I am an internationally successful business leader.
I thoroughly enjoyed it possibly, because I didn't expect a book about running to be so captivating with such an interesting story and so many scientifically based facts at same time. It's very much worth listening to although, there are parts that can be hard to follow. It's a great story with information everyone should know or at least consider about running and our human nature.
The Poetic Prince
... and this book is the reason why! If you love to run, find out why you were born to. It will inspire you to run an Ultra as well.
The best "page turner" I've "read" in a while. An exhilarating tale filled with characters pulsing with life and leaping off the pages, interwoven with sparkling gems on the secrets to running like our ancestors - fast, free and full of joy.
I enjoyed the narrators tone, never dull. Always helpful in helping me visualize the canyons where this story took place. This is both a story about our species ability and need to run as well as some of the best runners in the world, and their secret in being ultra running champions. Set mostly in the canyons of Chihuahua Mexico this story follows the authors journey to learn the secret of the Tarahumara people and gain back his ability to run after being told he would need to stop running.
I'm a chronic sitter and lifelong running hater. My better half loves to run, so I picked up this book for us to listen to together on a long road trip. By the time ago the characters were introduced, I felt ready to learn the right way to run. Now, only two days into running and having finished the book, I can already tell that my life is going to change and that the pain I have experienced for as long as I can remember will soon be a thing of the past. We really are born to run!
This is an amazing book! If you like jogging or if you want to start jogging this is probably the best motivational book ever written on this subject matter. This is the story of a lost tribe, jogging's history and why jogging is so important for us humans. Sure Doug may not sound that interesting but it really is!
Great story, great information, and a narrator that's easy to listen to. It's gotten me really excited about running and I've never cared to run.
I am not a runner, but I thoroughly enjoyed learning about those who do run for the joy of it. I may have to become a neighborhood runner after listening to this book.