Book Review and Recommendation: NORTH: A Memoir About Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail by Scott and Jenny Jurek

by Thomas O’GradyIn this month's book review/recommendation we learn more about Scott Jurek's quest to set a fastest known time on the Appalachian Trail. Jurek provides an intimate look at his physical and emotional journey along the trail with additional…
https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2024/june/book-review-and-recommendation-north-memoir-about-finding-my-way-while-running-appalachian-trail-scott-and-jenny-jurek

Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America’s Greatest Marathon - A Book Recommendation / Review by Thomas O’Grady

This year’s Boston Marathon was hot and sunny. While many people struggled, the top runner Sisay Lemma ran aggressively from the start and finished in a very fast 2:06:17, besting the rest of the field by nearly a minute. While this year’s race did not co…
https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2024/may/duel-sun-alberto-salazar-dick-beardsley-and-americas-greatest-marathon-book-recommendation-review-thomas-ogrady

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running - A Book Review by Thomas O’Grady

by Thomas O’GradyA review of Haruki Murakami’s memoir “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running”. For full article, click here
https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2024/april/what-i-talk-about-when-i-talk-about-running-book-review-thomas-ogrady

Choosing to Run: A Gritty Triumph of Perseverance - A Review of Des Linden's Memoir

by Tom O’GradyDes Linden's memoir tells the story of her historic, unforgettable win at the 2018 Boston Marathon and provides insight into the life of a champion. Choosing to Run is inspirational and shares Des's personal story and what keeps her showing …
https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2024/march/choosing-run-gritty-triumph-perseverance-review-des-lindens-memoir

Running While Black: Finding Freedom in a Sport That Wasn't Built For Us – A Book Review By Thomas O'Grady

Review By Thomas O'GradyRunning While Black by Alison Mariella Désir is a searing exposé on the whiteness of running, a supposedly egalitarian sport, and a call to reimagine the industry. As Desir notes, “Runners know that running brings us to ourselves. …
https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2024/february/running-while-black-finding-freedom-sport-wasnt-built-us-book-review-thomas-ogrady

Chuck Terry - HMRRC Hall of Fame Inductee and Athlete of the Month

by Tom O’GradyChuck Terry has been a fixture in the local running community for nearly 20 years. During that time, he has won nearly every HMRRC event on the race calendar. Learn more about this year's Hall of Fame Inductee. For full arti…
https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2024/february/chuck-terry-hmrrc-hall-fame-inductee-and-athlete-month

The Longest Race: Inside the Secret World of Abuse, Doping, and Deception on Nike's Elite Running Team

Reviewed by Tom O'GradyKara Goucher's book is a harrowing tale of exploitation, sexual abuse, and misogyny perpetrated by Alberto Salazar, Nike's running program director and coach. Most would think that being a part of the elite Nike program would be a d…
https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2024/january/longest-race-inside-secret-world-abuse-doping-and-deception-nikes-elite-running-team

Book Review: The Ghost Runner by Bill Jones

Reviewed by Tom O'Grady The Ghost Runner is a biography of a talented distance runner who, had he lived in a different time, would have been universally celebrated. In the 1960s he turned to ultra-marathons, and set world records for 40-mile and 100-mile …
https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2023/december/book-review-ghost-runner-bill-jones

HMRRC Stockade-athon Survey and More

On November 12, at Veteran's Park in Schenectady, the 47th Stockade-athon will be held. We thought it would be fun to interview runners who were veterans. Some have run it several times and some, a lot like Tom O'Grady, who will reach the magic number 15 …
https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2023/october/hmrrc-stockade-athon-survey-and-more

September’s Articles: In Case you Missed Them

September's issue included a lot of exciting race descriptions. The Tawasentha 5K race series newly hosted by Kari and John Deer at times looked like an Army recruiting film, with runners holding onto a rope going through a waist-high rain filled stream. …
https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2023/october/septembers-articles-case-you-missed-them

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