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  • How Bad Do You Want It?

  • Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle
  • By: Matt Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Matt Fitzgerald
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041

The greatest athletic performances spring from the mind, not the body. Elite athletes have known this for decades, and now science is learning why it's true. In his fascinating new book, How Bad Do You Want It?, coach Matt Fitzgerald examines more than a dozen pivotal races to discover the surprising ways elite athletes strengthen their mental toughness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great inside it's worth the listen

  • By Rod on 04-05-16

Best Sports Psychology Book I’ve Ever Read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-18

I would recommend this book to any endurance athlete. It was inspirational, well written, well performed and full of “ah-ha!” moments.

I’m already looking forward to reading this again as I prepare for my next race!

  • My Life on the Run

  • The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon
  • By: Bart Yasso, Amby Burfoot (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Steven Roy Grimsley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fair running book, but there's better out there

  • By Mark on 05-20-15

Humorous Writing, Entertaining Adventures

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-18

I enjoyed this book more than other typical running books because it was meant to be mainly a book of fun accounts and running adventures rather than an inspirational book of amazing feats. It makes the average runner want to go out and find crazy adventures within the running community.

  • The Self-Love Experiment

  • Fifteen Principles for Becoming More Kind, Compassionate, and Accepting of Yourself
  • By: Shannon Kaiser
  • Narrated by: Shannon Kaiser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 100

Put a stop to self-sabotage and overcome your fears so that you can gain the confidence you need to reach your goals and become your own best friend. Too many people seem to believe that they are not allowed to put themselves first or go after their own dreams out of fear of being selfish or sacrificing others' needs. The Self-Love Experiment rectifies this problem. Whether you want to achieve weight loss, land your dream job, find your soul mate, or get out of debt, it all comes back to self-love and accepting yourself first.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me.

  • By Crippledhobo on 06-24-18

Not for me.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-18

Perhaps it would have been a better book to read rather than listen to so that I could hear it in my own voice. The author’s voice and deliverance was distracting for me personally so I found that I could only stand it in small chunks.

Aside from the performance, I felt like the entire book was circumventing something but never really getting there. Almost like an “I did it, and you can too!” book. I found it a bit repetitive and even contradictory at times. There were some good pieces of advice but mainly fluff mixed with personal stories I found it hard to connect with and motivational quotes.

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