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  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 person

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    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 accomplished Jamal Toads won a National Championship along with coach Bob Larsen and his long relationshi

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    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 book.First let me say that I think Coach Bob Larsen is a terrific coach who deserves to have his

  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 running fast Ma

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    I have never written a book review before however Running to the Edge is a truly outstanding book that really captures the mind set and distance running culture in San Diego during the 50s., 60s, and early 70s I know this because I was there in San Diego racing and competing as a Cross Country distance runner (Mesa College State Championship, 1964; SDSU NCAA College Div National Champions 1966 and 67) I knew of or ran,, raced an

  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 athletes.Highly 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 maybe want to love running.

  10. says:

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

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Northodox 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 to PDFEPUB or running narrative that follows Futterman's own checkered love affair with the sport The result is a narrative that will speak. I have never written a book review before however Running to the Edge is a truly outstanding book that really captures the mind set and distance running culture in San Diego during the 50s 60s and early 70s I know this because I was there in San Diego racing and competing as a Cross Country distance runner Mesa College State Championship 1964 SDSU NCAA College Div National Champions 1966 and 67 I knew of or ran raced and trained with many of the runners mentioned in the first part of the book I also aran the Balboa 8 mile many times 16th in 1966 now in it s 65th year and the oldest run in San Diego San Diego was a place where many great runners grew up and raced If you want to get a real feeling for what distance running during this time period was like when only serious distance runners wore running shoes when there were no finish T shirts no finisher medals only place medals to the top

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

The story of the Edge Kindle #213 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 u. 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 but to say that he devised some secret sauce or that he held some singular vision for coaching distance runners is just not correct There were lots of great coaches all over the US in the 60 s and 70 s and there were lots of great runners who were essentially self coached And while San Diego was a hotbed of talent there were also hotbeds of talent in Florida Philly Boston Oregon and elsewhereSo that s the first big criticism of this book The other big criticism could be described as death by a thousand paper cuts or in this case death by a thousand little inaccuracies that call into uestion the accuracy of the book as a whole To name just a few US distance

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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 to the Edge A Band PDF 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.. 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