Running Out of Gas

A Lifelong Runner’s Take on Slowing Down


Running Out of Gas A Lifelong Runner’s Take on Slowing Down


It’s inevitable that all runners who have been pounding the pavement for a very long time will eventually slow down. Having run every day since November 30, 1978, Scott Ludwig certainly falls into this category. Considering that he can no longer run a single mile in the pace he ran 26 of them when he set his first marathon best many years ago, Ludwig finds he is ready to accept the reality of slowing down with age.

Now that he has entered the ranks of the “grizzled veterans,” he seeks to offer runners all the wisdom and insight he gained from his many years—and miles—on the roads and trails. A “do as I say, not as I do” runner, Ludwig has compiled his advice for runners who find they may not run quite as fast as they used to in Running Out of Gas, a humorous take on aging gracefully.

Relating his own personal running anecdotes, Ludwig prepares runners for what’s to come, while sharing a few laughs along the way. Runners of all ages and mileage will enjoy Scott Ludwig’s Running Out of Gas.

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Pages 336
Print run 1st edition
Format Specifications 19,6 x 25,4 cm, Paperback / softback, 18 Halftones, b/w
Publication Date 1 Feb 2018
Authors Ludwig, Scott
ISBN 978-1-78255-127-0
Delivery time 5 Tage

Availability: In Stock

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About the Authors

Ludwig, Scott

Scott Ludwig has been running every day since November 30, 1978, and he currently has the 28th longest streak in the United States. He has run 200 marathons, over 800 races, and accumulated over 135,000 miles in his lifetime.

He began running ultramarathons early in his running career, his first being a 50-miler in 1982. In time, he ran ultras ranging from 31 miles to 135 miles (the Badwater Ultramarathon in 2003, in which he finished in 6th place). In 2002, Scott ran 129 miles in the U.S. National 24-Hour Championships and won the master’s national championship (age 40 and over). In 1992, he ran 280 miles in six days, from the west side to the east side of the state of Georgia, to raise money for charity.

He lives, runs, and writes in Senoia, Georgia.

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