The pursuit of endurance [electronic resource] : Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience. Jennifer Pharr Davis.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis unlocks the secret to maximizing perseverance—on and off the trailJennifer Pharr Davis, 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 new-found grit to achieve personal bests in everything from sports and family to the boardroom.
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      Electronic reproduction. New York : Viking, 2018. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 937 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
    • ISBN:
      9780735221918 (electronic bk)
    • Accession Number:
      fay.615935
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    • ABNT:
      DAVIS, J. P. The pursuit of endurance. [electronic resource] : Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience. [S. l.: s. n.]. ISBN 9780735221918. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.615935. Acesso em: 10 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Davis JP. The Pursuit of Endurance. [Electronic Resource] : Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience.; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.615935. Accessed December 10, 2019.
    • APA:
      Davis, J. P. (2018). The pursuit of endurance. [electronic resource] : Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.615935
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      Davis, Jennifer Pharr. 2018. The Pursuit of Endurance. [Electronic Resource] : Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.615935.
    • Harvard:
      Davis, J. P. (2018) The pursuit of endurance. [electronic resource] : Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.615935 (Accessed: 10 December 2019).
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      Davis, JP 2018, The pursuit of endurance. [electronic resource] : Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience, viewed 10 December 2019, .
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      Davis, Jennifer Pharr. The Pursuit of Endurance. [Electronic Resource] : Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience. 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.615935.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Davis, Jennifer Pharr. The Pursuit of Endurance. [Electronic Resource] : Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.615935.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Davis JP. The pursuit of endurance. [electronic resource] : Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 10]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.615935

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 March #2

In this follow-up to her memoir Becoming Odyssa: Epic Adventures on the Appalachian Trail (2010), which recounts her experience as the first female to set the overall record for speed-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Davis explores what drives people to succeed (and fail) at conquering record-setting feats on this and similarly famous footpaths. Davis proves to be a gifted storyteller, introducing readers to such legendary hikers and recorders of FKTs (fastest known times) as Warren Doyle, David Horton, and Andrew Thompson. This is not, however, a how-to book with secrets of getting through the trail quickly but, rather, a provocative exploration into what motivates people to endure such challenges. There is no single answer, but the superperformers do share similar traits. Recreational athletes will enjoy this as much as ultra runners, who already know that spending time in the wilderness nurtures a greater self-understanding. Readers interested in the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail will certainly appreciate Davis' unique perspective, and the lessons she shares are applicable to personal experiences as well as athletic endeavors. Includes a bibliography and suggestions for further reading. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 March #1

In 2011, after reaching the end of the Appalachian Trail (AT), which runs from Georgia to Maine, with a fastest known time (FKT) record, Davis (National Geographic Adventurer of the Year) began researching the many facets of the 2,181-mile-long trek, including its history and the people who have hiked the trail before her. She also considers the physical and mental anguish, variable weather conditions, and long lengths of solitude in nature. Davis is interested in discovering whether there are certain types of persons better suited for the trek. While meeting with several of the past FKT record holders from the AT, as well as the Pacific Crest Trail, the author learned about their lives and what drives them to hike (in some cases run) long distances. She reveals a cast of characters from all walks of life with myriad inspirational tales, who show that endurance comes from many places. But a person's background, gender, diet, and religious beliefs ultimately do not have an overall impact on their success. VERDICT For readers interested in hiking, endurance sports, or anyone with a strong drive to do something different. A truly inspiring read.—Melissa Keegan, Ela Area P.L., Lake Zurich, IL

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2018 February #1

Long-distance hiker Davis delivers a volume that is more a journalistic exploration of the history and personalities behind the fastest-known-times phenomenon than the self-help treatise seemingly promised by the title. In 2011, Davis set—and still holds—the fastest known time (FKT) for women hiking the Appalachian Trail: 46 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes—an average of 47 miles per day. Having been mentored by five male Appalachian and Pacific Coast Trails FKT-ers, Davis was curious whether certain personalities, or sexes, are better suited for the long haul. To that end, she serves up chapter-length profiles of her mentors, including "The Mainstream Masochist" (exercise science professor David Horton), "An Unapologetic American Male" (the John Wayne–like Andrew Thompson), and "The Genuine Celebrity" (bestselling author Scott Jurek). She goes light on science, but posits that endurance is about embracing failure and "trusting the invisible voice you believe in, even if nobody else does," stating that it "isn't a human trait, it is the human trait... we exist only as long as we persist." 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. (Apr.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.