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Long Distance Testing the Limits of Body and Spirit in a Year of Living Strenuously

Bill McKibben

Rodale Books

1605291242

9781605291246

224 Pages

$15.99

CAD18.50

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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, had a revelation about the true meaning of endurance. Told with his trademark intelligence, humor, and honesty, this updated edition of Long Distance is an insightful examination of the culture and mind-set of endurance athletes.  
 

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Bil McKibben, author of the best-selling The End of Nature, has for decades been one of America’s most-admired environmental writers. He lives in Ripton, VT.
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  • Bill McKibben, author of the best-selling The End of Nature, has for decades been one of America’s most-admired environmental writers. He lives in Ripton, VT.
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