The first edition of Heart Monitor Training for the Compleat Idiot was widely hailed as the first clear and cogent explanation of heart monitor training for runners. In 1996 using the training principles in this book, Parker finished the 100th running of the Boston Marathon, at age 50, in 2:58:45.As a masters triathlete, he has been ranked nationally, and has completed an Olympic distance triathlon in 2:09:15.
Parker has written for Runner's World, Running Times, The Runner, Ultrasport, Outside, and other magazines. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
Brought to go with my FT4 and proved a great buy. Features lots of training plans for all different levels, author is well knowledge and plans really do work. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lucy Annoymous
I bought this to use with my heart monitor, as I wanted to avoid variations in shape, like when you binge run one day and need several days to recover after that. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Wanderer75
I thought that either HR training was so obvious that why do you need a book about it, or that it was unnecessary. After all I've trained without one for years. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bookwormrunner
When I bought my Garmin 110 and heart rate monitor I had no idea about training to heart rate and why I should bother. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sog
Is easy to understand and helps you use your heart rate monitor correctly. I only used this plan for a short amount of time and I could notice the difference. Read morePublished 20 months ago by P
I spent 30 years pacing myself by feel alone and never running more than 3 times per week. I have a research background, so when a friend recommended this book late last year I... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mr. R. I. Lilley
I have owned a heart rate monitor for years but not got the best out of it. When I purchased the new Garmin 6 series I bought this book to use alongside it. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Robin
John L Parker is a genius!
I had the chance to read this book yesterday after a few weeks. Read more