Anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis will know that I frequently post my thoughts on any books about running that I have been reading.
The book also describes experience's of 'real' runners.
I suppose that it is here that I should admit my bias towards this book as I was asked and gladly submitted some training schedules for beginner, intermediate and experienced runners for the half marathon and full marathon. Although if you are looking for schedules for sub 2.45 and sub 2.20 marathons, then these are provided by someone much more qualified to talk about those sorts of times than me - Richard Nerurkar.
Luckily further into the book where the training schedules are presented they list my correct pb's 67 minutes for the half marathon and 2.25 for the marathon.
Nevertheless, I still think that this is a great book, especially for those just starting out and those who have been running for a little while, have now got the bug, and are looking to improve.
If anyone uses the training schedules then I hope they result in you getting a pb (especially if you use one that I have written).