Lore of Running

Lore of Running gives you incomparable detail on physiology, training, racing, injuries, world class athletes, and races.Author Tim Noakes blends the expertise of a physician and research scientist with the passion of a dedicated runner to answer the most pressing questions for those who are serious about the sport How your body systems respond to training, the effects ofLore of Running gives you incomparable detail on physiology, training, racing, injuries, world class athletes, and races.Author Tim Noakes blends the expertise of a physician and research scientist with the passion of a dedicated runner to answer the most pressing questions for those who are serious about the sport How your body systems respond to training, the effects of different training methods, how to detect and avoid overtraining, and genetic versus trainable potential How to train for the 10K up through ultramarathon with detailed programs from Noakes and several leading running experts How to prevent and treat injuries, increase your strength and flexibility, and use proper nutrition for weight control and maximum performanceYou ll also find a candid analysis of supplements and ergogenic effects and training aids The book includes new interviews with 10 world class runners who share their secrets to success and longevity in the sport Features on legendary figures and events in running history provide fascinating insights.And that s just scratching the surface Lore of Running is not only the biggest and best running publication on the planet It s the one book every runner should own.
Lore of Running Lore of Running gives you incomparable detail on physiology training racing injuries world class athletes and races Author Tim Noakes blends the expertise of a physician and research scientist wi

  • Title: Lore of Running
  • Author: Tim Noakes
  • ISBN: 9780873229593
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Lore of Running”

    1. I found the 3rd edition to be thorough and excellent. The 4th edition refined a few points, expanded others, and toned down what might be considered controversial condemnation of fad diets. This is my basic running reference which I refer to for any serious running question. Although I bought it almost a decade, I continue to pull it off the shelf to answer questions. It is just so much more complete than other running books. "The marathon is less a physical event than a spiritual encounter. In [...]

    2. This book has an amazing amount of information - more probably than some will want. Medical information, running history, many current popular training methods, treating injuries, eating, drinking, and much more. If you only own one running book this probably should be it.Highly recommended for the scientific runner.

    3. Noakes is the fearless, relentless and indispensable expert on our sport. There is so much in this book. You'll go to it if you're exploring lengthening your tempo runs, or turning your focus to 5Ks, or wondering what mitochondria have to do with it all or feeling tenderness in your Achilles but you'll also go to it just because you love running and you want to read again about the training that brought Zatopek to that mind-bending 5000/10000/marathon triple-gold ridiculousness at Helsinki in 1 [...]

    4. The bible of distance running. No one would ever read it straight through, but if you're serious about understanding your body and getting better, you should own it. Reads like a review of the academic literature at times, but also contains pages of engrossing stories and examples from the training of world class athletes.

    5. Haven't read the entire thing, but this is the most comprehensive book about running EVER! Great, scientific information.

    6. I would have assumed the author of this book was arrogant due to the title had I not met him and if I hadn’t ever read the book. Insightful, honest and self-deprecating but if you tend towards neuroticism - read this only as a reference book - read as one would a normal book on running this becomes harrowing.

    7. I have to say that I believe there is no book that comes even remotely close to this book as far as expounding on running research. Its large size is daunting at first. It's not for casual reading. But if you want to learn what scientists have discovered over the past century about running, this is excellent. The author is well respected (sits on editorial boards for well regarded academic journals, is long-time faculty at University of Cape Town, has an MD, has run marathons and ultramarathons, [...]

    8. This book answered a lot of questions I had as a runner. Especially concerning food & fluid intake, training methods, and problems like injuries and overtraining. As an older runner I also found it informative that he carefully documented a gradual decline in running speed with age--there's no way around that so we might as well get used to it.But I thought that Noakes is fixated on the elites, who arguably are "different" from recreational runners. He goes into incredible detail about every [...]

    9. First off, I should qualify my poor rating of this book as not a reflection of the book itself, which is well written and researched, with superb advice, and some serious exercise physiology education. Tim Noakes is one of the true epic modern exercise physiologists today and one of the most prolific writers to boot! The book overall is probably a great starting place for new SERIOUS runners. Folks who want to achieve their best, whatever that best might be, not for someone want to run for fun. [...]

    10. My fave for totally geeking out about running, which you would think (and you'd be right) is pretty dang simple. Noakes is just kind of kooky in an endearing way: Bernd Heinrich in a lab coat. But there's useful stuff in here, for sure.

    11. Thebook for the serious runner. No matter level or goals, this is the reference work for everyone. Incredibly comprehensive and detailed.

