Jennifer Pharr Davis, a record holder of the FKT (fastest known time) on the Appalachian Trail, reveals the secrets and habits behind endurance as she chronicles her incredible accomplishments in the world of endurance hiking, backpacking, and trail running. With a storyteller's ear for fascinating detail and description, Davis takes readers along as she trains and sets her record, analyzing and trail-testing the theories and methodologies espoused by her star-studded roster of mentors. She distills complex rituals and histories into easy-to-understand tips and action items that will help you take perseverance to the next level. The Pursuit of Endurance empowers readers to unlock phenomenal endurance and leverage newfound grit to achieve personal bests in everything from sports and family to the boardroom.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)|
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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