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Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes
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Dec 21, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012

Very Rich read!

Here are some training quotes:

“Most people never get there. They're afraid or unwilling to demand enough of themselves and take the easy road, the path of least resistance. But struggling and suffering, as I now saw it, were the essence of a life worth living. If you're not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone, if you're not constantly demanding more from yourself--expanding and learning as you go--your choosing a numb existence. Your denying yourself an extraordinary trip.”

“Pain is the body's way of ridding itself of weakness.”

“Somewhere along the line we seem to have confused comfort with happiness.”

“Running has taught me that the pursuit of a passion matters more than the passion itself. Immerse yourself in something deeply and with heartfelt internsity- continually improve, never give up---this is fulfillment, this is sucess.”

“Pain and suffering are often the catalysts for life's most profound lessons.”

-Must read.

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