Chasing Rainbows: An Existential Perspective of a Marathon Runner


Series: Sports and Athletics Preparation, Performance, and Psychology
BISAC: SPO035000

Dr. Kreuter provides insight into the philosophy of the long-distance runner. He uses his own experiences with running, which span sixteen years as well as the commentaries of other athletes. The main purpose of this book is to provide a therapeutic approach to lethargy and non-movement in a person’s life by catalyzing their internal energy, using exercise to create the catalyst for positive change. It is the inner experience of the person who transforms that can be shared with another person to provide an accessible model to follow. In the world of coaching, the information provided in this book can be used to effectively challenge a person who lacks achievement in their life by awakening their own internal dynamics. In doing so, the capabilities of that person can begin to grow. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword – Cathleen M. Kreuter, MS-MFT

About the Author and Contributors



Prologue – Peter Goodstein


Chapter 1. Commentary – Nicholas F. Mazza, Ph.D.

Chapter 2. Commentary – Kenneth D. Moltner, Esq.

Chapter 3. Commentary – Andrew D. Decker, M.D. – A Real Runner

Chapter 4. Commentary – Ashleigh Wessing

Chapter 5. Commentary – Robert Lyons

Chapter 6. Commentary – Arnold Abrams, M.D.

Chapter 7. Commentary – Roland Provence – Diet, Nutrition and Health Conditioning

Chapter 8. Personal Philosophies – Eric A. Kreuter

Chapter 9. Publishing

Chapter 10. Race Memorabilia: Medals, Finisher Certificates, and Mementos

Chapter 11. Running Alone or with Others

Chapter 12. Chronology

Chapter 13. Future Scheduled Races – 2016

Chapter 14. Famous Runners Met

Chapter 15. Travel and Running

Chapter 16. Applying the Endurance Capability of Running to Life

Chapter 17. Discovering Creativity on the Road

Chapter 18. Meeting People, Running Clubs, Camaraderie with Other Runners

Chapter 19. Using Running as a Coaching Tool to Help Others

Chapter 20. Perception

Chapter 21. Walking Regimen: Antidote for Stress

Chapter 22. Deconditioning Syndrome or Atherosclerosis

Chapter 23. Suggestion for Future Research – Evaluation of the Variants of Room Temperature and Airflow during Stress Testing of Athletes

Chapter 24. Rehabilitation and End Notes

Chapter 25. Chasing Rainbows – Mathew Kreuter

Chapter 26. Why Marathons?

Chapter 27. Running Marathons: A Poetic Approach to Life Transitions – Nicholas F. Mazza, Ph.D.

Chapter 28. Afterword – Kenneth D. Moltner, Esq.

Chapter 29. Epilogue – Michelle S. Decker

Chapter 30. Biographical Perspective of the Author – Meryle F. Kreuter



Written for the layperson and also for therapists, coaches and mentors.

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