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||Posted - December 25 2017 : 15:12:19
Tuff to be a runner the next two months in Buffalo ainntttzzz no JOKE. A few of my favorite running books to keep the fire burning.
Duel in the Sun - John Brant
From Last to First- Charlie Spedding
JOCK A Memoir of the CounterCultive - Robert Coe
A Cold Clear Day- Frank Murphy
WannaBe A Distance God - Timothy M.Tays
TODAY WE DIE A LITTLE- Richard Askwith
And probably my favorite "Virgin Territory" by Randy Sharer.
J.J. I was told Craig Virgin once raced in Buffalo but I found no results ??
Merry Christmas and healthy New Year
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||Posted - December 26 2017 : 07:14:26
This is another good one - Poverty Creek Journal by Thomas Gardner. It only takes a couple hours to read but it will stick with you. https://www.newyorker.com/news/sporting-scene/what-we-think-about-when-we-run
||Posted - December 26 2017 : 05:35:13
Thanks for the response Jeff, them were some crazy fast times. Things sure have changed. Virgin truly was a beast some of his thoughts in that book showed his passion for racing.
||Posted - December 25 2017 : 18:09:38
That's right! Craig Virgin was one of the best 10K runners in the USA. In his early 30's, Craig ran here in Buffalo in the Subaru 4 Mile Chase in 1987 and 1989. He won the race in '87 with his 0:18:26 (4:37 per mile). He posted an 11th place finish in '89 with 0:19:00 (4:45/mile).
Check out the 1987 race here:
The top 20 or so finishers make a very impressive list of some of the top USA road runners of the day.