The book was narrated in a way that immersed you in the story and lessons
Most of the childhood flashbacks
Very much enjoyed this
I believe that not everyone should write. I could tell Scott had so much passion in his life, but it did not translate well. I would've preferred a deeper look into almost any story he told, but it always seemed like surface stuff. The title does the book justice. Good information, but very little excitement to turn the pages.
I listen when I run for inspiration.
I normally don't complain about the performances, but for some reason he wasn't my favorite.
Helps you fall deeper in love with running as a form of therapy. These ultra runners are an interesting breed. I'd recommend it for healthy living seekers. Scott has a good, well balanced, approach with a lot of thought and knowledge. I am planning to run a marathon and found this book very helpful in the training rely as well as eating. Scott is a gem. A real person for sure.
Avid reader all of my life! Favorite author is Stephen King! Favorite book is Hyperion-read/listen to it!
An excellent account of the mental aspect of extreme running! If you liked Born to Run, you'll certainly like Scott's tale from another perspective. One of the few drawbacks is that Scott tends to skirt around the question of why you'd run an ultramarathon in the first place. He asks that question in different ways, but never truly addresses it. It may be that if regular jogging/running keeps you in very good shape, then there's no need to run ultramarathons.
I'm Awesome, Replay
Dusty, a down to earth fella.
Scott really likes to toot his own horn. It is a good book and worth the read if you are a runner.
getting beyond mile 70 in the majority of his races, mentally pushing through.
Nope, 1st time
His story was great, I don't care so much for the pushing of the Vegan lifestyle ... sure it worked for him, but doesn't really give much more than that.
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 focus mainly on History, Endurance Sports and Science/Speculative Fiction books.
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.