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.
Tons of great recipes but there is no PDF to reference. Don't buy the audio book. I also emailed Scott and he did not respond. Very disappointed....
Interesting book that details Scott Jurek's life and running career. It opens in Badwater and then tells a backstory as to how he got there. It was nice that there was not mentioned about the Copper Canyon run (well detailed in Born to Run) and there were lots of interesting stories about other races and his diet.
The appendix at the end has several recipes (get Kindle or print version for that part).
Narration was good and it was an easy enjoyable listen.
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.
The thing that got me started down this road was a documentary on running and human evolution. That inspired me to try it and purchase some five finger shoes. My neighbor saw me running and suggested Born to Run. It was fantastic! I was not only encouraged by it, but inspired. Eat and Run is my second book on my running journey. Being a vegetarian and being interested in Ultramarathons lead me to it.
This story is very in depth. It in many ways it's more of a biography of Scott Jurek interlaced with practical advise on running, nutrition, and health living. Again, I found the book very inspirational and motivating.
The only thing I really didn't like was the readers voice. He had a kind of tough guy I've been through some crap but I'm too much of a man to talk about it voice. He sounded like someone who would be uncomfortable in a room of laughing jovial people. I can picture him trying to turn every conversation into "so how much can you bench".
If the reader reads this please don't take this as a personal attack. I'm sure everything I've imagined about you is not true. Next time you read, though, try not to sound so serious all through the whole thing.