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Personal Record: A Love Affair with Running

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Description for Personal Record: A Love Affair with Running Paperback. A collection of personal stories about running and an examination of the culture surrounding the sport Num Pages: 184 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: BGSA; WSK. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 215 x 141 x 10. Weight in Grams: 226.
Rachel Toor was a bookish egghead who ran only to catch a bus. How such an unlikely athlete became a runner of ultramarathons is the story of Personal Record, an exhilarating meditation on the making, and the minutiae, of a runner’s life. The food, the clothes, the races, the injuries, the watch (and Toor loves her watch) are all essential to the runner, as readers discover here, and discover why.
             A chronicle of Toor’s relationship with the sport of running, from her early incarnation as an Oreo-eating couch potato to her emergence as a hard-bodied marathoner, this book explores ... Read more

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University of Nebraska Press United States
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Lincoln, United States
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About Rachel Toor
Rachel Toor teaches writing at Eastern Washington University, is a columnist for the Chronicle of Higher Education, and a senior writer for Running Times. She is the author of The Pig and I: How I Learned to Love Men (Almost) as Much as I Love My Pets and Admissions Confidential: An Insider’s Account of the Elite College Selection Process. A ... Read more

Reviews for Personal Record: A Love Affair with Running
“Personal Record takes you on a grand tour of the running life, which goes from hobby to one of the purest forms that fanaticism in sport can take—ultramarathons. As any great running book deserves, Rachel Toor’s writing is swift, disciplined, sinewy, and indomitably strong. It is also hilarious. The story she tells is a marvel.”—Pat Conroy, author of My Losing ... Read more

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