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Marathon Mum

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'It's the finish line, not the finish time.'  In the late '80s, our Rachel was having a boss time as a podium dancer at the Pleasuredrome, Birkenhead. Fast forward several years, and she's married, with the kids she's always dreamed of, but the body she's always dreaded. To make things worse, her husband, Trevor, begins to show his true controlling colours and Rachel blames herself, spiralling into depression.  Until she discovers running.  Buzzing from her epiphany, the 'Forrest Gump of the Mersey' is derided by Trevor, but catches the attention of some local women, all struggling and vulnerable in their own ways. These disparate women persuade Rachel to lead them in a running club, to get a bit of whatever she's on, where they all discover more than the mere chance to shed a few pounds in this burgeoning sisterhood.  Dealing with the dark and many faces of depression with a refreshing lightness of touch unique to this working-class woman from the Wirral, Marathon Mum is an uplifting story of the healing to be found in community, and the corners we can turn when we push ourselves across the line. 

©2021 Rachel Brown and Warren FitzGerald (P)2021 Boldwood Books

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Eat and Run

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For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force - and darling - in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. In 1999, as a complete unknown, he took the lead of the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile traverse over the old Gold Rush trails of the California Sierra Nevada. He won that race seven years in a row, setting a course record along the way. Twice he won the Badwater Ultramarathon, a 135-mile “jaunt” through Death Valley. Recently he set an American record of 165.7 miles in 24 hours - six and a half marathons in one day. And he was one of the elite runners who traveled to Mexico to run with the Tarahumara Indians, as profiled in the bestseller Born to Run. His accomplishments are nothing short of extraordinary, but that he has achieved all of this on a plant-based diet makes his story all the more so.  In Eat and Run, Scott Jurek opens up about his life and career - as an elite athlete and a vegan - and inspires runners at every level. From his Midwestern childhood hunting, fishing, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes family, to his early beginnings in running (he hated it), to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism, to his world-spanning, record-breaking races, Scott’s story shows the power of an iron will and blows apart all the stereotypes of what athletes should eat to fuel optimal performance. Chock-full of incredible, on-the-brink stories of endurance and competition, fascinating science, and accessible practical advice - including his own favorite plant-based recipes - Eat and Run will motivate everyone to “go the distance”, whether that means getting out for that first run, expanding your food horizons, or simply exploring the limits of your own potential. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2012 Scott Jurek (P)2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
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Bravey

28 ratings

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The Olympic runner, actress, filmmaker, and writer Alexi Pappas shares what she’s learned about confidence, self-reliance, mental health, embracing pain, and achieving your dreams.  “Heartbreaking and hilarious.” (Mindy Kaling) “A beautiful read.” (Ruth Reichl)  “Essential guidance to anyone dreaming big dreams.” (Shalane Flanagan) “I couldn’t put it down.” (Adam Grant)  run like a bravey  sleep like a baby  dream like a crazy  replace can’t with maybe  When “Renaissance runner” (New York Times) Alexi Pappas - Olympic athlete, actress, filmmaker, and writer - was four years old, her mother died by suicide, drastically altering the course of Pappas’ life and setting her on a search for female role models. When her father signed his bereaved daughter up for sports teams as a way to keep her busy, female athletes became the first women Pappas looked up to, and her Olympic dream was born.  At the same time, Pappas had big creative dreams, too: She wanted to make movies, write, and act. Despite setbacks and hardships, Pappas refused to pick just one lane. She put in a tremendous amount of hard work and wouldn’t let anything stand in her way until she achieved all of her dreams, however unrelated they may seem to outsiders. In a single year, 2016, she made her Olympic debut as a distance runner and wrote, directed, and starred in her first feature film. But great highs are often accompanied by deep lows; with joy comes sorrow.  In Bravey, Pappas fearlessly and honestly shares her battle with post-Olympic depression and describes how she emerged on the other side as a thriving and self-actualized woman. Unflinching, exuberant, and always entertaining, Bravey showcases Pappas’ signature, charming voice as she reflects upon the touchstone moments in her life and the lessons that have powered her career as both an athlete and an artist - foremost among them, how to be brave. Pappas’ experiences reveal how we can all overcome hardship, befriend pain, celebrate victory, relish the loyalty found in teammates, and claim joy. In short: how every one of us can become a bravey.

©2020 Alexi Pappas (P)2020 Random House Audio

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50/50

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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.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2008 Dean Karnazes and Matt Fitzgerald (P)2021 Hachette Audio

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The Way of the Runner

2 ratings

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A journey into Japan's fabled running culture from the award-winning author of Running with the Kenyans. Welcome to Japan, the most running-obsessed nation on earth, a place where a 135-mile relay race is the country's biggest annual sporting event. Thousands of professional runners compete for corporate teams in some of the most competitive races in the world. Marathon monks run a thousand marathons in a thousand days to reach spiritual enlightenment. Adharanand Finn spent six months immersed in this unique running culture to discover what it might teach us about the sport and about Japan. As an amateur runner about to turn 40, he also hoped to find out whether the Japanese approach to training might help him run faster. What he learned - about competition, teamwork, form, chasing personal bests and himself - will fascinate anyone keen to explore why we run and how we might do it better.

©2015 Adharanand Finn (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
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Running with Sherman

22 ratings

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"A delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor.... McDougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection." (John Grogan, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog) From the best-selling author of Born to Run, a heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America, and, in the process, discovering the life-changing power of the human-animal connection. When Chris McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. But when he arrived, Sherman was in such bad shape he could barely move, and his hair was coming out in clumps. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body but to heal his mind as well. It turns out the best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, and so Chris decided to teach Sherman how to run. He'd heard about burro racing - a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days - and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado. Easier said than done. In the course of Sherman's training, Chris would have to recruit several other runners, both human and equine, and call upon the wisdom of burro racers, goat farmers, Amish running club members, and a group of irrepressible female long-haul truckers. An entire community comes together to help save Sherman, and along the way, Chris shows us the joy of a life with animals.

©2019 Christopher McDougall (P)2019 Random House Audio

Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
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Running Man

53 ratings

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A compulsively listenable, remarkably candid memoir from world-class ultramarathon runner Charlie Engle chronicling 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 35, 50, 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 led 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. Engle would spend 16 months in federal prison in Beckley, West Virginia. While in jail he 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 gripping, surprising, funny, emotional, and inspiring 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. This is a propulsive, raw, and triumphant story about finding the threshold of human endurance - and transcending it.

©2016 Charlie Engle (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
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80/20 Running

36 ratings

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This revolutionary training method has been embraced by elite runners - with extraordinary results - and now you can do it, too. Respected running and fitness expert Matt Fitzgerald explains how the 80/20 running program - in which you do 80 percent of runs at a lower intensity and just 20 percent at a higher intensity - is the best change runners of all abilities can make to improve their performance. With a thorough examination of the science and research behind this training method, 80/20 Running is a hands-on guide for runners of all levels with training programs for 5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon distances. In 80/20 Running, you'll discover how to transform your workouts to avoid burnout. Runs will become more pleasant and less draining You'll carry less fatigue from one run to the next Your performance will improve in the few high-intensity runs Your fitness levels will reach new heights

©2014 Matt Fitzgerald; foreword copyright 2014 by Robert Johnson (P)2017 Tantor

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Running the Dream

7 ratings

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The best-selling author of 80/20 Running and How Bad Do You Want It? reveals his inspiring and surprising journey to see just how fast he can go. Matt Fitzgerald has already made a name for himself in the endurance-sport community with books like 80/20 Running, How Bad Do You Want It?, and Iron War. He is an accomplished amateur runner, but if he follows the training, nutrition, and lifestyle of an elite runner, just how fast could he go? He is approaching his mid-40s, so the time to do this is now. He at last has the financial means to do nothing but train. He accepts the goodwill of a friend who will let him crash at his apartment in the running mecca of Flagstaff, Arizona, and convinces the coach of Northern Arizona Elite, one of the country's premier professional running teams, to let him train with a roster of national champions and Olympic hopefuls for an entire summer leading in to the Chicago Marathon. The results were astounding.... Filled with a vibrant cast of characters, rigorous and gut-wrenching training, Matt’s knowledgeable yet self-deprecating voice allows us to vicariously live out our own fantasies of having the opportunity to go all the way. Yet for the runners Matt trains with, it’s no mere fantasy, but a calling, and their individual stories enrich this inspiring narrative. Running the Dream is a chance for us all to experience a bit of this rarified and wild world and to take away pieces of this amazing journey to try to achieve our own potential.

©2020 Matt Fitzgerald (P)2020 Recorded Books

Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
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Running for My Life

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For listeners who enjoyed Alexandra Heminsley's Running Like a Girl and Bryony Gordon's Mad Girl, Running for My Life is a funny, heartfelt and inspirational story of one woman's marathon journey through mental illness.   Suffering from depression but desperate for 'normality', Rachel Cullen found herself in failing relationships, the wrong career and a reliance on alcohol and chocolate to get her through each day. Stuck in an endless cycle of mental misery, she put on a pair of old trainers.   She'd never been able to think of herself as a 'runner' before, and the first time she forced herself out the door, she knew it would hurt. Everywhere. She just didn't realise how much it would heal her, too.

©2018 Rachel Cullen (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Shayna Small
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
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Out There

5 ratings

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David Clark went from the rock bottom of bankruptcy, addiction, and obesity to becoming an accomplished athlete. In this compelling story of his life, he not only shares his journey with complete honesty, but he also lays out a blueprint for change that anyone can use to redefine what is possible. Out There: A Story of Ultra Recovery is the story of a man who never had a chance to find out who he was. Growing up in the hardest of circumstances, poor, homeless, and traveling the country in his father's pickup truck, David Clark was no stranger to the hard knocks of life. Yet, without the benefit of any formal education in his early years, he lifted himself all the way up to owning a chain of 13 retail stores by the time he was 29 years old only to lose it all to addiction, poor choices, and tough economic breaks. In the aftermath, David started spiraling toward death, spending years eating recklessly, drinking and drugging himself, and growing farther and farther away from everyone around him. One day the thought occurred to him: "if I don't change today, I will die." David went on to completely redefine himself, his values, and his very way of looking at life. He lost over 150 pounds and kept it off - not only that, but he went on to compete in some of the toughest endurance events in the world. Today David is a loving father of three, running coach, sponsored runner, speaker, and gym owner. He dedicates his time to sharing the story of how we can all change everything about ourselves if we want to badly enough. Out There: A Story of Ultra Recovery is the unwashed and unfiltered reality of David's journey. It is brutally and unflinchingly honesty and a testament to the power of redemption and the human spirit.

©2014 David Clark (P)2015 David Clark

Narrator: Al Kessel
Author: David Clark
Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
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North

133 ratings

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From the author of the best seller 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.   PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 

©2018 Scott Jurek, Jenny Jurek (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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Running to the Edge

23 ratings

Summary

"Gripping...he narrative is smooth and immediate, almost effortless in its detail, if occasionally breathless, like a good fast run..." (The New York Times Book Review) Visionary American running coach Bob Larsen assembled a mismatched team of elite California runners...the start of his decades-long quest for championships, Olympic glory, and pursuit of "the epic run." In the dusty hills above San Diego, Bob Larsen became America's greatest running coach. Starting with a ragtag group of high school cross country and track runners, Larsen set out on a decades-long quest to find the secret of running impossibly fast, for longer distances than anyone thought possible. Himself a former farm boy who fell into his track career by accident, Larsen worked through coaching high school, junior college, and college, coaxing talented runners away from more traditional sports as the running craze was in its infancy in the 60s and 70s. On the arid trails and windy roads of California, Larsen relentlessly sought the "secret sauce" of speed and endurance that would catapult American running onto the national stage.  Running to the Edge is a riveting account of Larsen's journey, and his quest to discover the unorthodox training secrets that would lead American runners (elite and recreational) to breakthroughs never imagined. New York Times Deputy Sports Editor Matthew Futterman interweaves the dramatic stories of Larsen's runners with a fascinating discourse of the science behind human running, as well as a personal running narrative that follows Futterman's own checkered love-affair with the sport. The result is a narrative that will speak to every runner, a story of Larsen's triumphs - from high school cross-country meets to the founding of the cult-favorite 70's running group, the Jamul Toads, from national championships to his long tenure as head coach at UCLA, and from the secret training regimen of world champion athletes like Larsen's protégé, American Meb Keflezighi, to victories at the New York and Boston Marathons as well as the Olympics.  Running to the Edge is a pause-resister...a relentless crusade to run faster, farther.

©2019 Matthew Futterman (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: René Ruiz
Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
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Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning

33 ratings

Summary

Ultramarathons don't leave much room for mistakes. Don't learn the hard way: Get a jump on training for an ultramarathon with Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning, a comprehensive handbook to running 30 to 100 miles and beyond, authored by one of the most experienced and recognized athletes in the sport.   Hal Koerner is among America's best ultrarunners, with podium results in more than 90 ultramarathons. In his smart, down-to-earth handbook, Koerner shares hard-earned wisdom, field-tested habits, and insider tips to help you prepare for your ultra.   You'll find guidance on exactly what you need to know to prepare for ultramarathon, including:   Best gear for ultrarunning   Fueling and hydration guidelines   Choosing an ultra   Trail-running technique   First-aid advice   Beating altitude, storms, and heat   Race-day game plans   Crew and pacer tips   Mental strategies to get you to the finish line   The guide offers three detailed training plans to prepare for 50K, 50-mile to 100K, and 100-mile ultramarathons.   Start your ultra with confidence and finish it strong with Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2014 Hal Koerner (P)2018 Tantor

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Run Fat Bitch Run

5 ratings

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Is there a large arse-shaped dent in your sofa? Unwatched workout DVDs gathering dust on your shelves? An eye-wateringly expensive (and rarely used) gym membership burning a hole in your bank account? Does the sight of your wobbly thighs leave you cowering under the duvet? Then it's time you faced the truth: the only option is to lace up and hit the ground running. Straight-talking, funny, and brutally honest, Run Fat Bitch Run will give you - yes, you - the push you need to get out of the door, pounding the pavements and shedding pounds in no time. Hate running? No worries. Run Fat Bitch Run will give you all the tools you need to transform that passion into real motivation. Locate your inner grit and long-lost energy. Follow a fuss-free and completely foolproof beginners' programme. Throw away the scales, stock up on pasta and enjoy carbs without guilt. If you want to lose weight, get fit and become an ass-kicking, gets-things-done superwoman, there's only one thing left to do...RUN!

