Run!: 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss

Run!: 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss

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by Dean Karnazes
     
 

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In his follow-up to the best-selling Ultra-Marathon Man—which Sports Illustrated called “fascinating”

and the New York Times said was “full of euphoric highs”—world-renowned ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes chronicles his unbelievable exploits and explorations in gripping detail. Karnazes runs for days on end without rest, across some

Overview

In his follow-up to the best-selling Ultra-Marathon Man—which Sports Illustrated called “fascinating”

and the New York Times said was “full of euphoric highs”—world-renowned ultramarathoner 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! offer a rare glimpse into the mind-set 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 the pain and perseverance, but also charts his emotional state 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, whether you run great distances, modest distances, or not at all.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Running with Karnazes [is] like setting up one's easel next to Monetor Picasso.” —The New York Times

“The undisputed king of the ultras, who has not only pushed the envelopebut blasted it to bits.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605292793
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
795,464
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

DE AN KARNAZES was named by Time magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the World. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, The Late Show with David Letterman, and the Today show. A New York Times best-selling author, he has written for Runner’s World and Men’s Health. Dean lives with his wife and family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Mutagen More than 1 year ago
I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I have to say that overall this was an interesting read. It's not some great piece of literature, but it held my interest and I found some of he stories quite fascinating. The book is composed of 26.2 chapters, most of which are stories that for the most part stand alone. Yeah, that's a little gimmicky, but it made for a quick and easy read. I really liked a lot of his experiences with his ultra marathon races. That's what I read the book for, and I was not disappointed. There were other things in there like fan letters he had received, an interview with his kids, and a section written by his wife that really could have been left out of the book. I guess that stuff is for his fans, but putting that on a blog or website would have been more appropriate. The best part, of course, were the stories about his races. He made them personal. And you can really feel the crazy determination that is needed in the sport of ultra marathons. This is for runners and non-runners alike. You don't have to be part of that craziness to enjoy reading about it.
Amanda House More than 1 year ago
An amazing and inspiring book that made me both laugh and cry. Highly recommended to all of those who are trying to live life to the fullest.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Still very motivational while reading. Dean still comes off a little frat boyish at time (but not so much as in his previous books). Quick read. Good and fun stories. Finished in a day, but nothing really to chew on. Good, but not great.
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I love to run, but love to read about running? Thats literally another story. In his honest and almost simple way dean teaches us sure, about life, but the gem is in how running and all that it encompasses (the relationships he builds, his grace in not winning, his generosity and willingness to share his love of various cultures and societies) makes running not merely a sport but a lifestyle! He teaches us how running so passionately teaches you about life and yourself.
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Gives me all the motivation i need! His love for running is palpable and inspiring.
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Runners who have plantar fasciitis that interferes with their running might also be interested in "The 5-Minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution."
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I couldn't put this book down. One of the best books I have read in awhile!
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nosirrahm More than 1 year ago
Karno is one special human being.
Erica Hojohn More than 1 year ago
Overall will hold your interest. Dean tells alot of inside stories but doesnt stay in one place to long
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