Alberto’s name is on this, but that was for marketing purposes. It was originally contracted as “The Essential Road Racer” by Alberto Salazar and Richard A. Lovett, and is very much a collaboration. It’s also the book that made me a coach (nothing like being tutored by one of the all-time greats) and led me to become a regular contributor to Running Times, Marathon & Beyond, Competitor, and Peak Performance.
It’s 16 years old, but still sells regularly on amazon.com. And for aficionados of the sport, it’s chock-full of Salazar stories. I still draw on them for magazine articles. The print version is now a collector’s item (even I have none left in stock) but you can find it in Kindle here.