Running to Extremes

Author: Scott Ludwig,Bonnie Busch,Craig Snapp

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport

ISBN: 1782550801

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 1904


Running every day for 45 years (Mark Covert) Winning the Badwater Ultramarathon twice (Pam Reed) Running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days (Dean Karnazes) Setting four world records for most marathons in a calendar year (Larry Macon) Finishing the Badwater Ultramarathon with a prosthetic leg (Amy Winters-Palmiero) These are just some of the incredible and inspiring achievements of the endurance athletes profiled in this book. Each one of them has pushed the limits of human endurance and is an inspiration for people around the world. Their achievements are profiled in individual chapters, each introduced by prominent ultrarunners and friends. In addition to the most prolific endurance athletes in the world today, one section is dedicated to the ‘Father of American Ultrarunning,’ Ted Corbitt. Including a foreword by his son, Gary Corbitt, and a special section on his life and achievements, the book serves to preserve his legacy. Whether you are an ultrarunner yourself or a casual runner, a fan, a historian, or a scholar, this book and the incredible people and their stories in it will inspire you and ignite your passion for living life to the fullest. Above all, this ‘Who’s Who’ of ultrarunning proves one thing: The impossible is possible!

Running to Extremes

Author: Steve Pitt,Ray Zahab

Publisher: Penguin Canada

ISBN: 0143185810

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 9988


Ray Zahab was always the last to be picked for team games. Eventually, he quit trying and as he got older, he took up smoking and drinking. But after his grandfather and uncle died, and his father suffered a stroke, Ray realized he had to take charge of his life. Ray gave up his destructive habits and started looking for new challenges. When he read about the 160-km Yukon ultramarathon, he knew he had to give it a try. Everyone thought he was crazy. Ray had never even run in a regular marathon. One ultramarathon quickly led to another and Ray now combines his zeal for the race with a passion for fundraising.

Running Out of Gas

Author: Scott Ludwig

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport

ISBN: 178255789X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 333

View: 7387


It's inevitable that all runners who have been pounding the pavement for a very long time will eventually slow down. Having run every day since November 30, 1978, Scott Ludwig certainly falls into this category. Considering that he can no longer run a single mile at the pace he ran 26 of them when he set his marathon best many years ago, Ludwig finds he is ready to accept the reality of slowing down with age. Now that he has entered the ranks of the "grizzled veterans," he seeks to offer runners all the wisdom and insight he gained from his many years—and miles—on the roads and trails. A "do as I say, not as I do" runner, Ludwig has compiled his advice for runners who find they may not run quite as fast as they used to in Running Out of Gas, a humorous take on aging gracefully. Relating his own personal running anecdotes, Ludwig prepares runners for what's to come, while sharing a few laughs along the way. Runners of all ages and mileage will enjoy Scott Ludwig's Running Out of Gas.

Mitchell’s Big Book Concordance

Author: William P. Mitchell

Publisher: Inspiring Voices

ISBN: 1462402828

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 4121


This book is a concordance to help you find, study, and live the teachings of the “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous. A concordance is an alphabetical index of principal words. Along with these words is given the chapter, page, and line number, to help you find your word or topic in every place in the book that it shows up. You will be amazed at how quickly you can find what you are looking for, how clear the whole picture becomes when you can locate all the parts in the “Big Book” that pertain to the subject you are searching for. Subject by subject, thought by thought, you can have the knowledge you need more quickly than ever before. You can do word studies faster than you ever imagined and find the phrase you want to quote in a moment’s time, with this tool. Put together topics like, new freedoms, prayer, what God can do, what resentment does to us, and many more. Sobriety coupled with spiritual progress, is our main goal so that we can be “happy, joyous and free.” This book will help you to attain that. On the last few pages are listed some of the teachings from the “Big Book” and a few topics I put together myself that are not only helpful but show you what you can do when you start using this book. It ends with a poem that tells who we are.

Extreme Ultra Running

Author: Virginia Loh-Hagan

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 1634705440

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4931


Extreme Ultra Running presents the thrills and spills of this intriguing extreme sport. The carefully written, considerate text will hold the readers' interest and allow for successful mastery and comprehension. Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience, these books maintain a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.

The Smart Investor's Survival Guide

Author: Charles Carlson

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 038550411X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 8275


For today’s shell-shocked individual investors, financial expert Charles B. Carlson offers hands-on advice on how to survive — and thrive — in a wildly fluctuating market. The economic recession of the past year, followed by the tragedy of September 11, sent a ripple of panic through investors in 2001. The market shed trillions of dollars in wealth, and hundreds of thousands of individual investors suffered substantial financial losses. The volatility we experienced last year was more than a fluke, argues investment expert Charles B. Carlson. With the ongoing changes in the economy, including changes in corporate reporting laws, instant availability of financial information, and the ability to buy and sell stocks with the touch of a keystroke, volatility is here to stay. But volatility isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, Carlson argues, if you know how to weather today stormy markets, investing in them can be very profitable. In The Smart Investor’s Survival Guide, Carlson shows investors how to make volatility work to their advantage. First, he argues, it is critical that investors match their investment style — growth, value, buy and hold — to the kinds of stocks they pick. For long-term investors, Carlson recommends that a portion of their portfolio be invested in what he calls the calm eye of the storm, “easy hold” stocks that have consistent, steady growth, and very low volatility. Even in the terrible market downturn of 2000, when the Nasdaq lost 39 percent of its value and stocks like Lucent and Cisco saw their share price drop by 80 percent or more, a number of investment sectors actually gained in value. The Dow Jones index, minus its technology stocks, broke even. In other words, even in the worst markets, not every stock or sector goes down. Through what he calls the nine essential laws of successful investing in a volatile market, Carlson reveals: • How to diversify the portfolios across stock sectors and investment vehicles • The critical importance of matching one’s investment style — value, growth, buy and hold — to the kinds of stocks one invests in • The importance of “easy hold” — no-brainer stocks — in a portfolio, stocks that will grow 10 to12 percent a year with minimal volatility. Written by one of the most trusted names in the financial community, The Smart Investor’s Survival Guide shows investors how to master today’s turbulent markets, and profit from them.