Friday, December 26, 2008

50/50 by Dean Karnazes - Book Review

I just finished reading this account of Dean Karnazes' running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days. I have already seen the movie and saw that the book was in the library, so I checked it out. This is an interesting book, but having read his first book, Ultramarathon Man, this book is not nearly as interesting. While I felt that non-runners might enjoy U M, I can't say that about this book. In fact, even Dean seems to have had to throw in tips and observations to try to make the book more of a how-to guide. This book is mainly 50 race reports. So if you like reading those, you'll like the book.
I have had a wonderful Christmas. Wonderful because I have been around family. Joy is watching the light of happiness in a child's eyes.
My training is going well, I'm starting to ramp my miles back up. My upcoming races are mainly trail runs, so I will try to get more time on the trails. I have several goals for 2009, but will write about them next week. I will tell you that I did register for the Boston Marathon, and my application has been accepted.


Just_because_today said...

A friend of mine ran one of his off race date marathons and I ran the 2006 NYCM which was his last one. People at the start line where holding pieces of paper with some of Karnazes quotes. I never got to see him maybe bc he was a whole hour ahead of me! I probably wouldn't enjoy 50 race reports. Good luck achieving your goals

JenZen said...

That's so awesome and exciting about Boston!! Have a Happy New Year!