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The Resource The long run : a memoir of loss and life in motion, Catriona Menzies-Pike

The long run : a memoir of loss and life in motion, Catriona Menzies-Pike

Label
The long run : a memoir of loss and life in motion
Title
The long run
Title remainder
a memoir of loss and life in motion
Statement of responsibility
Catriona Menzies-Pike
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An unlikely convert to distance running finds her way through grief and into the untold history of women and running. Thirty-year-old Catriona Menzies-Pike defined herself in many ways: voracious reader, pub crawler, feminist, backpacker, and, since her parents' deaths a decade earlier, orphan. "Runner" was nowhere near the list. Yet when she began training for a half marathon on a whim, she found herself an instant convert. Soon she realized that running, "a pace suited to the precarious labor of memory," was helping her to grieve the loss of her parents in ways that she had been, for ten messy years, running away from. As Catriona excavates her own past, she also grows curious about other women drawn to running. What she finds is a history of repression and denial--running was thought to endanger childbearing, and as late as 1967 the organizer of the Boston Marathon tried to drag a woman off the course, telling her to "get the hell out of my race"--But also of incredible courage and achievement. As she brings to life the stories of pioneering athletes and analyzes the figure of the woman runner in pop culture, literature, and myth, she comes to the heart of why she's running, and why any of us do
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Menzies-Pike, Catriona
Dewey number
796.42092
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1061.15.M47
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Menzies-Pike, Catriona
  • Women runners
  • Runners (Sports)
  • Running
  • Running
Label
The long run : a memoir of loss and life in motion, Catriona Menzies-Pike
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-241)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781101906712
Lccn
2016040255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn957616728
  • (OCoLC)957616728
Label
The long run : a memoir of loss and life in motion, Catriona Menzies-Pike
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-241)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781101906712
Lccn
2016040255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn957616728
  • (OCoLC)957616728

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