Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons

Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons


By (author) Bryon Powell, Foreword by Eric Grossman

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  • Publisher: BREAKAWAY BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 232 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 20mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 3 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1891369903
  • ISBN 13: 9781891369902
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 13,730

Product description

Marathons have become too easy for some runners. What was once the pinnacle of achievement in a runner s life is now a stepping stone for extraordinary adventure in ultramarathoning. The number of ultrarunnersthose running distances of 50k (31miles), 50 miles, 100k (62 miles), or 100 milesis growing astronomically each year. Dean Karnazes Ultramarathon Man and Chris McDougall s Born to Run have inspired tens of thousands to try these seemingly superhuman distances. But to date, there has been no practical guide to ultramarathoning. Now, Bryon Powell has written Relentless Forward Progress, the first how-to manual for aspiring ultrarunners. Powell covers every aspect of training for and racing ultra distances. This encyclopedic volume prepares runners for going farther than they have ever gone before and, in the process, shows them that they are capable of the impossible. "

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Author information

Bryon Powell is a former Washington, DC, attorney who left his job to devote himself to running ultramarathons full time. He publishes the popular trail running and ultrarunning website, and competes in ultras nationwide. His articles have also been published in Outside, Running Times, Trail Runner, Competitor, and UltraRunning. Bryon is a contributing editor at Trail Runner and is an advisory board member of the American Trail Running Association. He lives in Park City, Utah. As a runner, he has twice placed in the top ten at the Leadville 100 ( 06 & 09), twice won the under-30 age group at the Western States 100 ( 05 & 06), and was part of the first American team to place in the top three at Morocco s Marathon des Sables ( 09)."