Run the Mile You're In

Author: Ryan Hall

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310354390

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 2605


Journey with Olympian Ryan Hall as he reflects on the joys and trials of the running life and, along the way, shows you how his faith has helped him win in his workouts, races, and overall mindset. Ryan Hall is an Olympic athlete and American record holder in the half marathon (59:43). But as a kid, Ryan hated running. He wanted nothing to do with the sport until one day, he felt compelled to run the 15 miles around his neighborhood lake. He was hooked. Starting that day, Ryan felt a God-given purpose in running. He knew he could, and would, race with the best runners in the world and that his talent was a gift to serve others. These two truths launched Ryan's 20-year athletic career and guided him through epic failures and exceptional breakthroughs to competing at the highest level. Now a coach, speaker, and nonprofit partner, Ryan shares the powerful faith behind his athletic achievements and the lessons he learned that helped him push past limits, make space for relationships that enrich life on and off the running trails, and cultivate a positive mindset. Lessons such as: Learning how to focus on your purpose and say no to distractions Select and strive for the right goals--goals for the heart and the body How to deal with defeat and disappointment How to endure immense pain and build resilience Running as if you've already won Ryan's story is one of encouragement and inspiration for readers of any age and level of running ability--or none at all. It's a story that shows that you, too, can change your outlook, see God's hand in your life, and run the race that really matters.

Run the Mile You're In

Author: Ryan Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780310354376

Category: Long-distance runners

Page: 224

View: 9142


In this long-awaited book, Run the Mile You're In, Olympic athlete and American record holder Ryan Hall shares behind-the-scenes stories of his astounding career, and the principles and inspiration he's discovered to pushing past limits and living a life of God-given purpose.

Run Your Best Marathon

Author: Sam Murphy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472989538

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 220

View: 9307


Learn how to run your best marathon and get the most out of your training. There's no shortage of advice out there on how to train for a marathon and yet it can be hard to know what will work best for you. Run Your Best Marathon is here to change all that with the expertise of running coach Sam Murphy. Whether you're looking to step up to the marathon for the first time or to better previous performances over the distance, Sam's runner-centred approach will help you prepare for and race your chosen marathon to the best of your ability. Choose from six training plans, each pitched at a different level of mileage, intensity and experience. The plans are backed up by a wealth of essential information and advice on how to train, race, eat and recover. Learn how to: – assess yourself and set a realistic goal – adjust your diet to optimise training and recovery – get your brain onside to resist fatigue and overcome discomfort – stay healthy during training and respond to injuries – master the skill of racing.

Full Circle

Author: Andrea Barber

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 0806539909

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9934


Andrea Barber is known to millions worldwide as Kimmy Gibbler, star of the hit 90s sitcom Full House, and the Netflix sequel, Fuller House. In this funny, heartfelt book, Andrea takes readers behind the scenes of her odd Hollywood career and beyond. She shares how anxiety, particularly postpartum anxiety, derailed her life, and how she was able to take back control and serve as inspiration for others. Refreshingly honest and deeply personal, Andrea writes in a way that feels like catching up with an old friend. Get ready to laugh, reminisce, and finally get to know the woman behind the zany next door neighbor . . . When Kimmy Gibbler burst into the Tanners’ home on Full House in 1987, audiences immediately connected with the confident and quirky pre-teen character, played by ten-year-old actress Andrea Barber. During an eight-season run on one of the most popular series of the ‘80s and ‘90s, Andrea came of age in front of millions. But she was as far removed from her character as a girl can get. The introverted young star was plagued with self-doubt, insecurities, and debilitating anxieties that left her questioning her identity after the show’s cancelation. Andrea wouldn’t return to the public eye until 2016, for Fuller House. So what happened in those intervening decades that Andrea jokingly calls “the lost years”? For starters, Andrea never stopped working. But it was on a series of life-changing transitions: earning a college degree, then a Master’s, building a career in international education, getting married, and starting a family. She also faced some unforeseeable transitions: navigating a sudden divorce after nearly twelve years of marriage, and second-guessing her capabilities as a single mother. But it was her devastating bout with post-partum anxiety and depression that derailed Andrea’s life—and became a crucial turning point. Full Circle is a raw, refreshingly honest look into the life of a celebrity who has never been fully comfortable in the spotlight. Here Andrea shares her deeply personal struggles with mental health in a way she has never done before. She opens up about fighting her way back and finding solace—while finding herself—all before her life came full circle with her costars and lifelong friends on Fuller House. Sharing her journey from child star, to champion of mental health, and back to stardom, Andrea writes in a way that feels like catching up with an old friend. You’ll laugh, reminisce, and finally get to know the woman behind the zany next door neighbor. “Funny, smart, inspiring, raw, and honest.” —Candace Cameron Bure “A great read from a multi-talented actress, author, and comedienne!” —Jodie Sweetin “Brave, open, and so very human.” —Tan France, Queer Eye, and author of Naturally Tan “Prepare to be entertained and inspired.” —Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed “Andrea speaks from her heart with language that every mom, every person, can relate to. . . . Wonderfully written.” —Karen Kleiman, Founder, The Postpartum Stress Center, author of Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts

