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Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running Paperback – April 5, 2016
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"Where the Road Ends links the search for performance, the knowledge about how our bodies and brains can run longer and faster, and the connection that trail running gives us to nature and the other runners of this wonderful community. Enjoy this journey!”
Kilian Jornet-- Six-Time Skyrunning World Series champion, Winner of the Western States Endurance Run and the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run
“Trail running is very individual. Everyone has a distinctive technique depending on background and experience. We all can learn and get inspired from Where the Road Ends.”
Emelie Forsberg-- Member of the Salomon International Team , World Cup Champion in Skyrunning Ultra Distance (2013, 2014, 2015), European Ultrarunning Champion (2015), World Champion in Skyrunning Ultra Distance (2014)
“Meghan Hicks and Bryon Powell provide a definitive guide to the when, where, and how of trail running. Where the Road Ends is a true trail runner’s guidebook. It will help you stay safe off the pavement and have the knowledge and confidence to maximize all that trail running has to offer.”
Rob Krar-- Two-Time Winner of the Western States 100-Mile Run
“Meghan and Bryon have tackled some of the toughest races on the planet and bring a wealth of knowledge to the table. Their book Where the Road Ends contains information gathered from years of living and breathing the sport. For anyone who wants to learn what trail running is all about, this is the essential resource.”
Stephanie Howe, PhD-- Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition, Coach, Sport Nutritionist, and Ultrarunner
About the Author
In 2006 through a set of fortuitous encounters with trail runners, Meghan M. Hicks learned about the sport of trail running. In doing so, she realized that she could combine her formerly dueling loves of road running and exploring wild places on foot within one activity.
Meghan was the 2013 winner of the Marathon des Sables in Morocco, the world’s largest, oldest, and most competitive expedition-style trail running race. She has many other wins and podium finishes at trail races around the world.
Meghan loves the people, places, and races that compose the trail running community, and she’s passionate about telling the stories that define it. She is the senior editor of iRunFar.com, the world’s premier trail running website; a contributing editor for Trail Runner magazine; and a former columnist for Marathon & Beyond.
Hailing from Moab, Utah, Meghan is still most enthusiastic about using the sport as a means for fast-moving explorations of the earth’s wildest places.
Bryon Powell started running trails behind his parents’ house in central New Jersey more than 20 years ago, and he hasn’t stopped since. He’s twice finished in the top 10 at the Leadville Trail 100 Run, twice won the under-30 age group at the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run, and finished the Hardrock 100. He still gets a thrill toeing the line at shorter trail races, too.
In 2009, his love for the trails and writing about them led Bryon to stray from the well-traveled path of a Washington DC attorney and begin working full-time on iRunFar.com. He’s previously written Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons in addition to many magazine articles on trail running. He’s a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine and an advisory board member at the American Trail Running Association.
He calls the trails above Moab, Utah, home. They make him feel like a kid again.
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As a guide for someone who is relatively new to long distances and who wants to learn as much as they can about ultras this book would be an excellent choice, because Ms. Hicks is a person of integrity and extensive experience. Clearly, she is also highly empathetic, and is able to relate to people unlike herself who are not so naturally gifted or strong. It felt to me like it was written from the standpoint of a checklist of topics for folks who desired to run great distances, but who had somehow not yet learned much about these events. I would love to have seen more personality in the text.
First of all, if you aspire to run ultras you are either experienced at long distance running (halves or whole) marathons, or you are remarkably naive, and not even a good book will help you prepare! No ultra running book should ever be written to benefit an inexperienced runner. But most important, seeing the remarkably high quality (personality, depth, insight, humor, respect, etc.) of Ms. Hicks interviews with a wide variety of top athletes male and female from all over the world, sometimes immediately following races in which she herself has performed heroically, I know there is a powerful, epic, and personal book that Ms. Hicks has yet to write. I hope she goes for it, because it would be something I'd want to read. If I had more time, I would go out to Utah myself, buy Ms. Hicks a few beers every night over a period of weeks, perhaps try to keep up with her on a few training runs, and I'd record every story, anecdote, and important, passionate and/or funny statement she made, then gather it all up and try to write the book.
Safety guidelines are also included as are a number of conditioning programs for whatever level runner you might be. It also discusses heat related conditions and how to handle them. Oh, and you'll hit branches if you are not careful. So, this too is covered.
The color photos are really great too. It's an easy box to read.
This book covers a wide range of terrain, much like a trail run. Chapters include; Equipment, hydration, training for trails, creating your own training plan, places to run, conquering the conditions, dealing with weather, proper technique and trail racing. Forty pages emphasize the importance of adjusting to trail running and how to run through a variety of terrain. Color photographs are interspersed throughout the book. There are many tips trail runners, especially novices, will find useful, such as using Google Earth and Maps to learn more about trails to run on.
“Where the Road Ends” would make a nice gift for a trail runner or for your own knowledge if you are considering expanding your running repertoire.