As a lifelong student of the sport of running I have always been excited about the promise of learning from the great athletes and coaches in the sport. Some of the standout books that come to mind:
- Greg McMillan’s “You-only faster” is a fantastic workbook for anyone wanting to understand the process of designing a sound training schedule and the rationale behind it
- Peter Greif’s “For running life” (sorry, German only, at this time, though I might offer to translate it since it is so good) is a complete compendium of wisdom about anything you ever needed to know about the marathon.
- Scott Jurek’s “Eat and Run” is more cook book and biography than training guide but very readable and fascinating
- Haile’s “Running with Haile Gebrselassie” (also in German, only…) had a lot of promise but ultimately fell short in revealing all the secrets of the sacred master
Enter Meb with his book to be released days before the Boston marathon, I have long preordered it and snug around its AMAZON.COM page and today, at last, they published the “Look Inside” online preview:
I have just scanned through it and the contents seem to be highly promising: a comprehensive personal account of his running experience with tons of well-meant advice to us- cannot wait for this to be revealed.