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My Life on the Run Audiobook

My Life on the Run: The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon

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Publisher's Summary

Bart Yasso, an icon of one of the most enduringly popular recreational sports in the United States, offers a touching and humorous memoir about the rewards and challenges of running.

My Life on the Run chronicles the heatstroke and frostbite, heartache and triumphs he's experienced while competing in more than 1,000 competitive races on all seven continents. With the wit and wisdom of a seasoned insider, Yasso tells runners what they need to know to navigate the logistics of running in an unfamiliar country. He also offers practical guidance, such as 5-K, 10-K, half-marathon, and marathon training schedules, including his innovative technique known as the Yasso 800s for beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners.

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©2008 Bart Yasso (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Mark Lakewood, CO, United States 05-20-15
    Mark Lakewood, CO, United States 05-20-15 Member Since 2013

    I spend 90+ minutes a day in my car, Audible makes it enjoyable regardless of what's happening in traffic. My taste varies from endurance fitness to economics and from to combat stories and romance novels.

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    "A fair running book, but there's better out there"

    I guess after several years of reading running books for inspiration, my standards have come up significantly. Relative to Born to Run and Ultramarathon Man, this book falls short on inspiration for me. I'd also put I'm Here To Win and The Extra Mile ahead of it. It's somewhat better than Eat and Run (I'm not a vegetarian, so YMMV) and The Longest Race (please, keep your politics separate from your running).

    Happy running!

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    Cynthia Sherman 02-14-15
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    "Fun and funny."

    Enjoyable to get a view into the running life of one of my favorite Runners World writers. This made me appreciate my ability to run and want to go the extra mile.I also liked the plug for the most fun, scenic, must do, ect...runs and marathons.
    The narrator was fluid and easy to understand. A good read. I would recommend this book.

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    Kaitlyn Wiley HARRISBURG, PA, US 07-16-16
    Kaitlyn Wiley HARRISBURG, PA, US 07-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic for runners"

    As a fan of running and Runner's World magazine I was familiar with Bart Yasso and I have wanted to read his book since I learned he wrote one. It is great for runners. Full of amazing running stories and ideas for great races. It also includes training tips (of course). I definitely recommend it for anyone, but especially runners.

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    Heather Baldwinsville, NY, United States 05-11-15
    Heather Baldwinsville, NY, United States 05-11-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Insirational"

    I am working through an injury and loved Bart's story to keep me engaged. It's entertaining, especially learning off all the different runs. He has a terrific attitude.

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    thomas charlotte, NC, United States 01-28-15
    thomas charlotte, NC, United States 01-28-15 Member Since 2012

    I focus mainly on History, Endurance Sports and Science/Speculative Fiction books.

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    Would you consider the audio edition of My Life on the Run to be better than the print version?

    I think so, narrator was very good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of My Life on the Run?

    I am an avid runner and the life Yasso has lived is extraordinary. Every one of his stories would be enough for one person alone. But if I had to pick just one it would be Antarctic Marathon. I have run races with Thom Gilligan of Marathon Tours and and it was great to hear about the essence of these tours, which are geared toward the average person who wants to do something different on a running vacation. the camaraderie with the Russian people was heartwarming. Yasso is a great guy and running brings regular people together in a wonderful way.


    Which character – as performed by Steven Roy Grimsley – was your favorite?

    Yasso is the star. A life that could have gone a different direction. he has given back many times over to people who also wanted to find a different path, and become the athlete in all of us.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I felt a deep connection with all the stories. If you have run for any period of time, either a 10k or a marathon you will immediately understand the community portrayed in this book.Yasso never comes across as boastful, he comes across as a genuine person who loves what he does.


    Any additional comments?

    This is more of a memoir. It is not overly "written" and it is not int eh same category as Born to Run or Running with the Kenyans. However if you want to understand how running became the sport it is today you have to understand how Yasso fits into that history. This is his story and every running should know it.

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    CP 10-24-14
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    "Fantastic read!"
    If you could sum up My Life on the Run in three words, what would they be?

    funny, inspiring, relatable


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved all of the crazy racing stories, some were absolutely hilarious.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes! Laugh out loud, although some parts were more emotional.


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    Gail Elmore 06-20-14
    Gail Elmore 06-20-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I mean, gee, its Bart Yasso"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Probably--but it depends on the friend


    What did you like best about this story?

    The book is actually a series of stories.


    Did Steven Roy Grimsley do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Really, it was Bart's story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no--I listen to books in my car.


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