Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Running Ahead of the Sun (Book Review)

Most running books fall into two camps. Books written by elite athletes (Ryan Hall, Meb Keflezghi, Scott Jurek) or by the back of the packers/philosophers ( John Bingham, George Sheehan, Haruki Murakami). Nothing is really aimed at the competitive runner looking to achieve personal bests or win races. Enter Greg Strosaker.

Greg, host of the blog, Pre Dawn Runner, is a father, husband, winner of the 2011 Towpath Marathon, and author of the book, Running Ahead of the Sun. What separates this book from the elite and back of the pack/philosophy book is that it is a daily journal of a self described "Average Joe" as he chronicles his training leading up to the Towpath Marathon.  Greg blends blog posts and Daily Mile entries to give readers an honest account of what it takes to go through a marathon cycle and how even within a plan you have to be adaptable.

Here is a an audio interview with Greg that I did for an upcoming episode of the podcast:

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