The Rise of the Ultra Runners

The Rise of the Ultra Runners

The Rise of the Ultra Runners is the electrifying, inspirational account of what he learned along the way.

Author: Adharanand Finn

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9781783351343

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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*Shortlisted for the 2019 William Hill Sports Book of the Year* Marathons are no longer enough. Pain is to be relished, not avoided. Hallucinations are normal. Ultra running defies conventional logic. Yet this most brutal and challenging sport is now one of the fastest-growing in the world. Why is this? Is it an antidote to modern life, or a symptom of a modern illness? Adharanand Finn travelled to the heart of the sport to find out - and to see if he could become an ultra runner himself. His journey took him from the deserts of Oman to the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies, and on to his ultimate goal, the 105-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. The Rise of the Ultra Runners is the electrifying, inspirational account of what he learned along the way. Through encounters with the sport's many colourful characters and his experiences of its soaring highs and crushing lows, Finn offers an unforgettable insight into what can be found at the boundaries of human endeavour.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Running with the Kenyans

Running with the Kenyans

Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award Winner - Best New Writer at the British Sports Book Awards After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest races, from the ...

Author: Adharanand Finn

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571274079

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award Winner - Best New Writer at the British Sports Book Awards After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest races, from the Olympics to big city marathons, Runner's World contributor Adharanand Finn set out to discover just what it was that made them so fast - and to see if he could keep up. Packing up his family (and his running shoes), he moved from Devon to the small town of Iten, in Kenya, home to hundreds of the country's best athletes. Once there he laced up his shoes and ventured out onto the dirt tracks, running side by side with Olympic champions, young hopefuls and barefoot schoolchildren. He ate their food, slept in their training camps, interviewed their coaches, and his children went to their schools. And at the end of it all, there was his dream, to join the best of the Kenyan athletes in his first marathon, an epic race through lion country across the Kenyan plains.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Way of the Runner

The Way of the Runner

Adharanand Finn - award-winning author of Running with the Kenyans - moved to Japan to discover more about this unique running culture and what it might teach us about the sport and about Japan.

Author: Adharanand Finn

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571303182

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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Welcome to Japan, the most running-obsessed nation on earth, where: a long-distance relay race is the country's biggest annual sporting event; companies sponsor their own running teams, paying the athletes like employees; and marathon monks run a thousand marathons in a thousand days to reach spiritual enlightenment. Adharanand Finn - award-winning author of Running with the Kenyans - moved to Japan to discover more about this unique running culture and what it might teach us about the sport and about Japan. As an amateur runner about to turn forty, he also hoped find out whether the Japanese approach to training might help him keep improving. What he learned - about competition, about team work, about beating your personal bests, about form and about himself - will fascinate anyone who is keen to explore why we run, and how we might do it better.
Categories: Travel

The Rise and Fall s of a Would Be Runner

The Rise and Fall s  of a Would Be Runner

The stories will appeal to those with dreams and goals, recreational runners, travellers and those who like to persist with an activity.

Author: Julie Boyd

Publisher:

ISBN: 0228845033

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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When Julie's running nemesis asked, 'Do you want to do the Great Wall of China Marathon with me?' she laughed. How could she translate the 3-kilometre-run segment of a triathlon into the 42.195 kilometres required for a marathon? After consideration of the question, Julie realised that a positive answer would allow her to partake in an event larger than her first marathon, an exciting travel adventure. She could now combine her new love for running with her existing passions of travel, food and the great outdoors. The Rise and Fall(s) of a Would Be Runner is a collection of tales taking the reader through the highs and lows, misfortunes and successes of training and participating in organised marathons and solo runs and hikes across the globe. The stories will appeal to those with dreams and goals, recreational runners, travellers and those who like to persist with an activity.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Born to Run

Born to Run

A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe-inspiring author) make the treacherous journey into the canyons to try to learn the tribe's secrets and then take them on over a course 50 miles long.With incredible energy and ...

Author: Christopher McDougall

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1861978774

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 287

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At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993, one of them, aged 57, came first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals. A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe-inspiring author) make the treacherous journey into the canyons to try to learn the tribe's secrets and then take them on over a course 50 miles long.With incredible energy and smart observation, McDougall tells this story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner. Travelling to labs at Harvard, Nike, and elsewhere, he comes across an incredible cast of characters, including the woman who recently broke the world record for 100 miles and for her encore ran a 2:50 marathon in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Unbreakable Runner

Unbreakable Runner

Unbreakable Runner challenges conventional training tenets such as high mileage and high-carb diets to show how reduced mileage and high-intensity training can make runners stronger, more durable athletes and prepare them for races of any ...

