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    two weeks off took its toll! That was a tough 10k!!
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    Ive just finished reading "The Ghost Runner" which is the story of John Tarrant, a man who wanted to race and when he wasn't allowed he ran anyway without a number, it's a truly inspirational story of a fantastically focused (if not a bit pig headed) man who is a legend in distance running.
    
    I was wondering if anyone had read any other running related books that they would recommend? Post a short review aswell please folks 
     
    Ive just finished reading "The Ghost Runner" which is the story of John Tarrant, a man who wanted to race and when he wasn't allowed he ran anyway without a number, it's a truly inspirational story of a fantastically focused (if not a bit pig headed) man who is a legend in distance running.
    
    I was wondering if anyone had read any other running related books that they would recommend? Post a short review aswell please folks
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    two weeks off took its toll! That was a tough 10k!!
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    So my second recommendation to you guys has to be Born To Run by Christopher McDougall, if you enjoy running then you need to read this book! The main of the story is about one man's journey into the depths of Mexico's copper canyons to meet the Tarahumara tribe, an ancient tribe of elite ultra runners, but the book is also filled with amazing stories of other characters from the running world, some you will have heard of and some you won't.
    In short, if you haven't read this book yet then go out and get it! 
     
    So my second recommendation to you guys has to be Born To Run by Christopher McDougall, if you enjoy running then you need to read this book! The main of the story is about one man's journey into the depths of Mexico's copper canyons to meet the Tarahumara tribe, an ancient tribe of elite ultra runners, but the book is also filled with amazing stories of other characters from the running world, some you will have heard of and some you won't.
    In short, if you haven't read this book yet then go out and get it!
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    Almost bought Ghost Runner a couple of times. Have to agree with the Born to Run recommendation. Also Ultra Marathon Man by Dean Karnazes is a great read, as is Eat and Run by Scott Jurek. 
     
    Almost bought Ghost Runner a couple of times. Have to agree with the Born to Run recommendation. Also Ultra Marathon Man by Dean Karnazes is a great read, as is Eat and Run by Scott Jurek.
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    two weeks off took its toll! That was a tough 10k!!
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    Just finished Eat and Run, really good read and a fantastic insight into the mind of an elite athlete!
    My next read is gonna be James Cracknell's book, touching distance, I know Cracknell is technically a rower but he is the fastest Briton to complete the Marathon des Sables which in my eyes makes him not just a runner but a bloody good one! 
     
    Just finished Eat and Run, really good read and a fantastic insight into the mind of an elite athlete!
    My next read is gonna be James Cracknell's book, touching distance, I know Cracknell is technically a rower but he is the fastest Briton to complete the Marathon des Sables which in my eyes makes him not just a runner but a bloody good one!
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