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Marathons have become too easy for some runners. What was once the pinnacle of achievement in a runner’s life is now a stepping stone for extraordinary adventure in ultramarathoning. The number of ultrarunnersthose running distances of 50k (31miles), 50 miles, 100k (62 miles), or 100 milesis growing astronomically each year.
Dean Karnazes’ Ultramarathon Man and Chris McDougall’s Born to Run have inspired tens of thousands to try these seemingly superhuman distances. But to date, there has been no practical guide to ultramarathoning. Now, Bryon Powell has written Relentless Forward Progress, the first how-to manual for aspiring ultrarunners. Powell covers every aspect of training for and racing ultra distances. This encyclopedic volume prepares runners for going farther than they have ever gone before and, in the process, shows them that they are capable of the “impossible.”
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About the Author
Bryon Powell is a former Washington, DC, attorney who left his job to devote himself to running ultramarathons full time. He publishes the popular trail running and ultrarunning website iRunFar.com, and competes in ultras nationwide. His articles have also been published in Outside, Running Times, Trail Runner, Competitor, and UltraRunning. Bryon is a contributing editor at Trail Runner and is an advisory board member of the American Trail Running Association. He lives in Park City, Utah. As a runner, he has twice placed in the top ten at the Leadville 100 (’06 & ’09), twice won the under-30 age group at the Western States 100 (’05 & ’06), and was part of the first American team to place in the top three at Morocco’s Marathon des Sables (’09).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a runner who has completed a number of marathons but no ultras - at least yet! - I found this book to be extremely informative and helpful. The author covers the entire gambit of technical issues confronting the ultramarathon runner is a manner that is readable and entertaining.
"Finally some romance! Epic!"
Amaziiiiing! (Too many i's?) :D Well, I've made a decision. I'm going to rewrite Dauntless, at "afterwards all results. A couple chapters were rushed, and I'm not exactly following the path I'd like to. I mean, I am, but... you'll see what I mean. Anyway, great story! I'll always be watching for a book called "Castle Hill," by L & K (or your real name.) :) Well, it's still an awesome story! Long live Castle Hill! -Dauntless's author (I just started to think... would Janred and Terrin be a cute pair? I reread some of your earlier chapters a while back, and was curious about that... hmm...) :)