About the Author
Jeff was an average high school runner who learned, trained hard and made the US Olympic team in 1972. His most satisfying moment, however, was pacing his teammate, Jack Bacheler, through the Olympic Trials Marathon and dropping back at the finish line so that Jack could take the final qualifying spot on the team. Since then, the force of his life has been helping others to enjoy the experience of running and and walking and the achievement of finishing a challenging event. Jeff's specialty is maximizing the enjoyment and satisfaction of running and walking, while minimizing the time spent, the injuries and the fatigue. He keeps innovating and articulating techniques which help average people enjoy running and walking more, run faster and reduce injuries. In Jeff's training programs across North America, thousands of beginners finish a marathon six months after taking their first step. More important to Jeff is that most of these folks are hooked on fitness. The feedback Jeff receives from his E-coach clients, training program members and Retreat and Running School participants provides the success base of the advice in this book.