Run The World

Author: Becky Wade
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062416448
Size: 59.30 MB
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From elite marathoner and Olympic hopeful Becky Wade comes the story of her year-long exploration of diverse global running communities from England to Ethiopia—9 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 into the sport she loved. Over the next twelve months—visiting 9 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 reader 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 U.S. 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.

Mindful Running

Author: Mackenzie L. Havey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472944879
Size: 48.32 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Discover how mindfulness can enhance your running and make you a happier, more fulfilled person. By applying mental fitness training to your running regime, you tap into a powerful mind-body connection that not only optimizes sporting performance, but also boosts happiness both on and off the running trails. Mindful Running brings together scientific research, expert analysis, and elite athlete contributions to reveal how relating to your mind, body, and surroundings in a new way can help you run longer and faster, as well as offer a boost to your overall mental, emotional, and physical health. Devised with both the competitive and everyday runner in mind, Mackenzie L. Havey introduces an innovative, approachable, and authoritative guide designed to increase self-awareness, develop concentration, and improve endurance. Not only does this have the potential to translate into better running, it can also play a role in training you to endure life's challenges with greater ease and find joy in all things big and small. Mindful Running is a total body and mind fitness regime.

Iran To America Running 1001 Marathons Journey From Badwater To Mount Everest Seven Continents To World Records

Author: Parvaneh Moayedi
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1365636283
Size: 21.43 MB
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Experience Parvaneh’s memories, stories, history, geography, ancestors, culture, tradition, beliefs, customs, practices, rituals and morals. Travel with Parvaneh as she runs marathons on all seven continents. Run across the Mojave Desert during summer to reach Badwater Ultramarathon finish line. Sail to Antarctica on a Cold War Soviet Spy Ship to run a marathon on white continent. Summit Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and Dive the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Overnight at Mount Everest base camp and then run the world’s highest marathon. Witness breathtaking mountains and waterfalls in South America through her eyes. Absorb the enchanting cultures in Asia and hike the rugged Swiss Alps. Discover Parvaneh’s motivation to conquer the most difficult challenges in the world. Explore Parvaneh’s childhood and the intrigue of her ancestral past. Be immersed in Persian history, geography, traditions, beliefs and customs. Be inspired by embracing the unique gift of life during its darkest moments.

Runner S World

Size: 23.67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Runner's World magazine aims to help runners achieve their personal health, fitness, and performance goals, and to inspire them with vivid, memorable storytelling.

Commercial Bulletin

Author: China. Bureau of Public Information
Size: 39.23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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