Author: T.J. Murphy

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 9781937716622

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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A New York Times Best Seller! Men's Journal Health Book of the Year In Unbreakable Runner, CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie and journalist T.J. Murphy examine long-held beliefs about how to train, tearing down those traditions to reveal new principles for a lifetime of healthy, powerful running. Unbreakable Runner challenges conventional training tenets such as high mileage and high-carb diets to show how reduced mileage and high-intensity training can make runners stronger, more durable athletes and prepare them for races of any distance. Distance runners who want to invigorate their training, solve injuries, or break through a performance plateau can gain power and resilience from MacKenzie's effective blend of run training and whole-body strength and conditioning. CrossFitters who want to conquer a marathon, half-marathon, or ultramarathon will find endurance training instruction with 8- to 12-week programs that combine CrossFitTM workouts with run-specific sessions. Unbreakable Runner includes CrossFit-based training programs for race distances from 5K to ultramarathon for beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners. Build a better running body with this CrossFit Endurance-based approach to running training.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Running Beyond

Running Beyond

Running Beyond is a homage to the sport's legendary races, unique, commissioned photography, captures the diverse and striking terrain - from mountail peaks, to jungles and deserts.

Author: Ian Corless

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 1781318980

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 657

Ultra running is one of the world's fastest growing sports and in Ian Corless who runs the scene's most influential podcast, ultra-running has the perfect author to chronicle its rise. Running Beyond is a homage to the sport's legendary races, unique, commissioned photography, captures the diverse and striking terrain - from mountail peaks, to jungles and deserts. Through interviews with the legendary athletes of the sport, Running Beyond is the ultimate homage to the ultra-running world. Foreword by record-breaking, world number one, Kilian Jornet (Run or Die).
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Running Identity and Meaning

Running  Identity and Meaning

Runner's World. ... Review: The rise of the ultra runners. Run Deep Magazine. ... runners banned from using GPS in Welsh races. BBC.

Author: Neil Baxter

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781800433663

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

View: 358

Running, Identity and Meaning showcases how gender, class, age and ethnicity influence whether and how different groups participate in the sport, and explores its role in the reproduction of social structure and the search for distinction.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Ouch

Ouch

Ultra-runners talk a lot about pain – specifically, about 'the pain cave', Finn says. 'Most ultra runners will know instantly what you mean.

Author: Margee Kerr

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472965257

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 549

Pain seems like a fairly straightforward experience – you get hurt and it, well, hurts. But how would you describe it? By the number of broken bones or stitches? By the cause – the crowning baby, the sharp knife, the straying lover? What does a 7 on a pain scale of 1 to 10 really mean? Pain is complicated. But most of the time, the way we treat pain is superficial – we seek out states of perfect painlessness by avoiding it at all costs, or suppressing it, usually with drugs. This has left us hurting all the more. Through in-depth interviews, investigation into the history of pain and original research, Ouch! paints a new picture of pain as a complex and multi-layered phenomenon. Authors Margee Kerr and Linda McRobbie Rodriguez tell the stories of sufferers and survivors, courageous kids and their brave parents, athletes and artists, people who find healing and pleasure in pain, and scientists pushing the boundaries of pain research, to challenge the notion that all pain is bad and harmful. They reveal why who defines pain matters and how history, science, and culture shape how we experience pain. Ouch! dismantles prevailing assumptions about pain and that not all pain is bad, not all pain should be avoided, and, in the right context, pain can even feel good. To build a healthier relationship with pain, we must understand how it works, how it is expressed and how we communicate and think about it. Once we understand how pain is made, we can remake it.
Categories: Medical

Ultratortoise How I Became an Ultramarathon Runner

Ultratortoise   How I Became an Ultramarathon Runner

Gerald is a decent runner so we have been having a chat most of the way and it is great to have someone to share the laughs with along the way and not feel ...

