Trail Blazer: My Life as an Ultra-distance Runner

Zebra Press - Written with bestselling author and journalist steve smith, from his experiences as a rudderless party animal to becoming a world-class athlete, and includes details on his training regimes, Trail Blazer – My Life as an Ultra-distance Trail Runner recounts the life story of this intrepid sportsman, race strategies and aspirations for future sporting endeavours.

Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the adrenaline-inducing trials and tribulations of one of South Africa’s most awe-inspiring athletes, while endurance-sport participants – from beginners to aspirant pros – will benefit from his insights and advice. We call such happenings “enigmas”. Since bursting onto the international trail-running scene by winning the first multistage race he ever entered – the brutal Gobi March – Ryan has gone on to win various other multistage and single-day races around the globe.

Trail Blazer: My Life as an Ultra-distance Runner - As professor tim noakes says in the foreword to this book: ‘However much we might think we know and understand, there are some phenomena which now, and perhaps forever, we will never fully comprehend. Ryan sandes is one such. ’. What does it take to run a six-day race through the world’s harshest deserts? Or 100 miles in a single day at altitudes that would leave you breathless just walking? More than that, though: what is it like to win these races? South Africa’s ultra-trail-running superstar Ryan Sandes has done just that.

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Nowhere Near First: Ultramarathon Adventures From The Back Of The Pack

- 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. 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.

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 . Reese’s story is must-read for people looking to find meaning and purpose in modern-day society.

Nowhere Near First: Ultramarathon Adventures From The Back Of The Pack - Karl hoagland, publisher, ultrarunning Magazine “Cory has penned a very personal account of overcoming hardship in his personal and athletic life. Nowhere near first” is a humorous, captivating, and uplifting account of Cory’s memorable ultramarathon experiences. 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.

Regardless of the title, nowhere near first, author of ultramarathon man: confessions of an All-Night Runner “Cory Reese’s book, this book’s a winner!”
~ Dean Karnazes, is an immensely entertaining and profoundly educational story about overcoming challenges to forge a meaningful life. 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.

Cory reese writes with humor, humbleness and honesty.





Training Essentials for Ultrarunning: How to Train Smarter, Race Faster, and Maximize Your Ultramarathon Performance

VeloPress - Training essentials for ultrarunning will revolutionize training for those who want to race an ultramarathon instead of just gutting it out to the finish line. Koop's race-proven ultramarathon program is based on sound science, the most current research, and years of experience coaching the sport’s star runners to podium performances.

Ultramarathons including american river 50, lake sonoma 50, jfk 50, badwater 135, Hardrock 100, Leadville 100, Javelina 100, Vermont 100, Wasatch 100, and Western States 100. How to achieve your goal, whether it’s finishing or winning. A revolution is coming to ultrarunning as ultramarathoners shed old habits and embrace the smarter methods that science and experience show are better.

Training Essentials for Ultrarunning: How to Train Smarter, Race Faster, and Maximize Your Ultramarathon Performance - Yet ultramarathons are not just longer marathons; simply running more will not prepare you for the race experience you want. Featuring stories and advice from ultrarunning stars dakota Jones, Dylan Bowman, Kaci Lickteig, Timothy Olson, and others who work with Koop, Training Essentials for Ultrarunning is the go-to guide for first-time ultrarunners and competitive ultramarathoners.

Method for making the right decisions to solve a race-day crisis. How to plan your ultra season for better racing. Course-by-course coaching guides to iconic U. S. Now the sport’s leading coach makes his highly effective ultramarathon training methods available to ultrarunners of all abilities in his book Training Essentials for Ultrarunning.





Reborn on the Run: My Journey from Addiction to Ultramarathons

Skyhorse - Catra is the first american woman to run over one hundred miles or more on more than one hundred occasions and the first to run one hundred and two hundredmiles in the Ohlone Wilderness, and she holds the fastest known double time for the 425-miles long John Muir Trail, four hours, completing it in twelve days, and fifty-seven minutes.

