Runners Feed sits down with Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano to discuss their new book, Running The Edge. It is no secret that it had been a few years since Adam Goucher laced up his racing shoes. Nevertheless, Goucher and long time friend and former Buffalo teammate, Tim Catalano were searching for a way to enrich the running community that had given so much to them.
While the two authors were miles apart during the interview (Catalano – Colorado and Goucher – Oregon), Goucher and Catalano breathed life into the book in an overwhelmingly similar manner. These two are undoubtedly passionate about our sport, and I for one am incredibly grateful that Goucher and Catalano, who had been brainstorming this book since the late 90’s finally put pen to paper.
Elite runners often talk about life after running, but Goucher and Catalano focus on personal development that will enhance life WHILE running. Bill Bowerman gives a great speech in the movie ‘Without Limits’ alluding to how running can benefit your life and visa versa.
“Men of Oregon, I invite you to become students of your events. Running, one might say, is basically an absurd past-time upon which to be exhausting ourselves. But if you can find meaning, in the kind of running you have to do to stay on this team, chances are you will be able to find meaning in another absurd past-time: life.”
Running The Edge takes this to a whole new level. It is meant to provide its readers with a deeper understanding of what it is to run and how that can translate into your daily ambitions.