Long Distance : Testing the Limits of Body and Spirit in a Year of Living Strenuously
by Bill McKibben


Overview - A new edition of a classic book about what it takes to be a world-class athlete and where the true meaning of endurance can be found.

At 37, the celebrated writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben took a break from the life of the mind to put himself to the ultimate test: devoting a year to train as a competitive cross-country skier.  Read more...


 
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Overview
A new edition of a classic book about what it takes to be a world-class athlete and where the true meaning of endurance can be found.

At 37, the celebrated writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben took a break from the life of the mind to put himself to the ultimate test: devoting a year to train as a competitive cross-country skier. Consulting with personal trainers, coaches, and doctors at the US Olympic Center, he followed the rigorous training regimen of a world-class athlete.

Along the way, he learned to cope with his physical limitations and, when his father was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor, discovered something about the real meaning of endurance.

Told with his trademark intelligence, humor, and honesty, Long Distance is an insightful examination of the culture and mind-set of endurance athletes, and a moving and inspiring meditation on finding balance in our often harried lives.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781605291246
  • ISBN-10: 1605291242
  • Publisher: Rodale Books
  • Publish Date: October 2010
  • Page Count: 215
  • Dimensions: 8.38 x 5.64 x 0.59 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.59 pounds


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