This tale opens a window into the mysterious world of this grueling race.
The Why of The Barkley: and pretty much everything elseIndependently published #ad - They don't like each other very much either, but they've haplessly stuck together for survival and do respect one another's ideas while trying forever to argue them down. This is not for the passive masses, the followers-blindly, or those intellectually squeamish peeps that happen to find themselves already entered--without asking why--in the human race, "the race that eats its young.
". What begins as an exploration into why a certain popular long and brutal Tennessee footrace exists soon expands rather humorously into a much broader philosophical examination of why anything at all exists. It will challenge just about everything you hold sacred and believe in, and it should make you think.
The Why of The Barkley: and pretty much everything else #ad - This is adventure not in the physical but in the mental sense. Two runners in the race don't actually get very far, but spend most of their time discussing it and arguing their thoughts about almost everything.
Danger Beyond The Yellow GateCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Danger Beyond The Yellow Gate #ad - Interesting conversations ensue, from the mundane Is French bread crust eatable? to the philosophical Is math an invention or a discovery? Danger, a young man who has a long history with the world's hardest trail ultramarathon, is competing in his fifth try at the 100-mile footrace. These quirky characters seem so real to Danger, but are they imaginary or supernatural? And will Danger be able to finish the race with all these distractions?
Danger has his race interrupted repeatedly by two prison guards as they hunt for an escaped convict on the loose out there during the competition. The strange experiences Danger has while running in the backwoods mimic the race lore told around the campfire.
Tales From Out There: The Barkley Marathons, The World's Toughest Trail RaceCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - The result is that most runners fail to finish the race. The runners have had some interesting experiences out there during the Barkley races. Some of those experiences have been humorous, some dramatic and harrowing. In this book, the 24-year history of this event is covered in detail, with all known runners and their results listed.
Tales from out there is the story of the Barkley Marathons, arguably the world's toughest long-distance trail foot-race. Many physical and psychological obstacles have been incorporated into the design of the event to test the limits of human endurance. Tales from out there will captivate the reader with true stories of both heartbreaking failures and awe-inspiring victories.
Tales From Out There: The Barkley Marathons, The World's Toughest Trail Race #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Numerous photographs, charts, and maps are included. The stories in this book describe the epic struggles of the Barkley contestants, including some of the world's best endurance runners, against this extreme challenge.
The Virgin and The VeteranCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - A prison break…an escaped convict lost in the backwoods of Tennessee. But who is that pursuing him? and who is his sidekick? could this be the very “first” Barkley Marathons? The fugitive experiences the death-hold of the sawbriers of the infamous RatJaw, climbs the gut-sucking Little Hell, gets maddeningly lost in the fog, and has a face-off with his pursuer at the river.
The Virgin and The Veteran #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The quirky traditions and sayings from the toughest ultra-marathon in the world come to life in this three day race for freedom. Along the way he meets strange characters and evil phantoms of the night.
Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski MountaineersPatagonia #ad - This is an authoritative but accessible training manual for athletes and coaches who feel most alive in the mountains or pushing the uphill ascent. This book collects the scientifically backed and athlete-tested wisdom and experience of three of the best uphill athletes and coaches and extrapolates both to educate outdoor athletes of all stripes to perform their best.
The book includes the same mix of theory, application, and experiential essays from experts in the field, as well as instructional illustrations as in Training for the New Alpinism. Contributions by Kilian Jornet increase the worldwide appeal of the book. Patagonia training for uphill Athlete - 9781938340840
Dovetailing on the success of training for the new alpinism and Patagonia’s own emphasis on all mountain use, Training for the Uphill Athlete translates theory into methodology to allow you to write your own training plans and coach yourself to endurance goals. Used book in Good Condition. Distance running, skimo, ski mountaineering, and skyrunning are becoming increasingly popular all over the world, and are often undertaken by the same person during a single year.
Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski Mountaineers #ad - Steve house, present training principles for the multisport mountain athlete who regularly participates in a mix of distance running, along with Kilian Jornet, ski mountaineering, one of the best mountaineers, an Olympic-level cross country ski coach, hands-down best endurance athlete at this time, and his coach Scott Johnston, and other endurance sports that require optimum fitness and customized strength.
underdogsCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Not much was expected from the Orange basketball team this particular year. A random looking assortment of miscellaneous kids;they were not big, they were not fast, they were not strong. There was nothing about the sight of them in their uniforms to say that this would be an especially noteworthy team.
And, they had been bumped up a class, with more, bigger, to complicate things further, to play every night against much larger schools, and better athletes. The experts had picked them to finish dead last in their district. They were not expected to win a single game. Accordingly, they had been slated to play in everyone's homecoming game.
underdogs #ad - The first time they walked on the floor to warm up, the other team laughed. But, there is a reason we actually play the games. We can measure the players physically, but there is, as yet, no way to measure heart and desire. There is no way to quantify the will to win. Every night, the scoreboard starts at 0-0;and the day will be what you make it.
Every season is special. Every team is special. But, this team and this season.
Nowhere Near First: Ultramarathon Adventures From The Back Of The PackCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - 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. 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, nowhere near First, author of Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner “Cory Reese’s book, is an immensely entertaining and profoundly educational story about overcoming challenges to forge a meaningful life. Cory reese writes with humor, humbleness and honesty.
Nowhere Near First: Ultramarathon Adventures From The Back Of The Pack #ad - . Patagonia training for uphill Athlete - 9781938340840 Not only does cory’s entertaining and powerful writing allow readers a unique perspective into the challenges and rewards of running, but it also inspires each of us to turn tragedy into triumph. 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.
Nowhere near first Ultramarathon Adventures from the Back of the Pack.
The Last Annual Vol State Road Race Road Book 2nd Edition: A Vacation Without A CarCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Patagonia training for uphill Athlete - 9781938340840 Nowhere near first Ultramarathon Adventures from the Back of the Pack. The information guide for persons participating or interested in "The Last Annual Vol State Road Race" Used book in Good Condition.
Into The Furnace: How a 135 mile run across Death Valley set my soul on fireCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Cory reese has walked into the furnace. These themes are framed against the backdrop of the Badwater Ultramarathon – a 135 mile race across the hottest place on the planet, Death Valley. Patagonia training for uphill Athlete - 9781938340840 You can bend and break, or you can step boldly into the furnace and let your soul catch fire.
Into The Furnace: How a 135 mile run across Death Valley set my soul on fire #ad - He has faced adversity, both in running and in life. Used book in Good Condition. His book captures the essence of what it means to suffer, what it means to persevere, and ultimately, what it means to create a life of clarity and purpose. When life turns up the heat, you have two choices. Nowhere near first Ultramarathon Adventures from the Back of the Pack.
Into the furnace explores the inner workings of bravery, hope, and passion.