Mental Training for Ultrarunning

Author: Addie J. Bracy

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1718200188

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 6475


It’s no secret that if you plan to run in the toughest endurance races, you need to physically prepare for the extreme demands you will be subjecting your body to. But successful runners will be quick to note that physical preparation is only part of the equation. You need to be mentally strong to withstand, and overcome, the challenges of this grueling sport. That’s where Mental Training for Ultrarunning comes in. Sport psychology consultant Addie Bracy has coached and provided mental performance consulting to elite athletes in many sports, and she herself has been a competitive distance runner for more than two decades. In Mental Training for Ultrarunning, she combines her firsthand coaching and running experience, along with profiles of ultrarunners who’ve experienced the highs and lows of the sport, to explain what you need to know and practice in order to cross that finish line. In this book, you will learn tools and techniques to help you prepare for and overcome some of the biggest mental and emotional challenges you may encounter in ultrarunning. You’ll find more than 35 practical activities that will guide you in taking an introspective look at your own potential roadblocks so you can develop and strengthen the skills you need to run with confidence. Whether you’re training for your first ultra or looking to compete at a higher level, Mental Training for Ultrarunning will prepare you for the good, the bad, and the worst experiences you might encounter on the trail, road, or track. With expert guidance from athletes who have seen it all, you’ll learn how to train your mind and anticipate all the variables that could keep you from achieving your ultimate running goals.

Run to the Finish

Author: Amanda Brooks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0738286001

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 306

View: 3439


Inspiration and practical tips for runners who prioritize enjoyment over pace and embrace their place as an "average" runner In her first book, popular runner blogger Amanda Brooks lays out the path to finding greater fulfillment in running for those who consider themselves "middle of the pack runners" -- they're not trying to win Boston (or even qualify for Boston); they just want to get strong and stay injury-free so they can continue to enjoy running. Run to the Finish is not your typical running book. While it is filled with useful strategic training advice throughout, at its core, it is about embracing your place in the middle of the pack with humor and learning to love the run you've got without comparing yourself to other runners. Mixing practical advice like understanding the discomfort vs. pain, the mental side of running, and movements to treat the most common injuries with more playful elements such as "Favorite hilarious marathon signs" and "Weird Thoughts We all Have at the Start Line," Brooks is the down-to-earth, inspiring guide for everyone who wants to be happier with their run.

Master the Marathon

Author: Ali Nolan

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 1782839771

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 199

View: 2973


'A must-have for any woman targeting the distance' Runner's World Master the Marathon is a comprehensive guide to marathon training for women at all levels of running - beginner, intermediate and advanced. Packed with tips from the foremost female experts and coaches in running, Master the Marathon takes you through everything you need to know to be prepared for the 26.2 miles of the marathon, including: · Detailed training plans and strength training programs · How to build mental awareness of your body · Optimum nutrition and diet · Identifying and avoiding potential injuries · Guidance on finding the best marathon for you Both incredibly practical and deeply motivating, and including a foreword by Olympic long-distance runner Desiree Linden, Master the Marathon will help you unlock the strength and determination inside you to embark on the spectacular journey that is the marathon.

Runner's World Complete Book of Running

Author: Amby Burfoot

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1605295795

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 322

View: 5881


An updated edition of an authoritative running guide, edited by the winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon, explains key fitness and nutritional practices, providing coverage of everything from proper hydration and selecting appropriate footwear to improving endurance and marathon training. Original.

Still Running

Author: Vanessa Zuisei Goddard

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 083484298X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 3009


Learn how to bring the power of stillness into your running practice with meditations, guidance, and inspiration from a long-time runner and Zen practitioner. Running is more than just exercise. Running is a practice, a moving meditation, that brings the power of stillness to all the activities in our lives. Vanessa Zuisei Goddard combines her experience leading running retreats with her two-decade practice of Zen to offer insight, humor, and practical guidance for grounding our running, or any physical practice, in meditation. When we see running solely as exercise and focus on improving our times, covering a certain number of miles, or losing weight, we miss the deeper implications of this art. Whether you are a new or experienced runner, you will learn how to be more embodied through thirteen running practices to help improve your focus and running form. Using mantras and visualizations, as well as a range of other exercises, Goddard offers ways to practice running as a moving meditation with an eye toward bringing the power of stillness to all the activities in your life. Ultimately, Still Running is a book about freedom, ease, and the joy of movement; it's about the power of stillness and learning how to use that power to live wholeheartedly.

Runner's World How to Make Yourself Poop

Author: Meghan Kita,Editors of Runner's World Maga

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1635651840

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 1148


Every runner knows how important it is to prevent an unfortunate bathroom accident midrun. This book can show you how. For any runner who wants a quick, easy reference guide to every running issue under the sun, look no further. With tips on training, nutrition, gear, motivation, health, and racing, Runner’s World How to Make Yourself Poop is essential reading for runners who want to improve their performance. From “The Best Way to Tie Your Shoes” to “9 Tactics for Busting Out of a Running Rut” and everything in between, these short, easy-to-use tips from reliable experts are the perfect gift for any runner in your life.