From Publishers Weekly
The preface says it all: "What?! Another book on walking and running? Haven't we seen a glut of those in the last five years?" Yes, a thousand times yes, and this particular gift to the walking/running literature must rank as one of the sorrier contestants in the overcrowded pack. The book purports to "take a holistic approach" to walking and running "that encompasses our physical, mental and spiritual dimensions." Instead, most of its 200-plus pages are studded with profundities such as these: "If you run first thing in the morning, do not eat until after you finish your workout." (Presumably for runners tempted to down Egg McMuffins in mid-stride.) Or, "Remember that the primary purpose of food is to supply energy." And, "If your socks become thin or worn out, they may create blisters or fail to help absorb the shock." Moreover, "All runners need shoes with the proper width and sufficient toe room to prevent rubbing and other irritations." Unfortunately for runners who pick up Null's Ultimate , some irritation from the obvious is all but certain.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Gary Null has a Ph.D. in nutrition and public-health science and hosts the nationally syndicated "The Gary Null Show." He has set numerous indoor and outdoor track records and is a top-ranked athlete, winning an average of fifteen to twenty races each year in his age group. He lives in New York City.
Howard Robins is a doctor of podiatry who serves as Director of Sports Medicine for the Natural Living, Walking, and Running Club. He lives and practices in New York.