If you are looking for some inspiration and insight into the world of trail ultrarunning, Running Through The Wall by Neal Jamison is a fascinating read.
This 304 page book is a collection of race reports from athletes of all skill levels and ages sharing their personal journey covering distances up to 100 miles on terrain that is many times less than runner or hiker friendly. Now doesn’t that sound like fun!
Throughout the book, athletes share their mental and physical challenges with us and how they cope (or not) with them. Plenty of life lessons are filled throughout the reports and I feel we all can relate to each one of them in our own unique way. We also are provided a glimpse into the camaraderie, support, and amazing scenery that typically follow these events.
I feel there is something very special about ultra endurance events because it requires the cooperation of both the physical and mental bodies to get to the finish line. It is that challenge and experience over 5, 10, 20, 30+ hours that has drawn me to these type of sports and I feel many others as well.
This book is definitely a fun little read.
What are some endurance sport books you have enjoyed?
Posted on 29 Sep 2008
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