Doctor Anderson has coached high school, collegiate and elite distancerunners since 1986. He has a bachelors degree in Health Science; a bachelorsdegree in Physical Education; a masters degree in Sport Psychology and both amasters degree and doctorate in Sport Sociology. This formal education,combined with reading the academic literature on running for 25 years, hashelped him masterfully synthesize research on the physical, psychological andsocial aspects of distance running.
Dr. Anderson has published other booksrelating to distance running, including: Training Games: Coaching RunnersCreatively and Trailblazing: The True Story of America's First Openly GayTrack Coach. More can be found at his website _www.EricAndersonPhD.com_(http://www.ericandersonphd.com/).
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The author, Tom Jewett, currently lives in Spirit Lake Iowa. He has spent 13 years in Hong Kong and China. There he initially worked for World Relief. He later taught English and business to university students in Guangzhou China and taught English to secondary students in government-run schools in Hong Kong. Tom has benefited from worshiping and working with Christians of varied nationalities and denominations. He is the author of His Way: Twelve Studies for Spiritual Growth, and he is the editor of Failed Ambition: The Civil War Journals & Letters of Cavalryman Homer Harris Jewett, It Is One Grand Rush For Gold: George E. Jewett's California Gold Rush Journal, and George Anson Jewett: Pioneering Iowa Entrepreneur.