6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on May 4, 2007
This is a terrific resource for anyone interested in the transcendent experience of sports, that place in athleticism where time slows and everything becomes effortless. If you have the slightest interest in transcendence through action, buy this book now!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 21, 2012
I purchased "In The Zone ..." seeking practical and applicable information
to help me understand *how* to achieve zone athletic performance. I found
this book disappointing and found little, if any, practical application.
Zone coaching or application is overwhelmed by endless annotated footnotes
documenting scientific papers and athletes' personal testimony attesting to
the Zone's existence.
While this may be a useful research compendium, it is not - in my view - a
worthwhile read for those seeking their own path to Zone performance.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on April 9, 2010
The book is almost entirely made up of quotes from elite athletes. Also, more than 140 of the 320 pages consist of the bibliography and index. Typical Murphy.