I found this extremely entertaining. Sounds like what an LR troll would write up.
"As an avid runner and triathlete, I thought this would be a great book. Runner's World rated it as the #1 running book. As I started reading the book, it has very little to do with running and more to do with being a collegiate athlete during the 70s. Book was very bland and dated, and made me fall asleep on numerous occasions. No real concrete plot. Author use too much descriptive fluff, and the running sequences are over before you even realize.
If you want a great book about running read Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. A much better read for an avid runner. Everyone that gave such great review to "Once a Runner" obviously haven't read "Born to Run."
It gets even more entertaining as the author of this review goes by the handle "Jager".