Many people who have read my books on running or who have attended a clinic often ask how I got into coaching. As you will see, the answer to this question is a rather lengthy and complicated tale.
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One day I got to jog a couple miles on the practice track with Emile Zatopek. Can you believe that?
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Just me and Zatopek were jogging about 7 or 8-minute miles, in lane 8. I was still dumb enough as a runner that I thought you should be training extra hard in those final few days — just thinking like my running coaches thought. Still, I had no idea Ronnie could run so well.
A good chap and hope he keeps on playing snooker AND running! Feb 21, Ryan rated it it was amazing. Compelling story on the life of a sporting great, helps you understand why he acted certain ways and how his career developed. Jan 08, Fishgirl rated it really liked it.
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This was a great start to my year. I play snooker and I watch Ronnie O'Sullivan play snooker on television. I respect him. I think he did a fine job with this book, yes.
Jun 06, Rafal Klat rated it it was amazing. Must read for every snooker fan. Jan 02, Zimena rated it really liked it Shelves: english , , ebook. I'm a fan of both snooker as a sport and Ronnie O'Sullivan as a player, so I think you can imagine my joy when I got hold of this book. What I enjoyed most about it was perhaps exactly the fact that it's a chance to read his perspective on many things. I also find it lovely how his "voice" and choice of words come across so well in written form. Several times, I caught myself thinking that "this sounds like him; this is exactly how he speaks" - of course there's only so much I can know about tha I'm a fan of both snooker as a sport and Ronnie O'Sullivan as a player, so I think you can imagine my joy when I got hold of this book.
Several times, I caught myself thinking that "this sounds like him; this is exactly how he speaks" - of course there's only so much I can know about that as a fan, but the style is clearly recognisable if I compare with what I've seen and heard in other media.
That said, parts of the book are also boring to me - especially those that go into detail about running. While I like to see what running has meant to him, I get bored with the topic quite quickly. There are also other topics that get dragged out in what feels like unnecessary and boring detail to me. I think this should be an interesting read if you're a fan of the guy and the sport - and double interesting if you have your own memories related to him and some specific episodes from his career.
Feb 24, Sam rated it liked it. I'm quite a fan of both snooker and running, I'd read Ronnie's previous book and thought it was pretty good so thought I'd give this one a whirl. It's a fairly decent autobiography I suppose, I did think based on other reviews and the title of course that it might contain a bit more about his running passion but this wasn't as dominant as I was expecting.
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Ultimately, an individual like Ronnie can never be explained in a thousand volumes of autobiography so it's no surprise that the ups, downs, I'm quite a fan of both snooker and running, I'd read Ronnie's previous book and thought it was pretty good so thought I'd give this one a whirl. Ultimately, an individual like Ronnie can never be explained in a thousand volumes of autobiography so it's no surprise that the ups, downs, twists and turns are given relatively short-thrift in this particular effort.
It ends quite abruptly, there are some interesting points of note along the way but nothing particularly earth-shattering. Worth-reading if you're a fan of the game or the man, not particularly enlightening if you're just curious though. Jan 19, Jill rated it it was amazing. Its great because it gives you an insight into the man, the runner, the father, family and his demons as well as his take on snooker.
Its funny, sad, inspiring and it pulls at your heart. As someone who has battled with depression myself over the years its interesting to get some one else's take on how it affected them. Still my favourite snooker player by far - a fab book!!! Apr 29, Victoria Sadler rated it liked it. This is great in parts and dull in others making it a 3 star overall. The great parts are when Ronnie talks about his head and the depression and negative voices he has to battle every day. His negative voices are so critical, so vicious, it's incredible he holds himself together just about when he plays.
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His honesty is remarkable. But the long sections about running are really really long, there's obv not much of a story here and Ronnie has always been open about what he thinks of other player This is great in parts and dull in others making it a 3 star overall. But the long sections about running are really really long, there's obv not much of a story here and Ronnie has always been open about what he thinks of other players. Dec 07, Alexandra added it. A very good balanced book that reveals Ronnie both as a snooker player and a runner! A good example of the benefits of living a balanced live, focusing on career goals, family, dealing with your inner demons and depression.
We might never imagine, nor understand the drama that a divorce and custody battle may bring to ones life. Ronnie explains it all very humbly. I recommend this book to all snooker fans and runners. It will make you better understand The Rocket and help you focus better on yo A very good balanced book that reveals Ronnie both as a snooker player and a runner!
It will make you better understand The Rocket and help you focus better on your own goals! There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. About Ronnie O'Sullivan.
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