Running the Edge: Discover the Secrets to Better Running and a Better Life

Running the Edge: Discover the Secrets to Better Running and a Better Life

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by Adam Goucher, Tim Catalano
     
 

Olympian Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano team up to share their personal quest and a unique running philosophy that breaks the mold of traditional running books. By tapping into the transformative power found in the distance run, Running the Edge inspires readers not only to push their limits as runners, but as human beings in a relentless pursuit of excellence in…  See more details below

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Olympian Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano team up to share their personal quest and a unique running philosophy that breaks the mold of traditional running books. By tapping into the transformative power found in the distance run, Running the Edge inspires readers not only to push their limits as runners, but as human beings in a relentless pursuit of excellence in everything.

Borrowing from philosophical notions ranging from humanistic psychology and Buddhist monks, all the way to adrenaline junkies, Alcoholics Anonymous, and even the World of Warcraft, Goucher and Catalano take readers on a pilgrimage of self discovery and personal improvement.

Six mirrors guide the way as Running the Edge methodically leads readers to a heightened awareness of their own personal attributes, and compels them to break free from the curse of normal and the chains of average by "running the edge" towards their maximum potentials.

Interlaced with rich storytelling along with personal insights offered from elite runners: Alan Webb, Amy Yoder Begley, Chris Solinsky, Dathan Ritzenhein, Galen Rupp, Kara Goucher, and Paula Radcliffe, the book reads at a brisk pace worthy of its subject matter.

Although there is a sharp focus on running, the principals and tenets outlined in Running the Edge could be equally applied to almost any passionate pursuit in life. Even non- runners will find the stories and philosophies enlightening, uplifting, and motivating.

Fans of the book Running With The Buffaloes by Chris Lear will find an older more introspective Adam Goucher. He pulls no punches as he draws on his faults and short comings both as a runner and as a person. He recognizes the mistakes he has made in his training and life and uses that awareness to propel him forward in a quest of self improvement.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013252974
Publisher:
Maven Publishing LLC
Publication date:
10/30/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
525,513
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Adam has a long list of accomplishments both as a student and as an athlete. In 1994, during his senior year of high school, he not only was the student body president but also managed to run away with the Foot Locker national cross-country championship.

Adam signed with the University of Colorado as the nation's number one recruit and quickly made a name for himself by placing second at the NCAA cross-country championships in Arkansas and leading his team to a second- place finish. During his collegiate career, he was an eleven-time All American and captured four individual NCAA titles.

Before Adam graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications in 1998, he had already developed a passion for personal growth and began speaking with several local high schools about the value of running and setting goals.
After completing his collegiate career, Adam signed a contract with a shoe company to run professionally. He also continued to work with the CU men's and women's team as a volunteer assistant coach under Mark Wetmore.

In his career, Adam has won eight individual U.S. championships and qualified for the finals in the world championships in track and cross country seven times. In 2000, Adam represented the United States in the Sydney Olympic Games.

Tim

Tim, a highly recruited distance runner out of high school, went on to run varsity track and cross country for the storied University of Colorado (CU) athletic program. While there, he helped the team earn fourth and second place finishes nationally. These experiences had a transformative influence on him that sparked a lifelong interest in the power of experience in shaping the individual.

He earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from CU in 1995 and added a master's degree in instruction and curriculum from the school's Department of Education in 1997. During his twelve-year teaching career, Tim worked at high schools in three countries. He taught IB psychology in the classroom and became heavily involved in high school athletics and activities outside the classroom. He was a head track and cross-country coach for ten years, created and sponsored two tremendously popular life improvement clubs for teens, and advised student governments for six years.

With a lifetime of involvement and interest in human behavior and the transformative influence of running and other activities, Tim has developed a passion to combine the teachings of

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