My second love to running is reading, so when someone combines the two, I’m all about it. Chris Cooper, author of of Long May You Run, recently gave me a copy of his book to read through. He bills it as “all things running,” and I’d say that’s a pretty apt description.
Cooper’s book is not a training book. It won’t give you a marathon plan, it won’t offer speed workouts, and won’t tell you how to figure out your heart-rate zones. But it is full of entertaining snippets about just about everything running related.
He breaks the book down into small, easy-to-digest sections and covers anything and everything you can think of.
Want to know how the final 26.2 distance came to be? He covers it. (And interestingly, it has nothing to do with the ancient Greeks and a run from Marathon to Athens.) Want to know which races are “must-dos” in every runner’s lifetime? How about a list of good running camps?
Cooper also sprinkles in advice and quotes from a wide variety of running legends throughout the book. I liked its format and content and found it a quick, easy read. It’s a book any runner would enjoy making their way through and including in their library.
Want to win a copy? Just tell me in a comment below. I’ll let random.org pick a winner next Thursday, January 19. Good luck!