Running with the Buffaloes: A Season Inside with Mark Wetmore, Adam Goucher, and the University of Colorado Men's Cross-Country Team

Running with the Buffaloes: A Season Inside with Mark Wetmore, Adam Goucher, and the University of Colorado Men's Cross-Country Team

Chris Lear / Jul 10, 2020
Running with the Buffaloes A Season Inside with Mark Wetmore Adam Goucher and the University of Colorado Men s Cross Country Team Top five Best Books About Running Runner s World Magazine Top three Best Books About Running readers of Runner s World Magazine December A phenomenal portrait of courage and desire that will do
  • Title: Running with the Buffaloes: A Season Inside with Mark Wetmore, Adam Goucher, and the University of Colorado Men's Cross-Country Team
  • Author: Chris Lear
  • ISBN: 9781585748044
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • Top five Best Books About Running, Runner s World Magazine Top three Best Books About Running, readers of Runner s World Magazine December 2009 A phenomenal portrait of courage and desire that will do for college cross country what John Feinstein s A Season on the Brink did for college basketball.
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    1. If I were a high school cross country coach, I d gather my perspective team in the spring and tell them to read this book over the summer before practice begins Come fall, few would accuse the coach of pushing them too hard A non runner probably won t appreciate this book at all, but a competitive runner one who s competed at the high school or college level, or even in local races gets the message loud and clear If you re going to win, you re going to have to work hard.Mark Wet s tactics involv [...]


    2. This book is a Boulder classic I tweeted that I was reading it, and unlike most of my tweets, which go out into a great black hole of no response, this one got an enthusiastic reply And today, while shopping at our new Alfalfa s grocery store, the cashier noticed it tucked under my arm Great book, he said I read it years ago The book details and I mean details every day in the life of the 1998 University of Colorado men s cross country team It starts in the hot summer months, when it wasn t clea [...]


    3. The author Chris Lear very effectively captures and conveys the unique milieu of the competitive runners world From the pre season workouts through the NCAA finals, Mr Lear experienced an entire season with the University of Colorado men s cross country team Enjoying boundless access, he attended practices, team meetings, meets listened in on telephone calls read the runners personal journals and interviewed the coaches and team members on a regular basis Mr Lear presents the story of this team [...]


    4. This book lacks any literary merit or even a story for that matter This is not a book for anyone but track enthusiast The reading is scattered with track jargon without the a glossary to aid non runners Even if he did spend an entire season with the team, Lear fails to bring the runners alive and really bring out their individual personalities and characteristics as people Lear organizes the story into daily journal accounts of the team Unfortunately, this gets tedious as he includes accounts of [...]


    5. This book was actually not very good There were a number of typos and grammatical errors in the book The chapters were short and choppy, and in many cases the chapter titles were quite juvenile Also, the layout was strange there were black and white photos dispersed throughout the book, rather than one section of colored photos in the middle The actual story is that of the 1998 University of Colorado Cross Country team, of which a friend of mine was a member The first thing that I can say is tha [...]


    6. I run on a college team I am far from good, but I think that s what makes this book better for me It s a great look into one of the best teams, and it allows the normal runner, like me, a glimpse into what makes an amazing runner It allows the reader to connect with the team and see that national class athletes aren t really different then us regular people For someone with an interest in cross country the book is interesting, exciting, sad and inspiring.


    7. Loved playing basketball and soccer in college If I could go back and do it again, I also would have run cross country Making up for it late in life Great read.


    8. I am really enjoying this book so far It shows the importance of trainging in order to become a good runner through one of the main characters, Adam Goucher It is really interesting to read Wet s philosophy on running and connect it to my cross country coaches philosophy The chapters in this book are really interesting because some are long, packed with information, while others are short and anecdotal I am really excited to read deeper into this book and see how far the Colorado team goes in na [...]


    9. Laid out day by day through an entire season, this is a great story that is seen and felt as it unfolds With an author who is also a runner, the fly on the wall perspective you get is like a fly on the shoulder of a runner, taking you on the course during workouts and seemingly during the races as well The runners and coaches don t seem to edit themselves too much for Lear, and when they might, he is be able to read their moods for us Still, one of the jewels of the book is when he includes som [...]


    10. This book was well written for a sports book It was well done in a day by day, diary type format I thought the author, Chris Lear, did a good job of alluding to future events and making a story about the team instead of just making it a summary Even though there were a lot of characters to talk about and it only covered 3 months, Lear gave little anecdotes about all the major players, following them off of the cross country course to give us insight into who they are as people, not just runners [...]


    11. It was too much like a journal and assumed the reader knew things we didn t It was stilted and didn t paint the pictures of people and emotions as well as I thought it should, but I devoured it It was a book about running and despite its shortcomings, it was so real and contained so many things that I could identify with and be excited about I was interested in it from a runner s perspective, from a coach s perspective, and from a fan s perspective It made me wonder about all the things I missed [...]


    12. A very cool insider look into one of the best running programs in the country A distance runner s dream This team has grit, sass and an unbelievable and at times insane work ethic Lots of injuries make you wonder about the huge mileage numbers they put in but Wet is relentless.





    13. After coming recommended on a few Best Running Books lists and by a friend who is a coach, I had high expectations for this book The latter summed it up by saying that after reading, I d want to train harder than I d ever trained before Also billed as an easy, fast read, it seemed like a good palate cleanser between some of my heavier reading.I was a bit surprised, then, that it read incredibly slowly At least for the first half, it seemed to drag on and on It felt like ages before the actual ra [...]


    14. I ve read this book twice and really enjoy it It is the story of collegiate athletes, a collegiate team, trying to be their best The struggles and challenges are very entertaining because they are reminiscent of my own experience on a collegiate soccer team If you are looking for running secrets you will find that the buffaloes train a group of runners hard Some get hurt, but enough survive to compete as a team and do very well For recreational runners it is a reminder that if you train very har [...]


    15. I absolutely loved this book This is another audiobook that I listened to during marathon training, and it is inspiring I am new to the running community, and I am trying to learn as much as possible about it Goucher and Wet makes me want to move out to the mountains and just run I would highly recommend this as a read The only downside to the audiobook is that whenever they discussed a race and had their race times, the narrator read out every name and time interesting but hard to understand wh [...]


    16. Coach Wet pushed his cross country team to the limits and maybe occasional beyond, and they performed to amazing levels in response He was constantly evaluating out of concern that he was pushing them too hard which he probably was at times Hey, do you really know the limit if you have not pushed a bit beyond it Great book if you are a runner but even for me, lots of detail about times split times that was a bit much But, I know how to skim through the detail and when you do it is a great book a [...]


    17. Unbelievable I know many people who will get this book are runners and they will love the running parts, but I am not a runner, once was but in no way to the competitive level even close to this I am still not sure how the author made this topic so interesting I mean I couldn t put the book down and there are parts that are funny, incredibly sad, intense, etc I recommend this book to everyone EVERYONE



    18. I loved this inside look at a successful college running team, its iconic coach, and a deserving national champ.



    19. Quite possibly my favorite running related book It s an inspiring read of a really eventful year on the University of Colorado Cross Country team.



    20. Overall a great book on the 1998 running season of the CU Buffs My few thoughts was that it showed the difference of training and making people better Also had some sad moments.





    21. There aren t that many great books about running that aren t written like manuals Running isn t generally like a team sport Football has stories to tell because there s a story behind every player and a story can be told about every play Same with soccer or baseball Running involves one person putting one foot in front of the other for a specified distance as quickly as possible In any race, there are less than a handfull of opportunities for strategy to come into play It s a sport that does not [...]


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