Running to the Edge

Author: Matthew Futterman

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 9780385543743

Category:

Page: 288

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Visionary American running coach Bob Larsen assembled a mismatched team of elite California runners . . . the start of his decades-long quest for championships, Olympic glory, and pursuit of "the epic run." In the dusty hills above San Diego, Bob Larsen became America's greatest running coach. Starting with a ragtag group of high school cross country and track runners, Larsen set out on a decades-long quest to find the secret of running impossibly fast, for longer distances than anyone thought possible. Himself a former farm boy who fell into his track career by accident, Larsen worked through coaching high school, junior college, and college, coaxing talented runners away from more traditional sports as the running craze was in its infancy in the 60's and 70's. On the arid trails and windy roads of California, Larsen relentlessly sought the 'secret sauce' of speed and endurance that would catapult American running onto the national stage. The Epic Run is a riveting account of Larsen's journey, and his quest to discover the unorthodox training secrets that would lead American runners (elite and recreational) to breakthroughs never imagined. New York Times Deputy Sports Editor Matthew Futterman interweaves the dramatic stories of Larsen's runners with a fascinating discourse of the science behind human running, as well as a personal running narrative that follows Futterman's own checkered love-affair with the sport. The result is a narrative that will speak to every runner, a story of Larsen's triumphs--from high school cross-country meets to the founding of the cult-favorite 70's running group, the Jamul Toads, from national championships to his long tenure as head coach at UCLA, and from the secret training regimen of world champion athletes like Larsen's protégé, American Meb Keflezighi, to victories at the New York and Boston Marathons as well as the Olympics. The Epic Run is a page-turner . . . a relentless crusade to run faster, farther.

Running to the Edge

Author: Matthew Futterman

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385543751

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 2963


"Gripping . . . the narrative is smooth and immediate, almost effortless in its detail, if occasionally breathless, like a good fast run . . ." --The New York Times Book Review Visionary American running coach Bob Larsen assembled a mismatched team of elite California runners . . . the start of his decades-long quest for championships, Olympic glory, and pursuit of "the epic run." In the dusty hills above San Diego, Bob Larsen became America's greatest running coach. Starting with a ragtag group of high school cross country and track runners, Larsen set out on a decades-long quest to find the secret of running impossibly fast, for longer distances than anyone thought possible. Himself a former farm boy who fell into his track career by accident, Larsen worked through coaching high school, junior college, and college, coaxing talented runners away from more traditional sports as the running craze was in its infancy in the 60's and 70's. On the arid trails and windy roads of California, Larsen relentlessly sought the 'secret sauce' of speed and endurance that would catapult American running onto the national stage. Running to the Edge is a riveting account of Larsen's journey, and his quest to discover the unorthodox training secrets that would lead American runners (elite and recreational) to breakthroughs never imagined. New York Times Deputy Sports Editor Matthew Futterman interweaves the dramatic stories of Larsen's runners with a fascinating discourse of the science behind human running, as well as a personal running narrative that follows Futterman's own checkered love-affair with the sport. The result is a narrative that will speak to every runner, a story of Larsen's triumphs--from high school cross-country meets to the founding of the cult-favorite 70's running group, the Jamul Toads, from national championships to his long tenure as head coach at UCLA, and from the secret training regimen of world champion athletes like Larsen's protégé, American Meb Keflezighi, to victories at the New York and Boston Marathons as well as the Olympics. Running to the Edge is a page-turner . . . a relentless crusade to run faster, farther.

Running on the Edge of the Knife

Author: Linda Ching

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105970019

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

View: 8658


Mui Chiu Dang was a free spirited boy growing up in a country at war. He was handcuffed, beaten, and sentenced to prison without a trial. Never completely losing hope, even when confronted with life-threatening experiences, he believed even his darkest moments were blessings in disguise. He took on each challenge as another personal adventure through life. With nothing but a simple pair of shorts in his possession, he left his entire family behind and joined the exodus from the only country he had known. This story is how one ordinary man responded to an extraordinary period of time in Vietnam and the struggles he faced as a new immigrant in San Francisco. This is his personal story, a tale of survival and of how he maintained his resiliency and sanity when all odds seemed to be against him.

Running on the Edge

Author: Gene Schwarz

Publisher: Gene Schwarz

ISBN: 1439243247

Category: Fiction

Page: 446

View: 2754


Meet Ruan Martinez, a 27 year old Latina, world class runner, and NYPD cop with the 24th Precinct on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She's young, she's brash and a bundle of conflicting feelings which she desperately tries to cope with. Running is her love, obsession and escape. While running with her partner in Central Park, Ruan interrupts an assault on a young woman. This seemingly routine incident propels her into a whirlpool of emotion, conspiracy and violence. With her life on the line she tastes the deep passionate craving for intimacy that is unleashed in the love for the men and women she encounters on her run to save herself. Her quest to find peace leads to the uncovering of a haunting family secret that takes her back to her roots in Puerto Rico. Gene Schwarz is a psychoanalyst who lives, works and plays in Colorado.

My Running Log Book

Author: Peace Author

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781086742688

Category:

Page: 62

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Running to the edge on the empty logbook 6"x9" 60 blank pages A handy blank notebook for taking notes, jot down ideas, to-do list, etc. Great gift ideas on any occasion Order today!

U2’s The Joshua Tree

Author: Bradley Morgan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493061186

Category: Music

Page: 216

View: 9775


U2 planted the seeds for The Joshua Tree during an existential journey through America. As Irishmen in the 1970s, the band grew up with the belief that America was a place of freedom and prosperity, a symbol of hope and a refuge for all people. However, global politics of the 1980s undermined that impression and fostered hypocritical policies that manipulated Americans and devastated people around the world. Originally conceived as "The Two Americas," The Joshua Tree was U2's critique of America. Rather than living up to the ideal that the country was "an idea that belongs to people who need it most," the band found that America sacrificed equality and justice for populism and fascism. This book explores the political, social, and cultural themes rooted in The Joshua Tree when it was originally released in 1987 and how those themes resonated as a response to the election of Donald Trump when U2 toured for the album's 30th anniversary. The author juxtaposes the band's existential journey through America with his own journey connecting with his Irish roots by becoming a citizen in the age of Trump and places U2's and The Joshua Tree's relevance in context with the current political climate.

Running to the Edge

Author: 7 Journals

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781691113088

Category:

Page: 106

View: 3236


Ready to take your running to the next level? Then grab one of our running logbooks today! Journaling your runs is not only an excellent way to stay motivated, as a great training tool, it can also enhance your personal performance. Tracking your runs might require some extra effort in the beginning, but in a few weeks, you'll start reaping the benefits of sticking with it. These logbooks are: USEFUL & CONVENIENT VERSATILE WELL-CRAFTED INTERIOR PERFECT SIZE

Running to the Pack

Author: Keira Blackwood

Publisher: Paramour Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

View: 8347


The only woman I’ve ever loved is gone. It’s my fault. To become alpha, I must choose a wolf shifter mate. It’s my duty by birthright, and the weight is crushing. In my heart I know my mate is human. No one but Hailey will do. My secret could kill her. Pushing her away was the right thing to do. But years have passed and the ache never fades. Until she returns. I can’t let her close, but I can’t let her go again either. This is my second chance. Hailey’s meant to be mine. Expect steamy shifter romance, edge-of-your-seat action, scorching heat, and a happy for now ending. The conclusion of Hailey and Cole's story can be found in Defending the Pack. Additional keywords: first in series, pnr, werewolves, shapeshifter, romantic, steamy paranormal romance, fated mates, small town romance