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ISBN: 1439233284
Author: Matt McCue
Language: English
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (July 30, 2009)
Pages: 158
Category: Individual Sports
Subcategory: Outdoors
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 898
Size Fb2: 1150 kb
Size ePub: 1760 kb
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An Honorable Run book. An Honorable Run chronicles the life-altering lessons I learned during my journey. It answers the question I had always taken for granted: What is really important?.

An Honorable Run book.

An Honorable Run Matt McCue Speaking. Опубликовано: 22 февр. 2010 г. Matt McCue Speaking. Автовоспроизведение Если функция включена, то следующий ролик начнет воспроизводиться автоматически.

Matt captures all of this in An Honorable Run. The sport of running is about overcoming challenges, life lessons . The sport of running is about overcoming challenges, life lessons taught and learned and the victories that don't always come with winning, but simply by giving our al. Jim Ryun, three time Olympian, former World Record Holder in the one mile ru. There were points where Matt captured moments that only long distance runners must love, but the book is pieced together by those moments, taking away some of the adrenaline rushing gutsyness they bring. Races are let-downs because not enough work is put into the rest of the running that he does.

An Honorable Run revolves around the relationship between a runner and his coach. Only after I left my high school coach, was I truly able to appreciate his wisdom.

biker, triathlete) you must read Matt McCue’s An Honorable Run The book inspired me to post a long essay about my dad’s dad (Grandpa .

If you are any sort of solo athlete (runner, swimmer, biker, triathlete) you must read Matt McCue’s An Honorable Run. This also goes for anyone that is a coach, a mentor, or an entrepreneur that has a mentor. The book inspired me to post a long essay about my dad’s dad (Grandpa Jack) which – after just reading the post again – brought me chills, especially against the backdrop of An Honorable Run It is mostly photographs, but finishes up with a crisp essay about his experience of putting together the book, travelling the US, and running into all kinds of issues with cops and security guards as he photographs public buildings, or non-public buildings while on public property.

An Honorable Run by Matt McCue Reading at Prairie Lights Bookstore in UNESCO city of literature: Iowa City, Iowa. I ask only once a year: please help the Internet Archive today.

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An Honorable Run, follows Matt’s running journey from the beginning of his high school career, to the end . David Tiefenthaler - Hello Matt, I am excited to talk to you about your book. Before we get into that, are you still running? Matt McCue - Yes, definitely

An Honorable Run, follows Matt’s running journey from the beginning of his high school career, to the end of his collegiate running career. The story focuses on the most influential forces on Matt’s running, two legendary coaches. First, Matt runs for Coach Bob Brown, his high school coach at Iowa City Regina, and then Coach Mark Wetmore at The University of Colorado. Hit the play button to listen to the entire interview. Before we get into that, are you still running? Matt McCue - Yes, definitely. I graduated from college about 4 1/2 years ago, but ever since then I've kept up my running.

McGue received his . from the University of California, Berkeley in 1975 and his P. from the University of Minnesota in 1981. After completing his P. he was an instructor and later assistant professor at the Washington University School of Medicine until 1985

Matt McCue is a frequent contributor to Running Times and the author of An Honorable Run. He can be reached at mattnorablerun. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below.

Matt McCue is a frequent contributor to Running Times and the author of An Honorable Run. Dealing With Those Annoying Family Questions. Winter Training Tips for High School Runners. The Science Behind Running as You Age.

What is the name of the coach who changed your life? As a young runner, I had two: Coach Wetmore and Coach Brown. Single-minded, driven to escape small town Iowa, I ran to win. Never satisfied, I once threw our high school team's second place medals into a muddy cornfield. My Iowa high school track coach, Bob Brown, dreamed of owning a Harley, but the only bike he rode was a beat-up blue Schwinn, pedaling alongside his athletes. Hugs were his trademark coaching tool. My college coach, the University of Colorado's Mark Wetmore, built champion runners on Magnolia, a mountainous dirt road where he tested their will to be the best. He had run every day for thirty years, and accepted few walk-ons, like me, into his storied program. I barely had time to say goodbye before I left Coach Brown to chase my dream of earning a coveted spot on Coach Wetmore's team. *An Honorable Run*chronicles the life-altering lessons I learned during my journey. It answers the question I had always taken for granted: *What is really important?*

Comments:

Mr_Mix
This book was an interesting and heartfelt account of a very driven, motivated runner's journey through high school and collegiate track and xc careers. The author's depiction of his high school coach was really touching. As a parent of a high school runner, I could only wish that my kid had had such a kind and inspirational coach. I thought the book was especially interesting because the author was a very good runner but not among the natonal elite, yet he made his way onto an elite college team through hard work and perseverance. Very few first place finishes came his way in college but he always maintained his inspiration and dreams. Very nice.

