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The Elements of Effort: Reflections on the Art and Science of Running Paperback – October 1, 1998
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John Jerome, a veteran runner and writer, means this book to be the fitness analogue to Strunk and White's The Elements of Style, which is considered an indispensable guide to writers and those who aspire to write. It's hard to say whether or not The Elements of Effort will prove equally valuable to runners and those who aspire to run, but it's sure fun to read. Jerome combines information on exercise physiology with commonsense advice on how and why to train, and with whimsical thoughts about which running injuries sound most impressive at parties. It's a short book, but if you're a runner, you won't find a more engaging and enlightening two-hour read. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The Washington Post Book World Few people write better about athletic endeavor than John Jerome.
Booklist Just before runners head out the door, they'll be wise to read one of Jerome's essays. They'll pique the mind while the road tones the body.
Outside magazine This physiological philosopher's latest book offers readers a bundle of fad-deflating riffs and provocative essays....Jerome is a fount of sports witticisms and disarming prescriptions.
Top customer reviews
My personal favorite was the introduction to the word proprioception. That is the continuous feed-back of information we get from our bodies when pursuing athletic endeavors.
Needless to say you'll never look at a short run the same way.