Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

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TarcherPerigee #ad - Karnazes captures the euphoria and out-of-body highs of these adventures. With an insight and candor rarely seen in sports memoirs, self-absorbed life of hard-core ultrarunning with a full-time job, and how running has made him who he is today: a man with an überjock's body, a teenager's energy, a wife, and two children, manic, he also reveals how he merges the solitary, and a champion's wisdom.

They can run forty-eight hours and more without sleep, barely pausing for food or water or even to use the bathroom. And then there is Dean Karnazes. In one of his most ambitious physical efforts to date, Dean Karnazes attempted to run 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 days to raise awareness of youth obesity and urge Americans of all fitness levels to "take that next step.

Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner #ad - Ultramarathon man: 50 marathons - 50 states - 50 Days", a Journeyfilm documentary, follows Dean’s incredible step-by-step journey across the country. There are those of us whose idea of the ultimate physical challenge is the 26. 2-mile Boston Marathon. Karnazes has run 226. 2 miles nonstop; he has completed the 135-mile badwater ultramara-thon across Death Valley National Park-considered the world's toughest footrace-in 130-degree weather; and he is the only person to complete a marathon to the South Pole in running shoes and probably the only person to eat an entire pizza and a whole cheesecake while running.

Karnazes is an ultramarathoner: a member of a small, 100 miles, hard-core group of extreme athletes who race 50 miles, elite, and longer. They can scale mountains, minds, in brutally hot or cold weather, pushing their bodies, and spirits well past what seems humanly possible.

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Run! 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss

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Rodale Books #ad - The tales of the friendships he's cultivated on his many adventures around the world warm the heart and are sure to captivate and inspire readers whether they run great distances, modest distances, or not at all. Karnazes runs for days on end without rest, including the Australian outback, Antarctica, across some of the most exotic and inhospitable places on earth, and the Tenderloin District of San Francisco.

From the downright hilarious to the truly profound, the linked stories in Run! create an unforgettable tableau, providing readers with the ultimate escape and offering a rare glimpse into the mind-set and motivation of an extreme athlete. In his follow-up to the best-selling ultramarathon man—which Sports Illustrated called "fascinating" and the New York Times said was "full of euphoric highs"—world-renowned ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes chronicles his unbelievable exploits and explorations in gripping detail.

Run! 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss #ad - Karnazes addresses the pain and perseverance and also charts his emotional state as he pushes the edges of human achievement.

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The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World's Greatest Footrace

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Rodale Books #ad - Rodale Books. In doing so, he saved the development of Western civilization and inspired the birth of the marathon as we know it. The road to sparta is the story of the 153-mile run from Athens to Sparta that inspired the marathon and saved democracy, as told—and experienced—by ultramarathoner and New York Times bestselling author Dean Karnazes.

In 490 bce, pheidippides ran for 36 hours straight from Athens to Sparta to seek help in defending Athens from a Persian invasion in the Battle of Marathon. Karnazes personally honors Pheidippides and his own Greek heritage by recreating this ancient journey in modern times. Karnazes even abstains from contemporary endurance nutrition like sports drinks and energy gels and only eats what was available in 490 BCE, such as figs, olives, and cured meats.

The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World's Greatest Footrace #ad - This story is sure to captivate and inspire—whether you run great distances or not at all. Through vivid details and internal dialogs, The Road to Sparta offers a rare glimpse into the mindset and motivation of an extreme athlete during his most difficult and personal challenge to date. Even now, 500 years later, some 2, that run stands enduringly as one of greatest physical accomplishments in the history of mankind.

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North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - From the author of the bestseller eat and Run, a thrilling new memoir about his grueling, exhilarating, and immensely inspiring 46-day run to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. Scott jurek is one of the world's best known and most beloved ultrarunners. North is the story of the 2, 189-mile journey that nearly shattered him.

When he set out in the spring of 2015, forbidding weather, Jurek anticipated punishing terrain, and inevitable injuries. Renowned for his remarkable endurance and speed, accomplished on a vegan diet, he's finished first in nearly all of ultrarunning's elite events over the course of his career. But after two decades of racing, speaking, and touring, training, Jurek felt an urgent need to discover something new about himself.