Author: Chris Foreman

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781291671933

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Treadmill disasters, Dog attack, surgery, my first half marathon then onto my first marathon finally ending with a blow by blow account of my first ultramarathon a 69 mile race along the route of Hadrian’s Wall. This book will offer a detailed and at times intimate no holds barred look at what it took for me to get my lazy backside off my warm sofa and become and ultra runner. This digtal e-book is part diary part training guide and aimed at anyone looking to make a change in their life. I cover my diet, training pans and techniques and share many thoughts on what it takes to get over the finish line, with an approach that delves deeply into both the physical and mental aspects of distance running. This e-book is the final compilation of my previous shorter journals into one much larger more extended single volume of over 53 thousand words, images and links to more online content.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Perfect Medicine

The Perfect Medicine

5 A. Finn, The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance (London: Guardian Faber, 2019), 105. 6 D. Wang et al., ...

Author: Brodie Ramin

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459748224

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 216

View: 570

Imagine a medicine that could make you live longer, healthier, happier, and stronger. What if that medicine was already right at your feet? Running is the miracle drug that can do all this and more — it is the perfect medicine. Throughout his career, Dr. Brodie Ramin has seen cases of diabetes, hypertension, and anxiety, which he has traced back to inactivity. Now more than ever, people are looking for inspiration and motivation to get fit, change their lives, and improve their overall wellness. In The Perfect Medicine, Dr. Ramin shares with us his discovery that we already have the perfect medicine to treat and prevent these common illnesses and improve our health: running. However, too few people are taking the right dose or using it at all. The Perfect Medicine explores the science of running and exercise and provides advice on how to maximize its benefits and be your best self. After rediscovering the joy of running in his early thirties, Dr. Ramin became fascinated by the activity. This book takes the reader on a personal journey of discovery, traces the evolution of running, shares strategies to get fit and run faster, and shows how exercise can even help people recover from addiction and mental health conditions.
Categories: Health & Fitness

The Rise and Fall of an Ultra Distance Runner

The Rise and Fall of an Ultra Distance Runner

This addiction was to cost Glyn his marriage and see his right knee become completely replaced with a titanium joint, but looking back, he has no regrets and this book explains why.

Author: Glyn Marston

Publisher: Austin Macauley

ISBN: 1398404179

Category:

Page: 158

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Glyn Marston quit smoking and decided to focus on the London Marathon as a goal to help him kick the habit but little did he know what his future held when he set off on his very first training run. What followed were some of the most gruelling challenges that a man could do on foot as Glyn's desire to run beyond the 26.2-mile marathon distance became stronger, 100km (62-mile) races were simply not enough, and so Glyn was to make a name for himself in the 145-mile 'Grand Union Canal Race', a non-stop race from Birmingham to London, when he became the first runner to finish the distance five years in a row - finishing 4th twice, 3rd twice and 2nd once. Breaking world records for running on treadmills, including the seven-day world treadmill record on one world record attempt, Glyn risked his life as he refused to quit despite being sick. Running with celebrities such as Nell McAndrew, Chris Chittell and Tony Audenshaw was to project Glyn into the spotlight and bring him T.V. interviews and an appearance on a documentary when it was confirmed by experts that Glyn was addicted to running. This addiction was to cost Glyn his marriage and see his right knee become completely replaced with a titanium joint, but looking back, he has no regrets and this book explains why.
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All or Nothing at All

All or Nothing at All

This brings to mind something that Adharanand Finn says in The Rise of the Ultra Runners when discussing cheating in ultras. 'Cheating, psychologists say ...

Author: Steve Chilton

Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781913207236

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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All or Nothing At All is the life story of Billy Bland, fellrunner extrordinaire and holder of many records including that of the Bob Graham Round until it was broken by the foreword author of this book, Kílian Jornet. It is also the story of Borrowdale in the English Lake District, describing its people, their character and their lifestyle, into which fellrunning is unmistakably woven. Filled with stories of competition and rich in northern humour, All or Nothing At All is testimony to the life spent in the fells by one of their greatest champions, Billy Bland.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Trail Running Bend and Central Oregon

Trail Running Bend and Central Oregon

Fueled by the success of the 2009 book Born to Run and the subsequent rise of ultra running, the number of trail runners in the United States rose more than ...

Author: Lucas Alberg

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899978239

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 322

Categories: Travel

Broken

Broken

Broken is the story of the summer of 2020, a historic time for running in the UK.

