Looking at negative reviews, it is not surprising this book doesn't work on Kindle (except perhaps on a large screen). However, the flexibound version works great, looks good, is a pleasure to read and, for me, will remain as a handy reference for many years.
The book covers a lot of physiology of running as basis for understanding injury prevention, role of stretching and strength exercises (which are all described and illustrated in full detail). Some of it is also useful for understanding more esoteric metrics appearing on exercise watches. In my view, this is what distinguishes this publication from many other training books.
The training section includes a good selection of training plans for usual distances (from 5K to marathon) and covers enough on training principles to adjust or design your own programme(s).
It is so refreshing to see a well thought-out and edited book for runners (DK publications often are). The list of people involved for its production speaks for itself; it is beautifully illustrated throughout and full of sensible, up-to-date and actionable information.
The Science of Running could easily become a full 5-star 'bible', with some treament of diet, age and sex - specific advice (e.g. how to monitor progress and fitness in untrained/older individuals), to help 'the back of the pack' runners too.
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (4 February 2020)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1465489576
- ISBN-13: 978-1465489579
- Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 1.9 x 23.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 621 g
- Customer Reviews: 38 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 205,591 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)