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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; 2 edition (October 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736054928
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736054928
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""This book is a fine example of the perfection that the running world has come to expect from Jack Daniels. Well thought out, concise, and purposeful, it embodies the training programs of time-proven principles that enhanced my own running performances. Simply put, Daniels' formula works. This book is a must read for every runner and coach interested in achieving peak performance."

About the Author

Jack Daniels became the head track and cross country coach for both men and women at the State University of New York at Cortland in 1986. Under his guidance, Cortland runners have won eight NCAA Division III national championships, 30 individual national titles, and more than 130 All-America awards. Called the World's Best Coach by Runner's World magazine and designated Master Coach by USA Track & Field, Daniels has advised some of America's finest runners, including Jim Ryun, Alberto Salazar, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Ken Martin, Jerry Lawson, and Olympians Lisa Martin of Australia and Penny Werthner of Canada.

Daniels' first sport of interest was swimming, in which he competed at the University of Montana. He got involved in running while serving in the army in South Korea in 1956, when he began participating in triathlons involving swimming, pistol shooting, and running. His success in these events led him to compete in the modern pentathlon in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, where he won a silver medal, and the 1960 Rome Olympics, where he won a bronze in team competition.

In the years between Olympics, Daniels studied exercise science at the Royal Gymnastics Central Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, under Per-Olof Åstrand, one of the world's best sport scientists. Daniels went on to earn a doctoral degree in exercise physiology at the University of Wisconsin.

In addition to serving as a consultant to the U.S. Olympic track team and Sports Canada, Daniels was named NCAA Division III Women's Cross Country Coach of the (20th) Century and three-time Coach of the Year. Daniels lives in Cortland, New York.


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Jack Daniels has been called the world's best coach by Runner's World magazine. He has more than 50 years of experience coaching and mentoring some of world's top distance runners at both the collegiate and postcollegiate levels, including Jim Ryun, Penny Werthner, Ken Martin, Jerry Lawson, Alicia Shay, Peter Gilmore, Lisa Martin, Magdalena Lewy Boulet, and Janet Cherobon-Bawcom. He also won two Olympic medals and one world championship medal in the men's modern pentathlon.

Daniels has decades of experience as a track and cross country coach at institutions such as Oklahoma City University, the University of Texas, Brevard College, and the State University of New York at Cortland. Under his guidance, Cortland runners won 8 NCAA Division III national championships, 30 individual national titles, and more than 130 All-America awards. He was named Women's Cross Country Coach of the 20th Century by the NCAA Division III.

Since 1997 Daniels has been the national running coach advisor for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program, which involves coaching thousands of marathon runners each year. He has also enjoyed coaching members of the Nike Farm Team and the Chasquis, a group of Peruvian marathoners.

Daniels has logged years of graduate study and research on distance running in both the United States and Sweden. He holds a doctoral degree in exercise physiology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He also studied exercise science at the Royal Gymnastics Central Institute in Stockholm under renowned sport scientist Per-Olaf Åstrand.

In recent years, Daniels has been an associate professor in the human movement program at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona, in addition to coaching Olympic runners.

Customer Reviews

Best running book I have read to date.
M
Daniels focuses on both aerobic and anaerobic training, as well as running economy, so that all the systems of the body will be prepared for peak race performance.
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This is a great book for runners who are serious about their training.
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75 of 77 people found the following review helpful By GC Fourie on February 9, 2004
Format: Paperback
My running library contains more than 20 books and I rate this one the best. It offers a truly scientific way of training. Each and every point is thoroughly explained. A book like this is an absolute delight for the thinking runner who not only wants to know what to do, but also why. The book is very practical too, as the instructions are distilled into just a few tables - all easy to use. You will learn Daniels' proven methods to improve endurance, lactate threshold, VO2Max and mechanical running speed. The real beauty of this book is that it can be used by elite runners and slow beginners alike; the tables accommodate all runners and tell us exactly what to do based on our recent race times. If I could choose only two books on running, it would be this one and The Lore of Running by Dr Tim Noakes.
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By M. Blauvelt on June 24, 2009
Format: Paperback
I was a mediocre high school cross-country runner who hadn't run consistently in over 12 years. I got tired of saying "I used to be a runner" and got back out there four months ago. Spent two months moving between various plans and then, after a disappointing 30+ 5k, decided to try this book. 10 weeks, 154 miles later, and a 57-minute 10k personal best in the books, it's time to write the review.

