After breaking 3:10 for the marathon in June, I set my sights at the sub-3 marathon, a lifelong ambition of mine. Unsure if my present training was adequate for that level of running, I followed a recommendation from some other runners and purchased the book “Brain Training for Runners” by Matt Fitzgerald. About Thomas BubendorferI [...]
Book review of Bowerman and the Men of Oregon – written by Kenny Moore. A wonderful book packed full of running history. Terrific insights into Bowerman, the rise of Steve Prefontaine, the Oregon Ducks running team, and US running.
26.2 Marathon Stories is a lovingly crafted tribute from two authors who obviously have a deep, personal connection with marathoning. About Mark IocchelliAlso known as the “Running Blogfather”, I’m a 40-something marathoner who has beaten stress fractures and terrible shin splints. Now I’m running double the mileage with no pain – and I’m getting faster. [...]
While tapering for my own (relatively short) ultra marathon last month I had plenty of time to spare, a lot of which I spent reading. One tome in particular stood out: Running Through the Wall: Personal Encounters with the Ultramarathon, by Neal Jamison. About Thomas BubendorferI started running in 2004 with the goal to complete [...]
Article Summary: A review of the Runner’s World book “Run Less, Run Faster” by Bill Pierce, Scott Murr, and Ray Moss [rating:4] I first heard about Run Less, Run Faster and the FIRST training program in a brief Runner’s World article in early 2007 and was intrigued by the training concepts presented. The article discussed [...]
I first picked up Alberto Salazar’s Guide to Road Racing while I was in the beginning stages of training for a marathon, I have gone back to it numerous times for various information. This is a solid reference for any runner as well as a good cover to cover read for anyone interested in starting [...]
Anyone who has run for any length of time knows the name and legacy of Dr. George Sheehan. Dr. Sheehan is considered by many to be the father of the running phenomenon that started in the late 70’s and continues to this day. Most runners have at least heard of Dr. Sheehan’s New York Times [...]
This book chronicles the epic battle between Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley during the 1982 Boston Marathon. It takes you step by step through each runner’s preparation for the race, the race itself, and life for both athletes after this dynamic moment in time. This is not, however, where the book ends—the book takes you [...]