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Zen and the Art of Running: The Path to Making Peace with Your Pace

Zen and the Art of Running: The Path to Making Peace with Your Pace

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All that I am, I am because of my mind. ~ Paavo Nurmi, Olympic runner with nine gold medals in track & field All runners strive to get in the "zone," but here they'll learn to enter the ZEN "zone"! By adopting Buddha's mindful approach, you will discover you can run longer, faster, and harder. This book shows how to align body and mind for success on-and off-the track! Iron Man triathlete and philosophy professor Larry Shapiro coaches you to:* Walk the talk: Get out and run* Practice mindfulness: Train harder* Visualize success: Race the Zen way* Accept and let go: Cope peacefully with injuries and agingComplete with case studies, testimonials, and training techniques, this guide inspires seasoned runners and first timers alike to pound the path to enlightenment-one stride at a time!

Larry Shapiro, Ph.D. (Madison, WI) has run six marathons and, most recently, competed in an Iron Man triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run). When not in training, he'll run between twenty and twenty-five miles per week. When training, this number can balloon to about forty miles per week. He has his M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a philosophy professor at the University of Wisconsin.

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