What I Talk About When I Talk About Running - Chapter One: Who's Going to Laugh at Mick Jagger? Summary & Analysis

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Chapter One: Who's Going to Laugh at Mick Jagger? Summary and Analysis

August 5, 2005, Kauai, Hawaii

On Hawaii, there are four seasons even though there doesn't seem to be. Summer is slightly hotter than winter. But it is paradise compared to humid summers in Cambridge, Massachusetts where Haruki Murakami spent a lot of time. In Hawaii no air conditioning is necessary. Just open the windows and let the trade winds blow in. He runs about an hour six or seven days a week. Just like writing, he stops running just when he thinks he can do more. It's setting the pace that works for each writer just as Ernest Hemingway did. As far as conditioning as a runner, Haruki is half way between the out of shape runners who huff and puff and the energetic ones who zip...

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