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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 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 i Dictionary Of Dreams runners to breakthroughs never imagined Futterman interweaves the dramatic stories of Larsen's The Love of a Latino runners with a fascinating discourse on the science behind human Other Days, Other Eyes running as well as a personal Deception Island running narrative that follows Futterman's own checkered love affair with the sport The The Family result is a narrative that will speak I have never written a book The First Partition of Poland review before however Running to the Edge is a truly outstanding book that The Hero of Varay really captures the mind set and distance Palestrina and Other Plays running culture in San Diego during the 50s 60s and early 70s I know this because I was there in San Diego Blackmailed By Daddy racing and competing as a Cross Country distance उरलं सुरलं [Urla Surla] runner Mesa College State Championship 1964 SDSU NCAA College Div National Champions 1966 and 67 I knew of or Cock Tales ran Son of the Hero raced and trained with many of the The Alien Jigsaw runners mentioned in the first part of the book I also aran the Balboa 8 mile many times 16th in 1966 now in i

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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 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 Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury runner a story of Larsen's triumphs from high school cross country meets to the founding of the cult favorite 's How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim running group the Jamul Toads; from his long tenure as head coach at UCLA to the secret training The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) regimen of world champion athletes like Larsen's protg Meb Keflezighi Running to the Edge is a page turnera Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic relentless crusade to Earthfall (Homecoming, run faster farther I enjoyed this A Daddy for Christmas read and feel it was Banned in Britain remarkably well served by a man who understands the trials and tribulations that Hour of the Beast reside on the continuum between Dictionary Of Dreams runners high and injury The personal connection is woven deeply into the story

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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 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 hotbe


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

  2. says:

    I was intrigued by the sample in the NY Times so I decided to purchase There are some compelling stories especiall

  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 but to say that he devised some secret sauce or that he held some singular vision for coaching distance runners

  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 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

  5. says:

    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 Cham

  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 resi

  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 tec

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