What Do You Think of When You Run

The Montgomery County Road Runners Club ([1] = MCRRC) is a wildly successful volunteer-based group that organizes races, training programs, clinics, parties, and a variety of other services for area walkers, joggers, sprinters, and distance runners. It all started in 1978. The best things in life are like that: they begin small and unpretentious, then grow naturally.

This year, in a wise move, the MCRRC has gathered more than a hundred of the most memorable articles from the Club newsletter/magazine (The Rundown) together and published them as a book. It's called What Do You Think of When You Run? and is simply delightful, a stew of advice, analysis, and anecdote that cuts across the widest spectrum of interest. I particularly enjoy the profiles of people whom I've met during my rambles along the trails. Sam Pizzigati [2] is a noteworthy author of these.

My only complaint: there's not enough poetry. Not any poetry, in fact. Maybe in another 25 years, at the next MCRRC quarter-century anniversary ...

(see also JogLogFog (9 Jun 2002), JogLogFog4 (20 Apr 2003), Fading Traces (16 Apr 2004), RockCreekValleyTrail (30 Apr 2004), BigAndStrong (27 Jul 2004), Face Plant (9 Aug 2004), ... )

TopicLiterature - TopicRunning - TopicRecreation - 2004-08-27

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