieve higher levels of excellence, cope with aging--and why each person should strive to achieve his or her "personal best".
Paperback, 242 pages
Published March 1st 1992 by Rodale Books
(first published October 1st 1989)
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Kind of like a Tony Robbins book but focused entirely on exercise and a bit more literate. Enjoyed the author's tone, his reverence for Emerson and Thoreau and ultimately inspired me to get running 6 days per week. Take some of the advice with caution as it's dated, but the essential pillars of the book stand the test of time.
A great runner recommended this book to me and though I know George Sheehan is a big name, I could not get through it. I found the writing dense and philosophical; I could only read a few pages before falling asleep, which made it incredibly tedious. I am not a good enough or focused enough runner for this one so instead I will stick with "Runners World." That seems to be much more my speed.
Dr. George A. Sheehan is best known for his books and writings about the sport of running. His book, Running & Being: The Total Experience, became a New York Times best seller. He was a track star in college, and later became a cardiologist like his father. He served as a doctor in the United States Navy in the South Pacific during World War II on the destroyer USS Daly (DD-519). He married Mary J ...more