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Zen and the Art of Running: The Path to Making Peace with Your Pace by [Shapiro, Larry]
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Zen and the Art of Running: The Path to Making Peace with Your Pace Kindle Edition

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Larry Shapiro, PhD (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). He has souvenir shirts from at least a dozen 10k races and six 20 mile races. When not in training, he'll run between 20 and 25 miles per week. When training, this number can balloon to about 40 miles per week. He has his MA and PhD in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a philosophy professor at the University of Wisconsin. He is widely published in philosophy and has an international reputation. His area of specialization is philosophy of mind, which deals with questions concerning the nature of mind and its relation to the body.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 957 KB
  • Print Length: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media; Original edition (18 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0047DWNKQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #226,004 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Simon VINE VOICE on 1 May 2014
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I love running, and I am deeply interested in Buddhism. However, by combining them, this book takes the fun out of both by over- analysing everything (and I mean everything and anything). Seriously- its message is essentially you can get your self to do anything by over analysing it. Cant help but feel the author was not at school on the day they said it's Ok to have a break now and then and do what you love.

So... nice sentiment, but over cooked.
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I've read a few books on Buddhism and have found it quite baffling. This book, however, has made some of the concepts much clearer to me by applying them directly to something I enjoy. Some chapters weren't relevant to me but, generally, the book was of great interest and full of practical ideas. I will definitely be running Zen style from now on.
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I really like the idea of combining running and spirituality. I had great hopes for this book. However this book is very dull. The spirituality that I read about before I gave up seemed to be very basic CBT. In no way inspiring.
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I thought for me the book did not really flow it really did not encourage me at all sorry :-(
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Great resource. having read many books regarding different training schedules etc it was a breath of fresh air i.e. not another schedule but more ideas which could be used in any schedule and indeed alone. Training for the mind!!
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I incorrectly believed there was not much one could write about running and attitude towards it. Certainly not enough to fill a book. However this was an a good read & what the author mentions seems to make sense. It's improved my running. Enjoyed it.
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Great, concise, easy read. Entertaining and relates to any sport or any aspect of life ! Written from the heart ,
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