I loved the story wrapped up with novel research and ideas. This book has changed the way I run and buy shoes for the better.
I really enjoyed this book and believe it will be responsible for a major resurgence of running again at the end of this decade. Kudos to Christopher McDougall for writing such a splendid tale!
Great book. Interesting insights on what running is to men and women. Great inspiration to achieveing one's goals and never giving up. I felt particularly identified with the story as my grandfather was born in Batopilas, Chihuahua.
Absolutely one of the best books I've read. You discover a great culture that still exists today, it is inspirational if you enjoy fitness and you find out about that shoes are the worst thing you can wear, while all the big shoe makers have ZERO science showing their benefit, on the contrary their own studies have shown shoes cause more injuries.
From the very first words this book felt like it was written for me. The type of book that you wish would go on forever. If you have ever ran in your life this book is for you. If you have ever gotten injured running this book is a must for you. I am an ultramarathon runner and have a degree in cultural anthropology and feel that this book should be mandatory reading for people who participate in either realm.
This fascinated me and confirmed one of my suspicions that when we adapt artificially, we do not allow our bodies to adapt naturally so we get hurt more easily. Natural is better.
I loved this audio book. I could not put my iPod down, and got so wound up in the subplots. There were times I felt a part of the story having struggled with running myself. I'm also more motivated to run and am scouring the net to learn more about the runners, foods, and other details from the book. I wish every book did this for me!