Alberto Salazar’s Guide to Road Racing

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 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.