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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Jerome Narrator: L. J. Ganser Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this engaging collection of essays, author and athlete John Jerome celebrates the simplicity and freedom of running. With contagious passion, he strips away fads and myths to offer basic guidelines for participants, from beginning joggers to those preparing for marathons. For years Jerome recorded his thoughts and experiences during his daily training. As he ran, he discovered not only physical benefits, but philosophical ones as well. His wry reflections take you on a joyous journey through the most elemental aspects of the sport—stretching, falling, sweat, bugs, the food police, and more. A fount of prescriptions and wisdom, The Elements of Effort offers a disarming collection of ideas to mull over as you participate in your daily run. So lace up your running shoes and enjoy narrator L. J. Ganser’s entertaining performance.

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  • “This physiological philosopher’s latest book offers readers a bundle of fad-deflating riffs and provocative essays…Jerome is a fount of sports witticisms and disarming prescriptions.”

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  • “Just before runners head out the door, they’ll be wise to read one of Jerome’s essays. They’ll pique the mind while the road tones the body.”

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by William Beesley | 11/18/2013

    " If you enjoy reading the articles from the in flight magazines of Southwest/Delta/United/etc Airlines then you might like this collection of essays. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ellis | 10/2/2013

    " This book was full of a lot of articles written in magazines and other places about running. Some of it was interesting, but it's not really the kind of book that will teach you all that much. Well, maybe it will teach you some basics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Weesti | 8/6/2013

    " Maybe it is because I didn't discover I love to run until the age of 48, (or maybe I should say because I rediscovered I love to run), but I love this book and really relate to it. I don't think it means that much unless you've spent time running on a regular basis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brian | 6/14/2012

    " A good collection of short thoughts on the subject of running. The short essays run the gamut of motivational, literary, scientific, and just free thought. There should be some good insightful stuff in here for anyone that runs or just interested in running. "

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