"Wonderful insight... "
... into the mind of an ultra runner. Interesting to hear Jurek's reflection on the race from Born to Run.
"Great Athlete not keen on narrator."
I really enjoyed the contents of the book and liked the info and advise that Scott offers however the narrator is very forcefull and the massage that scott is trying to get out is not in the correct manner, I still highly recommend it though.
Great info and a trip into the mind of an ultra runner and what the mind body can do.
"Nice but too much focus on food details."
I actually like the food discussing parts but sometimes they are too much.
Would recommend to runners,regardless of discipline.
"Not just for runners..."
I got this after listening to Born to Run and this is equally gripping. It doesn't matter if you are not a runner or a sporty type and never intend to be. This is just an incredible human story.
good running partner. Well narrated and enjoyed the vegetarian perspective of a top athlete. hearing of ultra runs has opened my eyes and ears to mankind's possible limits.
A great listen for runners and non runners alike. It show what anybody can achieve if they just believe and commit to it. Well done Scott.
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