50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days -- and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance!

50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days -- and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance!

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by Dean Karnazes
     
 

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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

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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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Editorial Reviews

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"His new book appeals to a potentially broader audience [than his last]. It is packed with practical advice, from how to avoid getting sick during a race, to what to look for in shoes. Included are marathon-training plans for beginners and veterans." -Orange County Register

"Perhaps the most interesting aspect of 50/50, though, is that rare peek into the mindset and motivation of an extreme athlete... and wondering, along with him, what's next." -Bookpage

Library Journal

This is a great abridgment of New York Times best-selling author Karnazes's (Ultramarathon Man) 2008 Wellness Central title that chronicled the unbelievable North Face Endurance 50 of 2006, wherein 50 marathons take place in 50 different states on 50 consecutive days. "Karno," as the author calls himself, is a likable, enthusiastic reader with a naturally strong voice. Exercisers of all kinds, especially runners and ultradistance athletes, will enjoy this title immensely, particularly the running tips interspersed into the narrative and the additional information on PDF (e.g., on fuel and gear recommendations). Heartily recommended for health and wellness collections and for medium and large public libraries. [Includes a conversation with the author; audio clip available through hachettebookgroupusa.com.-Ed.]
—Douglas C. Lord

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446581844
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
08/12/2009
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
569,177
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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