Extra Mile One Woman's Personal Journey to Ultrarunning Greatness

ISBN-10: 1594867305

ISBN-13: 9781594867309

Edition: 2008

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Description: One year after her astonishing victory at the Badwater Ultramarathon, Pam Reed again made distance running history when she braved the hottest weather in years--135 degrees--to successfully defend her title. How does this 100-pound mother and stepmother of five muster the endurance and courage for the 28-hour climb from the hottest desert floor on Earth to the shadow of the continental United States' tallest point? In "The Extra Mile" we watch this ultramarathon champion seek balance in her life as a wife, mother, athlete, and entrepreneur. With astonishing candor she tells of her 15-year-long battle with anorexia,"" And she helps us to understand her passion for ultrarunning--to discover how far the human body can be pushed.

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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Rodale Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Foreword
Prologue: Boston or Bust
Where I Started
Why Write? Why Run?
Where I Come From
I Was Olga Korbut
My Brain, Part One: A Unique Disorder
High School
From Michigan to Tucson to Michigan to Tucson to Where?
Where I Am
Jim: Seeing Eye-to-Eye and Butting Heads
I Don't Want to Be Sick
My Brain, Part Two: Of Mice and Me
Parenthood
The Tucson Marathon
Chuck Giles
Some Like It Hot: Badwater 1
My Crew
Badwater Too
The Man from Ipanema
Running the World, a Day or Two at a Time
Runners I Admire
I Don't Like to Run Long Distances
My Brain, Part Three: I'm in Control
You Aren't What You Eat
Badwater 3: Really Bad
You're Only a Virgin Once
Forrest Gump of Picacho Peak: My 300-Miler
Badwater 4: Jogger-a-Go-Go
Leadville and Grand Teton
One Day in San Diego
Where I'm Going
Goals
Desperate Housewife?
Friends and Family
Where Women Can Win
Conclusion: Accomplishments
Epilogue: A Week and a Half of Ridiculous
Pam Reed's Career Highlights and Records
Acknowledgments
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