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Room for improvement : notes on a dozen lifelong sports

Author: John Casey
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays describes the author's obsessive pursuit of a variety of extreme athletic challenges, including an Outward Bound course during a Maine winter, a showdown with a Judo instructor, and an unconventional seventieth-birthday marathon.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Casey; John Casey; John Casey
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Casey
ISBN: 9780307700025 030770002X
OCLC Number: 703209247
Description: xiii, 231 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I got fat in law school --
The social life of the long-distance runner --
Fox island --
"Oro mo Bhaidin" --
The watch that ends the night (Outward Bound) --
Cross-country skiing --
Away from New England, away from saltwater and snow --
Fifty miles --
Farewell to Fox Island --
WInter outward bound --
Ocean State Marathon --
Intervals --
Into the woods (Tom "tracker" brown) --
Peter's Creek to Westport point --
Fiftieth birthday, January 18, 1989 --
Cross-country skiing with Harold in Sweden --
Faster boats --
Stowe, Vermont, 1995 --
Aerobic points --
Along the way --
Delaware canoe trip, second leg --
One thing leads to another.
Responsibility: John Casey.
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A collection of essays describes the author's obsessive pursuit of a variety of extreme athletic challenges, including an Outward Bound course during a Maine winter, a showdown with a Judo instructor, and an unconventional seventieth-birthday marathon.

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