Unbreakable Runner review ↠ 109


  • Paperback
  • 224
  • Unbreakable Runner
  • T.J. Murphy
  • English
  • 04 January 2019
  • 9781937715144

10 thoughts on “Unbreakable Runner

  1. says:

    It's somewhat motivational but if you're already a somewhat experienced runner if you already do speed work and particularly if you're already an experienced lifter or Crossfitter don't waste your money I personally don't think I learned anything from this book There's certainly nothing in here that you couldn't learn for free on the internet Additionally while the claim is that this allows you to train for a marathon by running fewer junk miles the time commitment is at least the same if not worse The expectation is that you will progress to two a day training sessions which include CF workouts and speed work Most people don't have that kind of time Finally the tips on form and the accompanying drills are vague If form is a problem for you this is not the book for you You could probably find some better info for free on YouTube or spend a little cash on some sessions with a certified running coach Then there's that Ultra Marathon plan that includes a 20 mile run as your longest training run I would be reluctant to attempt a 50 miler with nothing longer than a 20 mile run in training


  2. says:

    The byline of Unbreakable Runner TJ Murphy and Brian MacKenzie deceived me from the start The book reads as though written entirely by Murphy punctuated by references to what MacKenzie says and does for himself and the athletes he coaches Given his experience as editor of Triathlon and Competitor magazines and author of Inside the Box Murphy's writing abilities are up to the task but an introductory text to Crossfit Endurance would seem credible coming firsthand from its founder Mackenzie Compared to MacKenzie's Power Speed Endurance which offers a comprehensive guide to strength and conditioning for the endurance athlete Unbreakable Runner deals mainly with the rationale for Mackenzie's innovative approach Again Murphy is not the best source to make these arguments but the numerous studies cited in support of the book's claims lend them a great deal of credence The training plans which comprise the second half of the book are fairly bare bones which is understandable for a book which will be read by athletes with a variety of different goals and abilities Far illuminating is the highly detailed two week plan Mackenzie programmed for one of his own athletes found in Appendix B For those with experience in coaching and training this plan can be adapted to fit an athlete's needs in a way that closely parallels MacKenzie's philosophy Read Unbreakable Runner for the source material and the training plan outlines; read Power Speed Endurance for a complete picture of Crossfit Endurance and the technical aspects of this program


  3. says:

    A disappointing book The part I liked most was about running form and goes hand in hand with the superior Runner's World Your Best Stride Improved mobility and strength will support a efficient running style which will result in faster times It's a bit strange to think that you can drastically cut your weekly mileage and become a fast runner without running too much The author gives Sebastian Coe as a prime example but forgets that Sebastian didn't count slow jogging when reporting his schedule If you add all these slow miles then you will get a different picture Everything has its place and my impression is that Murphy's approach is very imbalanced I give 2 stars for the drills Borrow the book from your local library or read it in the bookshop


  4. says:

    Disappointing So much of the book is spent in sales pitch mode trying to scare the reader away from the horrors of long slow distance training The authors should realize that in purchasing the book you've already bought into the idea of strength and conditioning on some level and don't really need to be convinced 80 pages could've easily been stripped from the front of this book More effort should have been spent providing training guidance and offering additional instruction What little there is is already common knowledge for most long distance runners


  5. says:

    Good basic information Half the book is informational but it’s a little vague The other half is training plans I am just ending a training cycle right now so I will come back to this book when I begin a new cycle


  6. says:

    Good intro to CFE good workouts and sample plans I have some work to do


  7. says:

    Decent insight for anyone who runs and is not familiar with CrossFit The skills and drills integration was novel to me at the levels MacKenzie prescribes his short hand notation for workouts is still pretty frustrating and not nearly as intuitive as other CF jargon I'd give it a higher rating if that were of a focus but it seems almost purposefully obtuse no master index helpful reference sheet just an almost throw away This will get easier as you get used to itOther than that decent read worth it for anyone looking for a change in their racing or CF focus and I believe it would make races like Ultras safe


  8. says:

    Good approach Skills and strength based running Wrong elements Pose it may help some runners although you can still have bad tech and run perfect pose but it may also totally stuff your running up and cross fit OK I suppose but I think drills and running strength exercises are better; after all it's just circuit training Apart from that a lot of hype in this book and not much substance When reading it I got uite carried away with the whole thing and nearly bought into it In the end though I went looking elsewhere for convincing answers


  9. says:

    Disappointing basically the whole book seems to be an advertisement for CFE CrossFit EnduranceThe premise being if I run less I'll get injured less Well duh Also I run because I love to run why would I run less?


  10. says:

    An infomercial grounded in pseudoscience basically hell


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Unbreakable Runner

T.J. Murphy ☆ 9 download

Eal the new rules for fast powerful running The creator of CrossFit Endurance Brian MacKenzie dispels the tenets of run training l. Good basic information Half the book is informational but it’s a little vague The other half is training plans I am just ending a training cycle right now so I will come back to this book when I begin a new cycle

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Ike high mileage and high carb diets to show how high intensity training can make runners strong for races from 5K to ultra marath. Disappointing basically the whole book seems to be an advertisement for CFE CrossFit EnduranceThe premise being if I run less I'll get injured less Well duh Also I run because I love to run why would I run less

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The sport of running is founded upon unchallenged beliefs about how to train Unbreakable Runner tears down these traditions to rev. A disappointing book The part I liked most was about running form and goes hand in hand with the superior Runner's World Your Best Stride Improved mobility and strength will support a efficient running style which will result in faster times It's a bit strange to think that you can drastically cut your weekly mileage and become a fast runner without running too much The author gives Sebastian Coe as a prime example but forgets that Sebastian didn't count slow jogging when reporting his schedule If you add all these slow miles then you will get a different picture Everything has its place and my impression is that Murphy's approach is very imbalanced I give 2 stars for the drills Borrow the book from your local library or read it in the bookshop