The Lost Art of Running
Shane Benzie, Tim Major
‘Heads up – here’s how to run like a pro’ – The Times
‘A fascinating book’ – Adharanand Finn, author of Running With the Kenyans
The Lost Art of Running is an opportunity to join running technique analyst coach and movement guru Shane Benzie on his journey across five continents as he trains with and analyses the running style of some of the most gifted athletes on the planet.
‘Excellent’ Trail Running magazine
‘Shane is the Indiana Jones of the running world’ Damian Hall, ultra marathon runner & journalist
‘Running technique has to be one of the most subjective issues out there: 10 minutes’ investigation on the internet will generally confuse rather than confirm what you should or should not be doing. Mother Nature gave us some amazing gifts as runners – if we rediscover them and use them, we can transform our dynamic and everyday movement.’ Shane Benzie
Part narrative, part practical, this adventure takes you to the foothills of Ethiopia and the ‘town of runners’; to the training grounds of world record holding marathon runners in Kenya; racing across the Arctic Circle and the mountains of Europe, through the sweltering sands of the Sahara and the hostility of a winter traverse of the Pennine Way, to witness the incredible natural movement of runners in these environments.
Along the way, you will learn how to incorporate natural movement techniques into your own running and hear from some of the top athletes that Shane has coached over the years. Whether experienced or just tackling your first few miles, this ground-breaking book will help you discover the lost art of running.
Shane's approach to running movement really works. Shane helped me prepare for my fourth Marathon des Sables. I am convinced that the insight from these sessions was instrumental in me being able to run as well as I did and secure my second win in a highly competitive race. -- Elisabet Barnes (Ultra Endurance Runner) Shane is the Indiana Jones of the running world -- Damian Hall, ultra marathon runner & journalist A fascinating book * Adharanand Finn, bestselling author of Running With the Kenyans, The Rise of the Ultra Runners and The Way of the Runner * After working with Shane, I noticed big improvements in my performance * Tom Evans, elite ultra runner * Shane has brought a new eye to the GB diving team's training and his insights have been invaluable * Tom Daley, Olympic diver *
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