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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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Bonus PDF

Enjoyed the program. But would have liked the bonus PDF and all the training plans mentioned by the author in this book. Otherwise it is incomplete.

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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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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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Great book but annoying voice

If you’re thinking of running an ultra, this is a good book to snag. Personally the narrator’s voice was really annoying, but I was able to get through it. I would still recommend.

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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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Great info for running long

Tons of great information for beginner and veteran runners alike. A decent performance for what could be a slow read at times. This book will help build a solid knowledge base to get out and run long or enter your first ultra. Having run more than ten various ultra distance races I still get useful reminders when I go back and read this book again after a hard race.

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not sure. it is not what I expected. has some good info but I think this would be better in print and not audible

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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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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

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  • Niall Bennis
  • 09-10-20

a struggle

felt padded out. it was a struggle to finish. stayed with it for as long as I could but the narration was tedious at times

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  • Luke
  • 02-10-19

Some great practical advise

If your looking for inspiration....this isn’t the book for you, however if your looking for practice useable information then it could be of use!
I took some great bits of info from the book, and while it was slightly dry I appreciated that it’s a different type of book and not one made for inspiration or motivation, much more of a how to guide than any of that.

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  • Alexander Orlov
  • 01-29-21

Great tips for everyone

I have found loads of new tips and useful info in this books. I quess it could be valuable for everyone.

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  • Sean Kachmarski
  • 02-09-19

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Great book for a person training for their first Ultra. Some great tips and things to think about while you train and on the day.