The Youth and Teen Running Encyclopedia: A Complete Guide for Middle and Long Distance Runners Ages 6 to 18

The Youth and Teen Running Encyclopedia: A Complete Guide for Middle and Long Distance Runners Ages 6 to 18


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ISBN-13: 9781495425783
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Pages: 194
Sales rank: 164,759
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mick Grant has been coaching youth athletes for over 30 years with astonishing success. Parents of many ordinary local kids have requested him to coach their children to become better runners. Mick rarely recruited athletes; they came to him and most had minimal or no background in the sport before starting with him. The results he has gotten are nothing short of remarkable including National Champions six consecutive years and having qualified athletes for the Olympic Trials, Hershey National Championships 12 years in a row. Several of his runners have gone on to become State and National high school champions including Russell Brown, who went on to run a 3:51 mile and Chantelle Dron, who ran a 4:22 1500 meter run at age 15.

John Molvar is a coach and private investor.
As coach he has been involved in running and has studied the sport for 40 years. He has coached at the Youth, High School, College Division I, II & III and post collegiate levels. As a head college coach was named by his fellow conference coaches the Men's Conference Coach Of The Year 4 times and also Women's Coach of The Year. He is currently Assistant XC and Middle Distance and Distance Track Coach at UMass-Lowell, a position he has held the past 5 years. He is co-author of the 5 star rated Youth And Teen Running Encyclopedia.

As investor he has been investing for more than 20 years and also previously worked as a nuclear engineer for 22 years before retiring at age 43. Investing in individual stocks he has beaten the stock market by a wide margin averaging 16.1% average annual returns versus 3.1% for the S&P 500 during the 15 year period from 1999 to 2013. He is the author of the 5 star rated Beginning Investing.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A John Wooden Like Approach Makes This The Best Book For Middle Distance and Distance Runners Period! I wish I had this book when I started my running career.  I would have been way more successful and avoided a lot of wrong turns and dead ends and misinformation.  Although this book is geared for youth runners and high school, the principles are the same whether you are a 7 year old starting out, a high school sophomore or a professional runner in your 20s or a coach at any level and everyone should read it.  These guys take a John Wooden (famed UCLA basketball coach) like approach to middle and distance running - identify a handful of  key fundamentals for the sport and consistently work on those fundamentals over and over again from the day you go on your very first run until the day you hang 'em up for good as a guaranteed recipe for success.  Those fundamentals are - 1) Having fun, 2) Staying healthy, 3) Constantly building endurance, 4) Constantly improving basic speed, 5) Eating and sleeping well 6) Consistent year round training and 7) Avoiding Overracing and Too Much Hard Anaerobic work.  This book explains in detail how to work on those fundamentals and guarantees a successful and enjoyable running career.  It shows countless examples of how Coach Grant athletes succeeded and also how Molvar used these principles to get his own kids off to a great start.  Every coach and runner should read this book.