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Running to the Edge: A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed

The story of visionary American running coach Bob Larsen's mismatched team of elite California runners who would win championships and Olympic glory in a decades long pursuit of the epic run In the dusty hills above San Diego Bob Larsen became America's greatest running coach Running to the Edge is a riveting account of Larsen's journey and his uest to discover the I started Running to the Edge the moment it arrived in my mailbox and couldn t put it down Futterman does an excellent job explaining his personal joys and whys of running as an amateur runner himself You can t help but feel his enthusiasm as he trains and competes in races vignettes that are interspersed amongst the book s main narrative I knew nothing about the subject of the book Coach Bob Larsen until I started reading but what a worthy subject he is Coach Larsen was driven by his own personal uest to get faster something every runner craves and he eschewed accepted training methods popular at the time to test out his theories on an otherwise unlikely band of runners the misfits in the subtitle Ultimately he climbs to the highest levels of the sport as coach of the UCLA and Olympic long distance running teams I don t want to give away those keys he unlocks because Futterman does an excellent job of taking you along on Coach Larsen s journey as well as getting inside the heads of many of the runners he trained over the decades I felt like I was pounding the pavement right along with them and it made me want to lace up my running shoes and head out I recommend this book to any runner casual or competitive who is looking for a great read along with the insight and motivation it offers Mon patron voulait que je tape les seins nus pursuit of the epic run In the dusty hills above San Diego Bob Larsen became America's greatest running coach Running to the Edge is a riveting account of Larsen's journey and his uest to discover the I started Running to the Edge the moment it arrived in my mailbox and couldn t His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch put it down Futterman does an excellent job explaining his The Doctors Dating Bargain personal joys and whys of running as an amateur runner himself You can t help but feel his enthusiasm as he trains and competes in races vignettes that are interspersed amongst the book s main narrative I knew nothing about the subject of the book Coach Bob Larsen until I started reading but what a worthy subject he is Coach Larsen was driven by his own The Collection personal uest to get faster something every runner craves and he eschewed accepted training methods Whispers of Feathers popular at the time to test out his theories on an otherwise unlikely band of runners the misfits in the subtitle Ultimately he climbs to the highest levels of the sport as coach of the UCLA and Olympic long distance running teams I don t want to give away those keys he unlocks because Futterman does an excellent job of taking you along on Coach Larsen s journey as well as getting inside the heads of many of the runners he trained over the decades I felt like I was Mount série tome 3 - L'empire du mal pounding the Entrepreneurial Vernacular pavement right along with them and it made me want to lace up my running shoes and head out I recommend this book to any runner casual or competitive who is looking for a great read along with the insight and motivation it offers

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To every runner a story of Larsen's triumphs from high school cross country meets to the founding of the cult favorite 's running group the Jamul Toads; from his long tenure as head coach at UCLA to the secret training regimen of world champion athletes like Larsen's protg Meb Keflezighi Running to the Edge is a page turnera relentless crusade to run faster farther A running book for runners The main trail of the book is a very well told story but also includes side tracks of running and life philosophy mixed with scientific facts Thoroughly enjoyable reading experience for those who love running or maybe want to love running

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Unorthodox training secrets that would lead American runners to breakthroughs never imagined Futterman interweaves the dramatic stories of Larsen's runners with a fascinating discourse on the science behind human running as well as a personal running narrative that follows Futterman's own checkered love affair with the sport The result is a narrative that will speak WARNING I am very biased I have been coaching young distance runners for 30 years I love the sport and it s lore I eat this stuff up This is the story of Bob Larsen his Toads and a life long devotion to running fast Matthew Futterman tells the story and sprinkles in tidbits related to his own adventures in the world of runners The first half of the book is set in the 1970s with the Toads and the second half is devoted to the journey of the incomparable Meb Keflezighi THIS IS A GREAT READ If you are reading this review then you need to BUY THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW


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10 thoughts on “Running to the Edge: A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed

  1. says:

    I started Running to the Edge the moment it arrived in my mailbox and couldn't put it down Futterman does an excellent job explaining his personal joys and whys of running as an amateur runner himself You can't help but feel his enthusiasm as he trains and competes in races vignettes that are interspersed amongst the book's main narrative I knew nothing about the subject of the book Coach Bob Larsen until I started re

  2. says:

    I was intrigued by the sample in the NY Times so I decided to purchase There are some compelling stories especially how the unknown but accom

  3. says:

    This is the first time I have ever written an review but I was moved to do so because I was so disappointed in this bookFirst let me say that I think Coach Bob Larsen is a terrific coach who deserves to have his story told

  4. says:

    WARNING I am very biased I have been coaching young distance runners for 30 years I love the sport and it’s lore I eat this stuff up This is the story of Bob Larsen his Toads and a life long devotion to runnin

  5. says:

    I have never written a book review before however Running to the Edge is a truly outstanding book that really cap

  6. says:

    Fantastic Book The stories within the book give you a sense of the pioneer spirit of the Toads and gives you an insight into how the ‘mind over body’ is a necessity for top athletesHighly recommended

  7. says:

    Efficiently dispatched overseas for a gift

  8. says:

    I enjoyed this read and feel it was remarkably well served by a man who understands the trials and tribulations that reside on the continuum between runners high and injury The personal connection is woven deeply into the story

  9. says:

    A running book for runners The main trail of the book is a very well told story but also includes side tracks of running and life philosophy mixed with scientific facts Thoroughly enjoyable reading experience for those who love running or may

  10. says:

    It’s not as engaging as I would have thought Could have had better suggested tricks to improve running Using various techniues

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