Running With Joy by Ryan Hall

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“All of us, fast and slow alike, can experience something that is just as sweet as winning. My message is that even if you don’t land on the podium or run a personal best, even if you have a bad workout or are struggling with an injury, you can experience joy to the fullest.”


From the fastest American-born marathoner of all time, here is an intimate, day-by-day account of what it takes—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—to be one of the best in the world. This journal chronicles Ryan Hall’s 14-week preparation for the 2010 Boston Marathon, providing practical insights into the daily regimen of someone training at the absolute peak of human performance. It also reveals the spiritual journey of an elite athlete who is a follower of Jesus Christ.

Discover how Ryan deals with nagging injuries and illness, bad weather, disappointing workouts, and a slavish focus on results that can take the fun out of running. Ryan runs 140 miles a week, often at altitude and a blistering pace. Yet millions of everyday runners will identify with and appreciate his intentional return to running with joy and his lifelong goal of glorifying Christ on and off the racecourse.

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  1. By Perspective | Run that ye may Obtain on March 21, 2011 at 10:43 am

    [...] remided me to keep my own perspective in check.  The first was while reading Ryan Hall’s “Running with Joy.” In his book he shares his journal and training log of the 14 weeks of preparation for the 2010 [...]

  2. By The Best Life Possible « Bought by the Blood on January 12, 2012 at 2:32 am

    [...] am currently reading “Running With Joy” by marathoner Ryan Hall and I love this quote about unrelenting trust in God’s [...]

  3. [...] doesn’t like to read, but I would have appreciated a little more depth (see Ryan Hall’s Running with Joy for a more in-depth Christian philosophy of sports); however it was a good reminder to do all to [...]