"Born to Run" Author Chirstopher McDougall Talks to SoCalRunning.com

It was my favorite book o

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f last year, Born to Run. It is a must read or listen if you are a runner.


this interview Christopher McDougall shares why he wrote he book and his love for running. It is a short clip yet gives you a glimpse into the psyche of this author/runner.

Sometimes meeting the author give you a clearer picture as you turn the pages. It helped me imagine the “Oso” plowing his way through the Copper Canyons and inspired my running overall.

Read Focused, Steve Mackel – ChiRunning® Instructor



2 Responses to “"Born to Run" Author Chirstopher McDougall Talks to SoCalRunning.com”

  1. Steve Walter on February 18th, 2010

    When I bought the book, I was prepared for a technical treatise on technique. Instead, it is more like a combination of Carlos Castaneda, Ultimate Fighting, and the Joy of Running.

    If you don’t read anything else, check out Chapter 28. It is a riveting hypothesis about why we are meant to do long distance running.

    Towards the end, I couldn’t put it down. It finishes with a cast of fascinating characters of ultimate runners that compete in the ultimate long distance run with all the elements that make for a good read. I give it two thumbs up!

  2. The Green Girl on February 26th, 2010

    Coach Steve, that’s so cool you got to talk to Christopher McDougall! This book is next up on my reading list.