!!> Reading ➶ The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience ➮ Author Jennifer Pharr Davis – Anguillais.us

The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and ResilienceNational Geographic Adventurer Of The Year Jennifer Pharr Davis Unlocks The Secret To Maximizing Perseverance On And Off The TrailJennifer Pharr Davis, A Record Holder Of The FKT Fastest Known Time On The Appalachian Trail, Reveals The Secrets And Habits Behind Endurance As She Chronicles Her Incredible Accomplishments In The World Of Endurance Hiking, Backpacking, And Trail Running With A Storyteller S Ear For Fascinating Detail And Description, Davis Takes Readers Along As She Trains And Sets Her Record, Analyzing And Trail Testing The Theories And Methodologies Espoused By Her Star Studded Roster Of Mentors She Distills Complex Rituals And Histories Into Easy To Understand Tips And Action Items That Will Help You Take Perseverance To The Next Level The Pursuit Of Endurance Empowers Readers To Unlock Phenomenal Endurance And Leverage Newfound Grit To Achieve Personal Bests In Everything From Sports And Family To The Boardroom

!!> Reading ➶ The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience ➮ Author Jennifer Pharr Davis – Anguillais.us
  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience
  • Jennifer Pharr Davis
  • 17 April 2019
  • 9780735221895

    10 thoughts on “!!> Reading ➶ The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience ➮ Author Jennifer Pharr Davis – Anguillais.us

  1. says:

    Jennifer Pharr Davis latest book The Pursuit of Endurance Harnessing the Record Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience is an inside look into the world of the FKT fastest known time and the athletes who accomplish these incredible feats of endurance What personal challenges did they overcome in the effort to be the fastest and the best Is endurance merely an athletic trait, or does it apply to humanity as a whole Are women able to compete with the men in such endeavors This is the first time some of the personal stories of FKT athletes are told, and the very special thing about this book is that they are told through the heart of someone who has been there herself The hiking community is small, and for many years I ve heard names like Scott Williamson, Heather Anderson, Scott Jurek, Jennifer Pharr Davis, Liz Thomas It makes sense that they all know each other because their experiences create a bond only they can understand Jen writes about these friends after visiting them, sitting down with them, and hearing their personal accounts over dinner, while walking on trails, and even summiting peaks together Her own humility in wanting to learn opened doors for her to tell about events that might never have been brought to light if not for her own search as an endurance athlete.Some of the names in this book are familiar from reading Jen s previous books about her own journey on the AT, but this time you really feel like you get to know Warren Doyle and David Horton in a personal way So many of the hikers who have managed to set FKTs on America s long trails are men, and I found myself wishing women could accomplish this too But then I had to stop and remind myself that a strong, powerful woman who set an FKT wrote this book By the time I got to the chapter about Heather Anderson, I was ready to stand up and cheer The really beautiful thing about all these stories, and about Jen being the one to write them, is that she is boldly saying that women do not need to be bound by gender when it comes to accomplishing physical pursuits that are typically dominated by men Once I set the FKT, I was a stronger, outspoken feminist I was finally at the point where I believed that my ability was of equal value, and it took feeling like an equal for me to realize that I wasn t always being treated like one I had to walk than ten thousand miles and set a record to dispel the gender bias I had accepted the one that society, media, and the marketplace present, overtly and subconsciously, on a daily basis In the end, endurance isn t a gender issue.It felt like the writing of this book was a search to find the thing that makes endurance athletes unique In the life of each person profiled there is some hardship they have to overcome, an inner drive that keeps them asking and of themselves There are character traits that are similar, dedication and grit But in the end, endurance is part of our humanity, the constant quest for inner strength Maybe you won t be the one to set an FKT on a national trail, but perhaps there will be a personal mountain you will conquer.As a hiker reading this book, I got the jolt of inspiration that I needed I want to wake up earlier, hit the trail harder, push myself to achieve Working a desk job and being a cog in corporate life does so much to strip the soul of meaning While some in this book were able to leave careers and pursue a different life, many of us feel the weight of responsibility and are unable to leave at a moment s notice And that s ok too because we re all on our own path But, we can still be inspired to live fuller, passionate lives outside of the daily grind Hiking is not escapism it s realism The people who choose to spend time outdoors are not running away from anything we are returning to where we belong.

