Finding Ultra

Finding Ultra

Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself

Paperback - 2012 | 1st pbk. ed.
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On the eve of his 40th birthday, Rich Roll was in bad shape. His days were filled with work, stress, and junk food, and his nights were spent on the couch, remote in hand. Taking out the trash was the closest he came to exercise, and, at 50 pounds overweight, a walk up the stairs left him winded. He decided it was time to make a change. After undergoing a diet detox, adopting a vegan lifestyle, and pushing his fitness regimen to undreamed-of heights, he was profiled by Men's Fitness as one of the world's 25 fittest men. Among Roll's many jaw-dropping athletic feats- he completed the unprecedented "Epic 5"--five back-to-back Ironman-distance triathlons on five different Hawaiian islands in under a week--an achievement many said was impossible. This is the story of that remarkable transformation, a complete physical and spiritual rejuvenation that proves that anyone can "find ultra" if they know how.
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, [2012]
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780307952202
0307952207
Branch Call Number: B ROLL RICH
Characteristics: xvi, 272 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm.

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rkbucholtz
Feb 03, 2018

Great read and very motivational.

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sarizona2007
Aug 06, 2017

I highly recommend this book. Great writing and such a page turner.

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southseattleite
Jan 09, 2015

I've always felt like exercise and training is as much a spiritual act as it is a physical one. Rich Roll has written a book that gets to the heart of this better than any author I've read so far.

I don't understand the comments about "self-promotion" or "bragging." One, this book is written with a tone of humility that I really appreciate. But, perhaps more importantly, it's not bragging if you actually did it.

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SPL_Laura
May 21, 2013

Super motivating story and excellent nutrition tips in the index. A must read for anyone training for intense competition, especially tris or marathons.

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HereHere
Dec 23, 2012

A gripping, well-told story with some shameless self-promotion. That said, it is definitely worth reading. This guy tests his limits, for sure. And reveals his flaws as a human, including a battle with the bottle.

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deannabullock2
Aug 28, 2012

I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. It is a well told story about life's very low lows and very high highs and all the places in between where we find and create ourselves. Engaging, fun and inspiring.

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