Dr. Sheehan on Running (A Bantam Book)

Dr. Sheehan on Running (A Bantam Book) Dr Sheehan On Running Sheehan, George Livres NotRetrouvez Dr Sheehan On Running Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D OccasionDr Sheehan On Running Livres NotRetrouvez Dr Sheehan On Running Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D Occasion George A Sheehan Wikipedia George A Sheehan November ,November ,was A Physician, Senior Athlete And Author Best Known For His Writings About The Sport Of Running His Book, Running Being The Total Experience, Became A New York Times Best Seller He Was A Track Star In College, And Later Became A Cardiologist Welcome URBAN PSYCHIATRY I M Dr Timothy D Sheehan III, A Psychiatrist Based In Austin, TX And This Is My Website, Urban Psychiatry I Chose The Name Primarily Because Throughout My Career I Feel That So Many Of The Problems That We All Deal With And That Bring Individuals In For Help Revolve Around The Way That We Have Chosen To Dr Natale T Sheehan Jackson MS,Dr Robert Sheehan Dare Good Doctor Dr R A Sheehan Dare FRCP Secretary The Leeds Nuffield HospitalLeighton Street Leeds Nuffield Health Leeds HospitalLeighton Street Leeds, LS EBLeedsenquiries Nuffieldhealth Leeds General Infirmary Great George Street Leeds, LS EXPrivateAndOverseas Patients Leedsthnhs Chapel Allerton Hospital Chapeltown Road Jonas M Sheehan Find A Doctor UPMC Pinnacle Jonas M Sheehan, MD UPMC Pinnacle Provider Watch Provider Video Video Visit Primary Specialties Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery Contact PhoneFaxExisting Patients Video Visit Locations Education About Locations List Button View Locations In A List Map Button View Locations On A Map Location Map Button No Results There Are Currently No ResultsDr Michael Sheehan, MD Columbus, IN Dr Michael Sheehan, MD Is A Dermatologist In Columbus, IN John P Sheehan, MD Orthopaedics And Sports Annonce SpcialeavrAs A Precaution, All Patients And Visitors Coming To Boys Town Hospital And Clinics Will Be Screened Upon Arrival, Boys Town Hospital Has Postponed Non Urgent, Non Emergent Sheehan Veterinary Centre Home My Wife Clare And I Established This Practice In March Ofin The Historic Village Of Fairview In The City Of Camden, New Jersey I Have Been A Life Long Resident Of Camden County, Attending First The Sacred Heart School In Camden And Then Camden Catholic High School

Dr. George A. Sheehan is best known for his books and writings about the sport of running. His book, Running & Being: The Total Experience, became a New York Times best seller. He was a track star in college, and later became a cardiologist like his father. He served as a doctor in the United States Navy in the South Pacific during World War II on the destroyer USS Daly (DD-519). He married Mary J

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  • Dr. Sheehan on Running (A Bantam Book)
  • George Sheehan
  • 11 May 2019
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10 thoughts on “Dr. Sheehan on Running (A Bantam Book)

  1. says:

    i read this at 16 i read it at 21 im reading it now at 24 i realize each time i am understanding it with a different mind and even as i continue to run i develop my own personal 'philosophies' if you can even call them that. its actually helping right now to address this john-henryism that ive heard over and over is a characteristic of mine--a desire to tackle obstacles with that attitude of im going at this mountain with a claw hammer and im going to tunnel my ass through even if it kills me in the process. everything i do thats important to me i say the same thing im going to do it even if it kills me. and according to george sheehan that apparently is just 'the runner' in me. for some folks pushing themselves to their physical limit, to thresholds of pain or discomfort or nausea or whatever the idea of something like that is torture. for me there is victory and satisfaction in overcoming that--you can come in dead last in any race but the most rewarding part is JUST when you feel like you just cant move another muscle and if you do youre just going to die..you dont die. in fact you take another 2, 3 more steps and still dont die. and 3 becomes 7 becomes 77 becomes a mile.

    he talks about the runner as a solitary person--not a misanthrope, just solitary, if it were a matter of option choosing to be alone more often than not. which is me. when im running and when im in the shower seems to be the only time i can be alone i love and need that time

    BUT im discovering, something about this 'runner' in me has to change. no man is an island

  2. says:

    I've thought about this book many times since I started running. It was the late seventies, about the time Jim Fixx's Complete Book of Running came out. The idea of recreational running was still considered pretty odd. The first 10K I signed up for was in conjunction with the St. Louis Marathon. There were only a handful of women in the sea of young male runners. I was behind all of them, with my dad patiently waiting on various corners along the course to cheer my on.

    When I ran, I wore cotton t-shirts and cut-off jean shorts. My roommates made me leave my blue-with-yellow-swoosh running shoes outside because I didn't wear socks. The cut-off jeans were brutal on my thighs and the shoes far too narrow for my feet, but, thanks to Dr. Sheehan, I was a runner!

    Sheehan was deeply philosophical about running. He often referred to William James's book, The Varieties of Religious Experience, to explain the sense of conversion he felt when he started running at forty-five. His prose now sounds a bit excessive, such as, "Out on the roads there is fitness and self-discovery and the persons we were destined to be." But it was stirring for me at twenty. I suppose some kernel of that enthusiasm still gets me out there today.

