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REVIEW ´ Sub 400 Alan Webb and the uest for the Fastest Mile For than three decades not one American schoolboy had run a sub 400 mile Then in January 2001 Alan Webb clocked a 35986 mile the fastest indoor US high school mile ever Just a few months later the young track star achieved legendary status he ran a 35346 mile a full 2 seconds faster than. I reread this during the recent Olympic Trials Interesting juxtaposition with the rabid pro and mostly anti Webb posts on letsruncom of late I thought Lear did a great job of staying objective regarding some of the controversial stuff eg Webb s decision to turn pro after the freshman year at U Michigan that is the main focus of this book Also as in Running with the Buffalos the detailed description of the day to day lives of young elite runners and their coaches is terrific All told an excellent read that gives some insight into the extraordinary pressure and scrutiny faced by Alan Webb I d love to be able to run like him but I don t know that the full package of hassles criticism etc that his level of talent brings with it would be bearable I Love You Almost Always great job of staying objective regarding some of the controversial stuff eg Webb s decision to turn pro after the freshman year at U Michigan that is the main focus of this book Also as in Running with the Buffalos the detailed description of the day to day lives of young elite runners and their coaches is terrific All told an excellent read that Gloom Town gives some insight into the extraordinary pressure and scrutiny faced by Alan Webb I d love to be able to run like him but I don t know that the full package of hassles criticism etc that his level of talent brings with it would be bearable

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REVIEW ´ Sub 400 Alan Webb and the uest for the Fastest Mile Politics of the collegiate track world and his own aspirations to become the best miler ever we get an unprecedented behind the scenes view of the life of one of the nation's most promising track athletes with a new chapter describing the latest developments in Webb's fascinating career. Similar to Running with the Buffalo Chris Lear does an excellent job of capturing a runner s experience in the sport Reading how talented Alan was and how he still experienced similar thoughts that I had during my running career especially in college was reassuring to know that regardless of the level of talent we all will come to experience moments of doubt as well as highs from accomplishments I always like reading about athletes workouts and their experiences from races since in those challenging situations you learn a lot about a persona and how they respond

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REVIEW ´ Sub 400 Alan Webb and the uest for the Fastest Mile Former record holder Jim Ryun Everywhere Webb was hailed as America's Next Great MilerIn Sub 400 noted track writer Chris Lear follows Webb to college at the University of Michigan As we witness Webb's freshman track season watching him struggle with injuries interpersonal conflicts the. If you ve really trained and raced before you might like this book Almost like a training log for Alan Webb s year at UM A lot of reading through crazy workouts and times he was running Rather astonishing stuff

  • Paperback
  • 288
  • Sub 400 Alan Webb and the uest for the Fastest Mile
  • Chris Lear
  • English
  • 20 October 2019
  • 9781594860560