Friday, December 10, 2010

Some exercise for the mind

Quick entry this time. Here is a link that was e-mailed to me by a reader. The title of the page is "40 Exhilarating Reads for Runners," so it's pretty much a guarantee that I would check it out for ideas.

The website certainly doesn't discriminate for book suggestions. They vary from how-to training guides to personal biographies to general novels about running. In other words, there's something for all running junkies to get absorbed in this winter.

Since I've only read a couple of the books on the website (actually kind of embarrassed about that), I can't really give a short synopsis of each book. However, since I'm a fan of renting books over buying them, here's a list of the books on the website that are available at the libraries in Mankato/North Mankato (includes checked-out books):

1. "Born to run : the hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the greatest race the world has never seen" by Christopher McDougall (available at Blue Earth County Library)

2. "Duel in the sun : Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America's greatest marathon" by John Brant (available at Taylor Library)

3. "The perfect mile : three athletes, one goal, and less than four minutes to achieve it" by Neal Bascomb (available at Taylor Library)

4. "Once a runner" by John Parker (available at both Taylor and BEC)

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