If you've started running solely to complete a marathon in 20 weeks, this isn't the book for you. But anyone looking to make running a long-term habit, even those of us who aren't competitive yet, should find this book a very good step towards a successful career (however we define it.)

For a beginner, this isn't a cover-to-cover read. But his training plans (White, Red, Blue, and Gold) are great places to start. And as I go through the plans, I find myself turning back through the rest of the book to find out (a) why I'm doing the particular workout I'm doing and (b) why my body is responding the way it is.

And once you've gone through White & Red, you'll be ready to understand and tackle the race-specific training plans. I've found, even 10 weeks in, that the rest of the book is starting to make much more sense to me now than it originally did.

Ultimately, Daniels' book will most benefit people who want more of an explanation for long runs than "they increase your endurance." People who want to know how they work and why you can/should run them so slowly will appreciate Daniels. If nothing could interest you less than that, this probably isn't the best book for you.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 20, 1999
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You should buy this book! There is no other running guide out there that is as intelligent, easy to understand, practical, and accurate. Though the book is not the much sought after, all inclusive "Bible of Running" type book, as it lacks important non-running information (strength training, nutrition, strectching, plyometrics, etc...) However, what it lacks in completness it makes up for with its extremely intelligent approach to training with excellent workouts and an effective approach to training. So, I can't say this is the only book you'll ever need, but if you want to make major improvements and learn alot about the proper way to train, buy this book.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Wally401@aol.com on May 19, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is the simply the best book on training I have ever read!!! I have read at least a dozen books on running and training from coaches like Dellinger, Lydiard, Bowerman, etc and runners like Rodgers, Liquori, Shorter etc and Jack Daniels book is the best of the bunch. For years I have trained by the seat of my pants trying to incorporate all I have read but with little real understanding of the affects of the different types of training I was doing. Daniels simply and clearly outlines the parts of training and their purpose. The training schedules laid out are easy to use and adaptable to any level. I feel like I now understand my training and my race times are faster. I am recommending this book to all my running friends.
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 22, 2001
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Jack Daniels, the author of this book, holds a PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He first got involved with running when he used to compete in triathlons. He is currently the head coach of the SUNY-Cortland women's Cross Country team. This book is FULL of EASY TO UNDERSTAND technical information that will make you FASTER...period.
Personally, I am a high school distance runner and on our cross country team we run about 40 miles / week. Our coach started using this book before our outdoor track season started. I ran a 5k road race in 19:50 (6:23 pace) on March 11th, 2001 before the track season had started and before we started using Daniels' formula. Daniels' book has you establish a VDOT based on recent race performances. He explains the PURPOSE of every workout you do. He believes it's important that you realize what you're trying to accomplish with every running session that you do. Therefore, Daniels has easy to use tables which set intensity guidelines to prevent overtraining and injury. He shows you that if you train anywhere in between the intensities, then you're training in "no-man's land." This means that you are doing "junk-training." There are four training paces in all for high-quality running sessions: the easy/everday training pace(65-75 percent of VO2 max), the interval pace (designed to stress VO2 max or maximum oxygen uptake, performed at 98-100 percent of VO2 max), the threshold pace (designed to improve lactate threshold, about 86-88 percent of VO2max), and the Repetition Pace (designed to improve running strength and economy, at a pace greater than one's VO2 max).
For me, I ran a 5:15 mile at the beginning of the track season so my coach used this to determine my VDOT.
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