The Pursuit of Endurance by Jennifer Pharr Davis audiobook

The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience

By Jennifer Pharr Davis
Read by Jennifer Pharr Davis

Penguin Audio
11.64 Hours Unabridged
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National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis unlocks the secret to maximizing perseverance--on and off the trail Jennifer 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.

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Summary

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National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis unlocks the secret to maximizing perseverance--on and off the trail

Jennifer 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[Jennifer Pharr Davis’s] natural storytelling ability and a charming cast of characters in the form of spirited hiking mentors make the pages fly in this accessible handbook, which reads less like a step-by-step instruction manual and more like an empowering blueprint to building one's own endurance. A captivating narrative guidebook that will inspire readers to test their own limits, on the trail and off. Kirkus Reviews
“Whatever stamina may look like to readers, The Pursuit of Endurance will prove an inspirational and educational read. Shelf Awareness
A provocative exploration into what motivates people to endure . . . Davis’s unique perspective, and the lessons she shares are applicable to personal experiences as well as athletic endeavors. Booklist
“For readers interested in hiking, endurance sports, or anyone with a strong drive to do something different. A truly inspiring read. Library Journal
At times reminiscent of the writings of such travel memoirists as Cheryl Strayed and Bill Bryson, this inspiring work could become a regular companion for distance hikers or, indeed, for anyone embarking on a personal challenge. Publishers Weekly
Jennifer Pharr Davis shows us that a love for nature is not predicated on a specific speed or distance but through authentic outdoor experiences. Those of us who go outdoors are united by more commonalities than the activities that divide us, and she reminds us that all of life—and conservation—is an effort of endurance. Chuck McGrady, president of the Sierra Club 1998–2000
Jennifer Pharr Davis is an understated hero who matched the speed and endurance of some of the country’s best male ultrarunners—professional athletes with corporate sponsorships and well-financed expeditions—all on her own and with relatively little fanfare. A fascinating read, and a testament to the fortitude of an extraordinary woman. Dean Karnazes, ultramarathoner and New York Times bestselling author
There’s no better guide through the scientific and psychological tangles of extreme hiking than Jennifer Pharr Davis. She knows because she lived it. Ben Montgomery, author of Grandma Gatewood’s Walk
Jennifer Pharr Davis eloquently reminds us that the feats of endurance we accomplish on the trail build the character to muscle through all of life’s ups and downs. Kathryn Van Waes, executive director, American Hiking Society
A fascinating look at how the world’s most famous long-distance hiking trail has challenged and transformed a cast of unique and diverse individuals, shining a light on the inherent gender equality of men and women pursuing the elusive Fastest Known Time. Ron Tipton, former executive director of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Nothing short of inspiring . . . A must-read for anyone wanting to start working at the big dreams they have up their sleeves. The Trek

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Author Bio: Jennifer Pharr Davis

Author Bio: Jennifer Pharr Davis

Jennifer Pharr Davis is an American long-distance hiker, an author, a speaker, a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, and an ambassador for the American Hiking Society. She has hiked more than twelve thousand miles on six different continents. In 2011, Pharr Davis set the unofficial record for the fastest thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail with a time of forty-six days, eleven hours, and twenty minutes, an average of forty-seven miles a day, a record she held for four years. Pharr Davis lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband, Brew, and their daughter, Charley.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 11.64
Audience: Adult
Language: English