On the Road – Where to Run, Eat & Sleep in the World's Favorite Cities by Doug Rennie, paperback, 144 pages, Rodale Press (2002), ISBN: 1579546471
Over the course of 25 years of running in new cities, Doug Rennie – Runner's World magazine's "On the Road" columnist – had found that his daily workout has been an amazing way to discover things about a town that conventional guidebooks never mention. He had learned that some "tourist magnets" do not live up to their hype, and he had stumbled across all kinds of cool little shops, galleries, mini-museums, pubs and bistros not noted in the tour guides. You will be astonished at how much you can see on a run and this book is dedicated to runners that when traveling do not leave their sneakers at home. In this indispensable travel companion, Rennie offers inside tips travelling athletes crave: on the best hotels for runners to stay in, the must-run routes locals love, where to carboload, the best stores to visit if you need running gear, even the hottest local races. Rennie provides local knowledge on thirtysix destinations in North America, and on two of the most famous European capitals (Paris and London), all delivered in a style that has made his column a Runner's World favorite for a decade.