©2012 Ruth Fields (P)2012 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Ruth Field
Author: Ruth Field
Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
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The Fat Adapted Running Formula

1 rating

Summary

Are you a runner who wants to push yourself even further?

Are you constantly looking for the ultimate fuel that can power you through endless miles?

Did you know that it exists in your own body?

For many runners, the search for external fuels that will help them to ever greater performances is always ongoing. Magic pills and performance-enhancing supplements are just that; short term fixes that rarely work. But there is something that we all have that can make an enormous difference.

In this book, The Fat Adapted Running Formula, you will discover that the stored body fat within you is the key for greater overall performance, as well as:

Allowing you to run further than ever before

Using less effort

Regulating your weight

Ridding you of sugar cravings

Becoming healthier

Saving money on quick fix options

And more…

If all of that sounds good then you’re right. It is. And with The Fat Adapted Running Formula, you could be running further, faster, and more efficiently than you ever have before.

Get a copy today and see how it could work for you!

©2019 Long Run Living LLC (P)2019 Long Run Living LLC

Narrator: Frank Gerard
Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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The Ultramarathon Guide

1 rating

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Is running something that you do a lot of? Are you considering doing an ultramarathon? Do you need some help to understand what it will involve? Whether you are already an ultramarathon runner or someone who is about to embark on the challenge, The Ultramarathon Guide: A Simple Approach to Running Your First Ultramarathon is an audiobook that can help you realize your dreams. In this audiobook, you will discover all you need to know about taking the first steps in this grueling challenge, as well as: How this experience will change your life An easy-to-follow training program How you can shatter your expectations Changing your running mentality forever And much more.... Becoming an ultrarunner is a simpler process than you may think. By keeping things simple and focusing on both the physical and mental side of the challenge, helps you to understand that running any distance is within your capabilities. The Ultramarathon Guide makes training simple, prepares you for race day, and teaches you the true meaning of mind over matter. It will guide you to the starting line and across the finish, and you will never doubt yourself again. Get a copy now and start your ultrarunning journey today!

©2018 Michael D'Aulerio (P)2018 Michael D'Aulerio

Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
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26 Marathons

24 ratings

Summary

New York Times Best Seller  A world-class runner and four-time Olympian shares the life lessons he’s learned from each of the 26 marathons he’s run in his storied career.  “An athlete whose wisdom and lessons aren’t just for runners.” (The Washington Post)  When Meb Keflezighi - the first person in history to win both the Boston and New York City marathons as well as an Olympic marathon medal - ran his final marathon in New York City on November 5, 2017, it marked the end of an extraordinary distance-running career.  Meb's last marathon was also his 26th, and each of those marathons has come with its own unique challenges, rewards, and outcomes. In 26 Marathons, Meb takes listeners on those legendary races, along every hill, bend, and unexpected turn of events that made each marathon an exceptional learning experience, and a fascinating story.  26 Marathons offers the wisdom Meb has gleaned about life, family, identity, and faith in addition to tips about running, training, and nutrition. He shows runners of all levels how to apply the lessons he's learned to their own running and lives. Equal parts inspiration and practical advice, 26 Marathons provides an inside look at the life and success of one of the greatest runners living today.  Praise for 26 Marathons “26 Marathons is a swift read, guaranteed to be popular with student athletes plus hard-core and recreational runners, who will undoubtedly agree that Meb is an American treasure and running ambassador who never fails to inspire.” (Booklist, starred review)  “26 Marathons gives great insight about the ups and downs in marathon running and how to cope with them. As Meb shows, dealing with these marathon experiences help us become better in our lives.” (Eliud Kipchoge, Marathon World Record Holder and 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist)  “Meb’s 26 Marathons is like opening a treasure chest full of inspiring stories that give behind-the-scenes glimpse into the mental and physical joys and obstacles that elite-level racing can bring. His advice on training, overcoming injuries, and adversity is for everyone. It’s pure gold!” (Shalane Flanagan, 2017 TCS NYC Marathon Champion)

©2019 Meb Keflezighi and Scott Douglas (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Holter Graham
Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
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Running Like a Girl

19 ratings

Summary

Until five years ago, Alexandra Heminsley was decidedly not a runner. Nor was she athletic in any sense of the word. She was an ordinary, curvy woman who was convinced that sports of any kind, especially running, were beyond her. But she's made running part of her life, and gets to reap the rewards: not just the obvious things, like a touch of weight loss, health and glowing skin, but self-belief, and immeasurable daily pleasure. She's discovered a new closeness to her father, a marathon-runner of many years standing , and her brother, with whom she ran her first marathon, as well as a new side to herself, and has become intrigued by the little-known but rich feminist history to running. Along the way, Alex has had to handle the logistics of learning to run: the intimidating questions of a 22 year-old sales assistant while buying running shoes, where to get decent bra for the larger bust, and how to apply Vaseline to make the wearing of both comfortable. She's worked out how not to freeze, how not to get sunstroke, and what (and when) to eat before a run. She' s worked out what's important (pockets) and what isn't (appearance) about what you wear. She's conquered the logistics of how to run a race, and how to use a heart rate monitor. She's run the gamut of uncontrollable emotion that a long-distance race can bring, and she's experienced the zen moment of distance covered, problems solved, that is the grail of every regular runner. Part memoir, part how-to, Running Like a Girl is a funny, warm and practical exhortation to ordinary women to lace up their sneakers, and see what they are capable of.

©2013 Onion Publications Limited (P)2013 Recorded Books

Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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The Science of Running

1 rating

Summary

If you are looking for how to finish your first 5k, this book isn't for you. The Science of Running is written for those of us looking to maximize our performance, get as close to our limits as possible, and more than anything find out how good we can be, or how good our athletes can be. In The Science of Running, elite coach and exercise physiologist Steve Magness integrates the latest research with the training processes of the world's best runners, to deliver an in depth look at how to maximize your performance. It is a unique book that conquers both the scientific and practical points of running in two different sections. The first is aimed at identifying what limits running performance from a scientific standpoint. You will take a tour through the inside of the body, learning what causes fatigue, how we produce energy to run, and how the brain functions to hold you back from super-human performance. In section two, we turn to the practical application of this information and focus on the process of training to achieve your goals. You will learn how to develop training plans and to look at training in a completely different way. The Science of Running does not hold back information and is sure to challenge you to become a better athlete, coach, or exercise scientist. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2014 Stephen Magness (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
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Run Forever

Summary

In Run Forever, Boston Marathon winner and former Runner's World editor-in-chief Amby Burfoot shares practical advice and wisdom on how to run with greater joy and health for an entire lifetime. Everyone learns how to run at an early age. It's naturally wired into your body. Yet in recent years, running has become complicated by trendy gadgets and doctrine. With a Boston Marathon win and over 100,000 miles run on his resume, Amby Burfoot steers the sport back to its simple roots in Run Forever. From a warm and welcoming perspective, Burfoot provides clear, actionable guidance to runners of every age and ability level. Whether you are a beginner runner or experienced marathoner, Run Forever will show you how to motivate yourself, avoid injuries, increase speed and endurance, and reach your goals. Best of all, you'll enjoy optimal health throughout your life. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Amby Burfoot (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Chris Ciulla
Author: Amby Burfoot
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
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Spartan Fit!

23 ratings

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From the best-selling author of Spartan Up!, a complete 30-day workout and diet plan to help you reach peak performance. Joe De Sena designed the Spartan races to test overall conditioning: strength, flexibility, endurance, and speed. His signature take-no-prisoners approach to achieving physical and mental fitness has taken the endurance world by storm and inspired millions. Now, in Spartan Fit!, De Sena breaks down that approach and gives listeners the tools they need to conquer the course and life, including: A 30-day workout and diet plan to prepare for the Spartan Sprint - or just to get you in shape Full-body workouts requiring no gym and no weights How to build on one race to the next Inspiring, motivating stories of Spartans A complete Spartan training guide, Spartan Fit! will arm listeners with the strength, knowledge, and grit to never question their potential again. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Joe De Sena and Spartan Race, Inc. (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Joe De Sena
Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
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Mo-Joe: An 18-Week Marathon Training Diary

1 rating

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Winner of the 2018 ARIA Award for Best Sports Show One amateur athlete, two of the world's best trainers and twenty six miles of pain. This blood, sweat and tears journey follows presenter George Lamb, as he transforms from couch potato to long-distance athlete in just 18 short weeks.  Having signed up for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon, George knows he'll need all the help he can get. Can Sports Personality of The Year 2017 and four-time Olympic champion, Sir Mo Farah, and The Body Coach, Joe Wicks, get George over the finish line? Will their training, advice, guidance and moral support be enough?  Join George every step of the way as he faces the greatest challenge of his life. Experience every early morning, painful blister and moment of triumph. Meet sports psychologists, Olympians and Marathon legends along the way. Packed with entertaining insights, immersive reality coverage of his training and essential tips, this series promises to entertain, educate and inspire, whether you're competing on race day, or simply watching from home.  This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 18 episodes to your Library now. For more inspiration, visit our running page.

©2018 Audible, Ltd. (P)2018 Audible, Ltd.

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Running is My Therapy

31 ratings

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There's no other book like this. Longtime running writer Scott Douglas marshals expert advice (including his own, cultivated from more than 100,000 miles of personal experience), and a growing body of scientific research to show how running can make us happier. How? Everyone knows that running builds stronger muscles and a healthier heart; science now shows it also helps develop a healthier brain. For those struggling with depression and anxiety, a consistent running routine can enhance the mental-health benefits of talk therapy, antidepressants, and cognitive behavioral therapy. The key to running's therapeutic power lies in its lasting physiological effects, inducing changes in brain structure and chemistry that other forms of exercise don't. Thanks to the body's release of natural pain-relievers that includes the best mood boost in all of sports. Running is my therapy is no longer just a mantra for seasoned runners; with science behind him, Douglas presents proven methods so that we can all use running to improve our mental health and live happier - in and out of running shoes.

©2018 Scott Douglas; Foreword copyright 2018 by Alison Mariella Désir (P)2018 Tantor

Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
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Nacidos para correr [Born to Run]

1 rating

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Un relato fascinante que no solo conquistará tu mente sino que también inspirará tu cuerpo cuando descubras que el secreto de la felicidad está a tus pies y que todos hemos nacido para correr. Repleto de personajes inolvidables, increíbles hazañas atléticas y ciencia de vanguardia, Nacidos para correr es una aventura épica que comienza con la simple pregunta: ¿por qué me duele el pie? Para encontrar una respuesta, Christopher McDougall nos lleva desde los laboratorios científicos de alta tecnología de Harvard hasta los sofocantes valles y los picos nevados donde cada vez más corredores llevan sus fuerzas al extremo. Protegida por el terreno más abrupto de América del Norte, la misteriosa tribu de los tarahumara de las Barrancas del Cobre, en México, custodia un arte perdido. Durante siglos han desarrollado técnicas que les permiten correr cientos de kilómetros sin descanso, convirtiéndolos en los corredores de fondo más rápidos de todos los tiempos. Este talento, casi sobrehumano, convierte a los tarahumara en hombres serenos e inmunes a las enfermedades y a las tensiones de la vida moderna. Con la ayuda de Caballo Blanco, un curioso personaje que años atrás se internó en las salvajes barrancas para vivir entre ellos, el autor pudo desvelar los secretos de este pueblo mítico al tiempo que descubría al atleta que llevaba dentro, entrenándose para uno de los mayores retos de su vida: una carrera de ochenta kilómetros que enfrentaría a la tribu contra un extraño grupo de corredores. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2009 Christopher McDougall (P)2016 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S.A.U.

Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
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Walk to Run One Mile

28 ratings

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20 audio-guided workouts. Brand new to running? Tackle that first mile with the help of expert Aaptiv trainer and fitness industry veteran Jaime McFaden. Achieving a new goal is all about taking the first step and with the help of certified personal trainer Jaime McFaden those first steps will lead to a successful first mile. In this four-week program you’ll complete 20 total classes in outdoor running, treadmill, strength, and stretching. These workouts are designed to increase your physical stamina and mental toughness. Each class is 25 minutes or less so you can train even on your busiest days. Jaime’s encouraging and inspiring training style will have you feeling strong and confident. 

©2018 Aaptiv Inc. (P)2018 Aaptiv Inc.

Narrator: Jaime McFaden
Author: Aaptiv
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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Spartan Up!

13 ratings

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Twenty-six point two miles isn’t enough anymore. Obstacle course racing, which combines the endurance challenges of a marathon with the mind-bending rigors of overcoming obstacles along the way, is taking the world by storm. At the center of this phenomenon is Joe De Sena, the driving force behind the enormously popular Spartan Race. De Sena offers a simple philosophy: commit to a goal, put in the work, and get it done. From that philosophy, as played out first in his own life and now for millions across trails, through mud, and up mountainsides, Spartan Race was born. Now in Spartan Up! De Sena gives you a life strategy guide that takes you out of your comfort zone and into a combat zone. As he breaks down obstacles from his many races, detailing how each parallels real life experiences, you will learn how to: Conquer your greatest obstacle - your will Embrace your greatest friend - discipline Make limitations vanish and establish a new normal Achieve the ultimate: obstacle immunity Other events breed sheep; Spartan Race breeds wolves. Filled with unforgettable stories of Spartan racers as well as hard-won truths learned along the course, Spartan Up! will help anyone reach their full potential - in life, business, relationships, indeed anything one sets out to do. It is the blueprint that takes you right past Go, to your finish line.

©2014 Spartan Race, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
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Let Your Mind Run

72 ratings

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New York Times Best Seller Deena Kastor was a star youth runner with tremendous promise, yet her career almost ended after college, when her competitive method - run as hard as possible, for fear of losing - fostered a frustration and negativity and brought her to the brink of burnout. On the verge of quitting, she took a chance and moved to the high altitudes of Alamosa, Colorado, where legendary coach Joe Vigil had started the first professional distance-running team. There she encountered the idea that would transform her running career: the notion that changing her thinking - shaping her mind to be more encouraging, kind, and resilient - could make her faster than she’d ever imagined possible. Building a mind so strong would take years of effort and discipline, but it would propel Kastor to the pinnacle of running - to American records in every distance from the 5K to the marathon - and to the accomplishment of earning America’s first Olympic medal in the marathon in 20 years. Let Your Mind Run is a fascinating, intimate look inside the mind of an elite athlete, a remarkable story of achievement, and an insightful primer on how the small steps of cultivating positivity can give anyone a competitive edge.

