Natural Born Heroes Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Natural Born Heroes


  • Author : Christopher McDougall
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307594969

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Natural Born Heroes Excerpt :

The author of the best-selling Born to Run describes his investigation into ancestral training techniques that have enabled Mediterranean athletes to achieve extraordinary levels of strength and fitness.

Natural Born Heroes Book

Natural Born Heroes


  • Author : Christopher McDougall
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307742223

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Natural Born Heroes Excerpt :

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

Natural Born Heroes Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Natural Born Heroes


  • Author : Christopher Mcdougall
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-02-11
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 1846684579

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Natural Born Heroes Excerpt :

When Chris McDougall stumbled across the story of Churchill's 'dirty tricksters', a motley crew of English poets and academics who helped resist the Nazi invasion of Crete, he knew he was on the track of something special. To beat the odds, the tricksters-starving, aging, outnumbered-tapped into an ancient style of fitness: the lost art of heroism. They listened to their instincts, replaced calories with stored bodily fat and used their fascia, the network of tissue which criss-crosses the body, to catapult themselves to superhuman strength and endurance. Soon McDougall was in the middle of a modern fitness revolution taking place everywhere from Parisian parkour routes to state-of-the-art laboratories, and based on the know-how of Shanghai street-fighters and Wild West gunslingers. Just as Born to Run got runners off the treadmill and into nature, Natural Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to dump the gym membership for cross-training, mud runs and free-running.

Running with Sherman Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Running with Sherman


  • Author : Christopher McDougall
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2020-07-28
  • Genre: HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525433255

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Running with Sherman Excerpt :

A heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America. "McDougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection."--John Grogan, author of Marley & Me.e.

Born to Run Book
Score: 4
From 3,876 Ratings

Born to Run


  • Author : Christopher McDougall
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307279187

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Born to Run Excerpt :

Recounts the author's experiences with the reclusive Tarahumara Indians, whose techniques allow them to run long distances with ease, and describes his training for a fifty-mile race with the tribe and a number of ultramarathoners.

North Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

North


  • Author : Scott Jurek
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
  • Release Date : 2018-04-10
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316433785

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North Excerpt :

From the author of the bestseller Eat and Run, a thrilling new memoir about his grueling, exhilarating, and immensely inspiring 46-day run to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. Scott Jurek is one of the world's best known and most beloved ultrarunners. Renowned for his remarkable endurance and speed, accomplished on a vegan diet, he's finished first in nearly all of ultrarunning's elite events over the course of his career. But after two decades of racing, training, speaking, and touring, Jurek felt an urgent need to discover something new about himself. He embarked on a wholly unique challenge, one that would force him to grow as a person and as an athlete: breaking the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. North is the story of the 2,189-mile journey that nearly shattered him. When he set out in the spring of 2015, Jurek anticipated punishing terrain, forbidding weather, and inevitable injuries. He would have to run nearly 50 miles a day, every day, for almost seven weeks. He knew he would be pushing himself to the limit, that comfort and rest would be in short supply -- but he couldn't have imagined the physical and emotional toll the trip would exact, nor the rewards it would offer. With his wife, Jenny, friends, and the kindness of strangers supporting him, Jurek ran, hiked, and stumbled his way north, one white blaze at a time. A stunning narrative of perseverance and personal transformation, North is a portrait of a man stripped bare on the most demanding and transcendent effort of his life. It will inspire runners and non-runners alike to keep striving for their personal best.

Reborn on the Run Book

Reborn on the Run


  • Author : Catra Corbett
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510729032

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Reborn on the Run Excerpt :

"This is a story you’ll love and never forget."—Christopher McDougall, author, Born to Run and Natural Born Heroes 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 one hundred miles or more on more than one hundred occasions and the first to run one hundred and two hundred miles in the Ohlone Wilderness, and she holds the fastest known double time for the 425-miles long John Muir Trail, completing it in twelve days, four hours, and fifty-seven 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 reader 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. Along the way she attempts suicide, loses loved ones, falls in love, has her heartbroken, meets lifelong friends including her running partner and dachshund TruMan, and finally faces the past that led to her addiction.

