Archive for Christopher McDougall

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Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

51 Yellow highlight | Page: 13 own body fat for fuel instead of relying on bursts of sugar, the way nearly all of us do today. Yellow highlight | Page: 13 Mark Allen, the greatest triathlete in history, made his breakthrough when he discovered a way to burn body fat in place of carbs. Yellow highlight | Page: 28 They understood the difference between heroism and impulse, and they devised an easy, two-step test for telling them apart: Would you do it again? And could you? Yellow highlight | Page: 29 Parallel Lives, Yellow highlight | Page: 29 And what Plutarch taught them is this: Heroes care. True heroism, as the ancients understood, isn’t about strength, or boldness, or...

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

8 Yellow highlight | Page: 44 Months later, I’d learn that iskiate is otherwise known as chia fresca— “chillychia.” It’s brewed up by dissolving chia seeds in water with a little sugar and a squirt of lime. Yellow highlight | Page: 60 Steve Peterson, a member of a Colorado higher-consciousness cult called Divine Madness, which seeks nirvana through sex parties, extreme trail running, and affordable housecleaning. Yellow highlight | Page: 61 You don’t have to be fast. But you’d better be fearless. Yellow highlight | Page: 206 Evolution Running. Coincidentally, two other barefoot-style running methods were popping up around the same time. Yellow highlight | Page: 206 “Chi Running,” based on the balance and minimalism of tai chi, began...