©2018 Deena Kastor, Michelle Hamilton (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Deena Kastor
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
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Running on Empty

1 rating

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A fascinating glimpse into the mind of an ultramarathon runner and the inspirational saga of his run across America. The ultimate endurance athlete, Marshall Ulrich has run more than 100 foot races averaging over 100 miles each, completed 12 expedition-length adventure races, and ascended the seven summits - including Mount Everest. Yet, his run from California to New York - the equivalent of running two marathons and a 10k every day for nearly two months straight - proved to be his most challenging effort yet. In Running on Empty, he shares the gritty backstory of his run and the excruciating punishments he endured on the road. Ulrich also reaches back nearly 30 years to when the death of his first wife drove him to run from his pain. Ulrich's memoir imbues an incredible listen with a universal message for athletes and nonathletes alike: face the toughest challenges, overcome debilitating setbacks, and find deep fulfillment in something greater than achievement.

©2011 Marshall Ulrich (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Adam Verner
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
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Out of Thin Air

1 rating

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Bloomsbury presents Out of Thin Air by Michael Crawley, read by Raj Ghatak. Ethiopia is a place where I have been told that energy is controlled by angels and demons and where witchdoctors can help you to acquire another runner’s power. It is a place where an anonymous runner in the forest told me, miming an imaginary scoreboard and with a completely straight face, that he had dreamt that he would run 10km in 25 minutes. It is a place where they tell me that the air at Mount Entoto will transform me into a 2.08 marathon runner. It is a place, in short, of wisdom and magic, where dreaming is still very much alive. Why does it make sense to Ethiopian runners to get up at three a.m. to run up and down a hill? Who would choose to train on almost impossibly steep and rocky terrain, in hyena territory? And how come Ethiopian men hold six of the top 10 fastest marathon times ever?  Michael Crawley spent 15 months in Ethiopia training alongside (and sometimes a fair way behind) runners at all levels of the sport, from night watchmen hoping to change their lives to world-class marathon runners, in order to answer these questions. Follow him into the forest as he attempts to keep up and get to the heart of their success.

©2020 Michael Crawley (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Narrator: Raj Ghatak
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
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Reborn on the Run

26 ratings

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Aside from her rock star looks, Catra Corbett is a standout in the running world on her accomplishments alone. Catra is the first American woman to run over 100 miles or more on more than 100 occasions and the first to run 100 and 200 miles in the Ohlone Wilderness, and she holds the fastest known double time for the 425-miles long John Muir Trail, completing it in 12 days, four hours, and 57 minutes. And, unbelievably, she's also a former meth addict. After two years of addiction, Catra is busted while selling, and a night in jail is enough to set her straight. 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. 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. In Reborn on the Run, the listener 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.

©2018 Catra Corbett and Dan England (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Allyson Ryan
Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
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Running

3 ratings

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As the 2008 recession hit, Jen quickly found herself with a newly purchased home, a fading freelance business, and an alcoholic boyfriend. To avoid slipping into an even deeper depression, she took to the streets. What started as a silly assignment (running and reporting on a 5k) soon became an obsession (running 50+ miles a week training for marathons). Running gave Jen focus, discipline, and a way to block out negativity; it gave her the confidence that her relationships with men never had; it gave her hope and a way forward. Over the course of a few short years and hundreds of miles, Jen fell in love with running, and in doing so found a way to fall out of love with the wrong kind of men and back in love with herself. Running: A Love Story chronicles Jen's inspiring transformation. Often witty and always thoughtful, Running: A Love Story aims to examine running from a repeatedly overlooked vantage point - that of a woman shuffling in the middle of the pack, who runs not for medals but for something more.

©2016 Jen A. Miller, c/o New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc. (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Randye Kaye
Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
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Training for Ultra

13 ratings

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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. After my dad's major health scare, it was time for me to change everything. Little did I know how much I would learn after taking on some physical exercise. 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 one mile just a few years prior. But since that fateful day, I’ve never looked back. I was finding that sometimes the experiences of training for ultra could be just as rich and fulfilling as the ultra event itself.

©2019 Robert Steger (P)2019 Robert Steger

Narrator: Robert Steger
Author: Rob Steger
Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
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Running in the Midpack

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Bloomsbury presents Running in the Midpack by Anji Andrews and Martin Yelling, read by Martin Yelling and Anji Andrews. A smart and refreshingly brilliant running book designed for the all-too-often overlooked middle-of-the-pack runner, written by Marathon Talk’s Martin Yelling and Anji Andrews. Welcome to the midpack! Running pushes us, stretches us, asks us difficult questions, challenges us. It gives us space, calms us down, picks us up, boosts our energy, rewards, inspires and fulfils us. Midpack runners - those who fall between the beginners and the elite - are the heartbeat and footsteps of the running community. In this long-overdue book, Marathon Talk's Martin Yelling and Anji Andrews share their expert knowledge, first-person stories and coaching ideas to nourish the midpackers’ running experience. Covering such diverse topics as ‘Making Yourself Bullet-Proof’ and ‘How to Nail Your Race’, Running in the Midpack will cultivate your running progress and help you to become a healthy, happy and successful runner. Marathon Talk is the UK's number one running podcast.

©2021 Anji Andrews and Martin Yelling (P)2021 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
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What I Talk about When I Talk about Running

96 ratings

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From the best-selling author of Kafka on the Shore comes this rich and revelatory memoir about writing and running, and the integral impact both have made on his life. Equal parts training log, travelogue, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers Murakami's four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon. Settings range from Tokyo, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston, among young women who outpace him. Through this marvelous lens of sport emerges a cornucopia of memories and insights: the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer, his triumphs and disappointments, his passion for vintage LPs, and the experience, after age 50, of having seen his race times improve and then fall back. Translated by Philip Gabriel.

©2007 Haruki Murakami (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Ray Porter
Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
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Broken Open: Mountains, Demons, Treadmills and a Search for Nirvana

10 ratings

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David Clark is a formerly obese alcoholic and fast food junkie who found a new life in running. Now, 13 years after his transformation, he shares his inspiring story of taking running to the extreme edge of his physical and spiritual breaking points. Having run more than a hundred races, including the Leadville 100-Mile Trail Run and the Hardrock 100, David has achieved unimaginable success in the ultramarathon world, considering his humble start. From barely finishing his first 5k to running 100 miles in less than 18 hours, David shatters the notion that the front of the pack is a birthright. Among his many outlandish adventures, David talks about doing 10 epic events in one year to celebrate his 10th year of sobriety. This mind-bending year of running included running the Boston Marathon four times in one day, running 343 laps around a high school track, and running 48 hours on a treadmill. You will feel like you are running alongside him as he navigates his vision quest - all the while hallucinating and breaking from reality in one of the most epic Badwater 135 race experiences ever told. David’s story is raw, honest, and pure adrenaline-laden inspiration as he shares his unique brand of Americana and heavy metal Buddhism. This book has far more to offer than just miles traveled and mountains climbed. It's about trying to find a way station of balance somewhere in a world of extremes. It’s about running to create a legacy and develop your own inner strengths. After listening to Broken Open, you’ll never doubt how strong you can be, how much you can endure, or whether or not you are capable of finding true happiness.

©2018 David Clark (P)2019 David Clark

Narrator: David Clark
Author: David Clark
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
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Nowhere Near First

20 ratings

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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 allows listeners 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)

©2016 Cory Reese (P)2018 Cory Reese

Narrator: Cory Reese
Author: Cory Reese
Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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Relentless Forward Progress

3 ratings

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Marathons have become too easy for some runners. What was once the pinnacle of achievement in a runner's life is now a stepping stone for extraordinary adventure in ultramarathoning. The number of ultrarunners - those running distances of 50k (31 miles), 50 miles, 100k (62 miles), or 100 miles - is growing astronomically each year. Dean Karnazes's Ultramarathon Man and Chris McDougall's Born to Run have inspired tens of thousands to try these seemingly superhuman distances. But to date, there has been no practical guide to ultramarathoning. Now, Bryon Powell has written Relentless Forward Progress, the first how-to manual for aspiring ultrarunners. Powell covers every aspect of training for and racing ultra distances. This encyclopedic volume prepares runners for going farther than they have ever gone before and, in the process, shows them that they are capable of the "impossible." PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Bryon Powell (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Author: Bryon Powell
Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
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The Pants of Perspective

7 ratings

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"A thrilling, coming-of-age journey that will make you yearn to go on your own adventures.” (Runner's World) Anna was never anything like those "real" runners on telly - all spindly limbs, tiny shorts, and split times - but when she read about New Zealand’s 3,000-kilometer-long Te Araroa Trail, she began to wonder...perhaps being a "real" runner was overrated. Maybe she could just run it anyway?  Travelling alone through New Zealand’s backcountry for 148 days, she scrambled through forests, along ridgelines, over mountain passes, along beaches, and across swollen rivers. Running up to 52 kilometers in a day, she slept wild most nights and was taken into the homes and hearts of the Kiwi people in between.  The Pants of Perspective is a witty, colorful, and at times painfully raw account of a journey to the edge of what a woman believes herself to be capable of. It is a coming-of-age story that will lead you on a roller-coaster ride through fear, vulnerability, courage, and failure.  For anyone who has ever dreamt of taking on a great challenge but felt too afraid to begin - this story is for you.

©2017 Anna McNuff (P)2018 Anna McNuff

Narrator: Anna McNuff
Author: Anna McNuff
Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
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Summary of Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall | Includes Analysis

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Summary of Born to Run by Christopher McDougall | Includes Analysis Preview: Born to Run is a book about the natural virtues of running, based on Christopher McDougall's own experiences, research, and training. It is centered on the Tarahumara, an indigenous Mexican tribe known for their feats of long-distance running. McDougall, a journalist, is a low-key hobbyist runner himself, but he experiences numerous injuries that threaten to force him to stop. Given the high injury rate among runners, McDougall is fascinated by stories of the Mexican Tarahumara. These native people live in the rugged, hot Copper Canyo, and are known for running more than 100-mile races over broken ground at amazing speeds. More amazingly still, the Tarahumara wear flat sandals rather than running shoes.... Please note: There are key takeaways and an analysis of the book, and not the original book. Inside this Instaread summary of Born to Run: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways

©2016 Instaread (P)2016 Instaread

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Instaread
Length: 28 mins
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The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women

1 rating

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Dawn Dais hated running. And it didn't like her much, either. Her fitness routine consisted of avoiding the stairs in her own house, because who really has the energy to climb stairs? It was with this exercise philosophy firmly in place that she set off to complete a marathon. The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women is a fun training manual for women who don't believe that running is their biological destiny but who dream of crossing the finish line nonetheless. Dais' audiobook features a realistic training schedule and is chock-full of how-to's and funny observations, which she felt were lacking in the guides she had consulted. She also integrates entries from her journal, sharing everything would-be marathoners need to know about the gear, the blisters, the early morning workouts, the late-night carb binges, and, most important of all, the amazing rewards. Anyone can do a marathon. This audiobook just makes the experience a little more bearable and a lot more fun. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Dawn Dais (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Dawn Dais
Author: Dawn Dais
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
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Beyond Impossible

Summary

This incredible story of how an ordinary mum ran her way into the record books will inspire beginner runners and die-hard marathon devotees alike, proving that, no matter where life takes you, it’s never too late to achieve your dreams and do the impossible. When Mimi first started jogging on a treadmill as an unfit 36-year-old mother of three, she never imagined she would go on to become a world-record-breaking ultrarunner. After coming to terms with the anorexia that had impacted her life from a young age, Mimi begins to reassess her relationship with food and finds a new resolve in running. With a renewed sense of purpose, she decides to take the sport that saved her life to the next level, training hard and throwing herself in at the deep end by entering the epic Marathon des Sables in the Sahara desert, despite still being a novice runner. One startling success leads to another, as she finds herself taking on ever-more-challenging races - from the Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley, USA, to the 6633 Arctic Ultra - all building up to her biggest challenge yet: attempting to gain the Guinness World Record time for a female running 840 miles from John o’Groats to Land’s End.

©2017 Mimi Anderson (P)2020 W F Howes

Narrator: Lucy Brown
Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
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Runner's World Complete Book of Running

3 ratings

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Run faster, run smarter with the latest advice from the pros at runner’s world. The sport of running is ever changing, be it the shoes we wear or the goals we set, the training methods we use or the role models we emulate. But there is one constant: For 40 years, Runner’s World magazine has been recognized worldwide as the leading authority on running. Now the collective wisdom of the most savvy running writers, coaches, and editors can be found in Runner’s World Complete Book of Running. Whether you are a beginner or veteran runner, here is advice - both timeless and cutting-edge - guaranteed to maximize your performance and enjoyment. Inside you’ll find in-depth coverage of training and racing including: A surefire plan to get beginners hooked on running 15 surprising foods to boost your running performance A proven plan to increase speed by training less Tips from triathletes to maximize your training efficiency A woman’s encyclopedia of running The big five running injuries and how to prevent them An innovative running plan for weight-loss Cross-training exercises that strengthen your core How to train for your first half-marathon Mental training tips for running a smart marathon Packed with valuable advice from running’s top experts on everything from building strength, speed, and endurance to nutrition and injury-prevention, Runner’s World Complete Book of Running is the audiobook you’ll turn to again and again to answer all of your running questions. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2009 Rodale Inc.; Illustration © 1997 by Robert Frawley (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Author: Amby Burfoot
Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
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Anatomy for Runners

2 ratings

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Running has become more and more popular in recent years, with thousands of people entering marathons, buying new running shoes with the latest technology, and going for a daily jog, whether on the track or on a treadmill. Unfortunately, with running comes injuries, as a result of wrong information and improper training.  Author Jay Dicharry was tired of getting the same treatments from doctors that didn't heal his joint and muscle pain from running, so he decided to combine different fields of clinical care, biomechanical analysis, and coaching to help you avoid common injuries and become the best runner you can be.   Along with clear and thorough explanations of how running influences the body and how the body influences your running, this audiobook answers many of the common questions athletes have: Do runners need to stretch? What is the best way to run? What causes injuries? Which shoes are best for running? Is running barefoot beneficial?   The mobility and stability tests will assess your form, and the corrective exercises will improve your core and overall performance so you can train and run with confidence, knowing how to avoid injuries! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2012 Jay Dicharry (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Roger Wayne
Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
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Fast Girl

12 ratings

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The former middle-distance Olympic runner and high-end escort speaks out for the first time about her battle with mental illness and how mania controlled and compelled her in competition but also in life. This is a heartbreakingly honest yet hopeful memoir reminiscent of Manic, Electroboy, and An Unquiet Mind. During the 1990s three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton was the darling of American track and field. An outstanding runner, a major sports-apparel spokesperson, and a happily married wife, she was the model for an active, healthy, and wholesome life. But her perfect facade masked a dark truth: manic depression and bipolar disorder that drove her obsession to perform and win. For years after leaving the track, Suzy wrestled with her condition as well as the loss of a close friend, conflicted feelings about motherhood and her marriage, and lingering shame about her athletic career. After a misdiagnosis and a recommendation for medication that only exacerbated her mania and made her hypersexual, Suzy embarked on a new path and assumed a new identity. Fueled by a newfound confidence, a feeling of strength, and independence and a desire she couldn't tamp down, she became a high-priced escort in Las Vegas, working as "Kelly". But Suzy could not keep her double life a secret forever. When it was eventually exposed, it sent her into a reckless suicidal period where the only option seemed out. Finally, with the help of her devoted husband, Suzy got the proper medical help she needed. In this startling, frank memoir, she recounts the journey to outrun her demons, revealing how a woman used to physically controlling her body learned to come to terms with her unstable mind.