Girl Trouble Book

Girl Trouble


  • Author : Christopher McDougall
  • Publisher : Harper Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2005-11-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 006081909X

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Girl Trouble Excerpt :

Gloria Trevi, Mexico's most popular singer in the 1990s, stunned fans and the world when revelations surfaced that the talent school she and her boyfriend, producer Sergio Andrade, operated was a front for a sex-slave operation. Trevi eluded authorities for two years before being apprehended and jailed in Brazil, where she then became pregnant and blamed a guard for raping her. An extradition struggle ensued, with the Mexican government demanding her return and Brazil denying the request -- on the grounds that the parent of a Brazilian-born child cannot be extradited. The shocking truth of the baby's paternity is only one twist in this stranger-than-fiction tale. In Girl Trouble, Christopher McDougall recounts the complete story of how Trevi rose to fame and then notoriety. With exclusive interviews with Trevi, Andrade, and many of the victims, he offers readers an inside look at this scandal that continues to astound a decade later.

The Cool Impossible Book

The Cool Impossible


  • Author : Eric Orton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-05-23
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471130519

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The Cool Impossible Excerpt :

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

Born to Run 2  The Ultimate Training Guide Book

Born to Run 2 The Ultimate Training Guide


  • Author : Christopher McDougall
  • Publisher : Souvenir Press
  • Release Date : 2022-11-03
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782837343

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Born to Run 2 The Ultimate Training Guide Excerpt :

The torchbearer of the barefoot running movement, sparked by his global bestseller Born to Run, Chris McDougall offers practical training advice for embracing the ultrarunning lifestyle. Co-written with long-time coach and running ally Eric Orton, Born to Run 2: The Ultimate Training Guide teaches every runner, new or experienced, exactly how to change their biomechanics, clean up their diets, heal their injuries, adapt to healthier footwear, and prepare for their dream challenge. Fully illustrated with photographs of perfect form training techniques, strength exercises and perfect form progression, it includes: - A solid primer about food choices and the optimal athlete-in-training eating plan with power-up snack recipes - Incredible techniques for running with dogs and baby strollers - Advice on kit, terrain and building supportive communities around yourself - A 90-day perfect run programme to help you run faster and farther - forever. Punctuated with tales about diverse runners from all walks of life, Born to Run 2: The Ultimate Training Guide is for anyone looking to adopt this incredible lifestyle with Chris and Eric's unique advice.

The Art of Saying No Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Art of Saying No


  • Author : Damon Zahariades
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Decision making
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 1549572741

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The Art of Saying No Excerpt :

Stop Being A People Pleaser! Learn How To Set Boundaries And Say NO - Without Feeling Guilty! Are you fed up with people taking advantage of you? Are you tired of coworkers, friends, and family members demanding your time and expecting you to give it to them?If so, THE ART OF SAYING NO is for you.Imagine being able to turn down requests and decline invitations with confidence and poise. Imagine saying no to people asking you for favors, and inspiring their respect in the process. DOWNLOAD The Art Of Saying NO: How To Stand Your Ground, Reclaim Your Time And Energy, And Refuse To Be Taken For Granted (Without Feeling Guilty!) Amazon bestselling author, Damon Zahariades, provides a step-by-step, strategic guide for setting boundaries and developing the assertiveness you need to maintain them. You'll learn how to say no in every situation, at home and in the workplace, according to your convictions. And best of all, you'll discover how to get your friends, family members, bosses, coworkers, and neighbors to respect your boundaries and recognize your personal authority.In THE ART OF SAYING NO, you'll discover: my personal struggle with being a people pleaser (and how I overcame the habit!) the top 11 reasons we tend to say yes when we know we should say no 10 simple strategies for turning people down with finesse why saying no to people doesn't make you a bad person (the opposite is true!) the best way to develop the habit of setting personal and professional boundaries how to know whether you're a people pleaser (and how to gauge the severity of the problem) PLUS, BONUS MATERIAL: dedicated sections on saying no to your spouse, kids, friends, neighbors, coworkers, clients, bosses, and even strangers!If you're sick and tired of being taken for granted, grab your copy of THE ART OF SAYING NO today! Start taking control of your life by learning how to say that simple, beautiful word: "No."Scroll to the top of the page and click the "BUY NOW" button!

