Description from Amazon.com
- The best
writers in the sport of running take up a fascinating subject, the
last frontier of long-distance events: races longer than a
Who runs these 50-milers,
100-milers, multi-day events, multi-event events? And why do they
do it? And (okay, admit you're a little curious) what's it like to
James Shapiro, Kenny Moore, Don
Kardong, Hal Higdon's ,
Tom Hart's ,John
Parker are all contributors to this intriguing look at
If you are an ultra runner, have
ever been even mildly curious about such events, or if you are
just a lover of great writing, you will greatly enjoy this book.
Description from Amazon.com - This
book provides runners, hikers, adventure racers, triathletesóany
athlete, with a complete source of information about proper foot
care. Too often athletes spend vast amounts of money, time, and
thought on training, equipment and travel, but little or no
preparation on their feet. All factors in foot care are explored.
You learn how to be proactive in order to prevent problems with
your feet through proper prevention techniques, how to be reactive
with treatments when problems develop, and what supplies and
resources are available to help fix your feet.
||Ask any ultrarunner this
question - What is the best new ultarunning book out today? Certainly
the answer would be "Running Through the Wall." This
book has some of the most fascinating examples of what
ultrarunning is all about. Over 40 individual stories that come
from veteran ultrarunners as well as relative newcomers who have
taken the sport by storm. Many of the names you will recognize
whereas others will not be quite as familiar, but the fact remains
that each gives their own unique perspective of "Running
Through the Wall - Personal Encounters with the Ultramarathon"
Description from Amazon.com - Revised,
expanded and updated, Lore of Running gives you incomparable
detail on physiology, training, racing, injuries, world-class
athletes, and races.
Author Tim Noakes blends the
expertise of a physician and research scientist with the passion
of a dedicated runner to answer the most pressing questions for
those who are serious about the sport:
The book provides a fascinating
look at the legendary figures and events in running history. And
thatís just scratching the surface. Lore of Running is not only
the biggest and best running publication on the planet. Itís the
one book every runner should own.
This is a "must
have" book for anyone who is SERIOUS about running.
captures the essence of all essential ingredients that combine to
produce an envied athletic endurance achievement. For anyone who
has rested on their own laurels of completing a marathon or two,
only they can truly appreciate Bob's accomplishment - Running four
consecutive marathons every week, 12 weeks straight for three
consecutive summers, on uneven rocky trails and at altitude!!! The
solitude of it all, the courage to run with pain and complete the
task at hand, the enjoyment of simple pleasures of mountain
running - these are all brought home in vivid detail through this
account. As an athlete I am honored to have shared the adventure.
This book has produced a new hero who has proved again that with
vision, preparation, planning and courage you can accomplish your
dreams." Review provided by Michael Franz and posted on
||I have recommended this
book to at least 15 people who have expressed an interest in
starting to run or just to learn more about running. I don't know
of any other book that covers so clearly and to the point what
most runners need and want to know. Everything from starting to
run all the way through the marathon. I can't tell you how many
times I return to Jeff's book to refresh or re-learn the material.
The book is written for any level of runner...there is something
for each person. I am always amazed at how I can go back to this
book and uncover one more idea/tactic for running that produces a
tangible difference. I love the sport of running. Jeff's book,
although published some time ago, continues to be the sole source
for myself and for those that I come in contact with when the
subject is running. As a corporate trainer, I know the importance
of having a solid source for workshops I facilitate...get the book
and I think you will also understand why I feel so strongly about
the power of its content! -- Reviewed by
firstname.lastname@example.org and posted on Amazon.com
||This is the
definitive book on ultrarunning. If you do a search for the
all time best books on the Ultramarathon this book will undoubtedly
be included. Long since out of print there are some still
available through used book sellers at Amazon.com
The law of supply and demand
has influenced the price of this book. I guess that tells
you something about the book itself.
||This book was written in
the late 70's and is the first true "running book."
Covers all aspects of training and racing. Very affordable as an
out of print used book.
This is a fictional book that uses the real life "Trans
America Footrace" of 1928 and 1929 as its inspiration.