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

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

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

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


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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944515737
Publisher: Blue Star Press
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 178
Sales rank: 951,727
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.

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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