Great Running Book By Earl W. Fee

Hi! Folks,

I have been reading a truly excellent book on running that covers all aspects of training, and it includes lots of useful stuff for other sports (thanks for telling me about it, Pauline!). Highly recommended reading for triathletes, in my opinion!

Great Book By Earl W. Fee

Here are some of the things I like so far:

  1. Excellent introduction to the biochemistry of energetics as it relates to running.
  2. Early focus in the book on mental training.
  3. Lots of information on running form.
  4. Detailed encouragement for the incorporation of water running into your training program, and not just during recovery from injuries.
  5. Excellent advice on preparation of training plans, from sprints to marathons.
  6. The suggestion to use foot prints in the sand to determine stride length equality. I use such foot prints to determine foot fall and release based on a suggestion I read in Danny Dreyer’s booklet on Chi Running, and which he also mentioned in his blog. It never occurred to me to look at stride length using the sand pit. Great idea!
  7. Full of interesting anecdotes to make his points, most of which are based on personal experience or the experience of well know athletes.

That’s it for today. Got to ride before it’s too late.



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