Sunday, December 18, 2011

Book review for Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons by Bryon Powell

Relentless Forward Progress A Guide to Running Ultramarathons by Bryon Powell

I read this book with a highlighter pen. You might be wondering why someone who has experience running ultras already is doing reading this book, but I've been learning that you never quit learning to run and I learned from the book. I really enjoyed it.

The book starts out talking about the ultramarathon, what it is and why you should run one and when is a good time to attempt one. The book goes on to talk about training pace, what your weekly mileage should before attempt to train for an ultra, the 10% rule, speaks a lot on speed training and how and why speed trainin
is not necessary for an ultra, recovery, tapering, cross training, burnout, over-training, heat and cold training, altitude training, course specifics-road running, trail running, running up or down hills, has training schedules for a 50K through a 100 miles and talks a little about each distance, it even talks about staying safe on the trails, hydration and electrolytes, fueling, nutrition, injuries, feet care, choosing your first ultra, race day strategies, bare foot running, ultramarathon gear and other extreme adventures. The book also has a lot of neat passages from experienced ultramarathon runners.

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