They run, each one, for reasons that are their own. They run like few others have ever run before. For most of them, this will be the best day of their running lives, the day they become, after all those miles on the edge, ...
Author: Matthew Futterman
Category: Sports & Recreation
"Gripping . . . the narrative is smooth and immediate, almost effortless in its detail, if occasionally breathless, like a good fast run . . ." --The New York Times Book Review Visionary American running coach Bob Larsen assembled a mismatched team of elite California runners . . . the start of his decades-long quest for championships, Olympic glory, and pursuit of "the epic run." In the dusty hills above San Diego, Bob Larsen became America's greatest running coach. Starting with a ragtag group of high school cross country and track runners, Larsen set out on a decades-long quest to find the secret of running impossibly fast, for longer distances than anyone thought possible. Himself a former farm boy who fell into his track career by accident, Larsen worked through coaching high school, junior college, and college, coaxing talented runners away from more traditional sports as the running craze was in its infancy in the 60's and 70's. On the arid trails and windy roads of California, Larsen relentlessly sought the 'secret sauce' of speed and endurance that would catapult American running onto the national stage. Running to the Edge is a riveting account of Larsen's journey, and his quest to discover the unorthodox training secrets that would lead American runners (elite and recreational) to breakthroughs never imagined. New York Times Deputy Sports Editor Matthew Futterman interweaves the dramatic stories of Larsen's runners with a fascinating discourse of the science behind human running, as well as a personal running narrative that follows Futterman's own checkered love-affair with the sport. The result is a narrative that will speak to every runner, a story of Larsen's triumphs--from high school cross-country meets to the founding of the cult-favorite 70's running group, the Jamul Toads, from national championships to his long tenure as head coach at UCLA, and from the secret training regimen of world champion athletes like Larsen's protégé, American Meb Keflezighi, to victories at the New York and Boston Marathons as well as the Olympics. Running to the Edge is a page-turner . . . a relentless crusade to run faster, farther.
The Chinese character, Chiu, is comprised of three smaller Chinese characters: run, knife, and opening/mouth. When one reads these three characters separately, they mean “running on the edge of a knife.” Perhaps my father wished I would ...
Author: Linda Ching
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Mui Chiu Dang was a free spirited boy growing up in a country at war. He was handcuffed, beaten, and sentenced to prison without a trial. Never completely losing hope, even when confronted with life-threatening experiences, he believed even his darkest moments were blessings in disguise. He took on each challenge as another personal adventure through life. With nothing but a simple pair of shorts in his possession, he left his entire family behind and joined the exodus from the only country he had known. This story is how one ordinary man responded to an extraordinary period of time in Vietnam and the struggles he faced as a new immigrant in San Francisco. This is his personal story, a tale of survival and of how he maintained his resiliency and sanity when all odds seemed to be against him.
I was between coaches but I'd have running partners to push and we'd critique each other. Sometimes I ran with shorter distance runners or sprinters to increase my speed. Tomorrow if I run at a .4 pace I'll be doing well.
Author: Gene Schwarz
Publisher: Gene Schwarz
Meet Ruan Martinez, a 27 year old Latina, world class runner, and NYPD cop with the 24th Precinct on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She's young, she's brash and a bundle of conflicting feelings which she desperately tries to cope with. Running is her love, obsession and escape. While running with her partner in Central Park, Ruan interrupts an assault on a young woman. This seemingly routine incident propels her into a whirlpool of emotion, conspiracy and violence. With her life on the line she tastes the deep passionate craving for intimacy that is unleashed in the love for the men and women she encounters on her run to save herself. Her quest to find peace leads to the uncovering of a haunting family secret that takes her back to her roots in Puerto Rico. Gene Schwarz is a psychoanalyst who lives, works and plays in Colorado.
Futterman interweaves the dramatic stories of Larsen's runners with a fascinating discourse on the science behind human running, as well as a personal running narrative that follows Futterman's own checkered love-affair with the sport.
Author: Matthew Futterman
Visionary American running coach Bob Larsen assembled a mismatched team of elite California runners . . . the start of his decades-long quest for championships, Olympic glory, and pursuit of "the epic run." In the dusty hills above San Diego, Bob Larsen became America's greatest running coach. Starting with a ragtag group of high school cross country and track runners, Larsen set out on a decades-long quest to find the secret of running impossibly fast, for longer distances than anyone thought possible. Himself a former farm boy who fell into his track career by accident, Larsen worked through coaching high school, junior college, and college, coaxing talented runners away from more traditional sports as the running craze was in its infancy in the 60's and 70's. On the arid trails and windy roads of California, Larsen relentlessly sought the 'secret sauce' of speed and endurance that would catapult American running onto the national stage. The Epic Run is a riveting account of Larsen's journey, and his quest to discover the unorthodox training secrets that would lead American runners (elite and recreational) to breakthroughs never imagined. New York Times Deputy Sports Editor Matthew Futterman interweaves the dramatic stories of Larsen's runners with a fascinating discourse of the science behind human running, as well as a personal running narrative that follows Futterman's own checkered love-affair with the sport. The result is a narrative that will speak to every runner, a story of Larsen's triumphs--from high school cross-country meets to the founding of the cult-favorite 70's running group, the Jamul Toads, from national championships to his long tenure as head coach at UCLA, and from the secret training regimen of world champion athletes like Larsen's protégé, American Meb Keflezighi, to victories at the New York and Boston Marathons as well as the Olympics. The Epic Run is a page-turner . . . a relentless crusade to run faster, farther.
