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Gripping the narrative is smooth and immediate almost effortless in its detail if occasionally breathless like a good fast run The New York Times Book Review Visionary American running coach Bob Larsen assembled a mismatched team of elite California runners the start of his decades long uest for championships Olympic glory and pursuit of the epic runIn the dusty hills above San Diego Bob Larsen became America's greatest running coach Starting with a ragtag group of high school cross country and track runners Larsen set out on a decades long uest to find the secret of running impossibly fast for longer distances than anyone thought possible Himself a former farm boy who fell into his track. This was a frustrating read for me The book had the potential for greatness Futterman examines what it takes to be a great distance runner why American distance runners were successful in the 1970 s declined to a nadir by the early 2000 s and are now enjoying a renaissance He uses running coach Bob Larsen as the starting point for his narrative arc The problem is that Futterman basically rehashes a bunch of material from other running books sort of like a mixtape There s bits and pieces from books by Deena Kastor Meb Kehflezighi Frank Shorter Phil Knight etc The narrative doesn t really cohere Futterman spends significant time discussing some obscure distance runners from the San Diego area in the 1970 s and then midway through those guys are dropped and the book becomes a digested version of the Meb biography Bob Larsen becomes almost a supporting character in a book that is ostensibly about him Interspersed throughout the book are Futterman s personal running vignettes which were not interesting and shared no commonality with the larger narrative of the book Futterman s third party omniscient you are there narrative set my teeth on edge If you are looking for a good running book of recent vintage check out Deena Kastor s Let Your Mind Run Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves occasionally breathless like a good fast run The New York Times Book Review Visionary American running coach Bob Larsen assembled a mismatched team Spieserye of elite California runners the start Feral of his decades long uest for championships Olympic glory and pursuit Krismis van Map Jacobs of the epic runIn the dusty hills above San Diego Bob Larsen became America's greatest running coach Starting with a ragtag group Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods of high school cross country and track runners Larsen set Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche out Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, on a decades long uest to find the secret Mensa Riddles Conundrums of running impossibly fast for longer distances than anyone thought possible Himself a former farm boy who fell into his track. This was a frustrating read for me The book had the potential for greatness Futterman examines what it takes to be a great distance runner why American distance runners were successful in the 1970 s declined to a nadir by the early 2000 s and are now enjoying a renaissance He uses running coach Bob Larsen as the starting point for his narrative arc The problem is that Futterman basically rehashes a bunch Julie of the Wolves of material from The Right Swipe other running books sort Touched of like a mixtape There s bits and pieces from books by Deena Kastor Meb Kehflezighi Frank Shorter Phil Knight etc The narrative doesn t really cohere Futterman spends significant time discussing some Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa obscure distance runners from the San Diego area in the 1970 s and then midway through those guys are dropped and the book becomes a digested version Ugly Fish of the Meb biography Bob Larsen becomes almost a supporting character in a book that is The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives ostensibly about him Interspersed throughout the book are Futterman s personal running vignettes which were not interesting and shared no commonality with the larger narrative Little Gods of the book Futterman s third party Der Schweizerische Robinson omniscient you are there narrative set my teeth Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 on edge If you are looking for a good running book The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats of recent vintage check Sylvia Pankhurst out Deena Kastor s Let Your Mind Run