©2015 Suzy Favor Hamilton (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
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The Ultra Mindset

4 ratings

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Travis Macy has summited glacial peaks in the French Alps, rappelled into limestone caves in China, and raced through parched deserts in Utah. In 2013 he famously won the Leadman Series, a combination of nearly 300 miles of high-altitude trail running and mountain biking over the course of five epic endurance races. Macy achieved all of these victories without elite professional training or even exceptional strength, speed, or flexibility. His secret? A precise outlook he calls the "ultra mindset", a set of simple principles for daily life that includes embracing fear, rewriting the stories we tell ourselves, and mastering the art of asking for help. By practicing these principles in all areas of life, anyone can successfully achieve goals that might have otherwise seemed impossible.

©2015 Travis Macy (P)2015 Recorded Books

Narrator: Brian Hutchison
Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
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Running That Doesn't Suck

4 ratings

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Running doesn't have to suck. Ease yourself into a comfortable routine (promise!) with this hilarious and approachable guide to workouts and nutrition from an experienced athlete. We've all side-eyed the chipper runners jogging by in their short-shorts and "Fun Run"-finisher tops and felt a little envious. How do they get out there and do it every day? How did they become Runners? Though it's theoretically one of the most natural sports for humans, the general response to running tends to be, "It's hard. It sucks. I wish I could do it." If you want to enjoy running, this helpful and humorous guide will get you started, keep you going, and teach you to "embrace the suckiness" (Hint: You don't have to run at 6 a.m. and you definitely don't have to wear short-shorts). You'll also find body maintenance tips, nutritional guidance, and running etiquette pointers. And, when you're feeling discouraged, Jhung's down-to-earth advice will help you stay motivated and confident. With smartly organized chapters that you can read in any order, this book includes insights from professional runners, sports psychologists, coaches, physical therapists, and Jhung's own two-decade writing and running career. Whether you're looking for inspiration or setting specific goals, this book has everything you need to get hooked on the sport. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Lisa Jhung (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Christie Moreau
Author: Lisa Jhung
Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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The Incomplete Book of Running

14 ratings

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Peter Sagal, the host of NPR’s Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! and a popular columnist for Runner’s World, shares lessons, stories, advice, and warnings gleaned from running the equivalent of once around the Earth. At the verge of turning 40, Peter Sagal - brainiac Harvard grad, short, bald Jew with a disposition toward heft, and a sedentary star of public radio - started running seriously. And much to his own surprise, he kept going, faster and further, running 14 marathons and logging tens of thousands of miles on roads, sidewalks, paths, and trails all over the US and the world, including the 2013 Boston Marathon, where he crossed the finish line moments before the bombings. In this new audiobook, Sagal reflects on the trails, tracks, and routes he’s traveled, from the humorous absurdity of running charity races in his underwear - in St. Louis, in February - or attempting to “quiet his colon” on runs around his neighborhood - to the experience of running as a guide to visually impaired runners and the triumphant post-bombing running of the Boston Marathon in 2014. With humor and humanity, Sagal also writes about the emotional experience of running, body image, the similarities between endurance sports and sadomasochism, the legacy of running as passed down from parent to child, and the odd but extraordinary bonds created between strangers and friends. The result is a funny, wise, and powerful meditation about running and life that will appeal to listeners everywhere. 

©2018 Peter Sagal (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Peter Sagal
Author: Peter Sagal
Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Win at All Costs

4 ratings

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"After years of rumors and speculation, Matt Hart sets out to peel back the layers of secrecy that protected the most powerful coach in running. What he finds will leave you indignant - and wondering whether anything in the high-stakes world of Olympic sport has truly changed." (Alex Hutchinson, New York Times best-selling author of Endure)  Game of Shadows meets Shoe Dog in this explosive behind-the-scenes look that reveals for the first time the unsettling details of Nike's secret running program - the Nike Oregon Project. In May 2017, journalist Matt Hart received a USB drive containing a single file - a 4.7-megabyte PDF named "Tic Toc, Tic Toc....". He quickly realized he was in possession of a stolen report prepared a year earlier by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for the Texas Medical Board, part of an investigation into legendary running coach Alberto Salazar, a Houston-based endocrinologist named Dr. Jeffrey Brown, and cheating by Nike-sponsored runners, including some of the world’s best athletes. The information Hart received was part of an unfolding story of deception that began when Steve Magness, an assistant to Salazar, broke the omertà - the Mafia-like code of silence about performance-enhancing drugs among those involved - and alerted the USADA. He was soon followed by Olympians Adam and Kara Goucher who risked their careers to become whistleblowers on their former Nike running family in Beaverton, Oregon. Combining sports drama and business exposé, Win at All Costs tells the full story of Nike’s running program, uncovering a corporate win-at-all-costs culture.

©2020 Matt Hart (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Josh Bloomberg
Author: Matt Hart
Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Run!

3 ratings

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In his follow-up to the best-selling Ultra-Marathon Man, world-renowned ultra marathoner 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 back alleys of New Jersey. From the downright hilarious to the truly profound, the stories in Run! provide listeners with the ultimate escape and offer a rare glimpse into the mindset and motivation of an extreme athlete, one who has, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Not only pushed the envelope but blasted it to bits." Karnazes addresses pain and perseverance, and he also charts the emotional as he pushes to 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.

©2011 Dean Karnazes (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Daniel May
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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50/50

1 rating

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In the Fall of 2006, Dean Karnazes, known as "the Lance Armstrong of the running world", took on the ultimate challenge: running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days. Dean set off in a caravan packed with fellow runners, with nothing more than a roadmap and a determination that defied all physical limitations. But 50/50 goes beyond the incredible story of those 50 marathons. It is a firsthand, fascinating story of what it's like to push the limits of strength under grueling conditions - and how Dean Karnazes pulled off the extraordinary. This audiobook is also packed with Dean's secrets, which runners everywhere will want to know. These include what to do when you hit a wall, how to adapt quickly to drastic terrain, how to get motivated after a really tough day, and the best diet and exercise tips to improve your own best time. Complete with Dean's practical tips on building endurance, this audiobook will appeal to marathon runners and athletes everywhere, as well as to listeners who crave an inspiring story of incredible accomplishment. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2008 Dean Karnazes (P)2008 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Dean Karnazes
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Running Up That Hill

1 rating

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Vassos Alexander shares his insight from interviews with legends of the sport and his own gruelling but rewarding experiences of extraordinary endurance racing - including the legendary 152 mile Spartathlon, widely regarded as the world's most relentless race. Vassos dissects and explores the tenacity that propels many to keep on running and running and running....

©2018 Vassos Alexander (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Running with the Mind of Meditation

13 ratings

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As a Tibetan lama and leader of Shambhala (an international community of 165 meditation centers), Sakyong Mipham has found physical activity to be essential for spiritual well-being. He's been trained in horsemanship and martial arts but has a special love for running. Here, he incorporates his spiritual practice with running, presenting basic meditation instruction and fundamental principles he has developed. Even though both activities can be complicated, the lessons here are simple and designed to show how the melding of internal practice with physical movement can be used by anyone - regardless of age, spiritual background, or ability - to benefit body and mind.

©2012 Mipham J. Mukpo (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Neil Hellegers
Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Depression Hates a Moving Target

2 ratings

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It's never too late to chase your dreams: Before she discovered running, Nita Sweeney was 49-years-old, chronically depressed, occasionally manic, and unable to jog for more than 60 seconds at a time. Using exercise, Nita discovered an inner strength she didn't know she possessed, and with the help of her canine companion, she found herself on the way to completing her first marathon. In her memoir, Sweeney shares how she overcame emotional and physical challenges to finish the race and come back from the brink. There's hope and help on the track: Anyone who has struggled with depression knows the ways the mind can defeat you. However, it is possible to transform yourself with the power of running. You may learn that you can endure more than you think, and that there's no other therapy quite like pavement beneath your feet. Depression Hates a Moving Target is a witty and poignant story of rediscovery. Whether you're born to run or just looking for rebirth, you will: Be inspired by the powerful story of one woman-and her dog. Cheer on Nita as she endures the challenges of a marathon and a mind in turmoil. And discover the power of running to overcome obstacles.

©2019 Nita Sweeney (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Sarah Zimmerman
Author: Nita Sweeney
Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Both Feet on the Ground

Summary

You’re stressed, tired of answering the beeps on your phone and computer. Your kids get too much screen time. You don’t know where your next meal was grown or raised. One of the best forms of therapy is simple: Get out and stay out - as often and for as long as you can. In Both Feet on the Ground, Marshall Ulrich champions “disconnecting to reconnect”, urging you to spend time unplugged, eat food whose origins you understand, and push yourself to try something bold and personally compelling. He takes you back to bailing hay on the dairy farm of his youth, gasping for air at the top of Mount Everest, running through the searing heat of the Gobi desert, and riding the crest of huge ocean waves off Morocco. He’s learned that physical connections to the natural world are vital to health of body and soul. That only these outdoor experiences will put you through trials by fire, cleanse you in water, take your breath away, and ground you to the earth. Your adventures in natural places - from walking in the park or camping, to the more extreme isolation of a jungle or remote river - can put you back in touch with who you are; how resilient, resourceful, and hardy you can be.

©2019 Marshall Ulrich, DNA Books (P)2020 Marshall Ulrich, DNA Books

Narrator: Adam Verner
Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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The Long Run

1 rating

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After nearly twenty years of chasing oblivion, a fight in a bar reveals to a newly sober Mishka Shubaly that he is able to run long distances. Despite his best attempts to dodge enlightenment and personal growth, the irreverent young drunk and drug abuser learns to tame his self-destructive tendencies through ultrarunning. His outrageous sense of humor, however, rages unabated.

©2011 Mishka Shubaly (P)2013 Mishka Shubaly

Narrator: Mishka Shubaly
Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Running for Beginners: The Training Guide to Run Properly, Get in Shape and Enjoy Your Body

Summary

Do you want to get in shape and stay healthy without throwing in the towel after few attempts? We live in a crazy world in which the job requires us to sit still and the society force us to eat processed food because there is no time for anything, let alone cook. Therefore we search for some activities to get the shape we want and release stress. We buy gym tool to exercise at home and leave them in a corner room after a week. We join the local gym and never show again after just a month. We do those mistakes due to the lack of right information and a step-by-step guide to help us tracking the progress. Running is a complete sport with various benefits other than loosing weight:  It decreases depression It boosts self-esteem  It strengthens muscles  It allows for better sleep If you already run and quit because of an injury or because it was too difficult, this book will give you insight into fatigue overcoming and injury prevention.  This is the book for you, buy it right now! Please, note attached is the pdf file about the step-by-step program.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2020 Peter Coleman (P)2020 Peter Coleman

Narrator: Alex Fowler
Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Run to Overcome

2 ratings

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Meb Keflezighi (Kef-lez-ghee) is all about hope and second chances—starting with his very survival. The child of a small African country ravaged by a brutal war, Meb arrived in America with nothing but the clothes on his back, speaking no English and never having raced a mile. So how did he end up an A student, one of the most celebrated and respected athletes of his generation, and winner of the 2009 New York City Marathon? His story sounds like the living embodiment of the American dream... but Meb’s path to victory hasn’t been smooth. Not long after he stood on the Olympic platform as a U.S. silver medalist, it all came crashing down. And he was about to find out whether his faith in God, the values his parents had taught him, and his belief that he was born to run were enough to see him through. Run to Overcome tells the inspirational story of a man who discovered the real meaning of victory, and shares the secrets to overcoming the odds in your own life.

©2010 Meb Keflezighi (P)2010 Oasis

Narrator: Jon Gauger
Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Meb for Mortals

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Train like Olympic marathoner and 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi With his historic win at the 2014 Boston Marathon, Meb Keflezighi cemented his legacy as one of the great champions of long-distance running. Runners everywhere wanted to know how someone two weeks away from his 39th birthday, who had only the 15th best time going into the race, could defeat the best field in Boston Marathon history and become the first American man to win the race in 31 years.   Meb for Mortals describes in unprecedented detail how four-time Olympian Keflezighi prepares to take on the best runners in the world. More importantly, the book shows everyday runners how to implement the training, nutritional, and mental principles that have guided him throughout his long career, which in addition to the 2014 Boston win includes an Olympic silver medal and the 2009 New York City Marathon title.

©2015 Mebrahtom Keflezighi (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: David Sadzin
Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Life Is a Marathon

11 ratings

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An endurance athlete and coach reveals how the marathon transforms the lives of everyone who attempts it - and how it has helped his own family cope with serious adversity. Step after step for 26.2 miles, hundreds of thousands of people run marathons. But why - what compels people past pain, lost toenails, 5:30 a.m. start times, "The Wall"? Sportswriter Matt Fitzgerald set out to run eight marathons in eight weeks across the country to answer that question. At each race, he meets an array of runners, from first-timers, to dad-daughter teams and spouses, to people who'd been running for decades, and asks them what keeps them running. But there is another deeply personal part to Matt's journey: his own relationship to the sport - and how it helped him overcome his own struggles and cope with his wife Nataki's severe bipolar disorder.  A combination of Matt's own How Bad Do You Want It? and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Life Is a Marathon captures the magic of those 26.2 miles. At the end of the day - and at the end of the race - the pursuit of a marathon finish line is not unlike the pursuit of happiness. You will pick up the audiobook for a powerful personal story about what running does for the people for whom it does the most. You will put it down with a greater understanding of what it means to be alive in this world.

