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Bookwormrunner

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (15 of 17)
Location: UK
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 276,511 - Total Helpful Votes: 15 of 17
Heart Monitor Training for the Compleat Idiot by John L. Parker
5.0 out of 5 stars This is so useful!, 27 Oct 2013
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.
This book is so well written that it is a delight to use. The facts make sense, it's easy to follow, but the science is there. It really does make a difference to the quality of the training, and is very useful during races too. The appendices on periodisation etc are also very good.
However, the best bits are the fact it tells you to go out for a run frequently to test out where you've got to!
Highly recommended.
The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performanc&hellip by RD, Jeff S. Volek PhD
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
There are quite a few good books on low carb diets and their benefits for the general population, reducing metabolic syndrome etc. I'd been given the Taubes book (also highly recommended) by a friend, but wondered if this would be useful to me, as a keen long-distance/marathon runner. I am lucky enough not to hit the wall as long as I stay well-fuelled, and don't tend to suffer from the digestive side-effects of the gels etc. But I'm interested in lowering body fat, and decreasing the inflammatory response to exercise too.....
So, this book is very well written. I'm a doctor, with a personal interest in nutrition, and the science is both well explained for non-medics and… Read more
Nike+ SportWatch GPS powered by TomTom - Black/Vol&hellip by TomTom
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I've now had this for 13 months, and it has worked for about half of that.
Initially, there were only predictable things like slow linking to GPS. It works quite well once it does link, but distances were often different to that on my running mates watches. It's not easy to customise the screen etc.
Then many months of software glitches, reloading, hours of searching on fora for patches and fixes.
Eventually I found eagerfeet which would at least allow me to put the data into Runkeeper or Training Peaks, which is a far better interface than the Nike website.
The GPS data still won't upload about 20% of the time, with annoying message from Nike, "Great job getting out… Read more

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