From Grant Overstake, Author of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon:
“I’ve just finished reading a great new sports book about track and field titled, Wannabe Distance God: The Thirst, Angst, and Passion of Running in the Chase Pack. This memoir by Timothy M. Tays, PhD, is a thoughtful and entertaining must-read for all track and field fans from high school to adults, and I’m eager to recommend it to you.
Even if you’re a pole-vaulter who can’t bear the thought of running past the runway, believe me, this book will help you get better. The passion and dedication required to be a great pole-vaulter and a great distance runner are exactly the same. Current athletes will learn what it takes to be successful, and former athletes could get even more out of this book, which helped me put my sports career in a healthier perspective, long after my glory days have ended.
Tays broke records at Kansas University, where he was my teammate, and went on to run semi-professionally on the roads and for the U.S. Army until a career-ending injury took him out of the chase pack. Today, Dr. Tim is a clinical psychologist, husband, and father in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Dr. Tim is a great writer. His book will help you appreciate why those crazy distance runners do what they do, and make you a better person. Do yourself a favor, order this book today.” — GRANT OVERSTAKE