Ultramarathon Man

Confessions of an All-Night Runner

Author: Dean Karnazes

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1925575306

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

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Ultrarunning legend Dean Karnazes has run 262 miles - the equivalent of ten marathons - without rest. He has run over mountains, across Death Valley, to the South Pole, and is probably the first person to eat an entire pizza while running. With an insight, candour and humour rarely seen in sports memoirs, Ultramarathon Man has inspired tens of thousands of people - nonrunners and runners alike - to push themselves beyond their comfort zones and simply get out there and run. Ultramarathon Man answers the questions Karnazes is continually asked: - Why do you do it? - How do you do it? - Are you insane? and the follow-up queries: - What, exactly, do you eat? - How do you train to stay in such good shape?
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The Road to Sparta

Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World's Greatest Footrace

Author: Dean Karnazes

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609614739

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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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. In doing so, he saved the development of Western civilization and inspired the birth of the marathon as we know it. Even now, some 2,500 years later, that run stands enduringly as one of greatest physical accomplishments in the history of mankind. 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. 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. This story is sure to captivate and inspire--whether you run great distances or not at all.
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Sky Runner

Finding Strength, Happiness, and Balance in Your Running

Author: Emelie Forsberg

Publisher: BLUE STAR PREMIER

ISBN: 9781944515737

Category: COOKING

Page: 178

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"The ultimate outdoor woman, Emelie Forsberg captures the magic of a life spent amongst the mountaintops. She shares her passion for skyrunning and her accumulated expertise on how to thrive in this demanding sport. In Sky Runner, Emelie shares her experiences: using intervals, uphill and downhill training, and more to maintain peak physical condition; incorporating both yoga and strength exercises into her daily training routines; growing her own food and creating her own recipes to nourish body and soul; physically and mentally recovering from injury; finding balance in her life as a professional, extreme-sport athlete; sustaining both motivation and passion in her sport and her life"--Page 4 de la couverture.
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Nowhere Near First

Ultramarathon Adventures from the Back of the Pack

Author: Cory Reese

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537001807

Category: Athletes

Page: 238

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Long before Cory Reese strapped on his first pair of running shoes, he learned the key to being a successful ultrarunner: He knew how to suffer. In "Nowhere Near First," Cory shares his deeply personal story about experiencing his father's suicide at a young age, and how this led to a career in endurance running and a desire to live life to the fullest. "Nowhere Near First" is a humorous, captivating, and uplifting account of Cory's memorable ultramarathon experiences. Not only does Cory's entertaining and powerful writing allow readers a unique perspective into the challenges and rewards of running, but it also inspires each of us to turn tragedy into triumph. "Cory Reese writes with humor, humbleness and honesty. His story is both uplifting and real, and his tales of persistence and perseverance are sure to inspire, whether you're at the front of the pack or nowhere near first. Regardless of the title, this book's a winner!"~ Dean Karnazes, author of Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner "Cory Reese's book, Nowhere Near First, is an immensely entertaining and profoundly educational story about overcoming challenges to forge a meaningful life. Reese's story is must-read for people looking to find meaning and purpose in modern-day society." ~ Karl Hoagland, Publisher, UltraRunning Magazine "Cory has penned a very personal account of overcoming hardship in his personal and athletic life. Nowhere Near First tells his story of perseverance and survival in a vivid, down and dirty way that peaks with his extraordinarily positive way of looking at life."~ Marshall Ulrich, author of Running On Empty: An Ultramarathoner's Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners

101 Inspirational Stories of Energy, Endurance, and Endorphins

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Amy Newmark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1611591325

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

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Runners will love these inspirational stories about their sport -- the camaraderie, the self-discipline, the energy and endorphins they enjoy, the self-discovery. Includes stories on swimming and cycling for triathletes too. When runners aren't running, they are talking about running, planning their next run, shopping for running... This book contains 101 stories from everyday and famous runners... telling their stories to other runners... about how running has improved their lives, recovering from injuries, challenging themselves, and includes amazing stories of marathons, camaraderie, and the natural high that comes from this popular sport. Plenty of stories for triathletes too, covering swimming and cycling.
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American History Through American Sports

From Colonial Lacrosse to Extreme Sports

Author: Danielle Sarver Coombs,Bob Batchelor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313379882

Category: Social Science

Page: 944

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Filled with insightful analysis and compelling arguments, this book considers the influence of sports on popular culture and spotlights the fascinating ways in which sports culture and American culture intersect.
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The Adrenaline Junkie's Bucket List

100 Extreme Outdoor Adventures to Do Before You Die

Author: Christopher Van Tilburg

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250020190

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 9215

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Imagine kayaking the churning whitewater of Africa's wild and wet Zambezi River. Get barreled in a wave surfing Fiji's legendary Cloudbreak reef. Trek New Zealand's famed Milford Track through the lush, green fiords. The Adrenaline Junkie's Bucket List is the ultimate guide for the outdoor and sports enthusiasts seeking out the world's most fantastic adventures. The book runs the gamut of water, mountain and hiking sports for all skill levels—from beginners to experts. Written by a veteran outdoor adventure expert, author and wilderness physician, it presents readers with one hundred amazing and challenging voyages all over the world. Organized by continent, the book offers fifteen to twenty-five trips of a wide variety in each section, and also covers local lore and history, hotel and restaurant recommendations, and other relevant services. Sidebars throughout contain practical advice for the adventure travel enthusiast on health, safety, and outdoor life. This is the perfect book for extreme athletes and armchair travelers looking for an adventurous read. A heartstopping and essential guide to the best extreme outdoor adventures on every continent
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7 Weeks to 300 Sit-Ups

Strengthen and Sculpt Your Abs, Back, Core and Obliques by Training to Do 300 Consecutive Sit-Ups

Author: Brett Stewart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1612430732

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

View: 1961

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ARE YOU READY TO SCULPT YOUR ABS? Follow the 7-week program in this book and you’ll massively increase the strength and muscle tone of your core, back and obliques to such an extreme that you’ll be able to do 300 consecutive sit-ups. Packed with clear charts and helpful photos,7 Weeks to 300 Sit-Ups tells you everything you need to know about the ultimate exercise for your core and includes: • Instructions on how to do a perfect sit-up • Easy-to-follow progressive training programs • Added challenges for extreme strengthening Offering field-tested, day-by-day plans and more than 30 core-shredding exercises, this book has something for everyone: from beginners embarking on a new workout regimen to athletes looking to expand their strength-training options.
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Sport Psychology

Author: Arnold D. LeUnes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 660

View: 5747

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This updated fourth edition of Arnold LeUnes's textbook has comprehensive coverage of sport psychology with a healthy balance between theory and application. The strong applied approach is emphasized throughout but is essentially apparent in the second half of the book. The book features a strong pedagogical program including interesting applied vignettes, chapter outlines, emboldened key terms with glossary, very thorough chapter summaries, student-oriented suggested readings, and numerous tables and figures to visually summarize the key concepts. The book's shorter chapters make it easier to assign one per class. In addition, a website of supplemental resources, free of charge to qualified adopters, makes this new edition even more accessible and student-friendly.
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