Confessions of an All-Night Runner
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In one of his most ambitious physical efforts to date, Dean Karnazes attempted to run 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 days to raise awareness of youth obesity and urge Americans of all fitness levels to "take that next step."
"UltraMarathon Man: 50 Marathons - 50 States - 50 Days", a Journeyfilm documentary, follows Dean’s incredible step-by-step journey across the country.
Ultrarunning legend Dean Karnazes has run 262 miles-the equivalent of ten marathons-without rest. He has run over mountains, across Death Valley, and to the South Pole-and is probably the first person to eat an entire pizza while running. With an insight, candor, and humor rarely seen in sports memoirs (and written without the aid of a ghostwriter or cowriter), Ultramarathon Man has inspired tens of thousands of people-nonrunners and runners alike-to push themselves beyond their comfort zones and be reminded of "what it feels like to be truly alive," says Sam Fussell, author of Muscle.
Ultramarathon Man answers the questions Karnazes is continually asked:
- Why do you do it?
- How do you do it?
- Are you insane?
And in the new paperback edition, Karnazes answers the two questions he was most asked on his book tour:
- What, exactly, do you eat?
- How do you train to stay in such good shape?
From Publishers Weekly
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From the unreal to the really inspiring
Sitting in a meeting last week, this book was recommended because I just started running to add to a new healthy lifestyle. In 12/2009 I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and realized my sedentary and stress filled life was killing me. Now in 8/2010, i am approaching the 100lb mark in my weight loss, I turned to running to help push me through the wall and create a sustaining goal of being healthy.
Karno's story began as unreal and then really got unreal. I was gripped and inspired. More than a story of running, and perhaps why it was recommended, this is a story of dream fulfillment, gritty determination, focus, and accomplishment.
I dare you to read this and not want to work on whatever ultra-marathon you've been waiting to run in your life.
Un libro inspirador
Gran libro muy inspirador,
Quick and fun read
This book was recommended to me by a friend. I read almost two hundred pages the first day. I finished shortly thereafter. I would write more but I need to get running....