The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience

The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience

by Jennifer Pharr Davis


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ISBN-13: 9780735221895
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 267,927
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Pharr Davis is an American long-distance hiker, an author, a speaker, a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, and an ambassador for the American Hiking Society. She has hiked more than fourteen thousand miles on six different continents. In 2011, Pharr Davis set the unofficial record for the fastest thru hike of the Appalachian Trail with a time of 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes, an average of 47 miles a day, a record she held for four years. Pharr Davis lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband, Brew, and their daughter and son, Charley and Gus.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Wild River Man 1

Chapter 2 A Trail of Endurance 24

Chapter 3 The Mainstream Masochist 52

Chapter 4 The Self-Taught 81

Chapter 5 The Psychology of Endurance 119

Chapter 6 An Unapologetic American Male 144

Chapter 7 Wife, Mother, Record Setter 176

Chapter 8 The Science of Endurance 204

Chapter 9 A Woman Rewriting the Rules 232

Chapter 10 The Genuine Celebrity 260

Chapter 11 The Future of Endurance 283

Acknowledgments 303

Bibliography 307

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