Running Ultras

Author: Scott Ludwig
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1782550461
Format: PDF
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The book chronicles the author’s journey (the training, the races and the people he met along the way) to complete his personal quest of running four major ultramarathons: The JFK 50-Mile Run, Badwater Ultramarathon, Western States Endurance Run, and the Comrades Marathon.

Running to Extremes

Author: Scott Ludwig
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
ISBN: 1782550801
Format: PDF, ePub
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Running every day for 45 years (Mark Covert) Winning the Badwater Ultramarathon twice (Pam Reed) Running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days (Dean Karnazes) Setting four world records for most marathons in a calendar year (Larry Macon) Finishing the Badwater Ultramarathon with a prosthetic leg (Amy Winters-Palmiero) These are just some of the incredible and inspiring achievements of the endurance athletes profiled in this book. Each one of them has pushed the limits of human endurance and is an inspiration for people around the world. Their achievements are profiled in individual chapters, each introduced by prominent ultrarunners and friends. In addition to the most prolific endurance athletes in the world today, one section is dedicated to the ‘Father of American Ultrarunning,’ Ted Corbitt. Including a foreword by his son, Gary Corbitt, and a special section on his life and achievements, the book serves to preserve his legacy. Whether you are an ultrarunner yourself or a casual runner, a fan, a historian, or a scholar, this book and the incredible people and their stories in it will inspire you and ignite your passion for living life to the fullest. Above all, this ‘Who’s Who’ of ultrarunning proves one thing: The impossible is possible!

My Life Everything but BUY THE BOOK

Author: Scott Ludwig
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491701331
Format: PDF, Mobi
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To: Editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution I believe your newspaper has been missing something for the last two decades. In fact it was the original reason I became a loyal subscriber in the fi rst place: the thriceweekly columns of my all-time favorite writer, the late, great Lewis Grizzard. Trust me when I say that as a loyal University of Florida graduate it’s diffi cult for me to admit there is actually something good that came out of the University of Georgia, and that something would be Lewis Grizzard. Born and raised in nearby Moreland (I reside in Peachtree City, Georgia), Grizzard had a major influence on my writing style. This is my sixth self-published book; one of them sold so well a publisher came a-calling tobuy the rights to it. Now I’d like to take my writing to the next level. That’s where you come in. Consider this book as both my job application and resume for a position on your editorial staff. Everything here on the back cover is my cover letter to you. I leave you with one simple question: When do I start?

Running Through My Mind

Author: Scott Ludwig
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780595465231
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Avid runner Scott Ludwig has seen, heard, and experienced firsthand most everything the sport has to offer. Of course, that is to be expected of someone who has run every day for over twenty-eight years. In Running through My Mind, Scott and his friends weigh in, sharing brutally honest, occasionally raw and always entertaining anecdotes to guide you through the physical and mental aspects of running: A teammate on the Atlanta Track Club Men's Masters Team, discussing a 195-mile relay: How many runners does it take to run Hood-to-Coast? Twelve members of the men's masters' team or one Scott Ludwig. Scott after dropping out of the Western States Endurance Run: That sure sucked. Scott's views on treadmills: It's not running if you don't go anywhere. A pal and crewmember for Scott at the Badwater Ultramarathon: When Scott was accepted into Badwater, the real question in my mind was not whether or not he would finish, but whether or not he would then let the (consecutive days of running) streak die a peaceful death. Scott after finishing the Western States Endurance Run: That still sucked. Discover the motivational narrative behind these and many other observations in Scott's story-so far. Whether you just bought your first pair of running shoes or are a grizzled running veteran, Running through My Mind provides the encouragement you need to get out and get moving!

A Few Degrees From Hell

Author: Scott Ludwig
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1782550038
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Badwater Ultramarathon is commonly referred to as ‘the toughest footrace on the planet.’ In 2003, defending champion Pam Reed, Dean Karnazes and 71 other runners took the ultimate challenge of running 135 miles in California from Badwater to the portals of Mount Whitney. Their journey would take them through the hostile environment of Death Valley and subject them to temperatures ranking among the highest ever recorded on earth. Twenty-five runners tell of their adventures in arguably the absolute toughest of ‘the toughest footrace on the planet’– the good, the bad and yes, the ugly – in this incredible and fascinating compilation. You are certain to gain a respect for the runners you will meet and perhaps an even greater respect for the area known as Death Valley. The runners – who experienced heat exhaustion, dehydration, nausea, blisters, hallucinations, and fatigue during the race – competed in temperatures literally ‘a few degrees from hell.’

Born to Run

Author: Christopher McDougall
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 184765228X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

The Tao of Running

Author: Gary Dudney
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
ISBN: 1782550755
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Running is more than moving one foot in front of the other. Running can evoke spiritualism and mindfulness; it can teach fundamental lessons about goals, self-awareness, and self-improvement; it can be a transformative existential experience. The Tao of Running offers a fresh perspective on this mental side of running while entertaining with vivid tales of running adventures. Going well beyond the standard training and racing advice found in most running books, it guides runners to a wider understanding of how running fits into their own aspirations, goals, and life philosophy. The Tao of Running answers questions such as: How does running evoke mindfulness and lead to stress reduction? How does running promote special friendships and new perspectives on life? No other book offers readers these multiple frameworks for understanding their running experiences along with lots of practical advice on getting the most out of running. Readers are guaranteed to gain a greater appreciation for the rewards and possibilities inherent in running and will significantly deepen, enlighten, and enrich their running experience.

50 50

Author: Dean Karnazes
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
ISBN: 0446537896
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

ChiRunning

Author: Danny Dreyer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439164549
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The revised edition of the bestselling ChiRunning, a groundbreaking program from ultra-marathoner and nationally-known coach Danny Dreyer, that teaches you how to run faster and farther with less effort, and to prevent and heal injuries for runners of any age or fitness level. In ChiRunning, Danny and Katherine Dreyer, well-known walking and running coaches, provide powerful insight that transforms running from a high-injury sport to a body-friendly, injury-free fitness phenomenon. ChiRunning employs the deep power reserves in the core muscles, an approach found in disciplines such as yoga, Pilates, and T’ai Chi. ChiRunning enables you to develop a personalized exercise program by blending running with the powerful mind-body principles of T’ai Chi: 1. Get aligned. Develop great posture and reduce your potential for injury while running, and make knee pain and shin splints a thing of the past. 2. Engage your core. Shift the workload from your leg muscles to your core muscles, for efficiency and speed. 3. Add relaxation to your running. Learn to focus your mind and relax your body to increase speed and distance. 4. Make it a Mindful Practice. Maintain high performance and make running a mindful, enjoyable life-long practice. 5. It’s easy to learn. Transform your running with the ten-step ChiRunning training program.

Lore of Running

Author: Timothy Noakes
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780873229593
Format: PDF, ePub
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Dr. Noakes explores the physiology of running, all aspects of training, and recognizing, avoiding, and treating injuries. 133 illustrations.