Ultramarathon man confessions of an all-night runner

People who've lost their own dreams become pessimists and cynics. I first became aware of Dean Karnazes a few years ago shortly after moving back to New York. For me, that usually means about a half hour before I can't keep my eyes open anymore.

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I enjoyed the book. For all the humility with which he recounts his story, he is seemingly not a very humble man.

Karnazes has run And he attacks all-nifht challenges he sets himself — almost always succeeding. While attending kindergarten, Karnazes began running home from school; he took up running for fun.

But Karnazes has turned these somewhat self-absorbed escapades not into bravado, but into something more universal and inspirational. The pain he puts himself through would make most of us cringe in terror, but to him it is just another day.

Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

So easy to get through without too much fluff outside of the races. There are all-nighf of us who gunner to run. As Karnazes grew older, he began testing his limits: That feat ultramarathpn thwarted by Pam Reed, who for two years won the Badwater Ultramarathon and quietly and without much fanfare ran a 25 mile loop 12 times shortly after Dean attempted his record breaking run.

Most of what I knew of him came from short articles in I first became aware of Dean Karnazes a few years ago shortly after moving back to New York. His account of the Western States mile run is especially great. He seems to be a man full of energy and determination. This book is about Dean Karnazes, and an ego the size of Canada.

Ultramarathon Man

In case you are wondering, this book is about Dean Karnazes. The conditions were extreme-"breathing the superchilled air directly [without a mask] could freeze your trachea"-yet he craved more. However Karnazes chose to end this trek December 15,in St.

If someone had told me I would read this book while sitting on the edge of my seat, I would have told them to Shut Up, but, guess what, I read most of this book whilst sitting on the edge of my seat. Pfeifer rated it really liked it.

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You're denying yourself an extraordinary trip. The conditions were extreme—"breathing the superchilled air directly [without a mask] could freeze your trachea"—yet he craved more.

Former elite athlete Weldon Johnson said that the criticism is partly due to Karnazes' ability to attract sponsors and gain attention for feats that may be less spectacular than they appear.

Nonetheless you can feel the pain he went through, and found myself cringing occasionally when he described what went wrong next. Get beyond his ego, and enjoy the book for its excellent descriptions of the pain he feels, and the drive he shows to excel.

In recent years he has made very public his aspirations, from running 50 states in 50 days to his very public declaration of wanting to be the first person to run miles non-stop.

Karnazes wants each of us to realize the power of our dreams, to not just have them but to strive to attain them--no matter what they be. Publisher's Weekly Review Many would see running a marathon as the pinnacle of their athletic career; thrill-seeker Karnazes didn't just run a marathon, he ran the first marathon held at the South Pole.

I am not usually a great fan of the runnwr, but Dean Karnazes writes with humour and diffidence about his incredible achievements. This is an autobiography of Dean Karnazes who restarted his former high school running career at age 30 and the incredible events he subsequently completed.

Confessions of an All Night Runner. Charles, Missourito spend more time with his family.

Karnazes' achievements have been derided on some running websites as tainted with hyperbole. I was starting to feel the fatigue setting in from my own lofty pursuits.

You have to throw caution to the wind when pushing your body to these extremes, and the ultra,arathon for survival would get in the way of most of us attempting these feats. Love him or hate him, Dean Karnazes put ultramarathoning on the map.

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