Runner Man

confessions of a miler

Author: Brad Hill
Published: 2010
Language: English
Wordcount: 27,237 / 71 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 931
Added to site: 2010.04.13
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License: by-nc-nd
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tion when they use a gun. This was the first time anybody had come to watch me run. It was unnerving. How was I supposed to run when "my girl friend" was watching? I thought of Louis in the locker room and just knew that this was not a good thing for me. I ran my heart out. I was only ten yards behind Louis at the end of lap one. Only twenty at the end of lap two. I glanced behind. Yes, indeed, there were some runners behind me!!! Forty yards behind him at the end of lap three. I hated lap three. I would be fine except for that lap. It always tore my heart out. But that was when Louis began to sprint. Two runners behind me. One lap to go. I put my heart and gonads into it. I stretched it out, lowered my head, and gasping for breath drove my pain-racked body around the last lap. I lost ground to Louis more slowly!!! I could hear the runners behind me closing in on me. Coming around the last lap, I was beginning to black out and bleed from my nose and ears. Only one runner passed me. I would not be last! It was

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Average Rating of 4.3 from 4 reviews: *****
2010.04.22
Jim
****.

An enjoyable read, even for a non-runner. I enjoy Brad's witty writing style. Each secton documents lessons to be gained. A message of perseverance threads its way througout. There is an implied encouragement to "run with patience the race set before us".

2010.04.20
RedCarnage
****.

Very good and fast read. The writer lets you into his head. I wish there were more race stories. Well maybe he will write another. Worth the read.

2010.04.15
vedus
****.

This is a very quick read that is both endearing and inspiring. A lot of well tested and sound advice for runners. The various anecdotes are related with humour; sometimes at the situation, sometimes at the expense of the author, and sometimes at life itself. It's a very engaging page turner that I had difficulty putting down.

2010.04.14
Rebecca
*****

This is a fantastic book. Filled with fun adventures, a well of insight on life, and of course, some great do's and don'ts about running. As a runner, I enjoyed this immensely! As a spiritual person, I was challenged. As a postmodern... I was in love. Thank you Hill! The first of this kind!


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