Daniels' Running Formula-2nd Edition Paperback – Nov 3 2004
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""This book is a fine example of the perfection that the running world has come to expect from Jack Daniels. Well thought out, concise, and purposeful, it embodies the training programs of time-proven principles that enhanced my own running performances. Simply put, Daniels' formula works. This book is a must read for every runner and coach interested in achieving peak performance."
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"This book is a fine example of the perfection that the running world has come to expect from Jack Daniels. Well thought out, concise, and purposeful, it embodies the training programs of time-proven principles that enhanced my own running performances. Simply put, Daniels formula works. This book is a must read for every runner and coach interested in achieving peak performance."
Jim Ryun Former world record holder880 yds, mile, and 1500m Three-time Olympian
"Great book! Its organization and explanations are long overdue. The book is full of technical information that is reader friendly. A huge bonus is the anecdotal information that is most helpful in understanding a variety of issues related to running."
Joan Benoit Samuelson Two-time Boston Marathon champion Gold medalist, 1984 Olympic womens marathon
"Whether you are a beginning runner or an aspiring Olympian, Jack Daniels formulas can help you achieve your full potential with the least risk of injury or illness along the way."
Alberto Salazar 1980 and 1984 U.S. Olympic Marathon team member 6-time U.S. National Champion in long distance events --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Every runner knows the terms like Repetitions, Intervals, Marathon, Easy (or recovery) pace, but nobody knows what it is and how fast it is.
For the first time I found in this book which time corresponds to each one of these paces (according to my current fitness).
Even if you are not too interested to know all the physiological details on running, stress and recovery, it is worth of trying to understand the benefits of each pace.
So, once again, if I had to keep only one book on running I own - this would be The One.
I have read and reread this book many times and recently really begun to understand that there are exact times that must be run for each training cycle. If the athlete runs faster or slower he will be in a different training cycle and will not be running what the coach designed for that day. It is critical for intervals and reps days especially. Coach Daniels sets out the pace and the recovery for each athlete to follow. If the coach and the athlete follows the plan, there will be a marked improvement in performance.
This book is very important for the kid [and coach] who wants to push daily. It will help them to realize that they must train at the correct pace [not faster or slower] to get the desired effect. Harder workouts will not achieve the desired effect.
During my "come-back" I sketched on a training program based on my previous experiences. But to get some external input to my training program I ordered Jack Daniel's "Daniel's Running Formula" and I found it very valuable. It explained things and I found especially the VDOT tables very usefult to base my training pace upon. I would like to say: -it's all about speed when it comes to training. Not as fast as possible, but the RIGHT speed. Jack Daniel's explain why and what the right speed is.
After reading this book I can clearly say that I know *why* I should perform the particular intervall and at what speed, etc.
It all makes sence!
PS. I can also recommend "Road Racing for Serious Runners" by Pete Pfitzinger, Scott Douglas. DS.
First of all, Daniels has done his homework, both on the track and in the lab. He is a practical coach who also has serious exercise physiology credientials. There is no mumbo-jumbo and no personality cult stuff happening here. This book is NOT about Jack Daniels, but about the science and art of training.
Second, the racing and training pace charts alone are worth the price of the book: nowhere else will you find a way to link your current race fitness to pacing for easy, anaerobic threshold and VO2-max workouts -all of which are explained with great clarity for us laymen and women.
Third, Daniels' guidelines for different events are neither so vague that they leave the reader still wondering what to do tomorrow, nor so precise and specific and/or personal (a la the Peter Coe book) as to preclude any adaptation to your personal situation.
If you want to be a better runner, you have to be a smarter runner, and this book will take you at least part of the way there.
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Terrible book. Would never recommend it. Nothing is in laymen s termsPublished 23 months ago by chead98
I'm writing this review a couple of days after managing to qualify for the Boston Marathon with a sub 3:15 personal best thanks to this fantastic book. Read morePublished on Oct. 15 2013 by Paul
Overall, it wasn't a bad read. The language was a little too casual for my tastes. The methods apply to elite athletes, there wasn't too much useful information for beginners or... Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2013 by Eric Gee
This book is well balanced, not too technical, not too scientific and give a lot of good tools for runners. Read morePublished on Oct. 19 2012 by Alain Roy
After reading the long and boring "Lore of running" by Timothy Noakes, I realized that even though I learned a lot I really didn't know where to go training wise. Read morePublished on May 19 2012 by Seb
Jack Daniel's writes a good book. Good to read, even better to use ongoing as a reference. Technical enough but still readable by the novice.
Inspirational. Read more
This book will simply improve your race times. It is well written and clear, yet with enough leeway in it's presentation as to be suitable for all runners. Read morePublished on Sept. 28 2004 by L. Behan
Coach Daniels presents a clear guide to training with stated reasons for each type of run that I have not seen else where. He definately has a good track record as a coach. Read morePublished on June 16 2004