The Way of the Runner: A Journey into the Fabled World of Japanese Running

by Adharanand Finn | Sports |
ISBN: 0571303161 Global Overview for this book
Registered by LyzzyBee of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 11/4/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, November 4, 2017
An enjoyable book finding out how the Japanese running culture works and trying to join in with it. Registering to send to my friend Skinglist in New York!

Journal Entry 2 by LyzzyBee at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, November 4, 2017

Released 4 yrs ago (11/4/2017 UTC) at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Sending to Skinglist as part of our on-going, years-long book exchange.

Journal Entry 3 by SKingList at New York City, New York USA on Sunday, December 31, 2017

OUr book swapping interests started with travel writing and moved into running in 2017. This sounds like the perfect meld of the two.

Journal Entry 4 by SKingList at New York City, New York USA on Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Japan is different. Japanese Runners are different. Finn previously spent time in Kenya learning from and training with their iconic runners and a theme throughought this book is Japanese and Kenyan runners are different. I kind of wanted to slap him and say “no shit. We got it. Move on”, but I also really enjoyed this book.

When landing on a hundredth book, there was no better option than one about two loves given to me by a wonderful Bookcrossing friend. I was living in either Australia or japan when we first “met”, although I wasn’t a runner then. This book made me wish I had been.

Finn is brave, uprooting his family of three young kids so he can travel overland from the UK to Japan and spend sixth months following the ekiden season. I was awed to realize the first team he met with was based and trained right near my first Osaka apartment. With an old friend Max as his translator, Finn made some inroads with a Kansai running group as he tried to lean about the New Years and fabled Hakone ekiden.

I’d hoped for a little more insight into Japanese training and people in the manner of Becky Wade’s book, but this wasn’t that. There was a lot of the author trying to chase his school or post Kenya PRs. I wouldn’t have minded more people, less him, but overall a good read.

Journal Entry 5 by SKingList at Westin Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA on Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (12/13/2018 UTC) at Westin Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA

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