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In 2010, at age 55, Martin Parnell began tackling a series of extreme sporting challenges which became known as "Quests for Kids," designed to help improve the lives of 20,000 children through sport and play programs.
Author: Martin Parnell
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
An inspiring memoir that details one man's determination to help disadvantaged children through the power of sport while dealing with the dramatic realities of his body's own physical limitations. In 2010, at age 55, Martin Parnell began tackling a series of extreme sporting challenges which became known as "Quests for Kids," designed to help improve the lives of 20,000 children through sport and play programs. Martin set himself the goal of completing ten "Quests" in five years, which included "Marathon Quest 250" (250 marathons in one year); "Netball Quest 61" (playing netball for 61 hours); "Lacrosse Quest 24" (playing lacrosse for 24 hours); "Cook Island Quest 100" (running around the island of Rarotonga three times, completing a distance of 100 kilometres); "Soccer Quest 42" (playing five-a-side soccer for 42 hours); "Hockey Quest 500" (participating in the world's largest exhibition hockey game: 374 players); "Kilimanjaro Quest 95.2" (completing the 42.2 kilometre Kilimanjaro Marathon and then climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 21 hours three days later); "TransRockies Quest 888" (completing nine TransRockies events covering 920 kilometres over six months, including road running, trail running, road biking and mountain biking races), "Rotary Coastal Quest 630" (running 1014 kilometres along the South West Coast Path of England in 25 days) and "Canada Quest for Kids" (visiting 10 universities from BC to Newfoundland and attempting 10 Guinness World Records in 25 days) with the aim of raising $1-million for the children's charity Right To Play. Despite his high level of fitness, in early 2015, Parnell was confronted with the devastating news that doctors had found a large and rare blood clot on his brain. He was immediately hospitalized and had to face the reality of close to one year of limited physical activity. His plans for a professional speaking career and further athletic endeavours were put on hold. Martin's second book highlights many of his most recent and remarkable sporting and philanthropic achievements, while also giving personal insight into what it means to slow down and focus on moving forward in the face of physical limitations.
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Make sure the edge runtime service is running. To check this, run one of the following commands: • Linux: sudo systemctl status iotedge • Windows: Get-Service iotedge Once you have assigned the deployment manifest to the edge device, ...
Author: David Jensen
Use a step-by-step process to create and deploy your first Azure IoT Edge solution. Modern day developers and architects in today’s cloud-focused world must understand when it makes sense to leverage the cloud. Computing on the edge is a new paradigm for most people. The Azure IoT Edge platform uses many existing technologies that may be familiar to developers, but understanding how to leverage those technologies in an edge computing scenario can be challenging. Beginning Azure IoT Edge Computing demystifies computing on the edge and explains, through concrete examples and exercises, how and when to leverage the power of intelligent edge computing. It introduces the possibilities of intelligent edge computing using the Azure IoT Edge platform, and guides you through hands-on exercises to make edge computing approachable, understandable, and highly useful. Through user-friendlydiscussion you will not only understand how to build edge solutions, but also when to build them. By explaining some common solution patterns, the decision on when to use the cloud and when to avoid the cloud will become much clearer. What You'll Learn Create and deploy Azure IoT Edge solutions Recognize when to leverage the intelligent edge pattern and when to avoid it Leverage the available developer tooling to develop and debug IoT Edge solutions Know which off-the-shelf edge computing modules are available Become familiar with some of the lesser-known device protocols used in conjunction with edge computing Understand how to securely deploy and bootstrap an IoT Edge device Explore related topics such as containers and secure device provisioning Who This Book Is For Developers or architects who want to understand edge computing and when and where to use it. Readers should be familiar with C# or Python and have a high-level understanding of the Azure IoT platform.
You're running to the edge The edge of the dawn The dawning of a new day But horizons are forever So you never reach your destination You just run until your feet grow sore And you search for A target to vent your frustration What you ...
Author: Devon Eaton
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
"A Book I'll Never Write" is an anthology of collected poems from writer Devon Eaton. It is his first published book. The included poems span a wide range of subjects and themes, covering such topics as love, abuse, suicide, poverty, and many many others.
The four through seven runners, you'll run 5:20. ... This is not tempo running. ... especially a high-level race, you're going to experience that time, especially if you've been running right on the edge of fatigue, whether you're going ...