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With a fascinating discourse of 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 to every runner a story of Larsen's triumphs from high school cross country meets to the founding of the cult favorite 70's running group the Jamul Toads from national championships to his long tenure as head coach at UCLA and from the secret training regimen of world champion athletes like Larsen's protg American Meb Keflezighi to victories at the New York and Boston Marathons as well as the Olympics Running to the Edge is a page turner a relentless crusade to run faster farthe. This was a very enjoyable book to read I like reading about running coaches and athletes back in the day This book focused on Coach Bob Larson based in San Diego and his running career and then his coaching career It was really neat to see how he recruited Meb Keflezighi for UCLA and ended up working with Coach Joe Vigil and Deena Kastor in the 2000s This book goes hand in hand with Deena Kastor s book Let Your Mind Run I have never been a fan of Nike This book sheds even light on the bad inner workings of Nike and how they treat their athletes Three times Bob Larson went to them to ask for funding for his athletes and all three times they turned him down His runners then went on to win national championships and Olympic medals without the financial backing of Nike or the amount that was a drop in the bucket for a company like Nike This book also explains how Nike treated Meb and his family and why he ended up being sponsored by Sketchers After Nike tried to screw Meb over in his contract he went on to win the Boston Marathon in 2014 and he was sponsored by Sketchers Matt Futterman also did a nice job weaving his own running stories into the book The story about the 86 year old woman who only started running around age 60 and then started completing marathons was very touching Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) of the science behind human running as well as a personal running narrative that follows Futterman's Zenith own checkered love affair with the sport The result is a narrative that will speak to every runner a story A Pale Light in the Black of Larsen's triumphs from high school cross country meets to the founding Signaler un problème of the cult favorite 70's running group the Jamul Toads from national championships to his long tenure as head coach at UCLA and from the secret training regimen Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves of world champion athletes like Larsen's protg American Meb Keflezighi to victories at the New York and Boston Marathons as well as the Olympics Running to the Edge is a page turner a relentless crusade to run faster farthe. This was a very enjoyable book to read I like reading about running coaches and athletes back in the day This book focused Spieserye on Coach Bob Larson based in San Diego and his running career and then his coaching career It was really neat to see how he recruited Meb Keflezighi for UCLA and ended up working with Coach Joe Vigil and Deena Kastor in the 2000s This book goes hand in hand with Deena Kastor s book Let Your Mind Run I have never been a fan Feral of Nike This book sheds even light Krismis van Map Jacobs on the bad inner workings Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods of Nike and how they treat their athletes Three times Bob Larson went to them to ask for funding for his athletes and all three times they turned him down His runners then went Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche on to win national championships and Olympic medals without the financial backing Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, of Nike Mensa Riddles Conundrums or the amount that was a drop in the bucket for a company like Nike This book also explains how Nike treated Meb and his family and why he ended up being sponsored by Sketchers After Nike tried to screw Meb Julie of the Wolves over in his contract he went The Right Swipe on to win the Boston Marathon in 2014 and he was sponsored by Sketchers Matt Futterman also did a nice job weaving his Touched own running stories into the book The story about the 86 year Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa old woman who Ugly Fish only started running around age 60 and then started completing marathons was very touching

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Career by accident Larsen worked through coaching high school junior college and college coaxing talented runners away from traditional sports as the running craze was in its infancy in the 60's and 70's On the arid trails and windy roads of California Larsen relentlessly sought the 'secret sauce' of speed and endurance that would catapult American running onto the national stage Running to the Edge is a riveting account of Larsen's journey and his uest to discover the unorthodox training secrets that would lead American runners elite and recreational to breakthroughs never imagined New York Times Deputy Sports Editor Matthew Futterman interweaves the dramatic stories of Larsen's runners. I will give it a 4 but probably a 35 for most people This book is much like a history of coaching running It goes into enough detail on training that most runners will be intrigued while non runners will be bored The cast of characters is vast and motley The truths shared about running are self assuring for me But I am a runner I am not sure this book would be appreciated by a non runner So in that way it has almost too narrow a scope unlike some other running narratives I have read


10 thoughts on “Running to the Edge

  1. says:

    This was a frustrating read for me The book had the potential for greatness Futterman examines what it takes to be a great distance r

  2. says:

    Drawing a direct line from coaching high school students to Olympic medalists and Boston Marathon winners NYT sports editor Matthew Futterman tells the story of coach Bob Larsen and his efforts to unlock the secrets of running far fast Thanks to a deft fast paced writing style and especially great characterizations that bring unh

  3. says:

    Loved this exploration of coach Bob Larsen's training methods So well written it reads like a novel My only uibble and it's a minor one is the author's own story interspersed throughout the book Fortunately those sections are short

  4. says:

    I will give it a 4 but probably a 35 for most people This book is much like a history of coaching running It goes into enough detail on training that most runners will be intrigued while non runners will be bored The cast o

  5. says:

    This book was all over the map for me I immensely enjoyed the sections on the Toads and their young runners Had the book been just about them and coach Bob Larson it would have been a five star read But the sections where the author

  6. says:

    weirdly IMO the subtitle is different on the book itself and in the tiny picture you can see on goodreads vs the alleged goodreads title A my

  7. says:

    This book was WONDERFUL perhaps my new favorite nonfiction running book of all time It weaves the tale of Bob Larsen coach with tales of his athletes ranging from a group of misfits in southern California in the 70s to Meb Keflezghi while also incorporating short essays on the author's experiences with running I got chills several times Feeling very lucky to have randomly encountered it on the new releases li

  8. says:

    This was a very enjoyable book to read I like reading about running coaches and athletes back in the day This book focused

  9. says:

    This is a great book even if you are not a runner

  10. says:

    Excellent book

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