How to Stop Smoking?
Feb27

How to Stop Smoking?

When I entered carrying my travel bag, it was already foggy with cigarette smoke which was accentuated with a tired yellow bulb glowing in the middle of the room. Immediately the smoke watered my eyes and led me to a coughing spell. My course mate, then, offered me the poison stick and I accepted it readily to try it out. Amongst the three of us, I was a non – smoker. And I became a smoker from that instance for next 11 years....

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Book Review – What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Jul10

Book Review – What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

                                                                      (This is what he wanted on his gravestone)                                                                                         Haruki Murakami                                                                                               1949 – 20**                                                                                        Writer (and Runner)  ...

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Book Review – Lore of Running
Jan22

Book Review – Lore of Running

“For the serious runner or coach, this book is a must.”  – Runner’s World Name – Lore of Running. Author – Tim Noakes, MD. ISBN – 13: 978-0-87322-959-3. Price – $29.95. Number of pages – 931(it’s seriously a thick book on running). Genre – Running, training. About the author Tim Noakes is a South African health professor of exercise and sports science at the University...

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7 Books on Running I Read And You Should Too
Jun08

7 Books on Running I Read And You Should Too

I have been running for over a decade now but only a couple of years back I actually started to enjoy it. I then discovered a whole new world where people wrote about running and made movies on the same. I will deal with the movies in some other post. I never realised that runners could write. Not in the derogatory way in the least but if someone could write on running! Well, I was pleasantly surprised when the pandoras box(read...

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Book Review – Dare To Run by Amit Sheth
May31

Book Review – Dare To Run by Amit Sheth

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” – Goethe. Name – Dare To Run. Author – Amit Sheth. ISBN – 978-93-80392-12-7. Price – 249. Number of pages – 240. Genre – Running motivation, biography. About the author I never heard about Mr. Amit Sheth till the time I attended TCS World 10k expo. His book was on display with other sad...

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Book Review – Born To Run by Christopher McDougall
Apr16

Book Review – Born To Run by Christopher McDougall

When you run on the earth and run with the earth, you can run forever. – Tarahumaras’. Name of the book – Born To Run, A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. Author – Christopher McDougall. Price – $15.95. ISBN – 978-0-307-27918-7. Number of pages – 287. Genre – Sports, ultrarunning. About the author Christopher McDougal is an American author and...

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Book Review – Relentless Forward Progress by Bryon Powell
Apr08

Book Review – Relentless Forward Progress by Bryon Powell

Name of the book – Relentless Forward Progress, A Guide to Running Ultramarathons. Author – Bryon Powell. Price – $14.95. Number of pages – 229. ISBN – 978-1-891369-90-2 Genre – Sports/ultramarathon guide. About the author Bryon Powell has been running for more than 20 years especially on trails. He left his lucrative job in 2009 as a Washington, DC, attorney to make trail running his career. He is...

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Book Review – Running Through The Wall
Mar28

Book Review – Running Through The Wall

Name of the book – Running Through The Wall – Personal Encounter With the Ultramarathon. Compilation by – Neal Jamison. ISBN – 1-891369-37-7. Genre – Sports, ultramarathon. Number of pages – 304. Price – $14. About the author Neal Jamison was a reluctant runner. He ran quarter mile for the track team in middle school and simply hated long practice runs. When he reached college, he ran to shed...

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