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Running to the Top Paperback – September 15, 2011
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Yes, his writings are hard to read. He has a great mind when it comes to running technique but not quite so great when it comes to writing style. However, the wealth of wisdom in his writings is worth working yourself through the less than spectacular writing style if you are interested in racing performance.
My opinion, so take with a grain of salt...
However, this book is plain awful. I am sure this never passed through the hands of a reputable publisher. Otherwise, it could never have been printed. It reads like the musings of a middle schooler, and has no appreciable outline or direction.
It does have some good running advice: train don't strain, etc. However, the good advice could be condensed into about 10 pages. I am extremely disappointed, that the running brain of this man could not be captured better. If a more experienced reader has any titles which may acquaint me (and others) with his work, I hope you will direct me to that work.
I asked for a refund from Amazon (have never done this) and hope it will be awarded. The book does have complete 26wk training schedules for everything from 5K to marathon- so I guess there is that....
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