©2019 Matt Fitzgerald (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Jamie Renell
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Running with the Buffaloes

8 ratings

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In Running with the Buffaloes, writer Chris Lear follows the University of Colorado cross-country team through an unforgettable NCAA season. Allowed unparalleled access to team practices, private moments, and the mind of Mark Wetmore - one of the country's most renowned and controversial coaches - Lear provides a riveting look inside the triumphs and heartaches of a perennial national contender and the men who will stop at nothing to achieve excellence. The Buffaloes' 1998 season held great promise, with Olympic hopeful Adam Goucher poised for his first-ever NCAA cross-country title, and the University of Colorado shooting for its first-ever national team title. But in the rigorous world of top-level collegiate sports, blind misfortune can sabotage the dreams of individuals and teams alike. In a season plagued by injury and the tragic loss of a teammate, the Buffaloes were tested as never before. What these men managed to achieve in the face of such adversity is the stuff of legend and glory. With passion and suspense, Lear captures the lives of these young men and offers a glimpse of what drives a gifted runner like Adam Goucher and a great coach like Mark Wetmore.

©2003 Chris Lear (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Adam Verner
Author: Chris Lear
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Ultramarathon Man

35 ratings

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Karnazes reveals the mind-boggling adventures of his nonstop treks through the hell of Death Valley, the incomprehensible frigidity of the South Pole, and the breathtaking beauty of the mountains and canyons of the Sierra Nevada.

©2005 Dean Karnazes (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: James Yaegashi
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Running

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Why is running considered by many to be the best form of exercise? Running is simple, inexpensive, convenient and a very effective way to lose weight! When you purchase this book, you'll discover what happens in our bodies when we run. You'll find out how to create running goals and fit this plan into your lifestyle. With this advice, you can reinvent yourself as a healthier, happier person! Is it hard to maintain your exercise habits? Do you have trouble getting yourself "out the door"? From running with friends to participating in races, you'll learn how to stay strong - physically and mentally. This book helps you get it all under control with a simple and efficient system. You'll discover a holistic system for new runners that helps you build up from walking to running the right way - avoiding injury and overexertion. This book will give you everything you need to start and maintain a healthy running habit! You'll be so happy you took this first step!

©2015 Healing Habits Publishing, LLC (P)2017 Healing Habits Publishing, LLC

Narrator: Gene Blake
Author: April Stride
Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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My Life on the Run

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Bart Yasso, an icon of one of the most enduringly popular recreational sports in the United States, offers a touching and humorous memoir about the rewards and challenges of running. My Life on the Run chronicles the heatstroke and frostbite, heartache and triumphs he's experienced while competing in more than 1,000 competitive races on all seven continents. With the wit and wisdom of a seasoned insider, Yasso tells runners what they need to know to navigate the logistics of running in an unfamiliar country. He also offers practical guidance, such as 5-K, 10-K, half-marathon, and marathon training schedules, including his innovative technique known as the Yasso 800s for beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners.

©2008 Bart Yasso (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Mindful Running

4 ratings

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Written by a highly respected fitness journalist, Mindful Running offers an engaging and highly practical guide to how mindfulness can both optimise sporting performance and improve general health. The benefits of mindfulness for general well-being have been discussed extensively, but little has been written about how mindfulness can be applied to running. In this book, leading health and fitness journalist Mackenzie L. Havey explores how combining mindfulness with running can not only improve sporting performance but can also enhance overall health. Through easy-to-understand explanations, Mindful Running reveals how runners can benefit from meditative practices and positive thinking and how the rhythmic breathing, physical effort and focus on training can aid mindfulness. This in turn can help prevent injuries, enhance personal bests and improve the runner's psychological strength and life balance. Havey's grounded approach to the subject takes the user through a series of straightforward but effective exercises designed to increase self-awareness, develop concentration and improve endurance. With clear explanations of the physiological and psychological processes, supported by anecdotes and expert contributions from athletes, coaches and sport scientists, this book is an inspiring and invaluable guide for runners of all levels.

©2017 Mackenzie Lobby Havey (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Kate McCabe
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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I Swear I'll Make It Up to You

3 ratings

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An odyssey of family, heartbreak, violence, punk rock, brokenness, broke-ness, sex, love, loss, drinking, drinking, drinking, and an unlikely savior: distance running. A misfit kid at the best of times, Mishka Shubaly had his world shattered when, in a 24-hour span in 1992, he survived a mass shooting on his school's campus then learned that his parents were getting divorced. His father, a prominent rocket scientist, abandoned the family, and their home was lost to foreclosure. Shubaly swore to avenge the wrongs against his mother but instead plunged into a magnificently toxic love affair with alcohol. Almost two decades later, Shubaly's life changed again when a fateful five-mile run after a bar fight inspired him to clean up his life. And when he finally reconnected with his estranged father, he discovered the story of his childhood was radically different from what he thought he knew. In this fiercely honest, emotional, and self-laceratingly witty book, Shubaly relives his mistakes, misfortunes, and infrequent good decisions: the disastrous events that fractured his life; his incendiary romances; his hot-and-cold career as a rock musician; meeting his newborn nephew while out of his gourd on cough syrup. I Swear I'll Make It Up to You is an apology for choices Shubaly never thought he'd live long enough to regret, a journey so far down the low road that it took him years of running to claw his way back.

©2016 Mishka Shubaly (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Mishka Shubaly
Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Run the World

2 ratings

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From elite marathoner and Olympic hopeful Becky Wade comes the story of her yearlong exploration of diverse global running communities from England to Ethiopia - nine countries, 72 host families, and over 3,500 miles of running - investigating unique cultural approaches to the sport and revealing the secrets to the success of runners all over the world. Fresh off a successful collegiate running career - with multiple NCAA All-American honors and two Olympic Trials qualifying marks to her name - Becky Wade was no stranger to international competition. But after years spent safely sticking to the training methods she knew, Becky was curious about how her counterparts in other countries approached the sport to which she'd dedicated over half of her life. So in 2012, as a recipient of the Watson Fellowship, she packed four pairs of running shoes, cleared her schedule for the year, and took off on a journey to infiltrate diverse running communities around the world. What she encountered far exceeded her expectations and changed her outlook on the sport she loved. Over the next 12 months - visiting nine countries with unique and storied running histories, logging over 3,500 miles running over trails, tracks, sidewalks, and dirt roads - Becky explored the varied approaches of runners across the globe. Whether riding shotgun around the streets of London with Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt, climbing for an hour at daybreak to the top of Ethiopia's Mount Entoto just to start her daily run, or getting lost jogging through the bustling streets of Tokyo, Becky's unexpected adventures, keen insights, and landscape descriptions take the listener into the heartbeat of distance running around the world. Upon her return to the United States, she incorporated elements of the training styles she'd sampled into her own program, and her competitive career skyrocketed. When she made her marathon debut in 2013, winning the race in a blazing 2:30, she became the third-fastest woman marathoner under the age of 25 in US history, qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Trials and landing a professional sponsorship from Asics. From the feel-based approach to running that she learned from the Kenyans to the grueling uphill workouts she adopted from the Swiss to the injury-recovery methods she learned from the Japanese, Becky shares the secrets to success from runners and coaches around the world. The story of one athlete's fascinating journey, Run the World is also a call to change the way we approach the world's most natural and inclusive sport.

©2016 Rebecca Wade (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Allyson Ryan
Author: Becky Wade
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Confessions of an Unlikely Runner

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Witty, observant, and full of cringe-worthy confessions and heartwarming encouragement, Confessions celebrates both running and life. Part Bridget Jones, part Forrest Gump, Dana Ayers chronicles her awkward mishaps and adventures in transitioning from childhood bookworm to accidental accomplished athlete. Over the last 10 years, Ayers has completed a vast array of races. She runs them all while admittedly not getting much faster, much thinner, or much more disciplined — though she has managed to be on national television, split open her pants, and get electrocuted. Ayers intersperses her hilarious yet relatable struggles with insights about how and why she keeps running.  A self-proclaimed ambassador of slow runners, Ayers has completed dozens of endurance challenges, including Tough Mudder, the Ragnar Relay, Muddy Buddy, Warrior Dash, Run Amuck, the Army Ten-Miler, the Country Music Marathon, and many more mud runs, obstacles courses, and races. Her race descriptions will entertain seasoned runners and non-runners alike. Woven into the chaos of her running adventures is compassionate reassurance for anyone who feels like they aren’t fast enough, athletic enough, or strong enough to finish a tough race. Though told with humor, Confessions’ stories share an underlying theme of Ayers’ serious reverence for the sport of running and the running community. Ayers describes experiences such as participating in a 1,000-mile relay for Boston Marathon bombing victims, and being overcome by emotion while observing wounded veterans struggling to finish a race. Her stories prove how life-enriching it can be to physically fight for something and to cheer on others who are doing the same.  For anyone who has considered trying a marathon, an obstacle race, or simply taking up running for the first time, Ayers is your ambassador. If she can do it, you can, too.

©2017 Dana Ayers (P)2020 Dana Ayers

Narrator: Dana Ayers
Author: Dana Ayers
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Run the Mile You're In

12 ratings

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Journey with Olympian Ryan Hall as he reflects on the joys and trials of the running life and, along the way, shows you how his faith has helped him win in his workouts, races, and overall mindset.   Ryan Hall is an Olympic athlete and American record holder in the half marathon (59:43). But as a kid, Ryan hated running. He wanted nothing to do with the sport until one day, he felt compelled to run the 15 miles around his neighborhood lake. He was hooked. Starting that day, Ryan felt a God-given purpose in running. He knew he could, and would, race with the best runners in the world and that his talent was a gift to serve others. These two truths launched Ryan's 20-year athletic career and guided him through epic failures and exceptional breakthroughs to competing at the highest level. Now a coach, speaker, and nonprofit partner, Ryan shares the powerful faith behind his athletic achievements and the lessons he learned that helped him push past limits, make space for relationships that enrich life on and off the running trails, and cultivate a positive mindset. Lessons such as: Learning how to focus on your purpose and say no to distractions Select and strive for the right goals - goals for the heart and the body How to deal with defeat and disappointment How to endure immense pain and build resilience Running as if you've already won Ryan's story is one of encouragement and inspiration for listeners of any age and level of running ability - or none at all. It's a story that shows that you, too, can change your outlook, see God's hand in your life, and run the race that really matters. 

©2019 Ryan Hall (P)2019 Zondervan

Author: Ryan Hall
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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A Race Like No Other

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The New York City Marathon: 26.2 grueling miles across five bridges and through five distinct boroughs, accompanied by the cheers of two million fans and propelled by the unique motivation that churns inside every participant. New York Times reporter Liz Robbins brings the famed New York City Marathon to life, capturing the day's festivities mile by mile. She tells the stories of the determined competitors - from their friendships and rivalries to their adversity and redemption - through the prism of the unforgettable 2007 race. Infused with rich history of the event's legends and its colorful neighborhood characters, A Race Like No Other provides a curbside seat to the first Sunday in November, breathlessly carrying the reader from the start on the towering Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to the triumphant finish line in Central Park.

©2008 Liz Robbins (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Chris Fogg
Author: Liz Robbins
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Your Pace or Mine?

1 rating

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Lisa Jackson is a surprising cheerleader for the joys of running. Formerly a committed fitness-phobe, she became a marathon runner at 31 and ran her first 56-mile ultramarathon at the age of 41. Unlike many runners, Lisa's not afraid to finish last. In fact, she's now done so in 25 of the 100-plus marathons she's completed so far.  Your Pace or Mine? isn't just Lisa's story. It's also that of the extraordinary people she’s met along the way - tutu-clad fun runners, octogenarians, and 250-mile ultrarunners - whose tales of loss and laughter are sure to inspire you just as much as they've inspired her. This audiobook is for anyone who longs to experience the sense of connection and achievement that running has to offer, whether you're a nervous novice or a seasoned marathoner dreaming of doing an ultra. An account of the triumph of tenacity over a lack of talent, Your Pace or Mine? is proof that running really isn't about the time you do, but the time you have!

©2016 Lisa Jackson (P)2020 Lisa Jackson

Narrator: Lisa Jackson
Author: Lisa Jackson
Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Le pace du bonheur

1 rating

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Je dois m’occuper des enfants. Je travaille à temps plein. Je n’ai jamais vraiment fait de sport. J’ai fumé pendant 22 ans. Pour se convaincre de ne pas bouger, Nathalie Bisson disposait d’une foule de bonnes excuses. Elle aurait pu aussi invoquer le fait que son corps lui fait des misères : une maladie dégénérative s’attaque à ses articulations. Mais non. Au lieu d’un fauteuil roulant, elle a acheté un vélo stationnaire. En neuf ans, elle est passée de sédentaire à marathonienne. Sa recette? Elle a troqué la performance pour la persévérance et compris que rien ne sert de toujours courir. À la surenchère des chronos, elle oppose son «pace du bonheur», une cadence qui la fait alterner entre marche et course, selon les humeurs de son corps, avec le fil d’arrivée comme seul objectif. Et ce qui vaut pour la course vaut pour la vie! L’histoire de Nathalie Bisson est toute simple : c’est celle d’une femme qui avance toujours, un pas à la fois, jusqu’au bout. 

©2019 Guy Saint-Jean Éditeur (P)2020 Vues et Voix

Narrator: Nathalie Bisson
Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Enlightened Running: How to Run Faster & Longer

1 rating

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This audiobook is a step-by-step guide to show you how to take your running goals to a whole new level. It's an audiobook to help you to run faster, stronger, and better, in the shortest time possible.   This guide was designed not only for beginner runners, but also novice and professional runners who have been running for a while.   It doesn't matter what level of running experience you have because this audiobook takes everyone into consideration.   Benefits of investing in this guide : Learn why you shouldn't stretch before you run so you can avoid extricating injuries. Learn proper form so that you wont tire yourself out as you run and you can dominate anything that comes you way.    Create your own running meal plan so you can be a more efficient runner.    Learn why weight training is vital to your running success and learn specific workouts that every runner should know so you can increase your strength, which will make you an animal on the running track.    Learn specific running drills so you can increase your running times and run faster than you friends.    Learn the theory behind what it takes to run longer and why your mental abilities are just is as important than you physical abilities.    Learn how you can move your lactate threshold so you can STOP huffing and puffing after only one mile of running! Learn what many beginner runners and novice runners tend to forget about running so you can win over you're competitors come race day.

