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Training for Ultra

Ultra Running Stories from the Middle of the Pack
Narrated by: Robert Steger
Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
Categories: Sports, Other
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Publisher's Summary

This book has a single purpose - to inspire you to run!

Through sharing a detailed account of my first three years of pursuing running from the middle to back of the pack, it will hopefully show you you are capable of much more than you may think. After my dad's major health scare, it was time for me to change everything. Little did I know how much I would learn after taking on some physical exercise.

A radical diet change allowed me to lose a forth of my body weight and it gave me boundless energy to get outside and explore.

It’s not clear to me why I chose running ultra marathons of all forms of exercise, since I was unable to run beyond one mile just a few years prior.

But since that fateful day, I’ve never looked back.

I was finding that sometimes the experiences of training for ultra could be just as rich and fulfilling as the ultra event itself.

©2019 Robert Steger (P)2019 Robert Steger

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Great book

Enjoyed the the running stories, it’s neat to hear how he went from running only one mile to an ultra marathoner.

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Wow! What an Inspiration!!

Rob kept me engaged from beginning to end! The fact that it is narrated by the author make the story that much more impactful! Rob's story is one that a lot of people fave but few make the move necessary to avoid the outcome, but rob took it to a whole new level!

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Maybe it’s just me...

I kept wanting to like it. I kept waiting for the author to be relatable. He came off a little too pretentious for my liking. He’s very intense. He’s new to running, but speaks about himself like he’s a famous well-known ultra runner. I felt almost like the book was a commercial for his podcast. He talks a lot about “flow” and his paleo diet. I guess I was expecting something a bit more lighthearted and relatable? Kudos to him for being a BA runner! His accomplishments are amazing! Just wish he hadn’t taken himself so seriously.

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MUST READ FOR EVERYONE

loved this book so much, I listened to it while running. I enjoyed it so much I rationed the book like survivor would with water. I only listen to about 30 minuteson a run and then I'd switch to music, so I could listen again the next day. I never wanted it to end.

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feeling reignited!

such an amazing story. great job Rob. you have made me feel I can go after ultra running again!

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Inspirational story!

As someone who has lost a significant amount of weight through running and is training for my first ultra, this story truly touched my heart! It has been a welcome addition to my daily runs!

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Relatable Story!

It was so nice to hear a story from another middle of the pack ultra runner, it made it so much more relatable and very inspirational to others out there thinking about testing the waters in ultra running! Great book!

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inspirational

thanks Rob for your insight and tips for those of us who also wish to reach ultra


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  • Nathan
  • 09-04-19

Nice insight into the mind of the ultra enduro

Rob is clearly passionate about his experiences in ultra endurance running and despite podcasting is not a narrator by any stretch of the meaning, however enjoyable performance of an interesting topic.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-25-19

fantastic

a really relatable story that shows anybody can achieve extreme things with positive mindset. Well read.