..and you believe it will help others bridge gaps to a self-led, dauntless, consistent training life within their busy-tiring schedules…
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It’s official. Click on the book cover icon at the upper right side of this screen, and you can go there. The E-book will be available in about one week. For now, it is print on demand, with some extra cost of production. I tried to set as reasonable a print price as possible considering all factors. You can also click here:
“The Independent Athlete” is complete. FYI: For strategic and tactical reasons, that is not its real title. It’s been fun coming up with titles, from boring and technical to rugged and simple, but it really wouldn’t be prudent to jump too far in front with the real deal.
I am still awaiting permissions on citations and attributions I have included in the book. This will delay publication into February 2013, however, since Microsoft Corporation can delay a product release, I guess I can delay a book release for the same month.
How’s that for rationalization and band-wagon-speak?
I’ve been absorbed and probably will be for another few weeks, however, look forward to the fluidity of interacting with your blogs and training topics as before. I’ve missed that.
May your training be so Pacific and nourishing as to elevate you every morning, and tuck you in for sound sleep every night.
Coach John Wooden is well known for coaching his basketball players not to judge their performance on wins, but on whether they played to their full capability.
As I edit The Independent Athlete, I ask: Is this writing the best I can give? Would E.B. White pass this? Or Professor Strunk? The evaluation is worth prolonging the project. I want this book to connect with readers, not distract them.
By setting the deadlines at 2012’s end, I forced myself to get the content down. My habit had been to tinker with editing tasks before getting all of the content down. This time, using deadlines, I changed the way I write.
I hope readers will benefit from the attention to details.
As editing and publishing continues on The Independent Athlete, I wanted to share a preview of some of the content:
Increments. Training increments help us measure what we do, what we are ready for and gauge our next increase or decrease. Increments may be in time, movements, distance units, pounds, kilos, and so on. Incremental can also mean breaking training movements into sub- units, to work on form, to get around temporary physical limitations. Fractional movements, numbers, weights, distances or time can be big. They can get us training again; build momentum; and lead to greater gains tomorrow. Sustainable heating systems start with tiny sparks.
THE INDEPENDENT ATHLETE however, still has a mind of its own, a game little book running on and trying to be a big book, resisting hard pulls to the concise middle way of memorable prose.
Bear with me. No more Bust dates. She’s almost built.
As bust dates go, I’m kind of celebrating the busted Mayan calendar apocalypse thing that some of the Mystic Portal Pizza Planet folks had been predicting. I guess one of the big city newspapers went down to the former Mayan empire and quoted a few Mayan descendants who said it’s just a change in phase.
Back to it. Miss reading all of your training blogs and updates. Look forward to them once done.
Book in Progress, BY OLD CALENDAR EASTERN ORTHODOX CHRISTMAS or BUST!
That’s JANUARY 7, 2013.
Discussions on Agent and Amazon on the business side before self-publishing.
Editing phase ongoing.