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  • Author:
    Scott Ludwig
  • ISBN:
    0595703224
  • ISBN13:
    978-0595703227
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  • Publisher:
    iUniverse, Inc. (November 16, 2007)
  • Pages:
    448 pages
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    Individual Sports
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  • Rating:
    4.5
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    924
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Ludwig's book is an excellent read into the insight of someone who uses running as a defining part of his life; but not . He has extended his running streak to over 29 years running consecutively every day for over 10,000 days.

Ludwig's book is an excellent read into the insight of someone who uses running as a defining part of his life; but not quite a full obsession. As a dedicated runner, with 40,000 miles on his legs, sometimes, I like to read stories of other runners who enjoy running not only as exercise but as an activity that clears the mind and provides a sense of enjoyment an freedom. In 2001 he founded the Darkside Running Club dedicated to ultramarathon runners and began publishing their newsletter, "Tales from the Darkside," the following year.

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Running through My Mind. Confessions of an Every Day Runner. Scott Ludwig lives with his wife Cindy and does the majority of his runs in Peachtree City, Georgia, where he?s accumulated most of his more than 105,000 lifetime miles. A New World of Publishing.

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That all changed after I read Scott Ludwig’s autobiography Running through My Mind: Confessions of an. .Scott first realized his potential as a runner while in high school after finishing third in one 600-yard . final exam run, but finishing first among those that didn’t throw up afterwards.

That all changed after I read Scott Ludwig’s autobiography Running through My Mind: Confessions of an Every Day Runner. His book has restored my passion for running and the camaraderie of my friends, and has motivated me to reach my running goals. It would be eight years until he ran again while attending the University of Florida. He ran with the Florida Track Club one evening in 1978, hoping to fall in with the slower group as they ran through campus.

Avid runner Scott Ludwig has seen, heard, and experienced firsthand most everything the sport has to offer. Of course, that is to be expected of someone who has run every day for over twenty-eight years. In Running through My Mind, Scott and his friends weigh in, sharing brutally honest, occasionally raw and always entertaining anecdotes to guide you through the physical and mental aspects of running:

A teammate on the Atlanta Track Club Mens Masters Team, discussing a 195-mile relay: How many runners does it take to run Hood-to-Coast? Twelve members of the mens masters team or one Scott Ludwig. Scott after dropping out of the Western States Endurance Run: That sure sucked. Scotts views on treadmills: Its not running if you dont go anywhere. A pal and crewmember for Scott at the Badwater Ultramarathon: When Scott was accepted into Badwater, the real question in my mind was not whether or not he would finish, but whether or not he would then let the (consecutive days of running) streak die a peaceful death. Scott after finishing the Western States Endurance Run: That still sucked.

Discover the motivational narrative behind these and many other observations in Scotts storyso far. Whether you just bought your first pair of running shoes or are a grizzled running veteran, Running through My Mind provides the encouragement you need to get out and get moving!


Cobandis
I just read the 2-star review about my alleged 'ultra ego.' To be quite honest, I documented a lot of statistics more as a historical reference point for generations to come--including my two sons and at this time one grandson. I won't be around forever, but I wanted to make sure I had a 'place in history,' whether the reader finds it significant or less-than-significant. Personally, I'm proud of what I've done. In hindsight, I wish I had placed all of the statistics in an appendix at the end of the book. However, I was trying to beat a self-imposed deadline by finishing the book before I lost my parents (they always wanted me to write a book). In a tragic twist of fate, the book was published the day I had to tell my mother (who had been in and out of a coma for three weeks) that my father--her husband had passed away a couple weeks earlier. One week later my mother passed. Ironically, I received the author copy of my first book in the mail the day of my parents' joint funeral. I spoke at the ceremony, and the book was buried with my mother. Sure, I would have liked to have more time to proof read the manuscript a few more times, but I knew time was running out.

So, using the phrase 'ultra ego' to describe me is far from the truth. Proud of what I've done? Yes. Egotistical? Not in the least. There are many runners all over the world who's numbers, performances, etc. dwarf anything I've ever done, or anything I've even THOUGHT about doing, for that matter.. I know that, and I talk about that in the book.

At least the book wasn't rated as a one-star...
GYBYXOH
Ludwig's book is an excellent read into the insight of someone who uses running as a defining part of his life; but not quite a full obsession. As a dedicated runner, with 40,000 miles on his legs, sometimes, I like to read stories of other runners who enjoy running not only as exercise but as an activity that clears the mind and provides a sense of enjoyment an freedom. Ludwig does that. He's far more into running than I am, yet provides a good read and a solid motivation. My only negative is that Ludwig isn't all that positive on trail running, preferring the road. I prefer getting out on the trails and into nature.

The biggest strengths are his streak of 30 years of running every day combined with essentially running 10+ miles every day. He manages to throw in a number of amusing anecdotes, keeping it fresh.
Melipra
The author is a die hard who will motivate you to achieve your best. He and his friends are very successful runners who go to crazy excess in their obsessional love of running.
Lcena
The author of this book has achieved some amazing accomplishments. He finished 6th at Badwater and came close to finishing Western States (twice - one DNF and one finish after the cutoff). He's also had countless great marathon performances over a long period of time. Also remarkable is his ability to run every single day for many many years. His talent is astounding.

That being said, this book did not provide me with any insight or information, inspiration or education as a runner. Instead, it went into painstaking detail about the minutae of the author's running carreer, and his thoughts, opinions, likes and dislikes about running. By the end of the book we know what kind of race he would love to run, what to buy him for christmas and which of his friends think he is most awesome. But we have no idea of what the real "why" is.

Everything that turns me off about road running is summed up i ths book. This book has pages and pages of statistics that only the author would ever be interested in. At other times he complains about other runners, race directors, etc. The stories themselves offer nothing execpt for the fact that the author is, a great runner. It would have been a much better book if he at least dug into the why a little bit more and gave the reader something to take away.

If you are a marathon enthusiast, you run on the roads only and you enjoy the mind numbing details of a narcissitic runner's entire career you may love this book.

If you are an ultra runner (or a trail runner) looking to learn something go elsewhere. This book has nothing to offer.
Majin
April 17th, 1978 was a very special day for me. I still remember it as though it were yesterday. My heart was bursting with pride as I crossed the finish line of my first Boston Marathon! I was on top of the world!

Little did I know that, on that day, there was a guy living in Gainesville, Florida with a 38" waist and weighing 194lbs who would eventually become one of my best friends and would finish ahead of me in every one of the 100 plus races that we have run together over the years! That person, of course, is Scott Ludwig. The unbelievable story of his 30 year running life is the subject of this book.

Scott has two gifts. One is a perseverance that has enabled him to run every single day for almost 30 years, and the other is an amazing talent for writing. His "Lewis Grizzard" style makes for a wonderful read that is hard to put down. Some of his stories will bring tears to your eyes and some will make you fall out of your chair with laughter. And the scary thing is- they're all true!

-Al Barker