Running with the Buffaloes is incredible. One of my favorite distance running quotes ever came from that book.

"In football, you might get your bell rung, but you go in with the expectation that you might get hurt, and you hope to win and come out unscathed. As a distance runner, you know you're going to get your bell rung. Distance runners are experts at pain, discomfort, and fear. You're not coming away feeling good. It's a matter of how much pain you can deal with on those days. It's not a strategy. It's just a callusing of the mind and body to deal with discomfort. Any serious runner bounces back. That's the nature of their game. Taking pain."

If you liked that, you'd enjoy "Once a Runner." It's a fiction book but one of those standard reads all of my teammates had.

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Thanks, added "Once a Runner" to my list!!

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