Run!: 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss

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Rodale, Feb 28, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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In his follow-up to the best-selling Ultra-Marathon Man, world-renowned ultra marathoner Dean Karnazes chronicles his unbelievable exploits and explorations in gripping detail; Karnazes runs for days on end without rest, across some of the most exotic and inhospitable places on earth, including the Australian Outback, Antarctica, and the back alleys of New Jersey.

From the downright hilarious to the truly profound, the stories in Run! provide readers with the ultimate escape and offer a rare glimpse into the mindset and motivation of an extreme athlete, one who has, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Not only pushed the envelope but blasted it to bits."

Karnazes addresses pain and perseverance, and he also charts the emotional as he pushes to the edges of human achievement. The tales of the friendships he's cultivated on his many adventures around the world warm the heart, and are sure to captivate and inspire readers whether they run great distances, modest distances, or not at all.

 

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User Review  - MartinBodek - LibraryThing

Dean Karnazes is my running idol. He's also my writer-runner idol. His first two books were a thrill-a-sentence joyride, but somehow he hit the brakes with this one. Much territory is tread upon again ... Read full review

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

Within the pages of Run! there are 26.2 stories all related to running in one way or another, one for every mile of a marathon. Sometimes a chapter was simply to express the joy of running. Sometimes ... Read full review

Contents

When All Else Fails Start Running
1
Follow Dreams Not Rules
15
Are You High?
25
The Reunion
29
It Only Hurts When I Run
37
Running in the DarkNaked
43
Passing the Buck
67
Never Say Never
71
First Is Best
139
4 Deserts and Some Badwater
155
Atacama Aftermath
167
My Toughest Ultra
175
Hotter Than Yesterday
179
Letters to Karno
187
Sahara Sirens
197
The Best Race of My Life
205

Seconds Matter
83
Run for the Hills
91
Dreadville
101
Get After It
113
Whats Your Scene?
125
Living with an Athlete
131
SOS
209
FortyEight Hours of Chafing
217
Shark Bait
237
Onward and Upward
245
There Is No Finish Line
255
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About the author (2012)

Dean Karnazes was named by Time magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the World. A New York Times bestselling author, he has written for Runner's World and Men's Health. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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