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Born to Run

Born to Run Author Christopher McDougall
ISBN-10 9781847652287
Release 2010-12-09
Pages 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.



Born to Run

Born to Run Author Christopher McDougall
ISBN-10 0307271919
Release 2009-05-05
Pages 304
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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. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. 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, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.



Born to Run

Born to Run Author Christopher McDougall
ISBN-10 9781861978776
Release 2010-04
Pages 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.



Natural Born Heroes

Natural Born Heroes Author Christopher McDougall
ISBN-10 9780307742223
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 352
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"Author of the phenomenal national best seller, Born to Run, Christopher McDougall now travels to the Mediterranean where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete and in the muscles and minds of fitness enthusiasts everywhere. While researching Born to Run, Chris McDougall encountered the story of Pheidippides, the legendary ancient Greek 'all-day runner.' Later, when McDougall met a dedicated amateur historian, he saw a connection to one of the most fascinating mysteries of World War II: How did a small band of Resistance fighters surrounded by German troops kidnap a top German general? What he discovered is that ancestral techniques for extraordinary endurance, natural movement, and nutrition allowed ancient Greek soldiers and Cretan shepherds to race across mountains on all-night missions. Inspired by their heroic acts, McDougall sets off to discover the lost art of the hero, both throughout history and across the world. Just as Born to Run inspired casual runners to get off the treadmill, out of their shoes, and into nature, Natural-Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to leave the gym and take their fitness to nature doing cross-training, mud runs, parkour and free-running to bound--and climb, swim, skip, wade, and jump--their way to heroic feats"--



The Cool Impossible

The Cool Impossible Author Eric Orton
ISBN-10 9781471130519
Release 2013-05-23
Pages 272
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Eric Orton has spent a lifetime learning about running and the limitless possibilities of the human body and mind, and now he is ready to share his knowledge in a book that will open up a new world of achievement for runners everywhere. For Orton, this is a chance to instruct and inspire. For the running reader, it is a chance to make amazing new strides. The Cool Impossibleis intended for runners and aspiring runners of all levels of ability and experience, from those contemplating their first steps, to seasoned marathoners seeking to unlock the full range of their capabilities. Starting from the feet up, Eric guides the reader through his technique for building the perfect running body. With characteristic enthusiasm and directness, Orton will draw on the inspiration of the Tarahumara Indian runners and take the reader through his devoted training programme, complete with advice on nutrition and real-world applications, as well as Orton's concept of The Cool Impossible, the belief that 'the greatest reward from running is the opportunity to do more', not just in running but in life in general.



Barefoot Running

Barefoot Running Author Michael Sandler
ISBN-10 9780307985934
Release 2011-09
Pages 298
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Examines the harmful effects that running in shoes can have on feet, knees, and hips and discusses the benefits of barefoot running, with advice on training, proper form, and dealing with weather and terrain.



Summary and Analysis of Born to Run A Hidden Tribe Superathletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Summary and Analysis of Born to Run  A Hidden Tribe  Superathletes  and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen Author Worth Books
ISBN-10 9781504044042
Release 2017-02-21
Pages 30
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Born to Run tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Christopher McDougall’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Born to Run by Christopher McDougall includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Born to Run by Christopher McDougall: Christopher McDougall’s New York Times–bestselling Born to Run brought the underground sport of distance running to the forefront of American conversation, spurring trends like barefoot running and chia seeds’ recognition as a superfood. Centering around two long-distance races, the second of which McDougall intends to run, the book is written in a distinctly Gonzo journalism–style. The author focuses on the Tarahumara, an ancient tribe of runners that lives isolated in Mexico’s Copper Canyons, but he also pulls in plenty of other characters, past and present, and explores the biological reasons we are all born to run. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.



Ultramarathon Man

Ultramarathon Man Author Dean Karnazes
ISBN-10 1585424803
Release 2006
Pages 295
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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.



Once a Runner

Once a Runner Author John L. Parker
ISBN-10 9781416597919
Release 2009-04-07
Pages 256
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Originally self-published in 1978, Once a Runner captures the essence of competitive running—and of athletic competition in general—and has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever published. Inspired by the author’s experience as a collegiate champion, the story focuses on Quenton Cassidy, a competitive runner at fictional Southeastern University whose lifelong dream is to run a four-minute mile. He is less than a second away when the turmoil of the Vietnam War era intrudes into the staid recesses of his school’s athletic department. After he becomes involved in an athletes’ protest, Cassidy is suspended from his track team. Under the tutelage of his friend and mentor, Bruce Denton, a graduate student and former Olympic gold medalist, Cassidy gives up his scholarship, his girlfriend, and possibly his future to withdraw to a monastic retreat in the countryside and begin training for the race of his life against the greatest miler in history. A rare insider’s account of the incredibly intense lives of elite distance runners, Once a Runner is an inspiring, funny, and spot-on tale of one man’s quest to become a champion.



