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Lots of inspiration here. Run for Life is filled with advice that should interest athletes of any age who are trying to stay in the game as long as possible. What attracted me to the book is that the author is not only a credentialed athlete, but that he did lots of homework. The medical/technical information is cutting edge. Research shows that we can generate the stuff of youth (growth hormone) with specific kinds of training. The author has surveyed the field to see what has and is working for athletes who defy the aging curve, and is not shy about exploding myths and confronting the fact that the endorphin high that addicts so many to long workouts and high carb diets has a steep downside. Without the muscle mass preservation of resistance training, the postural, range of motion, and meditative benefits of yoga, and the hormonal drive enhancement of interval training, the very long slow stuff will grind one down. Get this book to find out how to remain fit in a balanced, tech-savvy way. Roy has done a ton of reading and research for you. --rickstrongcafe.blogspot.com
Run for Life is a 'must-read' for any runners who want to run the rest of their lives. It's chock full of legitimate and innovative methods aimed at offsetting common running injuries like pool running, barefoot running, and midfoot/forefoot techniques, as well as a few radical concepts like high-intensity all-out, 30-second "Ultra-intervals" that purportedly build speed on limited training time. The book is replete with expert testimony and examples, and has a rich collection of interviews with the likes of Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, Helen Klein Rod Dixon, and Dr. Kenneth Cooper, among others. --Running Times magazine June 2009
This entertaining blizzard of information, with how-to training guidelines and photo sequences of effective exercises, includes a wide range of advanced training strategies for long-term running health. But what makes it ultimately worthwhile, and not just a fascinating opinionated blog, is that Wallack submits these cutting-edge ideas to rigorous proof and expert testimony, in each case provides examples of big-time people who have succeeded with them. --Slowtwitch.com
This is an awesome book that I actually read in one sitting! In a witty and conversational voice, Roy Wallack has crafted a very informative book in Run for Life, which details a life plan for running. A great read, it's full of oral histories of stars and everyday runners, and packed with practical how-to information --ncrunnerdude.blogspot.com
Roy M. Wallack is a Los Angeles Times health and fitness columnist and former editor of Triathlete and Bicycle Guide magazines. A life-long runner and participant some of the world’s toughest running and multisport events, including the Boston Marathon and the Badwater UltraMarathon, the Eco-Challenge and Primal Quest adventure races, the Paris-Brest-Paris, TransAlp Challenge, and La Ruta de los Conquistadores road and mountain bike endurance races, and the TransRockies Run, he finished second in the World Fitness Championship in 2004. Wallack is a contributor to Outside, Men’s Journal, Runner’s World, Competitor, Bicycling, Mountain Bike, and many other publications, and the author of The Traveling Cyclist: 20 Worldwide Tours of Discovery (1991) and Bike for Life: How to Ride to 100 (2005), which lays out a plan for athletic longevity through cycling.
Full of easy to follow guides. However, at the end of each chapter, there is a sales catch. Felt like the writer has a connection from each seller and/or maker of the products.Published 13 months ago by K. Kim
Inspirational stories and timeless advice to run for life. Very helpful and practical tips to improve running form and timePublished 19 months ago by JA ~Princess
Haven't finished reading this yet but looks to be real ideas to improve my running. I have tried the running technique and it is defiantly takes less effort. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Me
I think everyone over 40 should own this book. Period. That said there's SO much "stuff" required to ward off aging - yoga, strength training, stretching, intervals, etc. Read morePublished on May 14, 2013 by B. Hwozdek
Do you get shin splints? If so, READ THIS BOOK! In a nutshell, most people run wrong. Their foot strike is heel first and that leads to shin splints and a host of other... Read morePublished on February 20, 2013 by Jimbo
If you are a runner and want to run for ever, get this book.
I am a past ultra runner running 400 km most weeks and running in many world class runs. Read more
I bought this book because I was *thinking* about running. A friend was really coaxing me to run, but I wasn't sure it sounded like so much fun. Read morePublished on September 11, 2012 by lis
I was wary of taking up running at 44 years old when a work colleague entered me for a half marathon. Read morePublished on May 19, 2012 by Caz M