I found out about this book after watching some youtube videos about running, since I was having some pain in my hip after running.
After this book, I had a better understanding of running itself, and why my hip was hurting. I follow its advice and everything got fixed! no pain!
Besides the content of this book, which is great and inspiring, the performance is great. It gets you involved and connected to the characters.
The reading was wonderful, the story was wonderful!
WONDERFUL book to listen to whether you are an athlete or not!
This is an entertaining and inspiring book and is helping motivate me into becoming an avid runner and I am experimenting successfully with the barefoot running philosophy. The performance and storyline are well laid out and keep your attention from start to finish. It is filled with entertaining adventures and interesting personalities. I recommend it for everyone especially if you are looking for some added motivation.
I'm a busy mom who loves to listen to books. Mostly I listen on my way to and from work.
I have and will continue. Not just for running friends either.
The story of Ann Trayson! I really enjoyed that.
He is an excellent narrator. He really did the book justice. Great job!!!
The whole book moved me but definitely the end when you find out who he is.
Excellent book and I really learned alot. Being a runner it really made me love running even more.
I have been running for 9 months and this was well timed. I have heard the hype about this book but was avoiding it because I did not want to be preached to about barefoot running. (Not a fan.) It is not that. This is a great book and entertains as well as informs but from a position to give you something to think about rather than forcing it down your throat.
I loved the book. Felt like I was being taken into an adventure while being educated along the way. Great book and being someone with ADD I never found myself spacing out or not paying attention.
The Race before us by Bruce Matson.
A thoroughly well-written and inspiring read for the person who feels the athlete in their soul. I couldn't stop listening to it …the storytelling is touching and endlessly intriguing! I listened to it on my runs, on my way to the office and on 5-minute drives - whatever time I could squeeze in. Guaranteed I will read it again in a few years when I need the motivation again!
A great listen. This was a very intriguing book I listened to while running. I'm very happy to say it inspired me and brought many a smile to my face during my runs. At times, McDougall stops in the middle of a story, to tell another story which helps provide further background and detail to the original story. Sometimes I forgot there was an original, unfinished story to begin with until he returned to it. Of course, part of this could have been from the fact that I was running and getting tired. Either way, I got so much enjoyment out of it the first time, I will listen to this book again and suggest you do, too.
The portion of the story about the race was interesting but I thought the most interesting part of the book was by far the scientific explanations as well as theories as to why we, humans, are born to run.
The story part about the race with the Tarahumara and Cabayo Blanco is interesting but I thought the author pressed a little hard on the superlatives. You will encounter a mention about something being the most _something_ in the whole world every two sentences, which got old pretty quick for me.
Yes, because I learned that there really is no limit to what the human body can endure
This is the first one. If flowed pretty well.
Yes, but it was hard for me to listen for more than 15 to 20 minutes at a time.
Probably not. It was interesting but not to the point where I would go see it in the movie theaters.
After reading the book I ended up buying a pair of minimum running shoes to see if it will improve my running performance.