But 50/50 goes beyond the incredible story of those 50 marathons. It is a firsthand, fascinating story of what it's like to push the limits of strength under grueling conditions - and how Dean Karnazes pulled off the extraordinary.
This audiobook is also packed with Dean's secrets, which runners everywhere will want to know. These include what to do when you hit a wall, how to adapt quickly to drastic terrain, how to get motivated after a really tough day, and the best diet and exercise tips to improve your own best time.
Complete with Dean's practical tips on building endurance, this audiobook will appeal to marathon runners and athletes everywhere, as well as to listeners who crave an inspiring story of incredible accomplishment.
©2008 Dean Karnazes; (P)2008 Hachette Audio
"(He) makes the extraordinary look easy." (GQ)
"The indefatigable man." (Esquire)
I downloaded this yesterday and have listened to 20 minutes of chapter 1. The audio is appalling, with a weird echo or phasing effect that makes it pretty much unlistenable.
Will be contacting audible to feed this back. I expected more, very disappointed
The star rating is for the audio quality as I've not yet been able to listen to the book!
"there are much better running books out there"
I bought this after reading the inspirational 'born to run'.
If you haven't read born to run get it instead of this.
If you have read born to run you will only be disappointed by this.
Not only does this book not deliver on the promise to reveal tips and secrets (which BTR does), but the author, who reads it himself has an annoying, whiney voice.
On top of that everything is very US centric, as though the author doesn't know there is a world outside the US. Fine if you are an American, annoying if you are not.
For anyone with even a passing interest in running this audio book is a must, even non runners would find it inspiring. Runners into extreme distances will love listening to the story of this remarkable ultra runner. The only gripe....it's abridged.... Little snippets on what it takes to be an ultra runner and totally down to earth from the author.
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