How did Dean Karnazes’ heritage influence his running? Both his maternal and paternal roots are in Greece, and are known for both their resilience and tranquil way of life. Karnazes’s genetic linkage is also distinguished by abnormally enlarged, bifurcated calf muscles. Growing up, did Dean Karnazes run? Yes, Karnazes did run, winning a mile race … Continue reading The Road to Sparta by Dean Karnazes: Book Review
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Run Like Duck by Mark Atkinson: Book Review
This book review of Run Like Duck by Mark Atkinson answers the 15 most important questions every runner should know.What is Run Like Duck?Run Like Duck is an autobiographical book, which details the running journey of UK’s Mark Atkinson.When was Run Like Duck published?The paperback was published on 15 November 2018 by Sandstone Press.Who is … Continue reading Run Like Duck by Mark Atkinson: Book Review
6 Elements to Improve Endurance Running
The best tips about athletic performance I learnt from reading Alex Hutchinson's 2018 book 'Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance'.
Outlasting Ultra Pain for Great Causes
Discover the incredible runs "Karno" has completed and the reason his pain is worth experiencing.
Solutions to the Uphill Battle of Ultramarathons
Read more about the ultramarathon exploits of British radio personality Vassos Alexander in his book 'Running up that Hill'.
Adventure Racing Dog
Read my review of Mikael Lindnord's book 'Arthur' about a personal connection between a stray dog and elite adventure racer.
How to Run
My book review of 'How to Run' by former winner of London Marathon, Hugh Jones.
Advice to Optimise Your Running
The best advice from the book 'Running Science' edited by John Brewer.
Famous Contributions of Sir R Bannister
Read my book review of Sir Roger Bannister's autobiography, Twin Tracks.
Why Everyone Should Consider Running
Read my review of 'Get Running', an informative and comprehensive running book by Matt Roberts.
Mitigating the Challenges of Ultramarathons
Read my book review of Jason Robillard's unorthodox ultramarathon guide 'Never Wipe Your Ass with a Squirrel'.
Embracing the Fear of Ultramarathons
Read the down-to-earth story of James Adams, an ultramarathon from Britain, who authored 'Running and Stuff'.
Advice and Benefits of Running Off-Road
Learn important advice from former elite fell runner Sarah Rowell in my review of her book 'Off-Road Running'.
The Meaningful History of Running
Read how running has changed over time according to the intriguing facts I extracted from Paul Owen's book 'For the Love of Running'.
Alternative Measures of Running Success
Read my review of Lisa Jackson's book 'Your Pace or Mine?', which details her journey from fearing exercise to embracing marathons and fellow runners.
New Advice from Neuroscience
Read my review of Amit Katwala's insightful book 'The Athletic Brain'.
Expert Advice from Ultrarunner Lisa Tamati
Read what I extracted from Lisa's extraordinary ultrarunning adventures detailed in her book 'Running to Extremes'.
Book Review: Marathon Man by Rob Young
Read my book review of 'Marathon Man' by Rob Young and discover the astonishing feats of endurance he accomplished.
Usain Bolt in his Own Words
Understand how the sprinter Usain Bolt became a legend and the lessons that runners can take from him.
Book Review: ‘Keep on Running’ by Phil Hewitt
I summarise the valuable experiences marathon addict Phil Hewitt outlines in his book 'Keep on Running'.
Book Review: ‘Finding Gobi’ by Dion Leonard
Read my book review of 'Finding Gobi' by Dion Leonard and discover his incredible running adventure with his small dog.
Book Review: ‘Swim Bike Run’ by Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee
Learn from the talented triathlete duo the Brownlee Brothers in my book review od 'Swim Bike Run'.
Book Review: ‘A Life Without Limits’ by Chrissie Wellington
Read my book review of 'A Life Without Limits' written by former World Triathlon Champion Chrissie Wellington.
Book Review: ‘Adventureman’ by Jamie McDonald
Read my book review of 'Adventureman', the incredible story of how and why Jamie McDonald ran across Canada.