• Ultra running

Road to Sparta


Author: Dean Karnazes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781760295325
Category: Ultra running
Page: 304
View: 8449

    • Sports & Recreation

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
View: 1531
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.

    • Sports & Recreation

50/50

Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days -- and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance!
Author: Dean Karnazes
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
ISBN: 0446537896
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
View: 5457
Discover the secrets for super endurance-from one of the fittest men on the planet! Dean Karnazes has run 350 continuous miles through three sleepless nights, ordered pizza during long runs, and inspired fans the world over with his adventures. So what does a guy like this do when he wants to face the ultimate test of endurance? He runs 50 marathons in 50 states-in 50 consecutive days. With little more than a road map and a caravan packed with fellow runners and a dedicated crew, Dean set off on a tour that took him through a volcanic canyon in Maui in high humidity and 88-degree heat; to an elevation gain of almost 4,000 feet at the Tecumseh Trail Marathon in Bloomington, Indiana; to a severed moose leg found alongside an Anchorage, Alaska, trail that compelled him to sprint for safety. Now in this heart-pounding book, Dean reveals how he pulled off this unfathomable feat with a determination that defied all physical limitations. But Dean goes beyond the story of the Endurance 50 marathons to share his invaluable secrets and advice for athletes of all levels. These are the tips that kept Dean going during the 1,310 miles he covered and 160,000 calories he burned-while averaging sub-four-hour marathons and often sleeping fewer than four hours each night. Learn how to: · Recover more quickly · Adapt to extreme conditions · Prevent muscle cramps and overheating · Pace yourself when you "hit the wall" · Stay motivated. Packed with practical advice and including training regimens, 50/50 will inspire you no matter what your fitness goal is, whether it's simply walking around the block, running a 10K, or completing yet another Ironman.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Family Game

What Sport and Psychology Teach Us About Parenting
Author: Dr Paul Gaffney
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1788039629
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 160
View: 6741
What Sport and Psychology Teach Us About Parenting ‘It’s no accident, I think, that tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, service, fault, break, love, the basic elements of tennis are those of everyday existence, because every match is a life in miniature.’ Andre Agassi Dr. Paul Gaffney has used his experience of working as a clinical and counselling psychologist with children, adults and families experiencing a wide range of problems, and with athletes and coaches striving for excellence, to write this book which will outline practical strategies for living better lives together. The book takes its lead from the stories of inspirational sportspeople and teams. These are supported by, and linked to, psychological knowledge and practice. Sport can reflect all that is good and bad in people. We have seen fabulous success achieved following great dedication, world class performances reflecting incredible skill and a win at all costs attitude leading to, in some cases, cheating and doping. In sport as in life, we can experience the entire rollercoaster of emotions: elation, heartbreak, exhaustion, vindication, hopefulness or helplessness. This book aims to help parents and families face up to and deal with 20 difficult questions, and provide clear advice, direction and resources. It will show you practical things you can try and idea for further reading and information to help you and your family.

    • Sports & Recreation

Run!


Author: Dean Karnazes
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609613430
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
View: 8937
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. Karnazes runs for days on end without rest, across some of the most exotic and inhospitable places on earth, including the Australian outback, Antarctica, 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. Karnazes addresses the pain and perseverance and also charts his emotional state as he pushes the edges of human achievement. 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.

    • Cooking

Eat & Run

My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
Author: Scott Jurek,Steve Friedman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547569653
Category: Cooking
Page: 260
View: 5952
Traces the author's remarkable career while revealing the influence of his vegan lifestyle, describing his transition from a Midwestern hunter to a record-breaking athlete.

    • Sports & Recreation

Running Up That Hill

The highs and lows of going that bit further
Author: Vassos Alexander
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472947975
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
View: 2222
Running Up That Hill is a celebration of endurance running. Of running ridiculous distances – through cities, over mountains and across countries. Distances most people couldn't even imagine. But sports presenter Vassos Alexander is hooked! Why else would he run an ultra in Paris, backwards, having missed the start? Why head to Wales for the world's hardest mountain race with a badly sprained ankle? And why follow in some unforgiving, ancient footsteps and attempt the oldest and toughest footrace on earth, the 153-mile Spartathlon? There's joy to be found here. Really there is. Vassos recalls his own assaults on these gruelling races, along with ultra-running legends including Scott Jurek, Jasmin Paris, Kilian Jornet, Mimi Anderson and Dean Karnazes. They all testify to the transformative power of endurance running. It's about the astonishing highs that come from pushing your body to the limit. The confidence and peace when you challenge yourself and succeed. All told, this is a cracking tale of what keeps ultra-distance runners running, mile after mile after mile.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Trail Runner's Companion

