GO FAR Speaks to Life as an Open Water Swimmer and Endurance Athlete
Author, ultrarunner, mountaineer, swimmer, and multisport athlete Jennifer Strong McConachie’s new book GO FAR: How Endurance Sports Help You Win At Life, from Penguin Random House, speaks to her experiences as an international distance swimmer.
Jennifer devotes an entire section of GO FAR to wild swimming and open water swimming tales from around the world. Several of these include crossing the swells of the Hellespont from Europe to Asia, escaping Alcatraz in the cold waters of San Francisco Bay in the U.S., and competing in an inaugural swimrun race in Scandinavia.
GO FAR also delves into how to create open water swimming adventures close to home, with swimming at night, crossing prairie lakes, and connecting rivers and local water destinations in the Midwestern United States.
Jennifer trained to race ultramarathons in some of the harshest conditions on the planet and climbed some of the tallest mountains in the world. She always felt the pull of the water, and she credits the balance swimming brings to training for other endurance events.
GO FAR pulls ultrarunning, climbing, and swimming together into a three pillared approach for success as well as offering concrete takeaways for life as a multisport athlete in and out of the competition waters.
The struggle to succeed and the drive to excel are at the heart of what makes someone into an endurance athlete.
Their mindset—that of the adventurer, of the explorer, of the never-say-never—is what allows these athletes to go beyond the limits of what’s possible time and time again… both during and outside of events.
Real life comes with its own set of challenges to meet, endure and overcome. GO FAR collects exhilarating stories from the worldwide endurance sports career of athlete Jennifer Strong McConachie, giving insight into her life philosophy and the principles that empower her success in ultrarunning, mountaineering, swimming, and more.
The beginning of endurance, in sport and in life, is found in desire—not just to go, but to go far.