. A stunning narrative of perseverance and personal transformation, North is a portrait of a man stripped bare on the most demanding and transcendent effort of his life. He knew he would be pushing himself to the limit, that comfort and rest would be in short supply -- but he couldn't have imagined the physical and emotional toll the trip would exact, nor the rewards it would offer.

North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail #ad - With his wife, jenny, and the kindness of strangers supporting him, and stumbled his way north, friends, Jurek ran, hiked, one white blaze at a time. He would have to run nearly 50 miles a day, every day, for almost seven weeks. Rodale Books. He embarked on a wholly unique challenge, one that would force him to grow as a person and as an athlete: breaking the speed record for the Appalachian Trail.

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

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Knopf #ad - Full of incredible characters, born to run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, and, amazing athletic achievements, most of all, pure inspiration, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world’s greatest distance runners and learn their secrets, cutting-edge science, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.

Isbn: 9780307266309. With the help of caballo blanco, as he trained for the challenge of a lifetime: a fifty-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of Americans, the author was able not only to uncover the secrets of the Tarahumara but also to find his own inner ultra-athlete, including a star ultramarathoner, a beautiful young surfer, a mysterious loner who lives among the tribe, and a barefoot wonder.

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen #ad - Rodale Books. For centuries they have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down anything from a deer to an Olympic marathoner while enjoying every mile of it. With a sharp wit and wild exuberance, and, where ever-growing numbers of ultrarunners are pushing their bodies to the limit, finally, McDougall takes us from the high-tech science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, to the climactic race in the Copper Canyons.

Their superhuman talent is matched by uncanny health and serenity, leaving the Tarahumara immune to the diseases and strife that plague modern existence. Author: Christopher McDougall. Isolated by the most savage terrain in North America, the reclusive Tarahumara Indians of Mexico’s deadly Copper Canyons are custodians of a lost art.

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Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Isbn: 9780307266309. And he was one of the elite runners who traveled to Mexico to run with the Tarahumara Indians, as profiled in the runaway bestseller Born to Run. For nearly two decades, scott Jurek has been a dominant force€”and darling€”in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. He won that race seven years in a row, setting a course record along the way.

Author: Christopher McDougall. In 1999, as a complete unknown, he took the lead of the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile traverse over the old Gold Rush trails of the California Sierra Nevada. Twice he won the badwater ultramarathon, a 135-mile €œjaunt€ through Death Valley. He triumphed in the 153-mile Spartathlon in Greece three times.

Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness #ad - His accomplishments are nothing short of extraordinary, but that he has achieved all of this on a plant-based diet makes his story all the more so. In eat and run, scott jurek opens up about his life and career€”as an elite athlete and a vegan€”and inspires runners at every level. From Rodale Books.

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Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself

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Harmony #ad - Rodale Books. Finding ultra is an incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations everOn the night before he was to turn forty, Rich Roll experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Plunging into a new routine that prioritized a plant-based lifestyle and daily training, Rich morphed—in a matter of mere months—from out of shape, mid-life couch potato to endurance machine.

In the years since finding ultra was published, Rich has become one of the world’s most recognized advocates of plant-based living. Isbn: 9780307266309. 2013, first edition, 272 pages. 8 x 5. 2 x 07 in.  . And following that test, rich conquered an even greater one: the EPIC5—five Ironman-distance triathlons, each on a different Hawaiian island, all completed in less than a week.

Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself #ad - Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he could see where his current sedentary life was taking him—and he woke up. An edge-of-the-seat look at a series of jaw-dropping athletic feats and a practical training manual for those seeking to attempt a similar transformation.

The inspiring story of roll's dramatic transformation from out-of-shape mid-lifer to endurance machine in a matter of mere months. Author: Christopher McDougall.

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Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

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Mariner Books #ad - Author: Christopher McDougall. Full of stories of competition as well as science and practical advice—including his own recipes—Eat and Run will motivate readers and expand their food horizons. Jurek’s story and ideas should easily manage to speak to and cheer on anyone seeking to live life as fully as possible.