I wish there had been a bit more detail about his college running other than his long runs. There wasn't much discussion of his track workouts, etc. That would have been interesting. There was also virtually no mention of his college life outside running, which I thought made the book sort of one dimensional. Even a brief discussion of how he balanced academics with such high mileage would have made the story more real for those of us who have never been college athletes.

Finally, the part of the book that really confused me was the author's depiction of the Colorado head coach. The author praises him throughout the book and refers to him as a guru of running, yet the coach really comes across as a very distant, almost unapproachable, cold sort of person. The author seems almost afraid to discuss issues with him, big issues like whether he will be retained on the team, or whether he will be taken to an upcoming meet. This same coach apparently never bothered to answer the author's many emails, letters and phone calls about the Colorado program when the author was in high school. That seemed just plain rude to me. Even though the author was not a nationally ranked high school runner, how much time would it take to return an email or mail him a form letter thanking him for his interest in the program? I don't quite know what to think. I would be very reluctant after reading this to encourage my kid to run for this coach. I don't think that was the author's intent, but that was the message that I got. That whole interaction between the author and the coach seemed very strained and odd to me. If this was not the intent of the author, perhaps he should consider revising some portions of the book to present this coach in a better light.

Overall an interesting personal journey that should be of interest to runners and perhaps to other athletes.
Saberdragon
If you're a long distance runner, you are going to relate to this book, regarless of whether you like it or hate it. Personally, I am not the biggest fan of his writing, I think that if he put in another year of hard writing, cutting and adding, and working to shape the novel, then it really could have been something to match Running with Buffaloes; a story about the same team told from the point of view of a jv runner. There were points where Matt captured moments that only long distance runners must love, but the book is pieced together by those moments, taking away some of the adrenaline rushing gutsyness they bring. Races are let-downs because not enough work is put into the rest of the running that he does. The author should know, as a runner, success doesn't come by piecing together good preformances but by combining them all into one. Finishing the novel, there is the feeling that McCue rushed, didn't dig deep enough and wrote it as a way to exorcise strong emotions.
Overall, this book was written as a tribute to a past-away coach, and for his friends and family I can imagine it is a heartfelt memoir of one man's relationship with Coach Brown. Yet, for all of those who never met him, instead we get a story that is missing too many pieces for it to fully satisfy our literary appetites, built upon emotions that we only get from vaugly desrcibed characters, and the main character who is confused about them. I never knew Coach Brown, and the images McCue paints of him are too tinged with personal feeling that, for 3rd person readers, are like a fingerpainting of the Mona Lisa, and fail to do it justice. This novel is basically a sketch of a much greater story that evades the descriptions that McCue uses to portray important scenes in his life.
As a writer and a long distance runner, I was hoping to find in this novel a story that that included both a well-written and organized plot and the heart and soul of a runner. Instead I found a rough draft of what could be one of the greatest running books if it was sent back to the editor and McCue got back to work. Read it, but get it from the library.
Meztisho
This is a great book! I ran cross-country in high school and enjoy real-live stories of running. The author gives you advice on what to expect of college running compared to high school. Watching him keep up with his college team in Colorado for all four years makes me want to keep reading to see what happens next. I finished this book within a week or so because I couldn't put it down. Once you start reading this book, you're going to want to keep reading and seeing what happens next.
ndup
(Some minor spoilers)

This book is an earnest and heartfelt tribute to the author's two biggest influences. I found myself very intrigued by it as the author goes into great detail describing the coaching styles of two very different men, and how they influenced him. I appreciated his honesty, as he is pretty frank in describing how he often clashed with his coaches or failed to understand their methods. It's also just an interesting story; as the author travels from a small, Iowa high school and attempts to become a distance running star at the uber-competitive Colorado University.

My biggest issue with the book, as others have pointed out, is that the actual details of the author's training and racing are very hazy. The races he described were also very vague. Finally, the chronology wasn't necessarily hard to follow, but the constantly accelerating timeline meant that the story never really built to anything.

Overall, I appreciated the perspective of someone who went after his dream. I thought the writing style, while not especially flashy, was efficient in telling a decade long story. This book, unfortunately, is kind of stuck between a more literary work like "Once a Runner" and a newspaper article.

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