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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 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 record and one day Alan Webb new hope of american runner came out And this book continues about how Alan Webb went to Michigan university and talks about him and his teammatesThis is a great book and inspires young runners to not give up IT also not only talks about the Alan Webb but also talks and makes us visualize the actual races and practice It was a great book and I recommend for any other runners to read this book Bravest Dog Ever visualize the actual races and practice It was a great book and I recommend for any other runners to read this book

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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 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 Coach Ron Warhurst and other Michigan teammates he focused primarily on Webb's freshman year; not even the whole year just from March until June of 2002 Lear also added the progress of Webb's teammates throughout the spring of 2002 Lear is an exceptional writer and was able to get me emotionally invested At first I was frustrated with Coach Warhurst for how he handled injured runners really Coach shin splits for three months? then I was frustrated with Webb for his lack of commitment About half way through the book I saw Webb less of a tempered sports icon who is the epitome of talent and toughness and of a college freshman much the same as the many athletes I coached who went to college to run or not run He was a 19 year old kid After than I read with a different perspective Lear did a good of expressing the emotions of that 19 year kid though the book was lacked real substance particularly about the life changing decisions that Webb would ultimately make I would recommend it just because it is part a story of one of the best distance runner in US history

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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 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 the talented runner left school after his freshman seasonLear did a very fine job writing about the University of Colorado running program but there isn't that same level of familiarity with the Wolverine program So while this could have been a very interesting read it just didn't have that same feeling of being there possibly due to Webb only being in Ann Arbor for a short period of time You also don't get to know Webb's coach at Michigan like you did Mark Wet in Running with the BuffaloesThis isn't a bad read by any stretch it's just that there are better running books out there for you to read


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 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


  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 record and one day Alan Webb new hope of american runner came out And this book continues about how Alan Webb went to Michigan university and talks about him and his teammatesThis is a great book and inspires young runners to not give up IT also not only talks about the Alan Webb but also talks and makes us visualize the actual races and practice It was a great book and I recommend for any other runners to read this book


  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 Coach Ron Warhurst and other Michigan teammates he focused primarily on Webb's freshman year; not even the whole year just from March until June of 2002 Lear also added the progress of Webb's teammates throughout the spring of 2002 Lear is an exceptional writer and was able to get me emotionally invested At first I was frustrated with Coach Warhurst for how he handled injured runners really Coach shin splits for three months? then I was frustrated with Webb for his lack of commitment About half way through the book I saw Webb less of a tempered sports icon who is the epitome of talent and toughness and of a college freshman much the same as the many athletes I coached who went to college to run or not run He was a 19 year old kid After than I read with a different perspective Lear did a good of expressing the emotions of that 19 year kid though the book was lacked real substance particularly about the life changing decisions that Webb would ultimately make I would recommend it just because it is part a story of one of the best distance runner in US history


  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 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


  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 the talented runner left school after his freshman seasonLear did a very fine job writing about the University of Colorado running program but there isn't that same level of familiarity with the Wolverine program So while this could have been a very interesting read it just didn't have that same feeling of being there possibly due to Webb only being in Ann Arbor for a short period of time You also don't get to know Webb's coach at Michigan like you did Mark Wet in Running with the BuffaloesThis isn't a bad read by any stretch it's just that there are better running books out there for you to read


  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' workouts and their experiences from races since in those challenging situations you learn a lot about a persona and how they respond


  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 motivation to keep me running


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