“ Sky Runner is visually and poetically stunning. A must-read for sky runners and anyone looking to be awed and inspired, as I was.” - Dean Karnazes, New York Times bestselling author of Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner
The ultimate outdoor woman, Emelie Forsberg captures the magic of a life spent amongst the mountaintops. She shares her passion for skyrunning and her accumulated expertise on how to thrive in this demanding sport.
In Sky Runner, Emelie shares her experiences:
- Using intervals, uphill and downhill training, and more to maintain peak physical condition
- Incorporating both yoga and strength exercises into her daily training routines
- Growing her own food and creating her own recipes to nourish body and soul
- Physically and mentally recovering from injury
- Finding balance in her life as a professional, extreme-sport athlete
- Sustaining both motivation and passion in her sport and her life
|Publisher:||Blue Star Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.80(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Emelie Forsberg is a four-time back-to-back Sky Runner World Series champion, and record holder for Fastest Known Time for five different ultra-running race courses. Emelie has also earned six medals at the Ski Mountaineering World Championships. She has been a member of the Swedish National Ski Mountaineering team and the Swedish National Ultratrail team.
Kilian Jornet, one of the world's most decorated sky runners, is the the photographer behind the spectacular images in this book.
Read an Excerpt
I wanted the book to be about life. And as running is such a big part of my life, it turned into a book about life told from a running perspectivewhat running means to me, where it has taken me, what it has given to me, and continues to give me every day. It’s a declaration of my love to running. And yes, because running is life, it’s also a declaration of my love to life itself.
I have run thousands of miles thus far in my life. I cannot share every step, but I will tell you about some of the steps that have meant something to me in different waysin different places and at different times, as well as my thoughts about them. I hope it warms your heart to read these pages, and that I can impart both the desire to train and the tools to become a better runner. But above all, I hope I can offer you the inspiration to nurture and affirm your love for life and running.
Table of Contents
Tunning is the Greatest 7
Competition: Drive or just that little extra 11
Decisions: The simple, the predictable, and the unknown 28
Freedom: Proper play 47
Uphill: One foot in front of the other 65
Cultivation: Nurturing an interest 88
Natural: Natural energy for a natural life 114
Breathing: Out and inner journeys 140
Eternity: And all its possibilities 157