Professor, PhD, and very eclectic reader!
While I enjoyed the aspects of the narrative, all in all Scott Jurek tends to be too preachy in his approach to tell his story of being an ultimate runner.
Yes...listened to it while beginning to run again. It is very motivating.
Autobiography: author was very frank and open about challenges and struggles; helped encourage the reader.
Read like he WAS the author; seamless quality.
Reaching the limits of personal challenges.
Really enjoyed the book. Kept me going as a motivating factor as a female in her 50s trying to get fit.
I work full time in Financial Services, teach part time, listen to music (a lot) and love Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction.
I thought was fantastic, Great narration, well done story. Overall this was a very enjoyable listening experience. At times inspirational, at times moving, and at times I could only listen in astonishment. It is easy to be jaded about the modern athlete today. Endorsement deals, mega contracts, a seemingly lack of interest. Here is a guy who without any future goal of money pursued a dream and focused on the process. If you area weekend athlete you will find this story inspirational.
This is a very honest book. His life was difficult at times, but he overcame the only way he knew how, through hard work and dedication.
He did a good job. Jurek is a complicated guy. The narration brought come that fact. At times you might not like him in this story, but on balance the way he overcame is difficulties cannot be denied.
I really cannot do that on my schedule, but this is a story that you want to come back to. I had not been exposed to Ultra Running before, being only a marathon runner myself, but the characters in this community were fascinating to me.
There seems to be a renewed interest today in health, natural eating and grass roots sports. I hope this book helps to fuel that interest and gets more people involved in their local 5k, Spartan Race or marathon. It helped me keep my interest alive and reiterated why I got involved in these activities to begin with.
Among the top 5
I am a runner so stories about training and racing appealed to me. But I also liked his stories about his family and friends and his diet.
He was very animated.
It often made me laugh and made me cry at least once.
If you are a runner, you will love this book.
It is a great read if you are into running and taking care of your body. Even if you are not extreme like Jurek (an I am certainly not) there is a lot that can be learned from this book and from this person.
I could not wait for my next run so that I can put on my earphones and continue listening...
The narration did not seem to convey Jurek's attitude. I felt a dissonance between the tone of the narrator which is often rough and the text which though without self-pity, doesn't seem to have that roughness.
Scott Jurek is a highly competitive endurance athlete who also comes across as transparent, humble, and helpful. His story is interesting, and some of the training and nutritional ideas have helped me dramatically. I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone.
An honest and revealing confession of one of the greatest athletes ever lived. I am an avid triathlete and this book was maybe the best sport's book I have read.
Yup! but I just love audio books better in general!
If you like Eat and Run you would probably really like Born to Run. It's kind of different though since Eat and Run is an autobiography, Born to Run is a number of autobiographical & biographical stories in one.
A bit harsh, took a bit of getting used to.
If you have 8 hours maybe
Great informative book for any runner interested in distance running.
Say something about yourself!
A fantastic story of human endurance and what can be accomplished. My favorite line, which I tell myself all the time now is "not all pain is significant". Then I just keep running, or holding that yoga pose, or pumping that weight. It is easy to be a lazy, painless athlete, which leads to mediocre results forever.
Just love books.
The no nonsense nature of his approach to running.
Rusty? His mate who ear bashed him all the time. He was raw and real.
No but would certainly do so.
Not really, it was a enjoyable read but not earth shaking.