©2014 Erik Smith (P)2018 Erik Smith

Narrator: Beth Deehan
Author: Erik Smith
Length: 55 mins
Available on Audible
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The Running Revolution

1 rating

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The first in-depth manual to teach runners of all levels how to change their running style safely, intelligently, and efficiently. Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run - and the wildly popular natural running trend it sparked - changed the way we think about running, but it has also prompted many questions: Have we been running the wrong way? And, have we been running in the wrong kind of shoe? What is the safest type of foot strike? How many types are there? And what is a foot strike anyway? No existing guide has clearly addressed these concerns - until now. The Running Revolution provides both beginning and experienced runners with everything they need to know in order to safely and efficiently transition to and master a safer and more biomechanically efficient way of running that is guaranteed to improve performance and minimize wear and tear on the body.

©2014 Nicholas Romanov (P)2014 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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The Lost Art of Running

5 ratings

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Bloomsbury presents The Lost Art of Running by Shane Benzie with Tim Major, read by Clifford Samuel. The Lost Art of Running is an opportunity to join running-technique-analyst coach and movement guru Shane Benzie on his journey across five continents as he trains with and analyses the running style of some of the most gifted athletes on the planet.  'Running technique has to be one of the most subjective issues out there: 10 minutes' investigation on the internet will generally confuse rather than confirm what you should or should not be doing. Mother Nature gave us some amazing gifts as runners - if we rediscover them and use them, we can transform our dynamic and everyday movement.' (Shane Benzie) Part narrative, part practical, this adventure takes you to the foothills of Ethiopia and the ‘town of runners’; to the training grounds of world-record-holding marathon runners in Kenya; racing across the Arctic Circle and the mountains of Europe, through the sweltering sands of the Sahara and the hostility of a winter traverse of the Pennine Way, to witness the incredible natural movement of runners in these environments.  Along the way, you will learn how to incorporate natural movement techniques into your own running and hear from some of the top athletes Shane has coached over the years. Whether experienced or just tackling your first few miles, this ground-breaking book will help you discover the lost art of running.

©2020 Shane Benzie with Tim Major (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Narrator: Clifford Samuel
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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The Extra Mile

2 ratings

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One year after her astonishing victory at the Badwater Ultramarathon, Pam Reed again made distance running history when she braved the hottest weather in years - 135 degrees - to successfully defend her title. How does this 100-pound mother and stepmother of five muster the endurance and courage for the 28-hour climb from the hottest desert floor on Earth to the shadow of the continental United States' tallest point? In The Extra Mile we watch this ultramarathon champion seek balance in her life as a wife, mother, athlete, and entrepreneur. With astonishing candor she tells of her 15-year-long battle with anorexia. And she helps us to understand her passion for ultrarunning - to discover how far the human body can be pushed.

©2006 Pam Reed (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Coleen Marlo
Author: Pam Reed
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Jog On

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The Sunday Times best seller. Divorced and struggling with deep-rooted mental health problems, Bella Mackie ended her 20s in tears. She could barely find the strength to get off the sofa, let alone piece her life back together. Until one day she did something she had never done of her own free will - she pulled on a pair of trainers and went for a run. Over the previous decade, Bella had been so paralysed by her fears that exercise was the very last thing on her mind. So that first run didn’t last very long. But to her surprise, she was back out there the next day. And the day after that. She began to set herself achievable goals - to run 5k in under 30 minutes, to walk to work every day for a week, to attempt 10 push-ups in a row. Before she knew it, her mood was lifting for the first time in years, and she had swapped hiding in her house for fresh air, unknown roads and running tracks. In Jog On, Bella explains with hilarious and unfiltered honesty how she used running to battle crippling anxiety and depression, without having to sacrifice her main loves: booze, cigarettes and ice cream. With the help of a supporting cast of doctors, psychologists, sportspeople and friends, she shares a wealth of inspirational stories, research and tips that show how exercise often can be the best medicine. This funny, moving and motivational audiobook will encourage you to say ‘jog on’ to your problems and get your life back on track - no matter how small and scary those first steps may be.

©2018 Bella Mackie (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Bella Mackie
Author: Bella Mackie
Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Running

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Le running est un sport universel, formidable prétexte au partage, à l'échange et à la découverte... Nul besoin de beaucoup d'arguments pour vous convaincre de ses bienfaits sur le corps et l'esprit ! Mais encore faut-il que ce sport soit pratiqué dans de bonnes conditions et que certaines règles soient respectées.  C'est la mission que je me suis fixé. Grâce à mon expérience croisée de coureur à pied de haut niveau et de coach sportif, j'ai mis au point des plans d'entraînement pour aider les coureurs débutants à se lancer en douceur et, surtout, à garder le cap. Une méthode fondée sur l'écoute de son corps et sur la bienveillance envers soi. Car croire que le running est réservé aux grands sportifs est une illusion ! Le running est un sport accessible à tout le monde ; alors, pourquoi ne pas essayer, vous aussi ?   >> Ce livre audio en version intégrale vous est proposé en exclusivité par Audible et est uniquement disponible en téléchargement.

©2018 Marie Claire Editions (P)2018 Audible Studios

Narrator: Nicolas Djermag
Author: Vincent Viet
Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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The Longest Race

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First and foremost a book about running, The Longest Race takes listeners alongside ultramarathoner Ed Ayres as he prepares for, runs, and finishes the JFK 50-mile race at a then record-breaking time for his age division - 60 and older. But for Ayres, this race was about more than just running, and the book also encompasses his musings and epiphanies along the way about possibilities for human achievement and the creation of a sustainable civilization. Looking back over a lifetime of more than 50 years of long-distance running, Ayres realizes that his running has taught him important lessons about endurance, patience, and foresight. These qualities, also hallmarks of being human, likely helped humans to survive and thrive in the evolutionary race - and, Ayres posits, they are qualities absolutely necessary to building a sustainable society. Grounding each step of his argument are vivid details from this particular race and other moments across his long running career. These experiences take us far beyond the sport, into new perspectives on our origins as future - and what it means to be a part of the human race. In the end, Ayres suggests, if we can recapture the running prowess and overall physical fitness of our "wild" ancient distance-hunting ancestors, we will also be equipped to keep our bodies, our society, and the entire world running long into the future.

©2012 Ed Ayres (P)2012 AudioGO

Author: Ed Ayres
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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C. C. Pyle's Amazing Foot Race

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Audie Award Finalist, History, 2014 Among the runners of C. C. Pyle's First Annual International Transcontinental Foot Race were an assortment of underdogs, including 20-year-old Oklahoman and part Cherokee Andy Payne, who wanted to win over the girl of his dreams and pay off the mortgage on his family's farm; Paul "Hardrock" Simpson, who was in over his head but couldn't let down his North Carolina hometown; Mike Kelly, a luckless boxer from Indiana; Seattle's Ed Gardner, one of four black runners who encountered bigotry; Charles Hart, a 63-year-old Englishman hoping his best days weren't behind him; and Frank Johnson, a middle-aged husband, father, and steelworker from St. Louis who broke away from his humdrum life and dared to do something different. Newspaper and magazine journalist Geoff Williams details this historic event and the colorful cast of characters involved, based on firsthand accounts of those who were there and interviews from many living descendants. C. C. Pyle's Amazing Foot Race is a classic American story so astonishing and surreal that you have to hear it to believe it.

©2007, 2013 Geoff Williams (P)2013 Tantor

Narrator: Robertson Dean
Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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The Cool Impossible

5 ratings

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Featured in the best-selling book Born to Run, coach and performance guru Eric Orton has spent a lifetime learning and thinking about running and about the limitless possibilities of the human body and mind. In The Cool Impossible, Orton shares his wealth of knowledge in an inspiring step-by-step guide that will open up a new world of achievement for runners of all levels of ability and experience. The truth is: Athleticism is awareness. That simple phrase is at the core of The Cool Impossible. Athleticism requires awareness of form and technique, awareness of our effort level, and, most important, awareness of what we think (and don' t think). And with that awareness comes the possibility of endless potential and improvement, progress and mastery - and, ultimately, achievement that you never before would have thought possible. With a program focused on proper running form, strength development, and cardiovascular training, Orton will help first-step beginners, prime-time competitors, and enduring veterans reach " the cool impossible" - the belief that any achievement, athletic or otherwise, is within our reach.

©2013 Train with Eric, LLC (P)2013 Recorded Books

Narrator: Nick Cordero
Author: Eric Orton
Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Marathon Woman

14 ratings

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Katherine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon in 1967, where she was attacked by one of the event's directors who wanted to eject her from the all-male race. She fought off the director and finished the race. From the childhood events that inspired her to winning the New York City Marathon in 1974, this book details the struggles and achievements of a pioneering woman in sports. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Kathrine Switzer (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Running Home

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In the tradition of Wild and H Is for Hawk, an Outside magazine writer tells her story - of fathers and daughters, grief and renewal, adventure and obsession, and the power of running to change your life. Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Real Simple I’m running to forget, and to remember. For more than a decade, Katie Arnold chased adventure around the world, reporting on extreme athletes who performed outlandish feats - walking high lines 1,000 feet off the ground without a harness, or running 100 miles through the night. She wrote her stories by living them, until eventually life on the thin edge of risk began to seem normal. After she married, Katie and her husband vowed to raise their daughters to be adventurous, too, in the mountains and canyons of New Mexico. But when her father died of cancer, she was forced to confront her own mortality. His death was cataclysmic, unleashing a perfect storm of grief and anxiety. She and her father, an enigmatic photographer for National Geographic, had always been kindred spirits. He introduced her to the outdoors and took her camping and on bicycle trips and down rivers, and taught her to find solace and courage in the natural world. And it was he who encouraged her to run her first race when she was seven years old. Now, nearly paralyzed by fear and terrified she was dying, too, she turned to the thing that had always made her feel most alive: running. Over the course of three tumultuous years, she ran alone through the wilderness, logging longer and longer distances, first a 50-kilometer ultramarathon, then 50 miles, then 100 kilometers. She ran to heal her grief, to outpace her worry that she wouldn’t live to raise her own daughters. She ran to find strength in her weakness. She ran to remember and to forget. She ran to live. Ultrarunning tests the limits of human endurance over seemingly inhuman distances, and as she clocked miles across mesas and mountains, Katie learned to tolerate pain and discomfort, and face her fears of uncertainty, vulnerability, and even death itself. As she ran, she found herself peeling back the layers of her relationship with her father, discovering that much of what she thought she knew about him, and her own past, was wrong. Running Home is a memoir about the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of our world - the stories that hold us back, and the ones that set us free. Mesmerizing, transcendent, and deeply exhilarating, it is an audiobook for anyone who has been knocked over by life, or feels the pull of something bigger and wilder within themselves. "A beautiful work of searching remembrance and searing honesty... Katie Arnold is as gifted on the page as she is on the trail. Running Home will soon join such classics as Born to Run and Ultramarathon Man as quintessential reading of the genre." (Hampton Sides, author of On Desperate Ground and Ghost Soldiers)

©2019 Katie Arnold (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Katie Arnold
Author: Katie Arnold
Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Tread Lightly

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Humans evolved over the millennia to become one of the most exceptional distance-running species on Earth. So why are injuries so common? Are our shoes to blame, or is it a question of running form, training, or poor diet? In this groundbreaking book, Peter Larson and Bill Katovsky explore the reasons why runners experience injuries and offer potential solutions to the current epidemic of running-related injuries. Their findings, gleaned from research studies and conversations with leading footwear scientists, biomechanical experts, coaches, podiatrists, physical therapists, and competitive runners, are informative and enlightening. Topics include: How modern runners differ from their ancestors Why repetitive stress causes most injuries, and how runners can safely reduce their occurrence The pros and cons of barefoot running Why it’s time to move beyond the pronation-control paradigm with running shoes How certain running-form flaws might increase injury risk How footwear has evolved over the past 10,000 years The recreational runner Why running shoes are not inherently evil Tread Lightly is a highly listenable, multifaceted investigation of running - past and present, with a hopeful look to the future.

©2012 Peter Larson and Bill Katovsky (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Richard Allen
Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Run a Marathon: The Go-to Guide for Anyone and Everyone

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Ever been tempted by running a marathon? Maybe you’re well on your way to conquering the iconic distance. In any case, you’ve come to the right place! Join marathon-pro Vassos Alexander as he shows us why we shouldn’t be afraid of attempting the 26-mile stretch once and for all. Every marathon runner’s journey is different. You might have caught the bug after experiencing that adrenaline rush of completing your first 5k; it might be a desire to finally cross something off your bucket list; or, perhaps it was a bit of an absentminded afterthought while watching TV, crisps in hand, and a niggling voice saying ‘maybe I could do that’ - it was for Vassos, at least. However far along you are in your journey, How to Run a Marathon shows us that absolutely anyone can take those first steps to defeating the distance. In fact, you’ll probably end up enjoying it a lot more than you think. Including inspiring interviews with running legends, charming tales of remarkable marathons throughout the world, crucial training and nutrition tips and so much more, Vassos shares all the lessons he’s learnt - from the start line to the finish line. Funny, candid and motivating, this book will not only help you succeed in marathon running but empower you to complete the distance the way you want to. Whether that’s achieving a particular time, or simply finishing in one piece, How to Run a Marathon will guide you through. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Vassos Alexander (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Sprinting for Weight Loss

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A Faster Way to Lose Weight, If Not One of the Fastest There are many methods to losing weight fast. When it comes to the best exercises for incredibly fast weight loss, there is none better than the sprint. Sprinting is for both men and women and can be performed with very little equipment (shoes are recommended). It activates almost all of the muscles in the body and can help achieve a lean, toned, strong body for any physique. The power of using 95+ percent of your potential speed and activating your fast-fibers muscles is tremendous! A Sprinting Workout Literally Takes Minutes This book also includes foods and routines that will aid in your weight loss goals. By implementing these weight losing protocols, one will be able achieve blistering fast loss. Once you have learned how to exercise and what to eat pre- and postworkout, you will start seeing changes in your body as you continue working out and follow the tips and guidelines outlined for you. Inside you will learn: Metabolism and how it works Nutrition tips for pre- and postworkout Sprinting and its effectiveness Exercise to accompany sprints The calories burning process and the amount The low-intensity workout misconception Download this book, and find out how sprinting can achieve an accelerated metabolism and help you lose weight fast!

