The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion's 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports, and Life

The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion's 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports, and Life

by Travis Macy, John Hanc

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ISBN-13: 9780738218144
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 633,911
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Travis Macy has snowshoed across Canada's desolate plains, run across Mexican deserts, and trekked, kayaked, climbed, and swum through horizontal freezing rain in the Scottish Highlands. In 2013, he won the Leadman marathon/bike race in the Rockies. He is a sought-after speaker, endurance coach, and writes for Ultra Running Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, and Trail Runner Magazine. He is also a stay-at-home dad and remote high school teacher.

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John Hanc is the author of thirteen books, including the award-winning memoirs The Coolest Race on Earth and Not Dead Yet (with Phil Southerland). Hanc is also a contributing editor for Runner's World magazine, a contributing writer for Newsday, and a frequent contributor to The New York Times and Smithsonian.com. His writing covers a wide range of topics, but it usually has this in common: It's about people, past and present, who do extraordinary things.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dean Karnazes xi

Prologue: The French Alps 1

Mindset 1 It's All Good Mental Training 23

Mindset 2 Be a Wannabe 49

Mindset 3 Find Your Carrot 77

Mindset 4 Have an Ego and Use It-Until It's Time to Put Your Ego Aside 105

Mindset 5 Think About Your Thinking: What and Why 123

Mindset 6 The 4:30 a.m. Rule: When You Have No Choice, Anything Is Possible 149

Mindset 7 Bad Stories, Good Stories: The Ones You Tell Yourself Make All the Difference 175

Mindset 8 Never Quit… Except When You Should Quit 207

Epilogue: The Colorado Rockies 247

The Finish Line! 249

Acknowledgments 251

Appendix: The Ultra Mindset at a Glance 253

About the Authors 257

Index 259

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