She gives up drugs and moves back home with her mother, abandoning her friends, her boyfriend, and the lifestyle that she came to depend on. Aside from her rock star looks, Catra Corbett is a standout in the running world on her accomplishments alone. After two years of addiction, Catra is busted while selling, and a night in jail is enough to set her straight.

Reborn on the Run: My Journey from Addiction to Ultramarathons - . In reborn on the run, the reader keeps pace with catra as she runs through difficult terrain and extreme weather, is stalked by animals in the wilderness, and nearly dies on a training run but continues on, smashing running records and becoming one of the world?s best ultrarunners. Her only clean friend pushes her to train for a 10K with him, and surprisingly, she likes it?and decides to run her first marathon after that.

Along the way she attempts suicide, loses loved ones, has her heartbroken, meets lifelong friends including her running partner and dachshund TruMan, falls in love, and finally faces the past that led to her addiction. And, unbelievably, she's also a former meth addict.





Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

TarcherPerigee - As an author, cancel the cable, he has inspired countless couch potatoes to get off the couch, and start running. Beginning september 17 at the Lewis & Clark Marathon in St. In september, karnazes embarks on his most monumental feat ever, The North Face Endurance 50 The north face endurance 50 will culminate with Dean's run in the New York City Marathon on November 5.

Charles, missouri, Dean will run fifty marathons each marathon is 26. 2 miles in fifty states on fifty consecutive days. Promotional blow-in cards for this unprecedented run, are inserted in this paperback edition of Ultramarathon Man, sure to receive extraordinary media coverage, which also includes a new epilogue with Dean's diet and training tips.

Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner - As an athlete, ultrarunning legend men's Journal Dean Karnazes has run 350 miles without rest and is probably the first person to eat an entire pizza while running.





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

Harmony - 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. Finding ultra recounts rich’s remarkable journey to the starting line of the elite Ultraman competition, which pits the world’s fittest humans in a 320-mile ordeal of swimming, biking, and running.

In the years since finding ultra was published, Rich has become one of the world’s most recognized advocates of plant-based living. Rich reflects on the steps he took to shift his mindset and leverage deep reservoirs of untapped potential to achieve success beyond his wildest imagination, urging each of us to embark on our own journey of self-discovery.

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. 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 - 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. In this newly revised and updated edition, and techniques he uses for optimal performance, tools, and wellness, he shares the practices, longevity, including diet and nutrition protocols.





The Happy Runner: Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer

Human Kinetics, Inc. - Develop your self-belief and make positivity your default setting so you can reach your goals. Guided by their personal experiences and coaching expertise, they point out the mental and emotional factors that will help you learn exactly how to become a happy runner and achieve your personal best.

Whether you’re battling burnout, the science-based training guidance in the Happy Runner will help you get faster, or are new to running and want to enjoy a 5K or an ultramarathon, go longer, are returning after an injury, and live stronger—all with a smile. The happy runner online ce exam may be purchased separately or as part of The Happy Runner With CE Exam, a package that includes both the book and the exam.

Read real stories from professional and recreational athletes who have had personal breakthroughs as they learned to love the process of running. Authors david and megan roche believe that you can’t reach your running potential without consistency and joyful daily adventures that lead to long-term health and happiness.

The Happy Runner: Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer - Understand how to adapt your running based on your personal lifestyle and goals as well as avoid setbacks from injury. Ce exam available! for certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. Following the “some work, run long, the happy runner introduces the three commandments of happy running and teaches you how to balance the effort of running with the simple joy of the activity: • Learn how to run fast, all play” approach, and stay healthy with proven training methods.

Is your daily run starting to drag you down? has running become a chore rather than the delight it once was? Then The Happy Runner is the answer for you.





Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

William Morrow - The new york times bestseller • foreword by malcolm Gladwell"Reveals how we can all surpass our perceived physical limits. Adam grantlimits are an illusion: a revolutionary account of the science and psychology of endurance, revealing the secrets of reaching the hidden extra potential within us all. But the lessons he draws from shadowing elite athletes and from traveling to high-tech labs around the world are surprisingly universal.