©2015 Jessica David (P)2015 Jeffrey Ito

Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Chasing the Hawk

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“I have always chased my father, chased after his love, chased him through his many changes. I chased him even when I thought I was running in the other direction.Today, even though he is gone, I chase him still. I know he is the key to my freedom.” To runners around the world, Dr. George Sheehan, author of the landmark New York Times best seller Running and Being, was nothing short of a guru - the country’s “greatest philosopher of sport”. But to his son Andrew, who had spent his entire boyhood longing for the attention and approval of an emotionally distant father, he was an incomprehensible paradox: a lifelong loner, who was now sunning himself in the spotlight of the nation’s press; a hero to millions, who seemed to have no time for his own son. The events that transformed George Sheehan from doctor to family man to best-selling author and media magnet began at the depths of what we would now call a midlife crisis, when he rediscovered an old love - running. Twenty-five years after his days on a high school cross-country team, he remembered how running made him feel free, and began beating a solitary path down his suburban streets. With running as his new religion, the formerly quiet, withdrawn man became an unlikely evangelist, converting a sedentary nation to the theology of fitness, and in the process becoming an internationally known figure. But the freedom he found in running was not enough, and one day he left his family, having decided that life was “an experiment of one,” and it was time for him to start living it. Angry and disillusioned after years of enduring his father’s self-absorption, and hurt by his apparent indifference, Andrew had long since begun the search for his own version of freedom, looking first to drugs and later to alcohol. By his 20s he was a confirmed alcoholic. By his 30s his marriage had fallen apart and he was drinking more heavily than ever. It was at that moment that his father threw him a lifeline. Although he was struggling with the cancer that would eventually end his life, Dr. Sheehan was the first to notice his son’s pain, and to reach out to him. In this stunningly candid book, Andrew Sheehan describes the process through which these two men carefully and lovingly rebuilt their relationship. And in the effort to understand and forgive the dark side of his father’s psyche, Andrew shows how he came to understand, and to transcend, his own. A gracefully written paean to the healing power of forgiveness, a memoir that will resonate with any “fallible” parent or child, Chasing the Hawk traces the arduous steps that carry father and son down the hard road to resolution, healing, and love.

©2001 Andrew Sheehan (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: David Fuller
Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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My Long-Distance Running Journey

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Are you looking for a quick and easy method to become a long-distance runner? Do you want to be able to complete a 5k, 10k, half-marathon, full-marathon, and 50k ultramarathon? Do you want to significantly increase your endurance and improve your health? Whether you are a novice runner looking to finish your first 5k and half-marathon, or an experienced runner preparing to run a marathon or ultramarathon, My Long-Distance Running Journey: 101 Long-Distance Running Tips to Pave the Way is a book that will guide you across any finish line.  Inside this audiobook, you will receive 101 long-distance running tips to jump-start your journey, including... Getting Started: the essentials for any beginner  Mindset: build mental strength for longer mileage  Training: expert advice and beginner running schedules  Technique: run farther with less effort while avoiding injuries  Nutrition: fueling strategies for before, during and after every run  Gear: the right gear for better performance and safety  Racing: the know-how for crossing the finish line  Injury: prevent and treat the most common running injuries  Mindfulness: transcend limitations to run longer  In running you will have bad days and good days, slow runs and fast runs, hard races and easy races, but you will only have one journey...your journey. This book will help you map it out and pave the way.  You will soon realize that becoming a long-distance runner isn’t as difficult as you thought, and it doesn’t take long to quickly improve. In fact, there are simpler and shorter paths to running longer mileage, and all you need is this one book and the decision...the decision to make it happen.   My Long-Distance Running Journey encourages you to begin running longer distances right now. So, lace up your shoes and start your journey to becoming a better, more enduring long-distance runner today!

©2019 Michael D'Aulerio (P)2019 Michael D'Aulerio

Narrator: Frank Gerard
Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Running for Beginners

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The perfect tips and tricks to help you get started with your running goals. Running can be done by anyone, but still, there are people who don't know what they're doing. That can result in injuries, fatigue, and other problems along the way. With this guide, however, you'll be able to optimize the time you spend running, by learning what to do, and what not to do. You will learn, among other things: Tips for beginners Some benefits that will motivate you to lose weight and make the most of it How to lose weight faster by running properly Posture and form hacks Which kinds of running gear you may want to purchase How to avoid injuries Proper breathing >Curious yet? Then don't wait and start listening, so you don't have to remain in the dark. I will see you in the first chapter of this audiobook!

©2017 Jason Smith (P)2017 Jason Smith

Narrator: Chris Brown
Author: Jason Smith
Length: 43 mins
Available on Audible
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A Runner's Secret

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Do you want to become a runner but don’t have the motivation to start? Are you considering running greater distances but don’t have the time? Are you developing overuse injuries that prevent you from finishing a training program? Whether you are new to running or a seasoned expert, A Runner’s Secret is an audiobook that can get you across any finish line of any distance by running only once per week. You will discover all you need to know about running once per week to run any distance imaginable, as well as: The secret formula for designing the training program of A Runner’s Secret  Training programs for 5k, 10k, half-marathon, marathon, and ultramarathon distances Racing and training tips for every distance The secret dos and don’ts to make running once per week even easier And much more Becoming a long-distance runner doesn’t have to be time-consuming. By following the programs contained in this audiobook, you will soon be running your first 5k, 10k, half-marathon, marathon, and ultramarathon distances in no time. And all it takes is one run per week. A Runner’s Secret will have you running longer distances quickly, effortlessly, and injury-free. It will guide you to the starting line and across the finish line by only running...yes, you guessed it...once per week. Get a copy now and start your long-distance running journey today!

©2018 Michael D'Aulerio (P)2018 Michael D'Aulerio

Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Lose a Marathon

7 ratings

Summary

In How to Lose a Marathon, Joel Cohen takes listeners on a step-by-step journey from being a couch potato to being a couch potato who can finish a marathon. Through a hilarious combination of running tips and narrative, Cohen breaks down the misery that is forcing yourself to run. From chafing to the best times to run, explaining the phenomenon known as the "Oprah Line", and exposing the torture that is a premarathon expo, Cohen acts as your satirical guide to every aspect of the runner's experience. Offering both real advice and genuine commiseration with runners of all skill levels, How to Lose a Marathon lets you know that even if you believe that the "runner's high" is a complete myth, you can still survive all 26.2 miles of a marathon.

©2017 Joel Cohen (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Mindful Ultramarathon Running

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Are you an ultramarathon runner who wants to improve your performance with a new, mindful approach? Do you want to start running ultramarathon distances but don’t know if you’re up to the challenge? This book will show you how it’s possible! Millions of us run every day, whether it’s to catch a bus, a relaxing fun run around a park, or a longer distance like a 10k or marathon. Only a small few take on ultramarathon running - distances that usually start at around 50 km and can be very much longer. Whether you are someone who is thinking about taking up this sport, or you are already doing it and want to add an alternative and less stressful tactic to your training regime, then this is the book you should be listening to now. Inside Mindful Ultramarathon Running: Train to Run Longer, Stronger and Faster with Less Effort, yo-u will find what you need to inspire you and develop the mind-set required to run an ultramarathon distance, with chapters that examine: Developing the motivation to go all the way Preparing the mind for the task ahead Why self-discovery is a great asset Tapping into your natural powers Forming a balanced program to run longer How to run faster And more... There is no doubt that you are embarking on possibly the greatest challenge of your life when you make the decision to tackle an ultramarathon distance, and a mindful approach is something that will make a huge difference to ensure you cross the finish line. You owe it to yourself to be as well prepared as you can be, and with Mindful Ultramarathon Running, you have a book that delivers that preparation for you, one step at a time!

©2020 Michael D'Aulerio (P)2020 Michael D'Aulerio

Narrator: Frank Gerard
Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running

1 rating

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Newly revised, this is the most up-to-date, practical guide ever published for women runners of every level. Today, women make up more than half of the nation’s runners. And, as more and more women have hit the roads and trails and laced up for 5-Ks and marathons, the research showing the effects of running on the female body has grown significantly, too. The truth is that even though the gap between men's and women's world best times is shrinking, the latest scientific evidence shows that running is a dramatically different experience for women than men - physically, mentally, and emotionally. That's why it's time for an expert guide created especially for women runners. Introducing Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running. Inside, it's chock-full of brand-new tips, the latest research, and contributions from more than 100 experts, addressing all of the special needs of women runners, including strategies to help you: Train for any race, from a 5K to a marathon Eat nutritiously and for maximum energy Lose weight permanently Deal with self-consciousness and body image Run during pregnancy and through menopause Choose the best clothes and accessories Run anywhere safely Prevent and treat injuries, especially those that women are most likely to encounter With clear photographs, running sidebars, and testimonials from women runners of all ages and abilities, this comprehensive resource provides the most current practical advice available anywhere for women runners of all levels.

©2000 Dagny Scott (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Gwen Hughes
Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Ten Marathons: Searching for the Soft Ground in a Hard World

1 rating

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A memoir of life lessons learned the hard way - through 30 years of marathon running. 

Doug became an accidental runner in his early 20s, mostly as a way to cope with work and stress. In all the vicissitudes of life - marriage, divorce, career successes and failures, family health crises - running emerges as a constant companion and source of joy. What starts out as a way to just stay in shape becomes a path to an inner life and a guiding light through life’s complications, told through the lens of a lifelong learner.

©2019 Doug Schneider (P)2019 Doug Schneider

Narrator: Doug Schneider
Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Irongran

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At the age of 50, Eddie Brocklesby decided to run her first half marathon. Until that point, she'd done little running, and her exercise regime consisted of little more than chauffeuring her children to their own sports clubs.  In common with so many people, any interest she'd shown in sport in her childhood had diminished as her adult life progressed, with spare time becoming ever more limited in the face of work and family commitments. But the half marathon was the first of what was to become a hugely impressive trajectory of sporting accolades and successes.  After that event, and following the loss of her husband of 30 years to cancer, she completed a marathon. Now nearly 74, the past 20 years have seen her take part in marathons, triathlons and Ironman races across the globe, and she has accrued many medals and awards.  In Irongran, Eddie looks back on her life and explains just how she's managed to develop the energy to match the enthusiasm she's always had for an active lifestyle. She shares the difficulties she's experienced in her sporting endeavours and explains how she's managed to overcome them.  Eddie is passionate about the health and well-being of our ageing population and provides up-to-date research about why keeping active in later years is so important, along with guidance about how to remain full of life in your later years.

©2018 Edwina Brocklesby (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Running Away

Summary

When journalist Robert Andrew Powell finished his first marathon, he cried, cradled in his father’s arms. Long distance runners understand where those tears come from, even if there are others who will never understand what drives someone to run 26.2 consecutive miles in a grueling mental and physical test. Powell’s emotional reaction to completing the race wasn’t just about the run, though. It was also about the joy and relief of coming back up after hitting rock bottom. Running Away is the story of how one decision can alter the course of a life. Knocked down by a painful divorce and inspired by his father, Powell decided to change his mindset and circumstances. He moved to Boulder and began running in earnest for the first time in his life. Over the 26.2 chapters that follow, Powell grapples with his past relationships, gaining insight and hard-won discipline that give him hope for the future.

©2014 Robert Andrew Powell (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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Born to Run

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Originell, faszinierend, abenteuerlich: Ein Journalist auf der Suche nach dem letzten Geheimnis des Sports. Seine Passion: Das Laufen, sein Beruf: Das Schreiben. Christopher McDougall suchte eine Antwort auf eine vermeintlich einfache Frage: Warum tut mir mein Fuß weh? Wie er sind Millionen von Hobbyläufern mindestens einmal im Jahr ernsthaft verletzt. Nach unzähligen Zyklen des Dauerschmerzes, der Kortisonspritzen und immer neuer Hightech-Sportschuhen stand McDougall kurz davor, zu kapitulieren und die Diagnose der Mediziner ein für alle Mal hinzunehmen: "Sie sind einfach nicht zum Laufen gemacht." Stattdessen hat sich der Journalist weit abseits der kostspieligen Empfehlungen von Ärzten und Ausrüstern auf eine abenteuerliche Reise zu den geheimnisvollsten und besten Läufern der Welt begeben. Eine Reise, die McDougall in die von Mythen erfüllten Schluchten der Copper Canyons in Mexiko führen sollte, wo ein Volk lebt, das sich seit Jahrhunderten unter extremen Bedingungen seine Lebensweise bewahrt hat. Die Tarahumara verkörpern den menschlichen Bewegungsdrang in seiner reinsten und faszinierendsten Form. Laufen über lange Strecken ist für sie so selbstverständlich wie atmen. Was wussten sie, was McDougall nicht wusste? In seiner Reportage geht er den vergessenen Geheimnissen der Tarahumara nach. Er verbindet lebendiges Infotainment über neueste evolutionsbiologische und ethnologische Erkenntnisse mit zahlreichen, inspirierenden Porträts von Menschen, die sich - egal, ob sie zum Spaß das Death Valley durchqueren oder einen Ultramarathon in den Rocky Mountains absolvieren - eines bewahrt haben: Die Freude daran, laufen zu können wie ein Kind. Einfach immer weiter. Denn in Wahrheit, so McDougalls Fazit, sind wir alle zum Laufen geboren.

©2015 Random House (P)2015 ABOD Verlag

Narrator: Martin Harbauer
Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
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Run to the Finish

2 ratings

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Inspiration and practical tips for runners who prioritize enjoyment over pace and embrace their place as an "average" runner In her first book, popular runner blogger Amanda Brooks lays out the path to finding greater fulfillment in running for those who consider themselves "middle of the pack runners" - they're not trying to win Boston (or even qualify for Boston); they just want to get strong and stay injury-free so they can continue to enjoy running. Run to the Finish is not your typical running book. While it is filled with useful strategic training advice throughout, at its core, it is about embracing your place in the middle of the pack with humor and learning to love the run you've got without comparing yourself to other runners. Mixing practical advice like understanding the discomfort vs. pain, the mental side of running, and movements to treat the most common injuries with more playful elements such as "Favorite hilarious marathon signs" and "Weird Thoughts We all Have at the Start Line", Brooks is the down-to-earth, inspiring guide for everyone who wants to be happier with their run.

©2020 Amanda Brooks (P)2020 Da Capo Lifelong Books

Narrator: Dana Dae
Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
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Beginner's Luck Guide for Non-Runners

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Anybody can learn to run, with the right approach. With the author as your guide, learn about getting started. Discover how to warm up and cool down, avoid injuries and deal with niggles as they strike. Find out how to breathe, avoid getting a stitch, perfect your running technique and identify the right time to speed up. This complete programme covers everything you need to build your running confidence and stay motivated.

