Lessons from the Edge: Extreme Athletes Show You How to Take on High Risk and Succeed

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 6, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 265 pages
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You've watched skiers race down the most dangerous of slopes with incredible grace and speed. With a mixture of pure disbelief and fascination, you've seen extreme skateboarders soar through the air with just enough balance and timing to keep their edge. And you can't help but wonder, how do they do that?
Lessons from the Edge is an exciting exposť of the extreme experience, giving you the why and the how of what it means to live on the edge. Extreme athlete Maryann Karinch chronicles the close calls and peak performances of competitive athletes, and shows that being successful is about much more than winning. For extreme athletes, success means cultivating the inner strength, confidence, and discipline to be ready for the next challenge.
Both inspirational and practical, Lessons from the Edge is a how-to guide for tapping into your own potential for greatness.
  • Learn how to develop mental toughness, trust intuition, and channel emotional energy in do-or-die situations
  • Prepare for an athletic challenge with expert advice on nutrition, sport-specific training routines, personal gear and equipment, and dealing with injuries
  • Discover what makes extreme athletes tick, from the bravado and thrill of adrenaline that come with success to the fear and self-doubt that can undermine performance
 

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A fair accounting of the event, except the 259 was not the world record. That happened the next morning, 246 held for over 7 seconds. I know this because I was a participant.
Philip Donovan

Contents

The Nature of Extreme Sports and Their Champions
20
Lessons in Action Stormin? Fitzroy
48
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49
Lessons in Action Racing in Sundance Land
69
Fuel for Going Up Down and Long
79
Lessons in Action Paralidin into Guinness
105
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Lessons in Action Big Air Huge Air
129
Lessons in Action Biking with Wolves
151
Lessons in Action Ice Climbing for Gold
182
Lessons in Action A Kayaker a Speed Biker and a TV Agenda
208
Lessons in Action The 7 3Second Skydance
235
Appendix A Extreme Web Sites
253
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About the author (2000)

Maryann Karinch is one of the few women to have completed the inaugural Eco-Challenge in southern Utah. She is an experienced skydiver, a certified scuba diver and personal trainer, and an avid ocean whitewater kayaker. The coauthor of Boot Camp, she lives in Half Moon Bay, California.

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