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Relentless Forward Progress

A Guide to Running Ultramarathons
Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
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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 ultrarunners - those running distances of 50k (31 miles), 50 miles, 100k (62 miles), or 100 miles - is growing astronomically each year.

Dean Karnazes's 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."

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Bryon Powell (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Ronnie
  • 13-02-2018

Great info!

This book is packed with great information and advice on how to run an ultra. The training plan that comes with the book is simple and a great guide to begin a training program. If you're thinking about going the ultra distances. Check out this audio book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-2018

Good for those with zero running knowledge

This is an average how to book on trail running. All of this information is online and probably easier to obtain than listening to the audio book. I would suggest buying the hard copy of this book vs the audio book if you really wan this. It is a basic instructional.

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  • Joe Consumer
  • 24-08-2018

Inspiring - Author breaks down the "impossible "

into bite size bits doable bits. Describe what to expect and how to get through.

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  • Michael - Amazon Customer
  • 06-05-2019

Hard to listen to while running

I love to listen to audiobooks while I run. This one made for miserable company while running. Wish I could return it.

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  • missy is awsome
  • 03-04-2019

If you need motivation or help to start training..

This book was very helpful with my training for my first Ultra. I was a bit discouraged about some of his opinions but I understand why he holds his opinion about training. I've never been in a single sport and I'm clueless about how to train/practice and this book helped with that