A Step-by-Step Guide to Trail Running and Racing, from 5Ks to Ultras
Author: Sarah Lavender Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493027751
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
View: 725
The sport of trail running is booming as more runners seek more adventurous routes and a deeper connection with nature. Not only are runners taking to the trail, but a growing number are challenging themselves to go past the conventional 26.2-mile marathon point. The time is right for a book that covers everything a runner needs to safely and successfully run and race trails, from 5Ks to ultra distances. Like a trusted coach, The Trail Runner’s Companion offers an inspiring, practical, and goal-oriented approach to trail running and racing. Whether readers are looking to up their distance or tackle new terrain, they’ll find sophisticated, yet clear advice that boosts performance and enhances well-being. Along the way, they’ll learn: Trail-specific techniques and must-have gear What to eat, drink, and think—before, during, and after any trail run How to develop mental tenacity and troubleshoot challenges on longer trail adventures Colorful commentary on the characters and culture that make the sport special With an engaging, encouraging voice, including tips and anecdotes from well-known names in the sport, The Trail Runner's Companion is the ultimate guide to achieving peak performance—and happiness— out on the trails. "Sarah Lavender Smith has long been one of trail running’s finest and most insightful writers, and her first book, The Trail Runner’s Companion, ties everything together for all trail runners, from newbies to veterans and all abilities in between. She expertly and empathetically describes how one should train, eat, drink, and think while becoming a trail runner. But perhaps most importantly of all, she tells us what it means to be a trail runner—why this journey, in her words, 'all the way up to the summit and back down,' is worth the effort. If you already are a trail runner, The Trail Runner’s Companion will make you want to become a better trail runner. If you aren’t yet a trail runner, The Trail Runner’s Companion will make you want to become one.” - John Trent, longtime ultrarunner, race director, Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run board member, and award-winning sportswriter "The Trail Runner's Companion is a must-have for all trail runners, both new and experienced. It brings a wealth of knowledge and entertaining stories to keep you engaged in the valuable content of the book. If only I had The Trail Runner's Companion to read before my first trail race, I could have avoided so many mistakes! I highly recommend it.” - Kaci Lickteig, 2016 UltraRunning Magazine UltraRunner of the Year and Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run champion

    • Athletes

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
View: 5640
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

    • Biography & Autobiography

Ultramarathon Man

Confessions of an All-night Runner
Author: Dean Karnazes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781585424801
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 295
View: 5281
Presents the story of a marathon runner as he describes the conditions that must be endured during competitions whose distances extend hundreds of miles and discusses why he is driven to participate in such an extreme sport.

    • Sports & Recreation

Marathon Man

My 26.2-Mile Journey from Unknown Grad Student to the Top of the Running World
Author: Bill Rodgers,Matthew Shepatin
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250021154
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 336
View: 5194
The legendary long-distance runner details his historic victory in the 1975 Boston Marathon that launched the modern running boom Within a span of two hours and nine minutes, Bill Rodgers went from obscurity to legend, from Bill Rodgers to "Boston Billy." In doing so, he instantly became the people's champ and the poster boy for the soulful 1970s distance runner. Having won the Boston Marathon and New York Marathon four times each, he remains the only marathoner to have appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated twice. Winning the Holy Grail of marathons in an unthinkable record time changed Bill's life forever. But his dramatic breakthrough in Boston also changed the lives of countless others, instilling in other American runners the belief that they could follow in his footsteps, and inspiring thousands of regular people to lace up their shoes and chase down their own dreams. In the year before Rodger's victory at the 1975 Boston Marathon, 20,000 people had completed a marathon in the United States. By 2009, participants reached nearly half a million. Thirty-seven years later Bill Rodgers still possesses the same warm, endearing, and whimsical spirit that turned him into one of America's most beloved athletes. In Marathon Man he details for the first time this historic race and the events that led him there.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Who Is Derek Jeter?


