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.