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The Long Run - A Memoir of Loss and Life in Motion-logo

The Long Run - A Memoir of Loss and Life in Motion

Catriona Menzies-Pike

An unlikely marathoner 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.

An unlikely marathoner 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.
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An unlikely marathoner 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Olivia Mackenzie-Smith

Length:

7h 53m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:37


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:37


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:37


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:03


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:45


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:38


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:14


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:50


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:41


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:20


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:14


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:33


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:00


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:20


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:55


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:57


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:00


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:18


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:26


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:23


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:58


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

00:35