  2. says:

    If you are looking for a travelogue of hiking the Appalachian Trail this might not be the book for you If, on the other hand, you would like to know why some people undertake such punishing tasks this is a must read Hiking thousands of miles as fast as you can why As the author points out, that question is related to George Mallory s response to why climb Everest because it s there A simple answer that s hard to understand.Pharr Davis gives us insight into what makes these Fastest Known Time hikers do what they do by way of case studies of some of these top endurance athletes Her interviews and time on the trails with these different personalities give the reader a chance to look for common goals and things learned from pushing oneself hard day after day Her self examination of her record setting trek provides a personal look at what she learned about herself and how it has carried over into her non trail life.A wonderful quote from this book is currently circulating on social media Hiking is not escapism it s realism The people who choose to spend time outdoors are not running away from anything we are returning to where we belong Jennifer Pharr Davis

  3. says:

    I enjoyed the author s stories of her own life and hike, but from the book blurb, I thought I d learn about endurance Many of the personal stories of the men who hiked the trail and the trail controversies weren t interesting to me and I got tired of all the swearing I think it would be better with endurance and hiking information.

  4. says:

    National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and past record holder of the FKT on the Appalachian Trail, Jennifer Pharr Davis JPD explores endurance in this fascinating read Part memoir, part character study of ultra runners, thru hikers, FKT record breakers and the latest theories and methodologies of humans pushing themselves to do that which doesn t seem possible The character studies of people like David Horton, Heather Anderson and Warren Doyle are worth the price of the book I had the good fortune to read this in ARC format releases April 10th, 2018 Highly recommended for those interested in endurance sports, the Appalachian or Pacific Crest trails, ultra running, adventure, or just enjoy reading about unusual and interesting people doing incredible things.

  5. says:

    I know, another book by a hiker about the Appalachian Trail But this one covers it from a different angle Ms Davis interviewed many past holders of the FKT fastest known time on the trail and other trails She was looking to gain perspective on the personalities of endurance hikers runners to see if they have any common traits Funny how none of these books about the trials and tribulations of being in the trail have deterred my fascination with wanting to hike it I probably wouldn t go for a FKT though.

  6. says:

    Really goodAmazing interesting how much self doubt she had and expressed Neat profiles of all the other folks with FKTs

  7. says:

    This book made a home in my favorites list What a gem A read full of adventure and metaphors for living life.

  8. says:

    Kept me going while on the stepper and cycling.

  9. says:

    Amazing insight into setting BHAG s big, hairy audacious goal and having the focus and discipline to make the impossible achievable Very inspiring

  10. says:

    I knew I wanted to read this book, but I took advantage of the opportunity to listen to Jenn read it herself as I drove through the Blue Ridge Mountains As a long time follower of Jenn, I am really pleased at how much her writing has matured over time In this book she explores what common threads help support endurance, especially athletes who have held FKTs fastest known time records on the Appalachian trail Sometimes the scope of the book would widen to things outside this focus, but always containing information that I found interesting She reached into the core of these FKT athletes during her conversations with them I also loved how she would find the best in people while still addressing their less than flattering traits For awhile I became tired of the chronicle of one white male after another, so I was happy to finally reach where Jenn discusses her own record attempt I am familiar with her story, but I loved how she really put her record attempts in the context of womenhood First she broke the women s supported record on the AT and thought could I have done better Why was she only reaching for the women s mark She then went on the hold the overall record I also love how supportive her husband has been through all of these things perk of the audiobook also includes some songs by Brew She later followed with her interviews with Heather Anderson The recent surge in female super heroes has really made me reflect on the importance of female role model They are something I didn t really know was missing until they existed I was also excited to hear her discussions with Scott Jurek, for as she reflected he is so famous it is hard to get to know him behind the scenes I really enjoyed her constant questioning and the reflective voice Jenn had in The Pursuit of Endurance Pop Sugar Reading Challenge 2018 A book that is published in 2018

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