The club for runners in Saratoga Springs, NY
Welcome to the Stryders Book Club!The Stryders Book Club will resume on the first Tuesday of the month.
October 5 Running with the Buffaloes, by Chris Lear
November 2 Out & Back, by Hillary Allen
December 7 Running with the Kenyans, by Adharanand Finn
January 4 Running Flow, by Mihaly-Csikszentmihalyi
January 7: Running with Sherman, by Christopher McDougall
February 4: Finding Gobi, by Dion Leonard
March 3: Run, by Ann Patchett
June 2: Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory, by Deena Kastor
July 7: Spirit Run: A 6,000 Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land, by Noe Alvarez
August 4: What Makes Olga Run? by Bruce Grierson
September 1: Becoming Odyssa: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail by Jennifer Pharr Davis
October 6: Race across America: Eddie Gardner and the Great Bunion Derbies by Charles B. Kastner
December 1: We are discussing both of these titles this month; please come if you've read either one.
Sky Runner: Finding Strength, Happiness, and Balance in Your Running by Emelie Forsberg, with photos by Kilian Jornet (November selection is a week early so as not to conflict with the Election.)
Women Who Hike: Walking with America’s Most Inspiring Adventurers, by Heather Balogh Rochfort
February 2: Pedaling Revolution, by Jeff Mapes
March 2: Bravey, by Alexi Pappas
If you'd like to vote on the selection, come to one of our meetings! At the end of each meeting, we select the book for the month after next.
Come prepared to discuss your reactions, any takeaways that you find especially valuable, anything that surprised you, or anything else that comes to mind. You may read it on paper, Kindle, or listen to it; no need to purchase or to bring it with you unless you find it helpful. Feel free to bring a friend! Nonmembers are welcome (but they will be encouraged to join the Stryders).
April 6: Boston Bound: A 7-Year Journey to Overcome Mental Barriers and Qualify for the Boston Marathon, by Elizabeth Clor
May 4: The Way of the Runner: A Journey into the Fabled World of Japanese Running, by Adharanand Finn
September 7: Our first meeting will be Tuesday, September 7 at 5:30 pm on the tables outside the Wired Coffee Shop in the Park. In the event of rain, bring a chair and we will meet under the portico. Bring along some ideas for books you would like to discuss this coming year. Also think about where we would like to safely meet in October, as by then it will be "too dark in the park."
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The Saratoga Stryders, a 501(c)(3) affiliate chapter of the Road Runners Club of America. P.O. Box 1467, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866