Extra Mile: One Woman's Personal Journey to Ultrarunning Greatness

Extra Mile: One Woman's Personal Journey to Ultrarunning Greatness

by Pam Reed, Mitch Sisskind
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Extra Mile: One Woman's Personal Journey to Ultrarunning Greatness by Pam Reed, Mitch Sisskind

One year after her astonishing victory at the Badwater Ultramarathon, Pam Reed again made distance running history when she braved the hottest weather in years—135 degrees—to successfully defend her title. How does this 100-pound mother and stepmother of five muster the endurance and courage for the 28-hour climb from the hottest desert floor on Earth to the shadow of the continental United States' tallest point?

In The Extra Mile we watch this ultramarathon champion seek balance in her life as a wife, mother, athlete, and entrepreneur. With astonishing candor she tells of her 15-year-long battle with anorexia. And she helps us to understand her passion for ultrarunning—to discover how far the human body can be pushed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594867309
Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date: 09/18/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 552,829
Product dimensions: 5.47(w) x 8.41(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

PAM REED has twice won the Badwater Ultramarathon, the world's toughest running event. She is the American women's record-holder in the 24-hour run (138.94 miles) and 48-hour run (220 miles). Reed has been featured on 60 Minutes, CNN, and The Late Show with David Letterman, as well as in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and Runner's World. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, and Jackson, Wyoming.

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Extra Mile: One Woman's Personal Journey to Ultrarunning Greatness 1.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I dislike leaving bad reviews but I wish I had paid attention to the other bad reviews. For such an amazing woman this book is very dry and uninspiring. You cant be good at everything and Pam should have considered having a writer author this. It was very difficult to follow and highly repetitive. Amazing athlete but not worth reading the book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very rambling and hard-to-follow. I guess the chapters were basically organized by date, but the author's thoughts were meandering and all over the place. The author obviously has a very "hyper" personality and the book was written in the same way, jumping from one thing to the next. I was hoping to get some insight into anorexia, from someone who says she has dealt with it for most of her life. Other than finding out she wanted to look like Olga Korbut, she gave no real insight into her struggles.
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Greg5050 More than 1 year ago
If you are searching for a book about endurance running that is well written, tells any kind of meaningful or engaging story or captures the spirituality of the long distance running experience - this is not it. The book reads like an incredibly boring and mundane journal and provides no inspiration, intellectual stimulation or enlightening insight into a woman who is, without argument, an incredible distance runner. I finished it only because I had bought it and felt compelled to get to the end of it which is how I felt it was written - because someone paid her to write it and she felt compelled to get to the end. Not worth your money or your time. Contrast this book to "Born to Run" and you will see the hundreds of ways it falls short.
runnergirlSC More than 1 year ago
I had such a hard time finishing this book. It was so poorly written. The topics were never followed through and did not flow at all. I would not recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I waited in anticipation for several months for Pam's book to be released. She is an inspiration to all women endurance runners who juggle careers, family, and training schedules. I read her book from cover to cover in a few hours, hoping she would provide inspiration through personal glimpses of her reality (thoughts, battles,training motivations, disappointments) but the content seemed impersonal. She seemed to be holding back her innermost feelings-the things that make her 'tick' and the things that make readers into fans. The Anorexia information belonged in a textbook rather than in an autobiography. I hoped she would divulge some of her innermost thoughts, the ones that occupy her mind during lengthy runs, but again, the book remained impersonal. Most of the book's content has already been covered in magazine interviews and website commentaries. I expected Pam to offer us something unique, something that we didn't already know about her. This did not happen. I was untouched, unmotivated and frankly disappointed with Pam's book. As a woman, I wanted this book to be a success, but having read it, I can't help but believe what much of the ultrarunning world already has written about this woman. Dean's 'UltraMarathon Man' was a much better read and his upcoming challenge, '50 Marathons in 50 Days' is much more exciting than Pam's 300 mile accomplishment that attempted to upstage Dean's 262 mile feat.