©2014 George Anderson (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

Narrator: George Anderson
Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
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Running for Beginners

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Running For Beginners: Get A Glimpse Inside The Runner's World: Your Training Plan On How To Start Running Injury Free More people are starting to run for health, weight loss, fitness, and competition than ever. If you are looking to have your questions answered about the running lifestyle, then you have come to the right place. There is no need to look any further. I am confident you will find your answers and you will learn about the power of running. This running book is packed full of all of the information and motivating tips you need to know about how to start running in our modern world. It informs beginning runners what they need to know to run safely and injury free, resulting in improved performance. Not only does this running book prepare you for the physical aspect of running, but also it prepares you mentally so you stick with it and don't give up. Also included is your 10 week running training plan to guide you step by step safely and efficiently through your every day runs. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn >How To Leave The Couch Behind And Start To Run Motivating Reasons To Run Top Questions Asked By Beginning Runners Is Running Right For You? The Benefits Of Running Mind And Body Preparation What You Need To Know Before You Start Running Injury Prevention Step By Step How To Run For 30 Minutes What Proper Gear You Need To Start Running The Qualities Successful Runners Have Tips To Run Better The Do's And Dont's Of Running How Running Will Change You How Running Benefits Your Every Day Life Your 10 Week Running Training Plan

©2014 Chris Adkins (P)2014 Chris Adkins

Narrator: Michael Pauley
Author: Chris Adkins
Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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Don't Stop Me Now

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Funny, inspiring, honest - the perfect listen for anyone with well-worn trainers by the door (or who's thinking of buying a pair...). Vassos Alexander shares the highs and lows of falling in love with running, from his first paltry efforts to reach the end of his street to completing ultra-marathons and triathlons in the same weekend. This is a celebration of running - and what lots of us think about when we run. Part escape, part self-discovery, part therapy, part weight loss. Part simple childlike joy of running when you could be walking. Each of the 26.2 chapters also features a fascinating insight into how others first started - from Paula Radcliffe to Steve Cram, the Brownlees to Jenson Button, Nicky Campbell to Nell McAndrew.

©2015 Vassos Alexander (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
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There Is No Map in Hell: The Record-Breaking Run Across the Lake District Fells

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In 1986, the legendary fell runner Joss Naylor completed a continuous circuit of all 214 Wainwright fells in the Lake District, covering a staggering distance of over 300 miles - plus many thousands of metres of ascent - in only seven days and one hour. Those in the know thought that this record would never be beaten. It is the ultimate British ultramarathon. The person taking on this superhuman challenge would have to be willing to push harder and suffer more than ever before. There Is No Map in Hell tells the story of a man willing to do just that. In 2014, Steve Birkinshaw made an attempt at setting a new record. With a background of nearly 40 years of running elite orienteering races and extreme-distance fell running over the toughest terrain, if he couldn’t do it, surely no one could. But the Wainwrights challenge is in a different league: Aspirants need to complete two marathons and over 5,000 metres of ascent every day for a week. With a foreword by Joss Naylor, There Is No Map in Hell recounts Birkinshaw’s preparation, training, and mile-by-mile experience of the extraordinary, and sometimes, hellish demands he made of his mind and body, and the physiological aftermath of such a feat. His deep love of the fells, phenomenal strength, and tenacity are awe inspiring and testimony to athletes and onlookers alike that "in order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd".

©2017 Steve Birkinshaw (P)2019 Vertebrate Publishing

Narrator: Stewart Crank
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
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Better Running Goals

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From a runner who understands what it takes to maintain a running routine with a busy lifestyle comes the essential step-by-step guide to setting better running goals. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced runner, finding the time to train can be an unforeseen stumbling block in your success. How do you balance a new running routine with your other responsibilities? How do you make running a sustainable part of your life? How do you prevent burnout, injury, and getting overwhelmed by your goals? Better Running Goals is a different type of running book. Leaving behind generic advice, Fitts takes you through a customizable process for developing a sustainable running life. Based on your priorities, your desires, and your needs, this guide will help you understand how your lifestyle and goals work together to promote your happiness and success. Don't be blindsided by the demands of a running goal that clashes with your ability to live a meaningful life. Whether you dream of completing a 5k or an ultramarathon, Fitts will offer perspective on how your running goal fits into the bigger picture of your life. Don't forget to grab the free, companion workbook to get the most out of your goal setting process. In four quick steps, with interactive charts and questions, Fitts makes it easy to set a schedule, time your upcoming race, determine your why, and foresee upcoming detours. For free access to the workbook, visit dianafitts.com/run.

©2016 Diana Fitts (P)2016 Diana Fitts

Narrator: Lee Ahonen
Author: Diana Fitts
Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
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Running Outside the Comfort Zone

3 ratings

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Running offers much more than road racing!  After a decade of writing about running, sports columnist Susan Lacke found herself in a serious running rut. The runners around her seemed to be thriving, setting goals, and having fun, but her own interest in running was lackluster.  Seeking to reengage with the sport she once loved, Lacke spent a year exploring running in its many shapes and forms, taking on running challenges that scared her, pushed her, and downright embarrassed her. From races with giant cheese wheels to a regional wife-carrying competition, a naked 5K to climbing the dark stairwells of the Empire State Building, Lacke's brave forays and misadventures are chronicled in wondrous and funny stories.  Running Outside the Comfort Zone uncovers the brash, bold, and very human sides of running, and along the way Susan rekindles her own crush on America's favorite all-comers sport.

©2019 Susan Lacke (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Cris Dukehart
Author: Susan Lacke
Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Hansons Marathon Method: Run Your Fastest Marathon the Hansons Way

2 ratings

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Run your first marathon or your fastest with Hansons Marathon Method, the revolutionary training program from one of the best running teams in the world, the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Hansons Marathon Method tosses out mega-long runs and high-mileage weekends - two old-fashioned running traditions that often injure and discourage runners. Runners using the Hansons method will gradually build up to the moderate-high mileage required for marathon success, spreading those miles more sensibly throughout the week. Running easy days mixed with precisely paced speed, strength, and tempo workouts, runners will steel their bodies and minds to run the hardest final miles of the marathon - and finish strong.  In this audio edition, the Hansons program welcomes newer runners with a new Just Finish program featuring a simple schedule of easier running and lower mileage. The Just Finish program sets up first-time marathoners for an enjoyable marathon and a lifetime of strong, healthy running.  Hansons Marathon Method will prepare you for your best marathon: Sensible weekly mileage based on science, not outdated traditions Effective Hansons speed, strength, and tempo workouts paced to achieve your goal Crucial nutrition and hydration guidelines to run strong for the whole race A smart and simple Just Finish program for new runners and marathon first-timers Detailed training schedules for experienced and advanced marathoners Hansons Marathon Method lays out the smartest marathon training program available from one of the most accomplished running groups in the world. Using their innovative approach, runners will mold real marathon muscles, train their body to never hit the wall, and prepare to run their fastest marathon. All tables, figures, workouts, and schedules referenced in this audiobook are included in the supplementary PDF. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 Luke Humphrey (P)2019 Echo Point Books and Media, LLC

Narrator: Brian Arens
Length: 7 hrs
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Look Up, Move Forward

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When 18-year-old Becky Andrews is diagnosed with the degenerative eye condition retinitis pigmentosa, she finally understands her childhood challenges of softball strikeouts, notorious clumsiness, and why she's never been able to see the stars. 

As her vision narrows, she must give up driving and accept her need for a mobility cane. In the process, she learns to embrace her new identity as a blind woman, one step at a time. Undeterred by the certainty of eventual blindness, Becky adopts a proactive approach to creating a life of purpose and joy.

Becky's remarkable story of living life to the fullest is a journey of courage and determination. Part memoir and part resilience manifesto, Look Up, Move Forward will inspire readers to face their own lives with more creativity, grit, determination, and joy.

©2016 Resilient Vision (P)2017 Resilient Vision

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Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
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Running for Beginners

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Figure out How to Start a Running Routine and Become a Confident Runner! Running may seem simple, but you will find that it isn't if you want to do so safely and with the proper technique. There are various ways that you can run, and it can be competitively or for fun. There are many ways that you can reduce your risk of injury with running as well, and this audiobook will teach you how. From tips and techniques to some useful facts, this book will take you through what running really means and how to do it properly. Proper running can lead to a healthy and happier lifestyle, as well as an overall sense of achievement when it is used properly. This book will teach you how. Seven Reasons to Buy This Book In this book, you will learn what running really is, and how much of an importance running shoes play in the activity. This book will teach you how to run and reduce your risk of injury while you do. This book will show you some uncommon facts about running. In this book, you will learn some of the main benefits that running can provide when done regularly. In this book, you will learn the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about running. In this book, you will learn a little bit more about how to run with different foot strikes. This book will also teach you a little bit about barefoot running. What You'll Know from Running for Beginners Essential Information about Running 12 Quick Hit Facts about Running The 10 Important Things You Need to Know about Running The 7 Crucial Benefits That Running Can Offer Frequently Asked Questions about Running Best Practices, Tips and Techniques for Running Final Thoughts on Running

©2014 30 Minute Reads (P)2015 30 Minute Reads

Narrator: David K. Aycock
Length: 35 mins
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Run for Your Life

4 ratings

Summary

The first running book by a leading pioneering running doctor and athlete, creator of the Air Force's Efficient Running program - the result of more than three decades of study, practice, and science that shows us in clearly illustrated and accessible text how easy it is to run efficiently and injury-free, whether you're in your 20s, 60s, or 70s - for beginning runners and experienced marathoners. In Run for Your Life, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella explains the simple mechanics of how our bodies have evolved and adapted to run. Despite our natural ability and our human need to run, each year more than half of all runners suffer injuries. Pain and discouragement inevitably follow. Cucuzzella's book outlines the proven, practical techniques to avoid injury and reach the goal of personal fitness and overall health.    His book - the first running book to be written by a professor of medicine with the credibility of the Air Force behind him - gives us a straightforward, easy-to-follow look at the anatomy, biomechanics, nutrition, and/or clinical medicine with clear drawings and black-and-white photographs. The audiobook provides illustrated exercises (available on the bonus PDF) designed to teach healthy running, along with simple progressions, a weekly/monthly schedule detailing common mistakes, and cautions that allow the listener to tailor the training regime to individual needs and abilities.   Mark Cucuzzella will donate his proceeds to support his community work through his nonprofit organization, Eastern Area Health Education Center/Freedoms Run. Learn more here: http://freedomsrun.org/CommunityGrant.aspx. Includes a bonus PDF with graphs, diagrams, training plans, and illustrations. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Mark Cucuzzella (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Mark Cucuzzella
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
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Warum wir laufen

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Laufen ist der populärste Sport der Welt: Es wird gelaufen, seit Ärzte, Wissenschaftler und die Industrie das Laufen als Allheilmittel für Gesundheit und seelische Ausgeglichenheit preisen. Ronald Reng, als Jugendlicher enthusiastischer Mittelstreckenläufer, macht sich auf die Suche nach seinem eigenen, verlorenen Laufgefühl und der Antwort auf die eine Frage: Warum laufen wir? Er beschäftigt sich dabei mit Fersenentzündungen, Pulsuhren oder Runner's High ebenso wie mit der eigenen Form. Und trifft dabei auf die verschiedensten Läufer. Schließlich fügt Ronald Reng alle Geschichten zu einer Antwort zusammen: Darum laufen wir.

©2018 Piper Verlag (P)2018 tacheles! / ROOF Music

Author: Ronald Reng
Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Running for Beginners

1 rating

Summary

According to statistics from Running USA, the number of people who call themselves runners has been growing. There's also a sharp increase of people willing to run road races. Whether you want to get healthier mentally, lose some weight, or obtain a stronger physical body, running is a great way to reach these goals. This book will help you develop running habits and new fitness plans. By listening to this book, you will learn: How to use the proper form and techniques while running How to practice mindfulness while running How to prepare mentally and physically for your first 5K race You'll also get: A two-week training plan to help you achieve long-term success Running tips that will keep you motivated, focused on your goals, and free of injuries A perfect diet plan and 21 healthy and delicious recipes for runners This book will help get you on the right path and will make running challenging, fun, and rewarding.

©2017 Julia Chandler (P)2017 Insight Health Communications

Narrator: Chris Brinkley
Length: 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Marathon Training: The Underground Plan to Run Your Fastest Marathon Ever

2 ratings

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Marathon Training: The Underground Plan To Run Your Fastest Marathon Ever : A Week by Week Guide With Marathon Diet & Nutrition Plan reveals the methods used to turn runners into race winners. This book introduces method which will gradually build up the moderate-high mileage required for marathon success, spreading those miles more sensibly throughout the week. Running easy days mixed with precisely paced speed, strength, and tempo workouts, runners will steel their bodies and minds to run the hardest miles of the marathon. In addition, detailed nutrition and hydration chapters also help runners pinpoint their personal energy and hydration needs so they know precisely how much to eat and drink during workouts, race week, race day, and for recovery. This approach to pacing and nutrition means marathoners will never hit the wall. Marathon Training: The Underground Plan To Run Your Fastest Marathon Ever : A Week by Week Guide With Marathon Diet & Nutrition Plan lays out the smartest marathon training program week by week to mold real marathon muscles, train their body to never hit the wall, and prepare to run their fastest marathon ever.

©2013 Yap Kee Chong (P)2013 Yap Kee Chong

Narrator: Chris Brinkley
Author: Scotts Jason
Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Marathon Training for Beginners

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Have you ever wanted to complete a marathon? This guide will help you to achieve that dream. Many runners dream about completing a marathon. It's the pinnacle of any runner's ambition to run those 42.195km. Many runners never realize that dream, but with this guide you can give yourself a fighting chance in running's ultimate endurance test. Even if you don't want to complete a marathon, this book is packed full of handy hints and tips to take your running to another level. Running is inclusive and affordable. Of all the sporting challenges, running a marathon is the most attainable to the average person at home. People from all walks of life complete marathons every year. This said, it's still an exclusive club to join when a marathon is actually completed due to the mental and physical demands placed on oneself in order to finish the race. This is where this book comes in. Give yourself the best chance of success, and download this guide now!

©2015 Jonathan Hughes (P)2015 Jonathan Hughes

Author: K. P. Foster
Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
Available on Audible