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Paul Tergat: Running to the Limit: His Life and His Training Secrets, with Many Tips for Runners Paperback – April 1, 2005
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So if you want a big bang for your buck go the "Kenyan Way" and purchuse RUNNING TO THE LIMIT .
I really, got carried off on a tangent there, but this book does discuss many details such as that; it is jammed with photos of Tergat and those usually carry his indelible smile and when I say jammed with photos I mean there must be at least a hundred on a conservative estimate. The book in some ways, is like reading a magazine article complete with photos except this article is over some 200 pages.
The book also details some of the training regimens of Kenyan runners complete with schedules and here, I believe some clarification is needed. It is indeed, learning to run the "Kenyan" style. Though, I would not consider myself a real real runner and certainly not a marathon runner which this book seems to emphasize, I can compare it though with the numerous books out there on how to run, how to prepare for a marathon, 10k, etc. and it treats the subject very well. I do not know the book "The greatest" on Gebrselassie but another track book to which is compares favorably too, is by US standout Michael Johnson "Slaying the dragon.Read more ›
While the book was good, it was certainly aimed at a more general audience than the running nerd. None of his training logs, or even detailed biographical stuff. If you're looking for a book that caters to someone needing a general oversight to the lifestyle of Kenyan runners, this is your book. If you're looking to go deeper, look elsewhere.
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THIS IS THE BEST RUNNING BOOK THAT I HAVE EVER BOUGHT IN TERMS OF RUNNING AND TRAINING.
IT IS DEFINITIVELY GREAT FOR THE MOST ADVANCED AND EVERY DAY RUNNER WHO IS LOOKING FOR... Read more
Not a bad book... but definitely not one of my favorites.
As it is written by a journalist... it definitely reads like one. Tergat comments after each chapter's text. Read more
I love Paul Tergat. The excerpts in the book that are attributed to Tergat are very good. The photos put together an inspiring story about an interesting man. Read morePublished on July 9, 2007 by Asthmatic