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Product Details

  • Paperback: 804 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics (Trade); 3rd edition (April 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 088011438X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880114387
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,466,575 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is applicable to beginners as well as pros.
Gary (wildbird@monmouth.com)
Anyone that has a science background, and wants to cut though all they hype, and actually learn about running, this is the book for you.
Lorin
It is excellent in the exercise physiology department which is the bases of a successful performance.
Sports medicine and Performance Enterprises

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101 of 102 people found the following review helpful By H. Zhang on February 17, 2001
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If you have a top notch personal coach who tends all your needs, you don't need any book to improve your running. If you are like me who have the passion for serious running, enjoy reading and analytical thinking while having a full-time job + other professional activities, this book is a must-have. I got one for me and two as presents to my friends. Using this book as the major reference to coach and heal myself, I qualified for the Boston Marathon at my marathon debut after about one year's training, took 10 minutes off in another year and I am on my way to beat NYC marathon qualification time for guaranteed number. Running programs are everywhere. "Individualizing" has become a cliché. Understanding the fundamental mechanisms and principles behind body and training is essential to derive a healthy and effective training program that adapts to the body's response. Lore of Running distinguishes itself from other running books by offering a large volume of solid evidence to support the principles concluded by the author. The readers have the freedom of utilizing these materials, often presented in interesting ways such as stories about famous runners, to make their own conclusions. I feel like having a very pleasant academic discussion with the author who is convincing, but not dictating while reading the book. The background of the author - ultra-marathon athlete, researcher and practicing sports MD is perfect for writing such comprehensive running book.
This book is certainly not a quick recipe. It takes time to digest the material. If you enjoy reading, it is a plus. I have read some section multiple times. Another very good running book that takes much less time to read is Daniels' Running Formula by Jack Daniels that is geared more toward elite runners, but still very helpful for midpack runners like me.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Sports medicine and Performance Enterprises on April 19, 2000
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This is an absolute must. It is excellent in the exercise physiology department which is the bases of a successful performance. It is like a map which has all the information one needs to succeed, (pending on ones genetic makeover as well as the other little bits and bobs)however, that map is only as good as the map reader.
Also if you are studying exercise physiology or sports science, biomechanics etc. it has loads of references which are great to sling in the back of the bibliography...ooophs.
Finally I have a library of over 200 running books and if I had to take one to my grave this would be it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 14, 1998
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This book provides a common sense approach to running backed up by detailed sceintific data and analysis. As such it very usefull for everyone in athletics from the novice to pro and coaches. It will definitely help you get the best out of yourself while avoiding the pitfalls. The best I have seen and one that I continue to find usefull after 4 years of reading and 15 years of running.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gary (wildbird@monmouth.com) on March 11, 1998
Format: Paperback
This book is applicable to beginners as well as pros. Noakes' excellent scientific based descriptions of most aspects of running and endurance sport in general make this book an essential title for anyone who intends to get a little more serious about this sport. The book also contains a lot of useful information about the history of running and ultradistance running. I hope that a new release of this book will incorporate some of the more recent training methods like heart rate monitors and new nutritional supplements.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By vito@bialla.com ( Vito Bialla ) on May 28, 1998
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The Lore of running is simply the best there is for any serious athlete...The scientific analysis of preparing then pushing the human body to its limits is well documented throughout the evolution of this sport . The principles apply to endurance in triathlon , which includes swimming & biking as well as running . Bravo is all I can say . The book is at my bedside year round especially now while training for Western States 100 mile run next month.
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