The following are just a few book reviews for The Complete Guide To Running as it was
released just prior to this new website preparation.
“The Complete Guide to Running is absolutely terrific, contents superb and the
colour coded sections unique. It should be a big seller. I’m very honoured to be a
Payton Jordan, 1968 U.S.A. Olympic head track and field
See Champions for Life by Scott and Ward for the story of Payton and his great
“It looks wonderful: high quality printing, and the colour coded pages for the
different chapters. I’ve never read a book with so much information in a tight
bundle. It certainly is true, this is The Complete Guide To Running.”
Helly Visser, master distance runner,
she has numerous Canadian records and in 2005 a world record for 3000m
“The first edition was a gem for guiding and assisting our coaching and running
programs. This new book has the gem cut and polished to perfection. Creative ideas,
pragmatic research, personal knowledge, wisdom, love, logical layout, colours, weight
Roger Davies, coach and master middle distance runner
Canadian record holder for age group 65-69 mile
“The Complete Guide to Running is exactly that—a guide for any runner from
young to master, from beginner to champion, from sprinter to marathoner. I’ve used
Earl’s suggestions in working with elementary school runners as a teacher/coach
and in my training as a masters sprinter (100, 200 and 400 metres) Especially valuable
to many will be will be the information on dynamic warm-up and cross training, using
activities such as deep water running, plyometrics, weight training, trampoline, etc. I
also appreciate the blend of information from extensive research and Earl’s
Karla Del Grande, master sprinter
she has many Canadian records and a world record as of 2004
The following are some of the book reviews for the 1st edition book. These are still
applicable since the 2nd edition book is an updated 1st edition.
"All health enthusiasts, coaches, athletic trainers, parents of young athletes, and
especially runners from beginner to elite will benefit from this in-depth book. The
special emphasis on nutrition, mental training and inspiration (in addition to the
physical training) will be of interest to athletes of all ages.
Techniques in this book can make you faster, stronger, more
flexible, and overall a healthier athlete to make you conquer your inner-self, to give
you the "winning edge", and to make you a champion. With body, mind, and
spirit each fully used and all in harmony, the body can be stretched to higher and
sometimes surprising performance. This book will do just that while you engage in the
serious play of athletic excellence.
I know of no other body of work on this subject that is so
inclusive and practical. It is absolutely outstanding."
- Payton Jordan,
Head Track Coach Stanford University 1957-1979.
1968 U.S. Olympic Head Track and Field Coach
"Here it is, from sole to soul, a most thorough compendium of essential body, mind,
spirit training for all fitness and sports enthusiasts, especially runners. Earl is
truly a man of vast knowledge coupled with world-class experience."
- Jerry Lynch, Ph. D., Sports Psychologist
Author of "Thinking Body, Dancing Mind" and "Running
"I have an extensive library on running publications. I can honestly say this is
one of the best books around. If I was to keep one running book only, it would be yours."
- Barry Almond,
USA Master Runner
"One can search the web or the libraries of the country and not be exposed to the
wealth that's in Earl Fee's book. It's just a marvelous distillation of the best and
brightest wisdom on track at the moment along with personal insight gleaned in this
marvelous master's career."
- Ken Stone,
USA Webmaster for www.masterstrack.com
"Not since Tim Noakes Lore of Running have I encountered such a comprehensive tome
on our sport."
- John Remington,
Book Review in Ontario Road Runner
“Simply marvellous book.” ”Excellent.” “Awesome tome.”
“Unbelievably comprehensive and thorough on wide variety of health aspects.”
“Excellent for people in general and for coaches and athletes in particular.”
“Consolidates and builds on the lore of running. Easy to follow and easy to apply.”
“A great piece of work.” “Can’t put it down.” “I
collect books on running and this is my favourite.” “The $20US investment
will be the very best money ever spent on a track item.” “In the same league
as Jack Daniels' book.”
- Miscellaneous comments from many satisfied readers.
“Earl’s Book provides for me a comprehensive grasp of the research and
technical literature on all aspects of training for sprints to marathon; plus the
insights and experience gained from a highly successful career as a
- Diane Palmason, master runner/coach,
she has held numerous world records in sprints to marathon