Eat Run

Eat   Run Author Scott Jurek
ISBN-10 9780547569659
Release 2012
Pages 260
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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.



Where the Road Ends

Where the Road Ends Author Hicks, Meghan M.
ISBN-10 9781492530435
Release 2016-04-14
Pages 240
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Start your run where the pavement ends. Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running is the authoritative and accessible guide for this rapidly growing sport. Whether you are an experienced runner on roads or an outdoor enthusiast who wants to explore a new way of appreciating nature, this four-color resource covers training, competition, injury prevention, strategy, and more.



A Promising Life

A Promising Life Author Emily Arnold Mccully
ISBN-10 9781338043884
Release 2017-07-25
Pages 304
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For as long as he can remember, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau has been told that a promising future lies ahead of him. After all, his mother is the great Sacagawea, who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition of discovery. And thanks to his mother, Baptiste's life changes forever when Captain Clark offers him an education in the bustling new city of St. Louis. There, his mother charges him to "learn everything" - reading, writing, languages, mathematics. His life becomes a whirl of new experiences: lessons, duels, dances, elections. He makes friends and undertakes unexpected journeys to far-off places. But he also witnesses the injustices Clark, as a US agent for Indian Affairs, forces upon the Osage, the Arikara, the Mandan, and so many others. He sees the effect of what some call "progress" on the land and on the people who have lived there for generations. And he must choose what path he will take and what place he will have in a rapidly changing society.



Indian Running

Indian Running Author Peter Nabokov
ISBN-10 UOM:39015033325294
Release 1987
Pages 208
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"Indian Running is an eyewitness account of the 6-day, Taos, N.M., to Second Mesa, Hopi, Ariz., 1980 Tricentennial Run commemorating the Pueblo Indian Revolt. The book describes many Indian running traditions and includes historical photos and 1980 photos by Karl Kernberger. Anthropologist Nabokov's books include "Two Leggings: The Making of a Crow Warrior and "Native American Testimony.



North

North Author Scott Jurek
ISBN-10 9780316433785
Release 2018-04-10
Pages 304
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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.



Tarahumara of the Sierra Madre

Tarahumara of the Sierra Madre Author John G. Kennedy
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105020342957
Release 1996
Pages 299
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This book describes the life of the Tarahumara Indians living in the remote Copper Canyon country of Mexico. Crushed by the Spaniards in the 17th century, they retreated to distant canyons, where by isolating themselves, they were able to preserve their ancient culture. The author lived in a community of non-Christian Tarahumara, the most isolated members of the tribe. He discusses their close adaptation to the rugged environment, their unique curing ceremonies, the activities of their shamans & sorcerers, the cooperative work parties which involve the institutionalized drinking of maize beer, & the 100 mile foot races for which the Tarahumara are famous. Travelers to Copper Canyon country can enrich their experience through this account of the natives of this spectacular area. Armchair travelers & long distance runners will also enjoy the book. It also makes an interesting supplementary text for college courses in the social sciences, cultural or social anthropology, Indians of Mesoamerica, cultural ecology, social organization, etc. For ordering information contact: ASILOMAR PRESS, P.O. Box 523, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. 831-648-0530.



Mad Bad and Dangerous to Know

Mad  Bad and Dangerous to Know Author Ranulph Fiennes
ISBN-10 9781848944404
Release 2009-11-26
Pages 300
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Ranulph Fiennes has travelled to the most dangerous and inaccessible places on earth, almost died countless times, lost nearly half his fingers to frostbite, raised millions of pounds for charity and been awarded a polar medal and an OBE. He has been an elite soldier, an athlete, a mountaineer, an explorer, a bestselling author and nearly replaced Sean Connery as James Bond. In his autobiography he describes how he led expeditions all over the world and became the first person to travel to both poles on land. He tells of how he discovered the lost city of Ubar in Oman and attempted to walk solo and unsupported to the North Pole - the expedition that cost him several fingers, and very nearly his life. Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes OBE, 3rd Baronet, looks back on a life lived at the very limits of human endeavour.



In the Sierra Madre

In the Sierra Madre Author Jeff Biggers
ISBN-10 9780252031014
Release 2006
Pages 184
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This groundbreaking and extraordinary memoir chronicles the astonishing history of one of the most famous yet unknown regions in the world. Based on his one-year sojourn among the Raramuri/Tarahumara, award-winning journalist Biggers uncovers the remarkable treasures of the Sierra Madre.