Author: Sam McManis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Sports & Recreation
The runners from Eisenhower High School have every justification to fail. They’re from low income families, many of whom are migrant workers. With little time to devote to their passion, they give everything they have to their quest for the Washington State High School Cross Country Championship. Running to Glory is a celebration of grit, perseverance, and the American Dream. It follows the cross country team from Eisenhower High in Yakima, Washington, through a tumultuous and challenging season with excitement, suspense and pathos. Despite enormous economic disadvantages, the Eisenhower runners compete with affluent schools in the Seattle-Tacoma area, where parent involvement is strong and funds are readily available. Their coach Phil English knows how his runners feel. He grew up poor in rural Ireland in the 1960s during The Troubles and emigrated to the U.S. for a college track scholarship. Over 37 years coaching in Yakima, Coach English won 11 state titles, and sent more than 100 kids to college with scholarships for running. Author Sam McManis crafts a compelling narrative, which follows the team from summer workouts in the blistering sun to the state championship meet in the bitter cold. Readers will discover how these young men and women overcome their environment or succumb to it—on the course and in the classroom.
I ran as fast as my legs would carry me in a direction no one else was running. I ran across two rice fields, to the edge of the forest, towards the machine guns and tanks. I knew that regardless of where I went, I was going to die.
Author: Chanty Jong
Running Toward the Guns is an autobiographical story and an accounting of Chanty Jong's personal inner self-healing journey that led to a successfully unexpected discovery. Jong survived the Cambodian genocide during the Khmer Rouge regime of 1975-1979, witnessing the horrors of the killing fields, torture, starvation and much more. Her vivid narrative recounts the suffering under the Khmer Rouge, her perseverance to survive physically and emotionally and her perilous escape to America. Her memoir relives the traumatic memories of her experiences and traces her arduous personal transformation toward a life of inner peace through intensive meditation.
Tuming to run West along the edge . Running Northwest along increasingly diffuse ice edge . Ice edge diffuse . Up to 500 m from first ice until cover reaches 70 % -80 % . Apparently ( from radar ) becoming more compact to the West .
Running to the edge, Daniel could see a parachute open. “SON OF A BITCH!” Spinning around, he saw a storage locker that had been left open. Hearing a lot of yelling from the courtyard, “Marco, make sure that they are okay down there.
But with all the human clientele frequenting the bar since someone had added a fancy vacation lodge at the edge of town, riding was the closest I could get to commuting in the wind without frightening away my source of income.
Author: Keira Blackwood
Publisher: Paramour Press
The only woman I’ve ever loved is gone. It’s my fault. To become alpha, I must choose a wolf shifter mate. It’s my duty by birthright, and the weight is crushing. In my heart I know my mate is human. No one but Hailey will do. My secret could kill her. Pushing her away was the right thing to do. But years have passed and the ache never fades. Until she returns. I can’t let her close, but I can’t let her go again either. This is my second chance. Hailey’s meant to be mine. Expect steamy shifter romance, edge-of-your-seat action, scorching heat, and a happy for now ending. The conclusion of Hailey and Cole's story can be found in Defending the Pack. Additional keywords: first in series, pnr, werewolves, shapeshifter, romantic, steamy paranormal romance, fated mates, small town romance
Doing something so daredevil took the edge off the siege-like atmosphere. And riding the bus on its standard route, lulled back into a familiar schedule, reduced the anxieties that had cropped up on the Jimma-to-Addis trip.
Author: Tim Bascom
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In the streets of Addis Ababa in 1977, shop-front posters illustrate Uncle Sam being strangled by an Ethiopian revolutionary, parliamentary leaders are executed, student protesters are gunned down, and Christian mission converts are targeted as imperialistic sympathizers. Into this world arrives sixteen-year-old Tim Bascom, whose missionary parents have brought their family from a small town in Kansas straight into Colonel Mengistu's Marxist "Red Terror." Running to the Fire focuses on the turbulent year the Bascom family experienced upon traveling into revolutionary Ethiopia. The teenage Bascom finds a paradoxical exhilaration in living so close to constant danger. At boarding school in Addis Ababa, where dorm parents demand morning devotions and forbid dancing, Bascom bonds with other youth due to a shared sense of threat. He falls in love for the first time, but the young couple is soon separated by the politics that affect all their lives. Across the country, missionaries are being held under house arrest while communist cadres seize their hospitals and schools. A friend's father is imprisoned as a suspected CIA agent; another is killed by raiding Somalis.
With his slow, soft western drawl Jim has the ability to tell a story and make up words that will keep most folks on the edge of their seats laughing and crying in the same breath. This natural ability has sprouted from an event-filled ...
Author: James G. Keen
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Stories of a Special Forces Operator from Grenada to the Middle East to the former Yugoslavia. Based on the author's true life story, that of a Special Forces soldier, and written from a Christian prospective.
Ignoring the edge of the track , he moved toward the center , raised his head , and went into a furious win - or - die kick toward the finish line . Seconds later he overran the track , sped across the end zone , and crashed full force ...
Author: William J. Buchanan
Publisher: UNM Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
George Mendoza's blindness developed at age 15, while he was training for his school's basketball team. After struggling in vain against his loss and his deep depression, he visited a small rural sanctuary in New Mexico and was blessed with a miracle. This is the story of his victory against darkness. Subject of a PBS-TV documentary, Mendoza will be featured in an upcoming issue of People magazine.
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