Sky Runner: Finding Strength, Happiness, And Balance In Your Running (Hardcover)

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By Emelie Forsberg, Kilian Jornet (Photographs by), Blue Star Press (Producer)
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Sky Runner is visually and poetically stunning. A must-read for sky runners and anyone looking to be awed and inspired, as I was.”
—Dean Karnazes, New York Times bestselling author of Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

The ultimate outdoor woman, Emelie Forsberg captures the magic of a life spent amongst the mountaintops. She shares her passion for skyrunning and her accumulated expertise on how to thrive in this demanding sport.

In Sky Runner, Emelie shares her experiences:
• Using intervals, uphill and downhill training, and more to maintain peak physical condition
• Incorporating both yoga and strength exercises into her daily training routines
• Growing her own food and creating her own recipes to nourish body and soul
• Physically and mentally recovering from injury
• Finding balance in her life as a professional, extreme-sport athlete
• Sustaining both motivation and passion in her sport and her life

About the Author


Emelie Forsberg is a four-time back-to-back Sky Runner World Series champion, and record holder for Fastest Known Time for five different ultra-running race courses. Emelie has also earned six medals at the Ski Mountaineering World Championships. She has been a member of the Swedish National Ski Mountaineering team and the Swedish National Ultratrail team.

Praise For…


"Forsberg, an ultramarathon runner and “fulltime mountain athlete,” offers an inspiring view of life as an elite athlete in this memoir/guidebook, beautifully illustrated with photographs by her partner, mountain athlete Kilian Jornet. In this “book about life told from a running perspective,” Forsberg shares a singular story of devotion, integrity, and simplicity that will appeal to a broad readership."
-- Publishers Weekly

"Emelie Forsberg is a shining star in the trail running world, a true champion. In Sky Runner, she puts the same heart and soul into her writing as she does her mountain adventures. Emelieʼs passion and energy can be felt on every page, and will leave readers inspired."
-- Michael Ambrose, Endurance Marketing Manager for Salomon, North America

"Emelie's experiences as an elite athlete are colorfully and playfully portrayed in Sky Runner. Her journey overflows with life lessons that any athlete will enjoy and learn from."
- Jason Koop, Director of Coaching, CTS, Author of Training Essentials for Ultrarunning

"Emelie Forsberg is a genuine trailblazer, both on the mountain and in life. Sheʼs boldly parted from convention and chosen a path less trodden, one that is jagged and sheer, though infinitely more rewarding. Sky Runner is visually and poetically stunning. A must read for sky runners and anyone looking to be awed and inspired, as I was."
-- Dean Karnazes, ultramarathoner and New York Times bestselling author

"Read it: For a stunningly beautiful look inside the life of a world-class Sky Runner from Sweden. Inspirational stories of life in the mountains and practical advice for runners (training drills, plant-based recipes, mindfulness tips, yoga poses and more) are brought to life by the compelling photography shot by the authorʼs partner and fellow skyrunner, Kilian Jornet."
- Women's Running Magazine

"Emelie Forsbergʼs Sky Runner isnʼt simply a training manual... or a travelogue... or a cookbook... or a meditation on finding a meaningful path through the mountains and through life. Instead, itʼs all of these things and more, combined with stunning photography by Kilian Jornet that will spur you to start planning your next vacation immediately. An inspiring and open-hearted testament to Forsbergʼs love affair with running."
- Alex Hutchinson, Outside columnist and author of Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance
Product Details
ISBN: 9781944515737
ISBN-10: 1944515739
Publisher: Blue Star Press
Publication Date: August 7th, 2018
Pages: 178
Language: English