Denver post“a shockingly honest, revealing, and inspiring memoir. Trail runner Rodale Books.  . An edge-of-the-seat look at a series of jaw-dropping athletic feats and a practical training manual for those seeking to attempt a similar transformation. From his midwestern childhood hunting, fishing, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes family to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism, Scott’s story shows the power of an iron will and blows apart the stereotypes of what athletes should eat to fuel optimal performance.

Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness #ad - The inspiring story of roll's dramatic transformation from out-of-shape mid-lifer to endurance machine in a matter of mere months. In pursuing the mental side of endurance, Jurek uncovers the most important secrets any runner can learn. Amby burfoot, author of the runner’s guide to the Meaning of LifeFor nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force—and darling—in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning.

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North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail

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Little, Brown Spark #ad -  . The inspiring story of roll's dramatic transformation from out-of-shape mid-lifer to endurance machine in a matter of mere months. A stunning narrative of perseverance and personal transformation, North is a portrait of a man stripped bare on the most demanding and transcendent effort of his life.  . He knew he would be pushing himself to the limit, that comfort and rest would be in short supply -- but he couldn't have imagined the physical and emotional toll the trip would exact, nor the rewards it would offer.

With his wife, and stumbled his way north, and the kindness of strangers supporting him, Jenny, hiked, Jurek ran, friends, one white blaze at a time. He embarked on a wholly unique challenge, one that would force him to grow as a person and as an athlete: breaking the speed record for the Appalachian Trail.

North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail #ad - Eat and run my Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness. North is the story of the 2, 189-mile journey that nearly shattered him. When he set out in the spring of 2015, Jurek anticipated punishing terrain, forbidding weather, and inevitable injuries. Renowned for his remarkable endurance and speed, accomplished on a vegan diet, he's finished first in nearly all of ultrarunning's elite events over the course of his career.

He would have to run nearly 50 miles a day, every day, for almost seven weeks. Author: Christopher McDougall.

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

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Vintage #ad - Eat and run my Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness. The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run. An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury.

Well researched. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, finally, and, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe.

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen #ad - Isbn: 9780307266309.  . Barefoot running is the latest and hottest trend in running. The inspiring story of roll's dramatic transformation from out-of-shape mid-lifer to endurance machine in a matter of mere months. Barefoot running or shoes that simulate bare feet are the rage. Interesting stories and research into running.

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Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning: Training for an Ultramarathon, from 50K to 100 Miles and Beyond

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VeloPress #ad - Isbn: 9780307266309. Ultramarathons don't leave much room for mistakes. 2013, first edition, 272 pages. 8 x 5. 2 x 07 in.  . Well researched. Interesting stories and research into running. Eat and run my Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness.  . An edge-of-the-seat look at a series of jaw-dropping athletic feats and a practical training manual for those seeking to attempt a similar transformation.

 . Hal koerner's Gd: Ultrarunning. Barefoot running is the latest and hottest trend in running. Don't learn the hard way: get a jump on training for an ultramarathon with Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning, a comprehensive handbook to running 30 to 100 miles and beyond, written by one of the most experienced and recognized athletes in the sport.

Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning: Training for an Ultramarathon, from 50K to 100 Miles and Beyond #ad - Hal koerner is among America's best ultrarunners with podium results in more than 90 ultramarathons. In his smart, field-tested habits, down-to-earth handbook, Koerner shares hard-earned wisdom, and insider tips to help you prepare for your ultra. You'll find guidance on exactly what you need to know to prepare for ultramarathon, including:best gear for ultrarunningfueling and hydration guidelineschoosing an ultratrail-running techniquefirst-aid advicebeating altitude, and heatrace-day game planscrew and pacer tipsmental strategies to get you to the finish lineThe guide offers three detailed training plans to prepare for 50K, 50-mile to 100K, storms, and 100-mile ultramarathons.

Start your ultra with confidence and finish it strong with Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning! Rodale Books. Author: Christopher McDougall.

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