My Life on the Run

The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon
Narrated by: Steven Roy Grimsley
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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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.

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

Bart's running stories motivates me to want to go out an create my own stories.

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Loved it!

Great listen for while you’re running (except maybe the couple parts where I traded up). Inspiring and funny.

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fun for runners.

behind the scenes of the envious life of Bart Yasso.
still hate Yasso 800s though

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Humorous Writing, Entertaining Adventures

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.

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Amazing stories & very funny easy book.

The stories are great & from around the world. This audio is great for a long run.

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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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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.