Lore Of Running by Timothy Noakes

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Redjeep!
Reviewed: 05 August 2013

Comprehensive

This is probably the most comprehensive book on any subject that I've ever read. Huge amount of detail on anything running related, especially anything health or fitness related. Challenges a lot of preconceptions such as hydration.
Don't buy it if you don't do detail. Minor OCD is probably a prerequisite.
Heavy (both as a read and physically).
My sons bought me this for Father's day and its the best running book I've ever seen. I'm still working my way through it.
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Redjeep! would recommend this product
Ali Booth
Reviewed: 18 February 2010

Very comprehensive and scientific approach to running. Tim Noake's life work in 952 pages! Fantastic theories!

Great reference book to have. People might say it's out of date but it is Noakes' lifes work, and has been updated several times. Exercise physiology principles and theories on energy systems, etc do not just go out of date after a several years. These are theories that have survived over the years without yet being disproved - until they are, the information on training in this will be up to date, and this book provides some of the best advice out there. Noakes' definitive running personality shines through his writing and is a book all true runners will absolutely appreciate.
Not for the casual runner.
The book meets the information demands of serious athletes. It provides comprehensive detail on human muscle physiology, and also provides great and easy to understand advice on training for any distance. A great book! You would battle to find better value for money than this!
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Love Lettuce
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.
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runnerman
Reviewed: 11 February 2010

If you need the bible of running, this its it.

If you really into your running and want to learn things you have never known, then this book is it. Now, unless you into technical detail and are prepared to read a large book. Its not ideal for the beginner but those who been in running for some years, race and maybe competitive too. But its full of information which can help your running. The training programs for 10k to ultras from some of the best. The advice given is well worth reading too.
The section on injuries is particularly interesting and learn't from this. Enjoyed reading and always refer to this book than any other.
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Lou7
Reviewed: 12 November 2009

VERY INFORMATIVE!

Lots of useful information.
Big book - takes forever to read!
Great - one of the better running books out there.
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