Welcome to my web site! Here you’ll find some unique resources for runners, especially information on my just released running book, The Tao of Running: Your Journey to Mindful and Passionate Running (available on Amazon) or (available at Barnes & Noble online).
On this site, you can sample all the race reports and columns I’ve contributed to Ultrarunning magazine over the past 15 years. The “Beginner’s Corner” and “Running Wise” columns cover standard running advice from A to Z. The race reports and previews take you inside about 40 different races across the nation, tell you what to expect, and offer some quirky insights. Expect more race reports and columns to be added soon. I’ve included links to other popular running sites and a blog forum for exchanging information about running.
Also if you’re interested, I’ve included some info about my fiction writing, including a synopsis of my novel Cries-at-Moon of the Kitchi-Kit and a complete bibliography of my published works. You’re also invited to read a few of my short stories.
The Tao of Running: Your Journey to Mindful and Passionate Running, by Gary Dudney offers a fresh perspective on the mental side of running while entertaining with vivid tales of running adventures. Going well beyond the standard training and racing advice found in most running books, it guides runners to a wider understanding of how running fits into their own aspirations, goals, and life philosophy, and how running can transform their lives.
The Tao of Running answers questions, such as: How does running evoke mindfulness and lead to stress reduction? How is running a transformative existential experience? How does running teach fundamental lessons about goals, self-awareness, and self-improvement? How does running promote special friendships and new perspectives on life?
No other book offers readers these multiple frameworks for understanding their running experiences along with lots of practical advice on getting the most out of running. Readers are guaranteed to gain a greater appreciation for the rewards and possibilities inherent in running.
You can now find The Tao of Running at the following locations: Luminata and Old Capitol Books (Monterey), River House Books (Carmel), Phoenix Gift Shop (Big Sur), Barnes & Noble (Gilroy), and Avid Books (Athens, Georgia). (See new Locations page for a fuller listing.)
The Tao of Running was also featured as the Book of the Day at Forward Reviews with a 5 heart rating.
Now available on Amazon as a Paperback, a Kindle eBook, or as an Audible book.
Listen to my webcast interview with Allan Misner: http://older.fitness/131
And don’t miss my Trail Runner Nation podcast: http://tinyurl.com/hz3ztoe
Want to be notified on the latest developments with The Tao of Running? Send me an email: GaryDudney@TheTaoOfRunning.com
Or email me directly at: email@example.com
Here is a link to a video about the Midwest Super Slam of 2016, in which I completed four of the five races but missed out on the slam when I dropped at mile 75 at Burning River. Still quite a summer! https://youtu.be/BEXjLfhoVO0