An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever
On the night before he was to turn forty, Rich Roll experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he could see where his current sedentary life was taking him—and he woke up.
Plunging into a new routine that prioritized a plant-based lifestyle and daily training, Rich morphed—in a matter of mere months—from out of shape, mid-life couch potato to endurance machine. Finding Ultra recounts Rich’s remarkable journey to the starting line of the elite Ultraman competition, which pits the world’s fittest humans in a 320-mile ordeal of swimming, biking, and running. And following that test, Rich conquered an even greater one: the EPIC5—five Ironman-distance triathlons, each on a different Hawaiian island, all completed in less than a week.
In the years since Finding Ultra was published, Rich has become one of the world’s most recognized advocates of plant-based living. In this newly revised and updated edition, he shares the practices, tools, and techniques he uses for optimal performance, longevity, and wellness, including diet and nutrition protocols. Rich reflects on the steps he took to shift his mindset and leverage deep reservoirs of untapped potential to achieve success beyond his wildest imagination, urging each of us to embark on our own journey of self-discovery.
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Inspiring Triumph of the Mind and Body
"Finding Ultra" is a great easy read that will make you want to stop from taking that third helping of fried chicken and gravy mashed potatoes and get out there and find your active spirit. This book is for anyone who has competed at any level of sports and may feel he/she has lost that fighting edge. There is still hope for us parents who have gotten a little round in the belly, but want to renourish that desire to be active, push our physical and mental selves, and find our own Ultra.
Epic tale told by a great guy! A must read for any runner, seeker or person wanting to make a change!
This book will be kept close to my chest as a man in my 40’s who felt discouraged and afraid. This book brought me hope and encouragement that I too can accomplish any feat at this point in my life. Thank you Rich!