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Friday, January 3, 2014

100 Marathons Book Review & Giveaway - FIVE WINNERS!

I recently received a copy of 100 Marathons: Memories and Lessons from Races Run Around the World, by Jeffrey Horowitz (Skyhorse Publishing), a spectacular compendium of running advice, sporting excitement, and travel adventure in 3,930 miles. 


“Running isn’t something we do; running explains who we are,” Jeff Horowitz writes in 100 Marathons: Memories and Lessons from Races Run Around the World  (Skyhorse Publishing), an incredible chronicle depicting Horowitz’s first eighteen years as a marathoner, during which he ran 3,930 miles and completed over 150 races in six continents.

Since running took Horowitz across the world, from Antarctica to Africa to Asia, he had plenty of good stories to tell. But as the tales unwind, Horowitz learns that not all of his feats were about running—they were about life. Moments of joy, sadness, loss, exhaustion, defeat, and unbelievable triumph unspool to paint a picture of the impact this sport has on those who choose to pursue it.

The book also tells of Horowitz’s training and injuries. He admits that runners are a little bit crazy, submitting themselves to intense physical pain and constant self-doubt, but explains the rewards of satisfaction and joy at the end of a long race that are well worth the process. He also includes running tips on everything from strength training to race recovery for those who want to start or are already running. This memoir is not just for runners, but for anyone who appreciates a grueling experience that transforms the body and mind. It captures the sheer joy of physical exertion, the ups and downs of training, and the exhilaration of finishing a marathon so well, everyone will be inspired to lace up their running shoes.

I'm still sifting through the pages of this book - but my husband grabbed it as soon as it came in the mail.  He said it's a good, easy read.  It provides some nice solid motivation to get your butt to the gym and fit in those workouts - even during these cold, winter months.  It's enjoyable following his journey from marathon to marathon - being in awe of some experiences and relating to others.

About the Author

Jeffrey Horowitz is a certified running and triathlon coach and a personal trainer who has run more than 150 marathons across six continents. Formerly an attorney, he quit law with the support of his family to pursue his passion for endurance sports. Jeff now works with the Washington, DC, Triathlon; the Nation’s Triathlon; the free triathlon summer camp ACHIEVE Kids Triathlon; and Team Hope, a charity fund-raising training group that benefits the Hope Connections Center, a cancer services organization. He is also the author of Smart Marathon Training: Run Your Best Without Running Yourself Ragged. He lives in Washington, DC.

This book is available for purchase at:
Barnes and Noble
Amazon

Indie Bound

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FIVE Lucky Winners will receive
a copy of 100 Marathons (paperback)
(US ONLY)

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Enter now though January 10.

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39 comments:

  1. Checked out Jeff's website and would love to know more about smart marathon training.

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  2. I only see that you can friend request Jeff, not like his page.

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  3. I am a running diva mom blog follower on Feedly.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. Also, I follow you on Facebook.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. I loved Jeff's post on moderate exercise and tendons.

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  6. I think I will pick up his Smart Marathon Training book I saw on his website - running my first this October!

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  7. I checked out the website and may have to look into the strength training for runners.

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  8. I follow your blog via feedly.

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  9. I like Running Diva Mom on Facebook.

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  10. I think it's fabulous that Jeff followed his passion for endurance sport and was gutsy enough to quit his "normal" law job.

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  11. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/carrotrunr/status/419464870203899905

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  12. Love his blog and love the Runner's Prayer!

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  13. I follow your blog via Bloglovin'

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  14. Visited the website - Smart Marathon Training seems very interesting. I'd love to check out the training plans!

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  15. I went to Jeffrey's FB page but only saw his personal page and not his fan page...

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  16. Work closely with your coach if you are just a novice in triathlon training in order for you to have the right training program and a training schedule for yourself. If you train too much, you're not doing yourself any favors. You have to know when to exert your hardest and the right time to take a break. This should be planned out head-on as much as possible - afterwards you can train with your coach to polish it with some improvisation in order for you not to get injured, you won't burn yourself out and wear out when the actual day of the competition arrives.

    triathlon training for beginners

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