Author: Gail Herman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399539697
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 7094
When Derek Jeter was eight years old, he announced that he was going to play baseball for the New York Yankees. Jeter earned the attention of major league scouts in high school and was drafted to the New York Yankees in 1992. Named Rookie of the Year, he helped the Yankees win the World Series five times, and became team captain in 2003. With his good looks, easygoing personality, and sense of humor, Derek has always been a fan favorite. Retiring from baseball in 2014, Derek Jeter leaves behind a legacy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Sports & Recreation

North

Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail
Author: Scott Jurek
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316433780
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
View: 1942
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. 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, training, speaking, and touring, Jurek felt an urgent need to discover something new about himself. 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. He would have to run nearly 50 miles a day, every day, for almost seven weeks. 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, and the kindness of strangers supporting him, Jurek ran, hiked, and stumbled his way north, one white blaze at a time. 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. It will inspire runners and non-runners alike to keep striving for their personal best.

    • Sports & Recreation

Fixing Your Feet

Injury Prevention and Treatments for Athletes
Author: John Vonhof
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899978304
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 392
View: 2457

    • Biography & Autobiography

Running Man

A Memoir
Author: Charlie Engle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476785805
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 864
Charlie Engle’s “fascinating account of the high and low points of his life as an ultramarathon runner…is uplifting and inspirational” (Publishers Weekly) as he describes his globe-spanning races, his record-breaking run across the Sahara Desert, and how running helped him overcome drug addiction—and an unjust stint in federal prison. After a decade-long addiction to crack cocaine and alcohol, Charlie Engle hit bottom with a near-fatal six-day binge that ended in a hail of bullets. As Engle got sober, he turned to running, which became his lifeline, his pastime, and his salvation. He began with marathons, and when marathons weren’t far enough, he began to take on ultramarathons, races that went for thirty-five, fifty, and sometimes hundreds of miles, traveling to some of the most unforgiving places on earth to race. The Matt Damon-produced documentary, Running the Sahara, followed Engle as he lead a team on a harrowing, record breaking 4,500-mile run across the Sahara Desert, which helped raise millions of dollars for charity. Charlie’s growing notoriety led to an investigation and a subsequent unjust conviction for mortgage fraud for which he spent sixteen months in federal prison in Beckley, West Virginia. While in jail, Engle pounded the small prison track, running endlessly in circles. Soon his fellow inmates were joining him, struggling to keep their spirits up in dehumanizing circumstances. In Running Man, Charlie Engle tells the surprising, funny, and emotional story of his life, detailing his setbacks and struggles—from coping with addiction to serving time in prison—and how he blazed a path to freedom by putting one foot in front of the other. “A fast-paced, well-written account of a man who accepts pain, pushes beyond imagined limits, and ultimately finds redemption and peace” (Booklist), this is a raw and triumphant account about finding the threshold of human endurance, and transcending it.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Lure of Long Distances

Why We Run
Author: Robin Harvie
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781610390200
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 273
View: 932
An ultra-marathoner discusses his obsession with long-distance running, which culminated in his participation in the oldest and toughest footrace in history--a nonstop 152-mile race from Athens to Sparta.

Chance


Author: Deborah Bladon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781512063202
Category:
Page: 334
View: 6282
CHANCE, a new standalone from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Deborah Bladon. Standalone Book. No Cliffhanger. Caleb Foster is determined to protect his company's brand and his family's name regardless of the cost. He'll sacrifice whatever it takes to keep things running exactly the way he wants, even if it means sacrificing his younger brother's future. Rowan Bell has known Caleb her entire life. Their relationship has always been platonic, but when they're thrust into a life changing situation, it creates a new and intense bond between them. As they lean on one another to accept the unknown, they begin to see something in each other that changes everything between them. Caleb's inner demons threaten to pull them apart forever. As Rowan finally accepts that not everyone is given the chance to love the person they want, Caleb makes a decision that alters both of their lives forever.

    • History

Sparta

Beyond the Mirage
Author: Anton Powell,Stephen Hodkinson
Publisher: Classical Pressof Wales
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 354
View: 8579
This is the fourth collection of original papers on Sparta on which Powell and Hodkinson have collaborated - a sequel to Classical Sparta, The Shadow of Sparta, and Sparta: New Perspectives. The team of contributors includes most of the established authorities in the field of Spartan history, and deliberately represents the diverse scholarly traditions of many countries. Among the themes addressed are Herodotus' treatment of Sparta; Thermopylai and the tale (ancient and modern) of self-sacrifice; the invention of tradition; iron currency and the Spartan economy; Sparta's out-groups, perioikoi and helots, the usually-nameless people vital for the success of the Lakonian machine.

    • Health & Fitness

Unbreakable Runner

Unleash the Power of Strength & Conditioning for a Lifetime of Running Strong
Author: T.J. Murphy,Brian MacKenzie
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716627
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 224
View: 9906
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.

    • Sports & Recreation

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
View: 1546
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.