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Faster Than Forty Hardcover – December 20, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
Besides the cool back story this book is packed with graphs, data, studies, insights, diets that you can apply to your life whether you are an athlete or regular Joe. The book is extremely well researched. It is obvious a ton of time went into collecting and analyzing this data.
Gomes opens each chapter with anecdotes about his running, often about his and his teammates' antics as collegiate runners. For me, this was the highlight of the book. These short stories are well-written and compelling, and I found myself constantly looking forward to reaching the next chapter so I'd hit the next story. I was tempted to go through and read them all first, and then go back and read the rest of the book, but each anecdote somehow relates to the chapter that follows, whether it imparts some type of moral or is just a related lead-in. Anyone who ran in college (or even high school) will be able to relate to these stories, and they will undoubtedly bring a smile to your face.
For those of you who are used to books like Hansons Marathon Method and Daniels Running Formula, you will certainly find Faster than Forty to be a change of pace. Gomes is not an exercise physiologist, and he takes a decidedly less scientific approach to his training. When Gomes is looking for training advice, he turns to Google, and his citations are often strings for Google searches.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent information for runners, wannabe runners and nutrition fans alike.Well organized. Easy to understand.. . You can skip some chapters, without loosing information.Published on April 26, 2013 by Anthony G.
This is definitely a must-read for any runner, especially those contemplating a comeback after years of being away from the sport. Read morePublished on February 9, 2013 by Coach Dave
If you are trying to reach your athletic potential, perhaps belately, this is a must read. A great first-hand account about what it takes to achieve athletic excellence later in... Read morePublished on February 8, 2013 by Karl Ross
Am looking forward to this, as Mark's transformation from pretty fast to super fast has been impressive to watch from afar. Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by BBro
I am so excited to read this book. What an inspiration for anyone looking to make a dramatic and positive change in their lives.Published on January 10, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I recently got this book for a cousin who competed in track in high school. He loved the inside story of how to overcome obstacles and keep the running passion alive.Published on January 9, 2013 by Jeff Coveney
Everyone reading this book will learn a lot about braking bench marks and most importandly how to stay distiplined
and focus from day to day exerciseing.
I have had the privilege of training with the author for the last 4 years and witnessing his legendary rise to greatness from average. Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Chi Runner
Mark Gomes is a highly inspirational individual whether it be in running or life. A must read ! ! !Published on January 7, 2013 by M.K.