Reviewed: 14 February 2010
This book is a definitive guide to running physiology, training, injury and psychology.
Extremely detailed, but divided into chapters and sub paragraphs so that the information is easy to digest.
Presents a range of sports science theory before proposing a hypothesis, allowing the reader to evaluate the information for themself.
Written by a research doctor with an infectious passion for running and a detailed knowledge of the science behind it.
One of those books that makes you want to go out and run!
Very long (although well broken down, as identified above).
Can be a little dry in places as it contains a lot of technical information.
I love this book. It's probably not well suited to someone with a casual interest in running as it's very detailed and thorough. However, if you are serious about understanding the process of running and how you can improve your performance, this book will become a constant reference guide.