Squamish, BC (PRWEB) March 29, 2011 -- As the popularity of endurance events including the marathon, Ironman and adventure racing has exploded, more athletes are venturing into ultrarunning.
Squamish author Margreet Dietz, a five-time Ironman finisher and a 3:07 marathoner, is among them and has written a book to inspire and encourage those tempted to try it, with some practical advice too: A Hundred Reasons to Run 100km.
Vancouver's Lucy Ryan has run four 100km ultras, finished eight Ironman triathlons and Ultraman Canada—which consists of a 10km open water swim, a 421km bike ride, and an 84km run—in the past four years. In 2005, the mom with a fulltime job had never run farther than a half marathon.
"Running 100km gives you a 'day off' from regular life. It's like a vacation of the mind—no thoughts of finances, work, what the kids are up to, etcetera—just pure survival. How often do you get to do that?" Ryan says in A Hundred Reasons to Run 100km.
For the full press release: New non-fiction book released for marathon runners and Ironman triathletes looking for a fresh challenge: A Hundred Reasons to Run 100km