Front-running, or sit and kick? Emil Zatopek shared his view while discussing his chances in the 1956 Olympics:
He also shared some thoughts on diet:
(July 1956 Long Distance Log)
Before Nike, there was Emil:
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).
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.
Speaking 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 ;-)