(Kindle ePUB or Pdf) Sub 400 Alan Webb and the uest for the Fastest Mile BY Chris Lear

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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 Decent coverage of the subject matter not uite as riveting as The Perfect Mile The Ronin in January 2001 Alan Webb clocked a 35986 mile the fastest Rockonomics 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 Decent coverage of the subject matter not uite as riveting as The Perfect Mile

summary Sub 400 Alan Webb and the uest for the Fastest Mile

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 Intriguing story imperfect execution My expectations weren t too high this wasn t recommended to me but I saw it on a shelf in a running store and figured what the heck since I d followed Webb since his high school days in Northern Virginia Rodale Press books in my experience as a general rule aren t necessarily the best edited and this was no exception Conversely they fill a niche that the large publishing houses freuently ignore so I can put up with their imperfections My biggest criticisms 1 the author failed utterly to disappear from the narration without offering any compelling reason why he should have been part of the story or why the reader should care about him and 2 the author failed to get particularly close or in depth with the runner the coach the former coach the runner s colleaguesfriends or the runner s family all of whom seem well situated to have added significant depth to what ultimately is all too often superficial coverage Still overall an interesting snapshot of Webb s young career Enséñame más in Webb's fascinating career Intriguing story Wonder (The Books of Marvella, imperfect execution My expectations weren t too high this wasn t recommended to me but I saw Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set it on a shelf The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase in a running store and figured what the heck since I d followed Webb since his high school days The Tunnel in Northern Virginia Rodale Press books Secretos del Cosmos in my experience as a general rule aren t necessarily the best edited and this was no exception Conversely they fill a niche that the large publishing houses freuently The Secret Treasons ignore so I can put up with their مريض الوهم imperfections My biggest criticisms 1 the author failed utterly to disappear from the narration without offering any compelling reason why he should have been part of the story or why the reader should care about him and 2 the author failed to get particularly close or The Hypochondriacs Guide To Life And Death in depth with the runner the coach the former coach the runner s colleaguesfriends or the runner s family all of whom seem well situated to have added significant depth to what ultimately ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, is all too often superficial coverage Still overall an Doctor y campeón interesting snapshot of Webb s young career

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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 What happens when you go from being a big fish in a small pond to another fish in the sea


10 thoughts on “Sub 400 Alan Webb and the uest for the Fastest Mile

  1. says:

    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

  2. says:

    Sub 400 starts with the story of a American high school boy who had run 400 mile But after 34 years no one from American high school beat the r

  3. says:

    Decent coverage of the subject matter; not uite as riveting as The Perfect Mile

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    What happens when you go from being a big fish in a small pond to another fish in the sea

  6. says:

    I gave the book two stars based on the description of the stars where 2 it was ok That sums up exactly how I feel about it Reading the title Sub 400 and sub title uest for the Fastest Mile I thought the book was going to focus on Webb's journey to break Jim Ryun's high school mile record of 3553 While the author Chris Lear did provide some back story about Webb Nate Brannen Webb's classmateteammate and Canadian sub 400 high school miler C

  7. says:

    Intriguing story imperfect execution My expectations weren't too high this wasn't recommended to me but I saw it on a shelf in a running store

  8. says:

    Chris Lear follows up his highly acclaimed book Running with the Buffaloes to follow Alan Webb in his uest to become the next great miler Webb burst onto the international scene after he crushed Jim Ryun's long standing high school record for the mile However Webb's career stalled while at the University of Michigan and

  9. says:

    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' wo

  10. says:

    Always knew the name Alan Webb but never knew his story Now I know I really enjoy the running culture and it reminded me of my races and workouts from back in high school even though my workouts and races were nowhere near as fast as Webb's Great book to read for anyone that's a runner This book is good motivati

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