My Life on the Run
The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of A Road Racing IconBook - 2008/05/13
Traces the author's nearly three decades as a Chief Running Officer for Runner's World, his struggles with a devastating illness and daunting environmental challenges while competing in more than 1,000 competitive races, and his advice to runners of any experience level on how to train effectively. 35,000 first printing.
Dubbed the "Mayor of Running," Bart Yasso is one of the best-known figures in the sport, but few people know why he started running competitively, how it changed his life, or how his brush with a crippling illness nearly ended his career a decade ago. With insight and humor, My Life on the Run chronicles the heatstroke and frostbite, heartache and triumphs he's experienced while competing in more than 1,000 competitive races during his nearly 30 years with Runner's World magazine.
Yasso gives valuable and practical advice on how to become a runner for life and continually draw joy from the sport. He also offers practical guidance for beginners, intermediate, and advanced runners, such as 5-K, half-marathon, and marathon training schedules including his innovative technique known as the Yasso 800s.
Recounting his adventures in exotic locales like Antarctica, Africa, and Chitwan National Park in Nepal (where he was chased by an angry rhino), Yasso recommends the best exotic marathons for runners who want to grab their passports to test themselves on foreign terrain. With the wit and wisdom of a seasoned insider, he tells runners what they need to know to navigate the logistics of running in an unfamiliar country.
Yasso's message is this: Never limit where running can take you because each race has the potential for adventure.
Describes the life and career of the competitive road racer, including his inspiration to become a runner and compete in exotic locations.