Eat   Run Book
Score: 4
From 20 Ratings

Eat Run


  • Author : Scott Jurek
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547569659

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Eat Run Excerpt :

Traces the author's remarkable career while revealing the influence of his vegan lifestyle, describing his transition from a Midwestern hunter to a record-breaking athlete.

Ultramarathon Man Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Ultramarathon Man


  • Author : Dean Karnazes
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-03-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440684937

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Ultramarathon Man Excerpt :

In one of his most ambitious physical efforts to date, Dean Karnazes attempted to run 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 days to raise awareness of youth obesity and urge Americans of all fitness levels to "take that next step." "UltraMarathon Man: 50 Marathons - 50 States - 50 Days", a Journeyfilm documentary, follows Dean’s incredible step-by-step journey across the country. Ultrarunning legend Dean Karnazes has run 262 miles-the equivalent of ten marathons-without rest. He has run over mountains, across Death Valley, and to the South Pole-and is probably the first person to eat an entire pizza while running. With an insight, candor, and humor rarely seen in sports memoirs (and written without the aid of a ghostwriter or cowriter), Ultramarathon Man has inspired tens of thousands of people-nonrunners and runners alike-to push themselves beyond their comfort zones and be reminded of "what it feels like to be truly alive," says Sam Fussell, author of Muscle. Ultramarathon Man answers the questions Karnazes is continually asked: - Why do you do it? - How do you do it? - Are you insane? And in the new paperback edition, Karnazes answers the two questions he was most asked on his book tour: - What, exactly, do you eat? - How do you train to stay in such good shape?

Six Legs and Two Hearts Book

Six Legs and Two Hearts


  • Author : CHRISTOPHER. MCDOUGALL
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-10-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 1781258260

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Six Legs and Two Hearts Excerpt :

When barefoot running guru Christopher McDougall takes in a neglected donkey, his aim is to get Sherman back to reasonable health. But Sherman is ill-tempered, obstinate and uncooperative - and it's clear his poor treatment has made him deeply fearful of humans. Chris knows that donkeys need a purpose - they are working, pack animals - and so when he learns of the sport of Burro Racing or running with donkeys, he sets out to give Sherman something worth living for.With the aid of Chris's menagerie on his farm in rural Pennsylvania, his wife Mika and their friends and neighbours including the local Amish population, Sherman begins to build trust in Chris. To give him a purpose, they start to run together. But what Sherman gains in confidence and meaning is something we all need: a connection with nature, the outdoors, with movement. And as Chris learns, the side benefits of exercise and animal contact are surprising, helping with mental and physical health in unexpected ways.

Footnotes Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Footnotes


  • Author : Vybarr Cregan-Reid
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2017-07-03
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250127259

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Footnotes Excerpt :

Running is not just a sport. It reconnects us to our bodies and the places in which we live, breaking down our increasingly structured and demanding lives. It allows us to feel the world beneath our feet, lifts the spirit, lets our minds out to play, and helps us to slip away from the demands of the modern world. When Vybarr Cregan-Reid set out to discover why running means so much to so many, he began a journey which would take him out to tread London’s cobbled streets, the boulevards of Paris, and down the crumbling alleyways of Ruskin’s Venice. Footnotes transports you to the deserted shorelines of Seattle, the giant redwood forests of California, and to the world’s most advanced running laboratories and research centers. Using debates in literature, philosophy, neuroscience, and biology, this book explores that simple human desire to run. Liberating and inspiring, Footnotes reminds us why feeling the earth beneath our feet is a necessary and healing part of our lives.