Speed Trap was written by one of the best sprint coaches ever: Charlie Francis. It’s a riveting read that relives Ben Johnson’s fairy tale rise to athletic stardom, followed by his devastating downfall after testing positive for an anabolic steroid at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Much more than just an enthralling biography, the book also doubles as an outstanding instruction manual on the the art and science of sprint training.
A reader attempts to defend the indefensible: Stephen Phinney’s infamous keto cyclist study. This study is widely-touted by low-carb advocates as proof their beloved diet doesn’t impair endurance performance – but it showed nothing of the sort.