Featured in the best-selling book Born to Run, coach and performance guru Eric Orton has spent a lifetime learning and thinking about running and about the limitless possibilities of the human body and mind. In The Cool Impossible, Orton shares his wealth of knowledge in an inspiring step-by-step guide that will open up a new world of achievement for runners of all levels of ability and experience. The truth is: Athleticism is awareness. That simple phrase is at the core of The Cool Impossible. Athleticism requires awareness of form and technique, awareness of our effort level, and, most important, awareness of what we think (and don' t think). And with that awareness comes the possibility of endless potential and improvement, progress and mastery - and, ultimately, achievement that you never before would have thought possible. With a program focused on proper running form, strength development, and cardiovascular training, Orton will help first-step beginners, prime-time competitors, and enduring veterans reach " the cool impossible" - the belief that any achievement, athletic or otherwise, is within our reach.
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I was super excited about this book, but in the end was disappointed that there was no supplement to the audio book. Really, how is this unabridged? Complete sections are missing.
Eric makes a lot of references to items that appear in the print edition and there's no option for those of us who purchased the audio-book to understand unless we supplement this book with a purchase of a print edition also.
Having said that, I did enjoy the material and I did pick up a thing or two from listening to it. Overall however I was just annoyed. I wish I had purchased the print edition rather than this audio-book. Hopefully, you can learn from my mistake.
After listening to 'Born to Run', I had an expectation about this book, but the whole book is about the training routine specific to the location and workout. Not useful for a casual runner
Make this book generic for runners for a typical workout schedule instead of focusing on one. Also adding a good examples will help to motivate like the one at the beginning of the book
Lost in focus
This book has some really good stuff in it and is a good followup to Born to Run if you are wanting to apply some of that enthusiasm felt after reading that book. Unfortunately, while Orton is a great trainer with terrific insight he is not a very good writer. The narration is really poor. It is not one you want to listen to while running but I found the content really good and well worth the effort it takes to get through it.
different narration, better writing
The story is ok, but is best if you have read "Born to run" before this book. The impression of Audible was decreased by the fact that my download had an ending after chapter 6, then an epilogue, and then chapter 7 as a final ending... Frustrating!
It is frustrating because the author refers to content in the book, which we can't see. I am not yet half through and trying to return it.
Not the audio version. Also, the book version is probably better because I can skip the weird narrative and get right to the point of the book.
He mispronounces some words! Also he reads in a monotone.
Great book, was not what I expected at all. The style made for easy listening. As it involves great mental imagery not suitable for driving or while operating heavy machinery.
The added essay at the end was a very nice touch.
I too hope to make it to Jackson hole one day to witness the extreme landscape.
This book really shows the correct stages in endurance athletics and what to look for in a top endurance coach. Amazing book written by an amazing coach!
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