E-book Review: 'Running Faster' by David Murrie

E-book Review: ‘Running Faster’ by David Murrie


This reference e-book is about training to run faster using researched

and tested methods and principles. It is for runners, athletes, games

players and sports coaches that want to train speed effectively for their

sport or event, using good evidence and experienced practice.”

This is taken from the introduction to this new e-book, part of the Applied Sports Science series, by renowned sports scientist, coach, academic and specialist in performance analysis and conditioning – Dave Murrie – someone I have worked with since 1997.

This isn’t so much a text book but a 47 page summary, an overview of all the key points to be aware of, under a range of areas that need to be considered when training for more speed.

That speed development might be for a range of games players looking for game-specific speed, out and out sprinters, the middle distance athlete or for those involved in marathon and beyond in to ultra marathon events.

Liberally illustrated throughout and with “Key Points” highlighted in all the different areas this is an easy book to get to grips with and will appeal to the scientist, coach or sports person alike.

Short chapters including “Sprinting faster”, “Environmental considerations of training”, “What is your speed training designed to achieve?” and “Summary of training methods to run faster (for longer)” indicate the range of areas covered by this small but highly focussed volume.

As spring approaches and racing calenders start to bulge, now would be a good time to spend a very few pounds to delve into the subject of speed – something that every one needs, to some extent – whatever their sport or racing distance. I recommend “Running Faster” to you.

William Sichel

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