. This means the mind is the new frontier of endurance—and that the horizons of performance are much more elastic than we once thought. But, of course, it’s not “all in your head. For each of the physical limits that hutchinson explores—pain, thirst, heat, oxygen, muscle, fuel—he carefully disentangles the delicate interplay of mind and body by telling the riveting stories of men and women who’ve pushed their own limits in extraordinary ways.

The longtime “sweat science” columnist for outside and runner’s world, Hutchinson, was one of only two reporters granted access to Nike’s top-secret training project to break the two-hour marathon barrier, a former national-team long-distance runner and Cambridge-trained physicist, an extreme quest he traces throughout the book.

Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance - The capacity to endure is the key trait that underlies great performance in virtually every field. Endurance, hutchinson writes, is “the struggle to continue against a mounting desire to stop”—and we’re always capable of pushing a little farther. But what if we all can go farther, push harder, and achieve more than we think we’re capable of?Blending cutting-edge science and gripping storytelling in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell—who contributes the book’s foreword—award-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson reveals that a wave of paradigm-altering research over the past decade suggests the seemingly physical barriers you encounter as set as much by your brain as by your body.





Run or Die

VeloPress - Shortlisted for the 2014 william hill sports Book of the Year AwardNational Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2014"The most dominating endurance athlete of his generation. The new york TimesAn exceptional athlete. Now jornet adores the mountains with the same ferocity with which he runs them. In run or die he shares his passion, inviting readers into a fascinating world rich with the beauty of rugged trails and mountain vistas, the pulse-pounding drama of racing, and an intense love for sport and the landscapes that surround him.

He has run up and down Mt. Kilimanjaro faster than any other human being, and struck down world records in every challenge that has been proposed, all before the age of 25. Redefining what is possible, Jornet continually pushes the limits of human ability, astonishing competitors with his near-superhuman fitness and ability.

Run or Die - A dominating force. Trail running's first true breakout star, Jornet has yet to find a record he can't shatter. Runner's World. Born and raised at 6, 000 feet above sea level in the Spanish Pyrenees, Jornet climbed an 11, 000 foot mountain -- the highest mountain in the region -- at age 5. In his book, ultra-trail du mont-blanc, jornet describes his record-breaking runs at Lake Tahoe, Western States 100, and Mount Kilimanjaro--the first of his ambitious Summits of My Life project in which Jornet will attempt to break records climbing the highest peaks on each continent.

In turns inspiring, and deeply personal, insightful, this is a book written from the heart of the world's greatest endurance runner, candid, for whom life presents one simple choice: Run.





Training For Ultra: Ultra Running Stories From the Middle of the Pack

Training For Ultra, LLC - I was finding that sometimes the experiences of training for ultra could be just as rich and fulfilling as the ultra event itself. A radical diet change allowed me to lose a forth of my body weight and it gave me boundless energy to get outside and explore. It’s not clear to me why i chose running ultra marathons of all forms of exercise, since I was unable to run beyond 1 mile just a few years prior.

This book has a single purpose - to inspire you to run! Through sharing a detailed account of my first three years of pursuing running from the middle to back of the pack, it will hopefully show you you are capable of much more than you may think. Little did i know how much I would learn after taking on some physical exercise.

Training For Ultra: Ultra Running Stories From the Middle of the Pack - But since that fateful day, I’ve never looked back. After my dad's major health scare, it was time for me to change everything.





North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail

Little, Brown Spark - 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. From the author of the bestseller eat and Run, exhilarating, a thrilling new memoir about his grueling, 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. 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, jenny, friends, hiked, and stumbled his way north, Jurek ran, and the kindness of strangers supporting him, one white blaze at a time.

North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail - . 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 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.

But after two decades of racing, training, and touring, speaking, Jurek felt an urgent need to discover something new about himself. It will inspire runners and non-runners alike to keep striving for their personal best. He would have to run nearly 50 miles a day, every day, for almost seven weeks.