  3. says:

    I read this, or at least one of his books, long ago - it was my Dad’s, and I picked it up off the shelf and read it when I was a teenager. I had forgotten all about it until the other week I saw him quoted in a Runner’s World article and the memory came back. His books were already 20 years old when I read them the first time, and I didn’t know then that he was already dead - in 1993, of prostate cancer, at 76, after a very happy life - but the wisdom in them is timeless, and no less so 20 years after (and he often quotes Socrates, or Christ, or Rumi, or Baron de Coubertin or Rousseau for that matter).

    Back then the things I remember vividly were the teachings about how to breathe properly when running - belly breathing, really filling your lungs and pushing the air back out again, something I taught my husband when he started to run, to avoid that all too frequent, beginner’s gasping for breath - and how to eat. Rather, how we used to eat, in evolutionary terms, when we were hunter gatherers or very early farmers - lots of whole nuts and seeds and grains, fruits and vegetables, a little meat and milk. No foods with the whole grains processed out of them. No sugar unless it was fruit or stolen honey. No fructose or preservatives or additives. (Funnily enough, something like, Eat food, mostly plants, not too much). I remember my Dad was heavily influenced by teaching like this and made sure he ate whole grains or porridge or bran every morning (though he still likes his biscuits and sugar in his tea) but I partly credit Dr Sheehan with my Dad running marathons into his 50s and reaching his 90s still walking every day.

    He talks about many things - the need for core strength, strong feet (shoes atrophy your feet), fresh air, the immediacy of feedback in sport, the nobility of testing yourself to your limits, the agelessness of running, the primacy of play, and probably my favourite part, how the 9 year old has it all figured out in life and if we had any sense, we would live as 9 year olds do (focusing on what we love, running around when we’re lethargic, and not concerned with status, power or any of that grown up baloney).

    This book was a joy - sensible, erudite, wide ranging, drily and wryly funny, with that wonderful mid-century American can-do common sense that made the world seem a wonderful, exciting place. (I miss that world). It’s not just about running, it’s about life.

    Happy running, George Sheehan. Hope the trails are good up there.

  4. says:

    One of those books that defined the movement.

    I was rather late in reading this book. I read it again it was serialized in Marathon and Beyond. A decade after that reading it I still recall some of the concepts that he outlined.

    "Man's fourth unalienable right is time-out. This pause, this breather, this break in the action is what makes life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness possible. Without the time-out, I would not know what life to lead, how to use my liberty or what happiness to pursue. At the moment I forget whence I came, why I am here and where I am going, it is the right to call "Time" that saves me."

    "I find this truth to be self-evident. I see it every weekend on television. When winning and losing hangs in the balance, when the play gets ragged and the players fatigued, when the game plan has been forgotten and the athletes demoralized, the time-out works wonders. I've seen courage replace fear and purpose take the place of indecision. I've seen teams come back relaxed and composed and confident, all because of the time-out."

    "And so when I am losing my head and all about me are keeping theirs, when I am filled with the frustrations and anxieties of my daily routine, when I am no longer living my own life but simply reacting to others, I look for a time-out, whether it is 60 minutes or 60 seconds."

    "That time-out, that hour a day that belongs to me, just remain inviolate. No excuse, no friend, no cause, no duty, can come between me and that hour and whatever I might want to do with it. Mostly I take that hour and run with it, and thereby revive and restore and replenish the man I am."

    "The 60-second time-outs, on the other hand, cannot be programmed. I take them where I find them. At a stop-light, I could fume and sputter about getting there instead of being here. but it is much better to read a book. Or do isometric exercises for my stomach muscles. Or take the opportunity to recharge my senses with colors and odors and sounds, or to see the geometry of the buildings, the pattern of the trees, the movement of the people, or to see familiar objects as if for the first time. And soon my red lights become too short."

    "Too soon I am being whistled back into the game. Too soon I begin to forget once again I am animal, artist, mystic, clown, that I am really concerned with quite simple things with things that only come when I finally loose the reigns and become calm and relaxed and cease my tense activity, when I stop counting and measuring and comparing and weighing."

  5. says:

    This is a fascinating book. Some of it, it seems, is out-of-date. However, much of it, particularly the philosophical stuff and the content that speaks to the "why" of running is absolutely wonderful! Sheehan strikes me as a supremely thoughtful person, someone I would have enjoyed taking a long run, or several, with. Along with some sections that might be a little dated, there are also some sections that strike me as ahead-of-their time, speaking to a sensibility that is just now gaining more widespread hold. Sheehan's view of running long, and training at a sub-aerobic (although he does not call it that) are straight out of the MAF methodology. Same for his view of treating the running year as if it had peaks and valleys, as opposed to trying to be "on" all the time. I recommend this book to anyone who seeks to understand both the why of running, and obtain a well-grounded philosophical approach to life in general.

  6. says:

    This book is helpful. There is simple, concise and valuable insight about running, jogging, eating, doctors and other things. It reads almost philosophical and almost as though you are just having a conversation with Dr. Sheehan but he speaks authoritatively. I enjoyed his comments on supporting a diet that's essentially just loyalty to the simple main food groups. I also appreciated his word on just the value of running and walking as something meditative.

    If you're curious, I don't think you'll be disappointed for having read it.

  7. says:

    Set in the 70s - this book is relevant to true runners, although all references to runners are male! The last few chapters are more about life in general and have good lessons - my favorite: how being 9 years old is the best age

  8. says:

    Excellent book of personal experience of a cardiologist who has run for many years. I believe that George wrote this book in his sixties and I read this in my forties. Now I am running in my sixties and hope to continue through my seventies. George speaks much to the heart and spirit of running.

  9. says:

    this one is a little tough to get into. it has some funny old-time illustrations though.

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