In a way I found it difficult to change gear into the book. I was almost expecting a list of recipes and a trangz plan. What this book gave was so much more. There are many ways of assimilating but Scott gave us the best. He didn't tell people how to run, how to eat and how to think. He shows us by his own experiences. This was refreshing and totally wonderful. Not only was it an autobiography of a world champion but it was an instruction manual based on lived experience. We are not all the same, some of the things Scott does won't work for me but he explained how acquires information and why he does it, the moment when we hit the source. I haven't done ultra (yet) but I have done walkabouts with a backpack, some mountain, a tent and a water filter with myself for company and I get the purpose for which Scott runs, the reset button where upon hitting it we become ourselves. When we push past what we truly believe is impossible to the point where we are free to do anything we want. No other book I've read (so far) describes this existential come spiritual experience so well.
It is holistic so the book is all in one. Superficially though the photographer scene had me laughing
The deterioration and Death of Scotts Mother got me deeply.
The only part of this experience I found distracting was I wasn't sure where the second had view (i.e. the effect of Steve's writing) impinged on the experience. I would have much preferred a warts and all bad grammar and spelling mistakes that perhaps Scott would have made and less polish. No matter its still a cracking book
"Well written, fascinating, inspiring."
What an eloquent man. Worlds apart from your usual sports autobiography. The insight you would expect is there but it's accompanied by flowing prose and an appreciation of both history and literature. So much more than a book about running.
"Amazing and inspirational "
Really good book, I've already listened to it twice! It motivated me to take my training and nutrition to the next level
listened to it in 2 days
loved it very motivating as I want to run an untra next year and I'm vegan to
have been told many times that vegans are weak and can not be athlete's
inspiration scott jurek
Passion, Determination, Unbelievable
The relationship between Dusty and Scott especially on the Deadwood 100 when Scott was basically finished.
Scott's difficult childhood makes it impressive achievement. That through so much personal adversity at home, he was able to simply Eat and Run!!
"Sensational and informative!!!"
Great audiobook well narrated and a truly inspiring story that makes my years of training feel inadequate. Also some great insights to making the switch to a plant based diet.
"Great listen to a fascinating character"
Jurek is a ultra-running legend, and this book is a decent telling of his story. However it's all very deadpan and serious - no lighter moments, no laughs. Just a monotonous narrative of talent intertwined with struggle.
For Jurek it is about the winning, not about the competing. This makes him less personable. I don't get people who claim that he is humble - he doesn't come across as such, although he is far from obnoxious.
His side of the "Born To Run" story, plus his wins at WS100.
Very easy listen. ..very intresting story about running and life's trials and tribulations and one very accomplished guy ...Hats of to Scott
Really demonstrates the potential of the human body and mind. I would recommend this to everyone not just runners.
I enjoyed the book very much but wish I had a written copy for the recipes.