What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

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Vintage, 2008 - Marathon running - 179 pages
161 Reviews
In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, the author began running to keep fit. A year later, he’d completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mention triathlons, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing. Equal parts training log, travelogue, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and takes the reader to places ranging from Tokyo’s Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston among young women who outpace him.
  

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Meditative interlacing of running/writing...beautiful. - Goodreads
Beautiful meditation on running, writing, life. - Goodreads
Murakami is really a brilliant writer. - Goodreads
A very good motivator for both writing and running. - Goodreads
A great Book on running, writing, prepping for both. - Goodreads
Haruki Murakami has a really good writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Tj Wilson - Goodreads

A very good motivator for both writing and running. Includes some very sage advice about a life of goals and maintaining vigor in old age. Read full review

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User Review  - Arda Aghazarian - Goodreads

At the age of 33, Murakami decided to become a writer, and a runner. He kept writing, and running, more than 30 years later. He ran +24 marathons across the world. He still runs. This always ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
7
Section 3
24
Section 4
48
Section 5
69
Section 6
88
Section 7
103
Section 8
123
Section 9
136
Section 10
152
Section 11
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