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Book details
  • Genre:SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SubGenre:Running & Jogging
  • Language:English
  • Pages:140
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781098360948
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098360931

The Ultra Mile

The Joy, Freedom, and Opportunities of Running

by Tim Wills View author's profile page

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Overview
What compels an individual to run over a hundred miles at a time? For over a decade, the sport and lifestyle of running have carried Tim Wills on a journey from self-exploration to finding meaning and purpose. Delve into the mindset of an ultra-runner with this book that aims to develop the mental approach and discipline necessary to achieve desirable levels of success. Using a combination of science, philosophy, psychology, and personal experience, he introduces running as a freedom, passion, and opportunity to pursue what lies beyond perceived limitation. The Ultra Mile could signify the beginning of your search to unlock hidden strength and attain true potential.
Description
Using a creative writing approach to introduce running as joy, freedom, and opportunity, The Ultra Mile is a journey of seeking the transformation of what is impossible into the beginning of possibility. For experience levels ranging from the beginner, all the way to the ultramarathon runner, this book will alter your perception and offer new perspectives. The purpose of this book is to open your mind to our true capabilities and the psychological approach toward unlocking hidden strength. The yearning to accomplish all goals and ambitions begins to provide meaning and purpose, especially when a deep desire within is the pursuit of passion. But what if that passion is to explore what lies beyond limitations, a journey of seeking endless possibilities? Topics range from the freedom, form, and joy of running, to goal setting and preparing a mindset for training. Covering various training guidelines and principles in a casual tone, to the importance of muscle balance and injury prevention, the author articulates his knowledge of science and conveys his message in a sensible manner. Take an in-depth look at 'why' running distances of these magnitudes is psychologically appealing. The personal experiences of running the Keys 100, and a 116-mile race across Florida, brings to life the reality of pushing the mind and body to find its true potential. Using a combination of philosophy, psychology, science, and personal experience, the author's gift for creative writing describes the physical, mental, and emotional factors that coincide with the exploration of human endurance.
About the author
Tim Wills is an avid distance runner with over a decade of experience, a UESCA certified running coach, and founder of Go the Ultra Mile. Completing ultramarathon events such as the Keys 100, the Cross Florida 116, and the Daytona 100, he continues to discover the intrinsic value of setting goals and pushing beyond limitation. Practicing as a physical therapist assistant for over six years, he has a unique understanding of kinesiology and exercise science. He is a loving husband and father of two and currently resides in Miami, Florida.

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