This is probably the most classic runner book out there. Written in the 1970s, it is funny how it still holds up today in many ways. It really gives someone a little insight into running, especially training at a high level--really good stuff. I was never really good at track back in high school but I now kind of wish I could have read this book back then. At the time I thought I was in good shape but looking back, I had no clue. Oh well, there was only one family that was running year round and 5 or more nights a week, so even if I would have read the book it probably wouldn't have changed me.
Fun book and at this point I will keep it. I can see myself grabbing it again down the road to read or loaning out. I do have the sequel that author wrote years later so might try to read that in the coming months.