My First 100 Marathons: 2,260 Miles with an Obsessive Runner

Jeffrey Horowitz didn t expect to fall in love with marathoning, but that s just what happened He had never run a race, was not on his high school track team, and had never owned a pair of running shoes Then, in 1985, he went out for a run and it changed his life Eighteen years later he completed his one hundredth marathon This book is Jeff s story, but it is also theJeffrey Horowitz didn t expect to fall in love with marathoning, but that s just what happened He had never run a race, was not on his high school track team, and had never owned a pair of running shoes Then, in 1985, he went out for a run and it changed his life Eighteen years later he completed his one hundredth marathon This book is Jeff s story, but it is also the story of everyone who loves to run It includes his training, his injuries, his best times, his joys, his friends, his failures In some ways, it s an unusual story How many other runners have finished 100 marathons In other ways, it is the story of every runner who has found joy and satisfaction in a training routine, in reaching a goal, or in finishing a race.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team.In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
My First Marathons Miles with an Obsessive Runner Jeffrey Horowitz didn t expect to fall in love with marathoning but that s just what happened He had never run a race was not on his high school track team and had never owned a pair of running sho

  • Title: My First 100 Marathons: 2,260 Miles with an Obsessive Runner
  • Author: Jeff Horowitz
  • ISBN: 9781602393189
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “My First 100 Marathons: 2,260 Miles with an Obsessive Runner”

    1. Wasn't expecting it to be such a quick read, but this book flew by - I finished it in a night and a half. Very inspirational, basically a biography of a marathoner. Horowitz takes us from his first marathon experiences running through 100 marathons, a couple of ultras and beyond - in all 50 states and around the world. He has a very healthy and sane view of what running is and what it can mean to people, some of which comes from his own experiences but also from coaching others. As much fun to r [...]

    2. An inspiring read. A little bit repetitive, just like running. It's good to get inside a runner's brain as I find myself a reluctant runner these days. 100 marathons is an impressive accomplishment by nearly anyone's standards, but one that leaves the author feeling a littleunfulfilled.

    3. This book was a super fast read, full of fun anecdotes and practical running advice. Nothing earth shattering, but inspiring and entertaining.

    4. I loved this book! It gave me quite a bit of insight into why people run the marathon and only increased my own desire to experience it for myself. :)

    5. If you've run multiple marathons, the odds are good that you will enjoy this. I loved it because he describes in detail many of the races I've done myself.It's not high art, but Horowitz speaks runner. I saw in his words many conversations I've had with my own friends and read many things that could have been snatched right out of my own head. It's kind of funny how universal these feelings are within the running community.In particular, I liked this section about the long run:"But on an 18- to [...]

    6. This is my first running rest week inspiration book. I received it as a present (birthday, I think).I liked the book. I enjoy hearing about other people's experiences with running. This book certainly gives a lot of that. The lessons in the middle were not valuable for a more seasoned runner as I am, but the stories of discovery were good to read.

    7. Excellent, read it through from start to finish in one sitting. I'm running my first marathon in a bit under three months, and this very inspirational. Especially since I'd eventually like to try "marathon tourism" as an excuse to get to places I've not yet seen.

    8. This was not exactly a deep-read (I think reading it may have taken about as long as running a marathon well, walking a marathon, in my case), but it was definitely motivational. Which I could use right now.

    9. A- Fascinating story about a man's journey to obsession with running; I related to a lot of what he said.

    10. I really enjoyed reading this book. It was interesting to read about how he got into running and all the marathons he completed. It was a very easy and quick read and enjoyable, too.

    11. More inspirational reading for my upcoming marathon. Can I just say that Jeff Horowitz is amazing. What a wonderful life, traveling all over the country and the world running marathons. Loved it.

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