Author: Ally Beaven

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 9781839810411

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 727

‘The emotional pain of failing just felt like it was going to be a bit worse than the physical pain of carrying on ... ’ Attempting to break long-distance running records used to be an underground endeavour, until the virus-stricken summer of 2020 came along. Only a few, such as the Bob Graham Round in the Lake District, had ever broken into mainstream consciousness. But an absence of running races thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in an unprecedented rise in the popularity of attempts at breaking these records. In Broken, Ally Beaven takes an entertaining look at just why 2020 was so unusual for long-distance running. With his interest in Fastest Known Times (FKTs) piqued, Beaven immerses himself in the scene. His summer becomes one of spending hours in the hills feeding, cajoling and generally trying to keep safe the runners he is supporting, as well as following the dots of live trackers in the middle of the night and endlessly refreshing his Twitter feed as records tumble around the country. Through the stories of John Kelly’s epic Grand Round, Beth Pascall’s record-shattering Bob Graham Round, Donnie Campbell’s mind-bending new mark for bagging all 282 Munros, Jo Meek’s new overall record for the Nigel Jenkins Dartmoor Round and many others, Beaven brings us an inside look at the incredible FKT machine. Broken is the story of the summer of 2020, a historic time for running in the UK.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Ultramarathon Man

Ultramarathon Man

Confessions of an All-Night Runner Dean Karnazes ... Ultra-Endurance ... is on the rise, 100-mile footraces remain almost unknown to the general public.

Author: Dean Karnazes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440684937

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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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: 50 Marathons - 50 States - 50 Days", a Journeyfilm documentary, follows Dean’s incredible step-by-step journey across the country. Ultrarunning legend Dean Karnazes has run 262 miles-the equivalent of ten marathons-without rest. He has run over mountains, across Death Valley, and to the South Pole-and is probably the first person to eat an entire pizza while running. With an insight, candor, and humor rarely seen in sports memoirs (and written without the aid of a ghostwriter or cowriter), Ultramarathon Man has inspired tens of thousands of people-nonrunners and runners alike-to push themselves beyond their comfort zones and be reminded of "what it feels like to be truly alive," says Sam Fussell, author of Muscle. Ultramarathon Man answers the questions Karnazes is continually asked: - Why do you do it? - How do you do it? - Are you insane? And in the new paperback edition, Karnazes answers the two questions he was most asked on his book tour: - What, exactly, do you eat? - How do you train to stay in such good shape?
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Running Through the Ages 2d ed

Running Through the Ages  2d ed

In all other sports, when the race is finished you celebrate and rejoice. ... In his best years, he was the greatest ultra-runner on the planet, ...

Author: Edward S. Sears

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786473397

Category: History

Page: 340

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Beginning with prehumans running down prey, this book describes how ancient, medieval and modern runners have come to run ever faster. Writers of antiquity left few detailed accounts of running but in the early 1800s detailed accounts of running feats and matches appeared in newspapers, journals and books. Nineteenth century pioneers like George Seward, Harry Hutchens, Walter George and Bernie Wefers are here given long-deserved recognition. The six-day Go-as-You-Please races of the 1870s and 1880s--featuring running's first great female performer, Amy Howard--are discussed. Twentieth century luminaries Helen Stephens, Jesse Owens, Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zatopek, Bob Hayes, Abebe Bikila and Joan Benoit-Samuelson are included, along with the Bunion Derby races of 1928-1929. New material for this revised and expanded second edition includes coverage of the 1970s running boom, women marathon pioneers, the impact of drugs on running, and the feats of 21st century runners such as Usain Bolt, Paula Radcliffe and Haile Gebrselassie.
Categories: History

The Runner s Cookbook

The Runner s Cookbook

There are strategies on how to fuel for your race whether you're running a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, marathon or an ultra-race.

Author: Anita Bean

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472946751

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 917

Whether you're training for a marathon, a half-marathon, an ultra-distance event or just looking to improve your parkrun time, this book will help you achieve your running goals. This is the ultimate sports nutrition guide and cookbook for runners – packed with easy to follow, simple tips and practical eating advice, along with expert guidance on achieving and maintaining an ideal body weight. Anita decodes supplements and gives real food alternatives alongside meal plans and over 100 easy, delicious and nutritious recipes, alongside stunning and mouth-watering photography.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The physical preparation of the runner

The physical preparation of the runner

The book “the physical preparation in running” suggests a comprehensive and precise content that apply to every runner while exploring every aspect of the physical training in running: technique, muscular endurance, muscular power, ...

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Page: 76

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Running attracts more and more followers in France and in the world. The rise of the trail and associate disciplines (raid, vertical kilometers,…) of running. The material evolved, nutrition is getting professional and physical preparation is taking more and more space in the runner's training. The book “the physical preparation in running” suggests a comprehensive and precise content that apply to every runner while exploring every aspect of the physical training in running: technique, muscular endurance, muscular power, balance,…
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