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, listening to this book at the gym motivated me to push harder and work longer than I normally do. It also led me to take a long hard look at my diet.
The discussion of nutrition.
Overall I enjoyed this book, but the whole "I'm Scott Jurek and I'm amazing." got a little old after awhile.
I absolutely loved this book. Aside from the fact that it was very well written and well read, it was very inspiring. To see where Scott came from and see how he overcame against some odds, can't help but be inspired.
The way Scott told his story, I almost felt like I was there with him at times. The amazing ups and downs, trials and tribulations made me want to continue until I was finished with the story. I may never run over 100 miles in one session, but the things I have learned in the story will be with me every time I run.
I thought I knew Scott from articles I had read and stories I have heard. But this book showed why he won Western States. numerous times. Why he pushed himself to the limits. I learned about digging deep when you have nothing left. I love the similarities we both have in that we know importance of nutrition especifically one centered around veganism. After reading this book I have more respect for Scott as a runner and human being. Love this book and recommend it to anyone who loves running or just has that competitive drive.
Yes, shows the power of the human spirit to come through even the toughest of challenges.
Jurek is inspirational, His story compelling.
I was not prepared for the last !40! minutes being recipes read to me! But fine overall.