It's a great book full of good stories as well as great data nuggets. A very good read in general, a great read for all runners and a must read for people who want to run injury free.
The narration of the different races. Specially The Leadville 100's
Yes, awesome story that keeps you wondering what is going to happen next.
The new perspective it brings to something that we have all done for our entire lives.
This book was excellent. A little anthropology, a little science and a great story. I did love the iconoclastic portions - all the silliness that "Marketing" has made us believe (shame on us) to take our money. There is something in this book for everyone and I don't run, ever!
The part about how they got very drunk the night before a 100 mile run. Who would do that?
I have never listened to Fred Sander's read before but I will be on the lookout for his narratives. His performance was right on target!
Never pay more than $60.00 for running shoes. Expensive shoes are highly correlated with running injuries.
Yes, if they liked running.
That it kept my attention and was very interesting and informative
I was looking forward to reading this but I had thought it was mostly a narrative that really sold the barefoot running idea. But it turns out that is only one part of a very human and unexpected story. Very inspiring--now I want to run fifty miles (even though I have never run longer than a half marathon!).
I love subject that include and involve the difficulties of “dealing with serious challenges” and “achieving goals”. Naturally, running marathons and especially Ultra Marathons incorporate those challenges and difficulties and one can be inspired and take the understandings that are mentioned in this book and re-think about other challenges that everyone faces during ones lifetime and implement those principles when other challenges and difficulties appear!
The favorite character was “caballo blanco” that leaves everything behind and lives his fullest passion.
yes, actually there were many of those moments...for example the descriptions of the wild nature, the insight about “dissolving into the pain” and turning painful moments into pleasurable experiences of enjoying defeating those pains. Also the entire buzz and the excitement of running just for the sake of running.
It was captivating, enjoyable, and the true stories were amazing!
The Perfect Mile, Finding Ultra, Every Second Counts, It's Not About the Bike
The scene where the American legend fell down from heat exjaustion during a desert race and was able to pull it together again and win!
Humans: The Perfect Runners (Why running injury happens when it shouldn't. A true story)
I really liked this book, it was inspiring to run to...wish I could find more like it.