Books

Faster Than Forty

Faster Than Forty is the comprehensive account of Mark Gomes’ bid for a U.S. Masters track and field championship. It chronicles his journey from standout collegiate athlete to overweight corporate drone and back to standout athlete. It includes training programs, dietary research, and medical information on injuries common to older athletes. It also includes a number of very amusing anecdotes about running collegiate track and field in New England in the early 1990s.

Who should read this book and why?

  • Any former athlete in their 30s or 40s that feels the stirring of his or her competitive juices. In his journey to the Masters Nationals, Gomes uncovered a lot of information that led to smarter training – and you can learn from his findings.
  • High schoolers, collegians and post-collegians who are serious about running faster and looking for research to enhance their training programs – most of the information here is applicable to runners of any age.
  • Anyone who ran competitively in New England in the late 80s through the mid 90s – or anyone who ran collegiate track or cross country and enjoys tales of physical punishment, insane competitions (on and off the track), and the raucous lifestyles of college athtletes.

Expected publication date: December 2012

The Faster Than Forty Diet

The Faster Than Forty Diet contains the diet plan that helped Mark Gomes shed 35 unwanted pounds and return to competitive athletics. It contains nutritional information, recipes, and tips that wouldn’t fit in the original Faster Than Forty book.

Expected publication date: TBD