    12. This book has WAY more information on running than most people would ever wanna know! I find it as a useful "encyclopedia" of sorts if I have a running question.

    13. Many practical suggestions how to run properly. Based on many-many researches, the author analyzed the best athletes in the world.Recommended for every runner. IMHO - the original version is too long, for non-professional athletes short version would be enough.

    14. En stor bok, også i overført betydning. Svært interessant og omfangsrikt innhold.Allikevel får jeg etterhvert utover i kapitlene en gryende følelse av mr. Noakes rir sine kjepphester for langt. Uten at det nødvendigvis er gale opplysninger, så kan selv disse veldokumenterte påstandene bli tvilsomme. Jeg kan trekke frem noen punkter som jeg mener at ikke alle "sider av saken" blir like godt belyst:The Central Governor Theory (CGT) ) - uhyre interessant og nyttig apporach, men den er kansk [...]

    15. This is a veritable encyclopedia of running and all things related to running: training, racing, injuries, illnesses, running history, nutrition; just everything under the sun. It is the most comprehensive running book perhaps in existence. The only thing is that it's old. It was first written in the 70s or 80s, I think? Last updated in the 1990's, which is still a pretty long time ago, and you can tell. It's definitely dated, but there is still some good stuff in here.I read it in pieces (you h [...]

    16. This book is clearly designed for competitive runners or trainers, but even if you are just running for fun and like to read scientific texts, you will find detailed answers on physiology, training, nutrition, injury prevention, history of running competitionsIf you are just looking for tips, maybe Lore of running isn't the right book to start with. I would recommend Daniels' Running Formula which has a scientific approach too (but in a less detailed way) and doesn't focus on competition only, o [...]

    17. The bible. Noakes has since gone off the deep end a bit with his low-carb evangelism, which is unfortunate because this book is truly a wonderful collection of running information. He has a section that basically collates all the different training schedules, from Pitzfiner to Daniels. That alone is worth a peruse. Personally, the section that was most helpful to me as a runner was the marathon section. When I was preparing for my first marathon, what struck me most was his pointing out that it [...]

    18. Having read through several physiology text books filtering out topics of interest to a runner, I have found this book very helpful to answer questions that most runners would ask at some point or another. It is an excellent source of summarised research, however as I read it I can't help but think the author is also using the book as a platform to evangelise the "Central Governor" model. Still not a bad thing, just need to keep it in mind. It is still the best of its kind and a must for any ser [...]

    19. This is my running bible. This books made so much sense from a personal point of view. Anatomy of a long distance runner vs a sprinter's anatomy. Also, how genes play a major role in our performance and how can we turn nature to our favor not against it. There is so much going on inside your body when you're running. Good explanation on physiology and body biochemistry. If you're a serious athlete, i highly suggest you pick up this book and start reading it today. Fascinating book!

    20. The running bible. This monster of a book covers everything from muscle function to diets and even has a chapter dedicated to children and running. I had no idea Lore of Running provided such thorough coverage of the sport/hobby/profession. More of a reference book than a front to back reading, the topics in Lore of Running might make a rookie runner's head spin but it offers the nooks and crannies experienced runners will devour.

    21. The science can be pretty intense at times, but this book has it all. Very interesting to read the career summaries of many of the great names in running history. Also to find out that there are only so many fast marathons that the body can deliver, and how less is more is the key to longetivty in the sport.

    22. This is a textbook. At 1,000 pages, it is very dense, I am only able to read about 3 pages at a time, using a highlighter and making notes. But FULL of information explaining how your muscles work, and respond to training- all the way down to to each individual fiber. Covers almost any question you could possibly have. Great book!

    23. I was given this book by a marathoner to learn more about running. It's a rather in depth book that is some times over my head. This is an outdated version as well but it does have some good information in it. Coaches and professional runners would probably get more out of this book.

    24. excellent review on physiology and a lot of myths and misconceptions I've heard from amateur athletes all my life. recommend for anyone interested in physical care or starting a sincere running regimen.

    25. What I thought about this book is that this is the end all be all for runners in my opinion. It covers everything you ever wanted to know about running. I recommend it for any runner or coach with a passion for running. Like a bible for runner's :)

    26. This book isn't solely for runners. If you're curious how the body responds to exercise - both physically and psychologically - then this book might interest you. Incredibly comprehensive though a little outdated in the shoe department.

    27. This is a must have for runners. I would consider it the running Bible. You may never read it cover to cover, but you will use it over and over again!

    28. Noakes theories on the limiting factors in VO2max are well evidenced and reasoned. Interesting and a must read for any exercise physiologist.

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