- Paperback: 290 pages
- Publisher: Westholme Publishing, U.S.; 1 edition (30 Nov. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1594160740
- ISBN-13: 978-1594160745
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 472,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
More Fire: How to Run the Kenyan Way Paperback – 30 Nov 2008
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Toby Tanser is a director of the New York Road Runners - the world's largest running organization.
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I learned a lot about Kenyan training methods. After implementing a few methods/philosophies from the book (the ones that I could), I was able to run a 38 mile week for the first time...no problem and pain free. I'm a 40 yrs old woman and am fairly new to running so this is a huge milestone. I also finished my last race with a 7:20 min/mile pace. I really feel that I'm a stronger and faster runner. Can't wait for my next half marathon.
If you are a runner looking to improve, I highly recommend this book. It will inspire you to be a better runner.
As a person who used to be very fat, I read some of the runner's stories who used to be in my situation and said, "Hey, I can prove it to you that I can run with 'more fire'". Years later, the runners who used to be fat were very lean, and represented their country well.
I'm also humbled by the background of these runners. Compared to the upbringing to today's runners in the United States, most of them, by socioeconomic reasons and health reasons, should not have succeeded in the Olympics or in any other international championships. Yet, despite all of the poverty, malaria, AIDS, etc., they have proved to the world that they have a dominance in distance running, and are happy to share that it's nothing special, but hard work, and doing the right things to become champions.
This book is a recommended read for both Olympic Champions, and the beginner in distance running. It will definitely make you run more fire like the Kenyans do daily.
Could be better edited, because I found myself stopping and trying to figure out what was going on. Part of that was formatting issues that had captions doubled up, but on different pages, so there are random sentences in the middle of a paragraph.
For someone who has really followed the running scene for a long time, the names will be a lot more familiar, but I had a hard time remembering which athlete was which (particularly as the first name of many of them start with Kip!). If you're looking for the training schedules, they're in the back, under profiles. Many of the major athletes' average week program is there, along with their running/training philosophy.
tl;dr If you're into running and want to take it to the next level, read this book.