Whether you are runner or not you should get to know this story. It's a story of a man who dared to dream and made his dreams come true - against all odds. An ordinary man with no superpowers, no rich parents, no bright future in sight. Today this Minnesota redneck (as he sometimes referes to himself) is a living legend of ultramarathons and a man who has found peace in a life as close to nature as possible. Sometimes we just do things. It's better for us to do them knowing our goal.
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: Stephen King. Favorite book: Hyperion.
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.