Daniels' Running Formula by Jack Daniels

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Pammie*
Reviewed: 16 September 2009

TRULY A RUNNERS BIBLE

Fantastic everything you need to know about running Jack really knows his stuff
some parts esp the scientific theory you need the read a few times to understand
Thoroughly a good book if you only had one book this would be my choice whether you were a 800m runner or a marathoner Jack caters for you all
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Niku Millott
Reviewed: 27 August 2007

A COMPETITIVE-RUNNER'S BEST FRIEND!

This book has everything a competitive runner needs to read, and read again if needs be. Technical-talk along with interesting professional-runners profiles, makes this book hard to put-down. The book is well broken-down into relevant sections, making it easy to use for a quick reference. The season planner, and training-plans are highly-usable; flexible to match any timeline you want to work to; and anybody who wants to improve.
A couple of the chapters are a little too-american coach specific, but the content remains interesting. Possibly a too-technical for complete beginners, as there is lot of science in this book.
I have been using Daniel's Running Formula for developing all of my training plans for the last two years plus. And I have made some great improvements in marathon times. I would recommend this book to anyone looking to improve, coaches, and everyone interested in the science of it all.
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colin williamson
Reviewed: 26 January 2007

THE ONLY BOOK YOU'LL NEED IF YOU'RE SEROUS ABOUT TRAINING,

Jack Daniel's book is the original source of so many training plans for runners whether they're sprinters, middle distance runners or marathoners. He explains, in great detail, why you need intervals, reps and long, slow, steady runs. Best of all, from his VDOT tables you can translate your best recent race times into the ideal speeds for every training run you go out on. From this you can work out a detailed training plan that is specifically for you. So you can become your own personal coach, all you have to do then is get out there and do it.
This book is not a light read!! If you don't like numbers and graphs and tables, you'll hate it, but if you enjoy the theory behind training plans, it's brilliant.
Jack Daniels has distilled his proven training methods from his many years' experience as a top coach of elite runners. His book is one of the coaches' "bibles" and so many of the RW training plans have their roots in Jack Daniels.
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