#tbt from Emil Zatopek on Race Strategy (and Diet)

November 20, 2014

Front-running, or sit and kick? Emil Zatopek shared his view while discussing his chances in the 1956 Olympics:


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He also shared some thoughts on diet:



(July 1956 Long Distance Log) 


Idle Feet on The Caity McCardell Show

November 14, 2014

caityToday’s stop on the Idle Feet Do the Devil’s Work virtual book tour is with Caity McCardell on her eponymous podcast. That fact that we’re both currently dealing with running injuries lends a poignant subtext to our chat (perhaps).

Finisher’s Medals Are Nice, but…

November 14, 2014

Finisher’s medals are nice, but I like it when I go home with something more reminiscent of the actual race course:

Just Do It #tbt

November 13, 2014

Before Nike, there was Emil:

Emil Zatopek quote

-Emil Zatopek

Holiday Book Sale! (aka Inventory Clearance)

November 12, 2014

CandOThe holidays will be here soon. And I have some extra books in my basement. Time for a sale!

While they last, you can visit my online store and order signed copies of Chasing the Runner’s High and Overthinking the Marathon for only $8.99 each (regular price $12.99). And if you buy both books, you can save even more - get both for only $15.99.

While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up a copy of my new book, Idle Feet Do the Devil’s Work, or the One Fund benefit anthology, The 27th Mile.

If you want the books inscribed for a specific person, be sure to email me after you place your order with the appropriate information.

Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day, Festivus, National Pastry Day, or Hogswatch, one (or more) of my books makes the perfect gift for the runners in your life. Especially when they’re on sale (I won’t tell if you won’t).

Idle Feet on Athlete On Fire

November 11, 2014

logo-no-paddingThe next stop on the Idle Feet Do the Devil’s Work world tour is with Scott Jones on the Athlete On Fire podcast. It’s one of Scott’s “Cooldown” segments, a relaxed, friendly, wide-ranging chat that I’m sure you’ll enjoy.

Get the updated R is for Running ebook free!

November 10, 2014

My blog posts are irregular enough to start with. Now it seems like lately all my posts are about my books, not new content for the blog. Sorry about that, but that’s the downside of indie publishing – there’s no one else to do all the grunt work, let alone the writing.

R is for RunningSpeaking of grunt work, I’ve updated all the ebook editions of R is for Running, replacing the “pencil sketches” with the original photos. I’f you already have a copy, you can update it if you wish – if your ebook vendor doesn’t automatically refresh your copy, just delete it and reorder – after all, the ebook editions are free!

Hopefully that makes up for some of the marketing stuff ;-)


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