Sid Garza-Hillman
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - 6:00pm

Celebrate the release of author, public speaker, and running coach Sid Garza-Hillman's book, "Ultrarunning for Normal People," which is not your typical ultramarathon training guide. Sid will challenge the preconceived notions of what an ultrarunning athlete looks like, and share the the invaluable struggles, benefits, and life lessons that await anyone who dares to dive into the world of ultrarunning. There will be a book signing following the event, and light refreshments will be provided. 

Whether you're an experienced runner or a complete beginner, this inspiring book will motivate you to train your body and mind to complete one of the hardest physical feats of all—an ultramarathon. Ultra-races—distances longer than 26.2 miles—aren’t for “normal people.” Normal people have jobs, families, or a million other obligations that do not exist in the world of ultrarunning. Or that’s what Sid Garza-Hillman thought as he faced the starting line of his first 50K. But the more he learned about the sport, the more he realized that ultrarunning is for more than elite athletes: moms, dads, grandparents, young people, old people, people with full-time jobs, and others successfully cross the finish lines of ultra-races around the world every year. In this book, Sid distills the life lessons he's learned from the trails—as a ten-time ultramarathoner and Race Director of the Mendocino Coast 50K—to teach you how to: move through the fear and mental blocks that prevent you from reaching your goals—on and off the trail, slow down and be present in a world full of endless distractions, test your mettle and prove you’re stronger than you ever knew, and commit to a well-rounded—but realistic and adaptable—training plan.

SID GARZA-HILLMAN is the author of three books:" Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto", "Raising Healthy Parents: Small Steps, Less Stress, and a Thriving Family", and "Six Truths: Live by These Truths and Be Happy. Don’t and You Won’t." He holds a BA in Philosophy from UCLA, is a public speaker, podcaster ("What Sid Thinks" Podcast), certified nutritionist & running coach, Oxygen Advantage® breathing instructor, and founder of He is the Stanford Inn & Resort’s Wellness Programs Director and Race Director of the Mendocino Coast 50K trail ultramarathon.

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Ultrarunning for Normal People: Life Lessons Learned On and Off the Trail By Sid Garza-Hillman, Blue Star Press (Producer) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781958803387
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blue Star Press - February 6th, 2024