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Road to the Top: A Systematic Approach to Training Distance Runners [Hardcover]

Joe I. Vigil


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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Morning Star Communications (November 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1880047349
  • ISBN-13: 978-1880047347
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 19.6 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 816 g

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Amazon.com: 4.9 out of 5 stars  7 reviews
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Road to the Top: how to order immediately Oct. 11 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Send $32.95 and your mailing address to:
Joe Vigil
292 N. Cedar Crest Dr.
Green Valley, AZ 85614
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ordering Information Dec 28 2010
By Gavin Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Per Dr. Joe Vigil, the cost is actually 24.95 + 3.00 P&H, total $27.95. NOT $32.95
Send check for $27.95 and your mailing address to:
Joe I Vigil Dr
292 N. Cedar Crest Dr.
Green Valley, AZ 85614
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Road to the Top: A High School Coach's Perspective Aug. 1 2000
By Tom Durbin - Published on Amazon.com
Vigil is a legend among coaches and he puts his 30+ years of research and wisdom into this book. For the average runner or coach without a science background, it may seem overwhelming with the amount of scientific data discussed. However, once you have a basic understanding of what he is talking about, the material and workouts become clear. His formula for success obviously works and after he breaks it down it can be adapted to fit any level of runner.
Vigil discusses all aspects of running, from trainig to mental preparation. He also describes how he has motivated and molded runners to do things they never thought possible. This is an excellent book for the coach who is trying to develop a total program that helps young people develop into runners and all well rounded young adults.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Experience mailing to Dr. Vigil Aug. 31 2013
By Roger White - Published on Amazon.com
I decide to verify the address using white pages and confirmed it is his address. I mailed a check for $40. About 7 days later my brand new copy arrived, and a note about the cost of the book is $24.95 + $5 S/H. He sent back a $10 bill, with a note explaining the cost breakdown. Inside the cover was nice personalized note and his signature.

The book itself is great, with many workout progressions listed for various events. There is some physiology involved but nothing requiring a degree to read. I also have his 800/1500m workout DVD, and find the book and video make a nice companion to my endurance collection.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST way to order this! Dec 16 2011
By J. Khoe - Published on Amazon.com
I was a bit skeptical about sending a check to someone without any communication but, the various Amazon prices were ridiculously high. So, I took the chance and sent out the check w/my address and a request for him to autograph it to my son. Dr Vigil actually called me from AZ to confirm the name I wanted the autograph personalized to. It was a pleasant conversation and he wrote an uplifting note with his autograph. DON'T hesitate to purchase from the address in the review. Using "snail mail" to and from I received it in about 10 days.

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