Sky Runner: Finding Strength, Happiness, And Balance In Your Running

Sky Runner: Finding Strength, Happiness, And Balance In Your Running


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944515737
Publisher: Blue Star Press
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 178
Sales rank: 178,225
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 perspective—what 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 ways—in 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

Preface 8

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

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