50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days -- and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance!
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.
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In 2006, ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes realized a goal that had been simmering in his mind for a number of years: to run 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days. Originally conceived as an epic family ... Read full review
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Dean Karnazes is an inspiration to runners and non-runners alike. This book chronicles his amazing adventure of running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days in a row. Any serious marathon runner would ... Read full review
A Full Recovery
The Next Level
Mind Over Miles
The Art of the Stride
The Running Clinic
A Womans Touch
Man and Mystique
If It Stinks Eat
Running for Others
Trains Planes and Running Shoes
The Heat Is
You Never Forget Your First
Whats My Motivation?
Its the Shoes
The Clock Is Running
Adapt and Thrive
The Home Stretch
How Do You Train to Run Fifty Consecutive Marathons?
Beginners MarathonTraining Plan
PersonalBest MarathonTraining Plan
The Results Are In How Dean Held
References About the Authors
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50 Marathons 50 Days: The Secrets to Super Endurance
Dean Karnazes,Matt Fitzgerald
No preview available - 2008