Top positive review
The Encyclopaedia of Running
on February 18, 2014
This book is the ultimate resource for long distance runners (10 km to 100km)(6 miles to 60 miles.) For those in Canada and US who are unfamiliar with Dr. Tim Noakes, himself an avid runner, he has spent most of his career researching running and sport injuries in South Africa. The program and guidance in this book took me, as with thousands of others, from an overweight non-runner to successful completion of the 88km Comrades marathon in South Africa, in 52 weeks, at age 30.
There are also programs for competitive athletes. Highly recommended for both novices and experts, and written in understandable non-academic style. Very higly recommended. Just be careful on the chapter about carbo-loading. Tim Noakes has subsequently changed his opinion on the benefits of carbo-loading as being dependent on each person's insulin resistance.