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The Writing Marathon: "In Good Company Revealed"
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An anthology of articles on Writing Marathons by teacher-writers of the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project and National Writing Project. Includes both professional essays and moments capturing... More > the New Orleans Writing Marathon.< Less
Marathon Training: Proven 100-day programs for successful finishes
This event requires special training – and lots of it for a long time. The book focuses on those training requirements. This isn’t a book about the history or personalities or statistics... More > of the marathon, or about training for any other distance but the marathon. This book deals exclusively with how to get to and through a race that justifies all the time and effort you put into it.
Marathon Training offers proven training programs, each lasting three months, for three different levels of runners. Joe Henderson provides the tools for writing individualized sessions for each of the 100 days. Supporting each one is a “Thought for the Day” and a “Tip for the Day.” Together these items supply the information and inspiration you need to complete the training – and eventually the marathon itself.< Less
Joe's Journal: Running, as Marathon & Beyond columnist Joe Henderson sees, practices and teaches it
The name Joe Henderson is forever linked with Runner’s World. He spent more than three decades with that magazine, but his tenure there ended abruptly and surprisingly in 2003 with changes in... More > the magazine’s editorship and editorial direction.
He wasn’t long without a writing home. Within weeks of that parting he signed on as a columnist for Marathon & Beyond. His stay at this magazine lasted another seven years, ending voluntarily this time.
“I think of M&B as the New Yorker of running magazines,” he writes. “Editor Rich Benyo and publisher Jan Seeley let the writers write in our own ways and at whatever length the subject requires. The writing is deeper and purer here than anywhere short of a book.”
This book, borrowing the title “Joe’s Journal” from the M&B column, collects his writings from there between 2004 and 2011. During those years he passed his 50th anniversaries as both a runner and a writer on running. His long view of the sport fills these pages.< Less
Joe's Team: How marathon training plans work when the writer becomes the coach
In 2003, Joe Henderson released the second edition of his book Marathon Training. He based it on his long experience as a runner (marathoner since the 1960s) and writer (longtime columnist for... More > Runner’s World). But at the time of that book’s publication he had never coached marathoners directly. That was about to change. Since 2005, he has coached a team of runners training for marathons, and now details that experience in Joe’s Team. He says, “I write here from the ninth year of this marathon coaching. The completed rounds of training (of four months each) now total 19. The finishes (including multiples by some runners) now top 500 and the finish rate is 99 percent. The program works. This book, taking its title from the team’s name, outlines how that training plan developed, how it has played out for our team hundreds of times over and how it might take you where you want to go as a marathoner.”< Less
Starting Lines: Early efforts of a writing runner, and where they led
Sometime between claiming my first Social Security check at 62 and signing on with Medicare at 65, I heard an offhand comment by a fellow writer on running from the same age-group. Rich Benyo, editor... More > of Marathon & Beyond, had finished writing his life story and urged me to get going on mine. “Our age is the best time to write memoirs,” he said. “We’re old enough to have had the experiences, but still young enough to remember what they were.”
Writing on this memoir began in 2008, I wrote and wrote and wrote that year, and only took the story as far as 1967. This became Starting Lines, covering my growing-up years in the Midwest. Two more books (Going Far and Home Runs) would follow in the next two years.
Each chapter of Starting Lines (and its two sequels) opens with a journal-like entry from one of my big days, then I append an instant epilogue (called “Update”) that tells where the events led. New-era-openers abound in every life. I’ve been lucky enough to keep a written record of mine.< Less
Running with the Moon
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Right before her 41st birthday, Angela N. Hunt began blogging about training for her first marathon. To her shock, it got a lot of responses and comments, including this one:
I have a request.
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Write a book about your training and running a marathon. Even a short book. Throw in ruminations about your mother insulting you about it, and about missing your father. Tell us about your girls, and publishing, and what it is to be a working mom with daughters in a world where women are still treated as second class citizens. Tie together running and writing and sci-fi and life in the way only you can.
I would read the Hell out of that. I would hand a copy to Winter when she’s old enough and tell her she can do anything.
This is that book.
Because Angela realized it was not just Winter that needed to hear about her nights of training. It was her own daughters. It was and is anyone’s daughter who needs to hear: don’t listen to the naysayers. Put on your running shoes.
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Home Runs: Moving on and settling down in the post-peak years
These days I write as I’ve long written. The first stop for the words is a page in an ongoing journal, and more often than not they go no further. These writings almost always end at a single... More > page. The frequency is daily, with no days off. The setting for this writing is an office at home that doubles as a bedroom for visitors.
This was pure writing. I didn’t write it on orders from an editor or publisher. I used no notes. I felt the eyes of no reader peering over my shoulder. All of this came later (as chronicled in the first two book of this memoir trilogy, Starting Lines and Going Far), but seldom does anymore. I haven’t published a book-on-paper since 2006. For the first time in more than four decades, I write regularly for no magazine. The vast majority of current writing is unpaid and unseen again. It’s back to being mostly a hobby, as rewarding now as it was in the beginning.
I’m home at last and loving it. This book is the story of how I got here.< Less
Run Right Now Training Log: Set goals, record your progress, and take your running to the next level
The Run Right Now Training Log does not tell you exactly how to train or race. You can find those plans in other books, including some of mine.
The Training Log holds a year’s worth of runs.... More > One day’s report is like one step in a long run. By itself it doesn’t tell you much. But over the months, years and decades the days the steps multiply to form a trail that helps you plot your path ahead – and also to see how far you’ve come.
Analyze your results by the month or longer periods. (Forms at the back of this Log help you do that.) Judge from your records what does and doesn’t work. Then use these conclusions to write better training and racing plans for yourself instead of trusting another writer to do that for you.
Also use the Log as a place to remember and reflect. Write a book that you can open later to any page and call that day back to life. Capture here and now the experiences that otherwise would be as fleeting and invisible as footsteps on a dry street.< Less
Run Right Now: What a half-century of running has taught
Run Right Now. These three little words imply three different meanings. “Right now” can mean correctly, immediately or temporarily. The title can represent running the right way. Not that... More > I have a corner on absolute truths, but the book represents the best ways to run that I know, based on long experience. The title also can stand for running right away. Even as an author I say, don’t spend too much time reading and planning and analyzing. I’d love to hear that a runner read one page and was moved to drop the book and go run right now. And finally the title can mean running right for now. Current practices change along with interests and abilities.
This book is a memoir of lessons learned in a lifetime of running and writing about it. These chapters can’t protect you from making any mistakes of your own. My hope is that you’ll make fewer than I did, that you’ll learn these lessons faster and that they’ll take you farther than I’ve gone with them.< Less