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Das Hörbuch ist 2x enthalten

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 27.04.2017

Das macht keinen Sinn, außer dass man als Käufer denkt, es wäre umfangreicher als es ist.

Pushing ultra running to the extreme

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
3 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 31.03.2015

Dean Karnazes, one of the icons of the ultra running scene, describes his crazy yet perfectly geared towards the media adventure of running 50 marathons in 50 consecutive days in 50 different states. Despite the mystery of how the human body and mind is capable of enduring such tremendous strain it seems as if no rational thought would ever encourage any runner to embark such a lunacy. Being one of the top athletes in the The North Face sponsorship program and generally knowing how to deal with press and media well, Dean Karnazes does not appear to be that crazy after all. It's a tough call to make a living from running, that's why the '50/50' can also be praised as a smart Business idea and not only an athletic challenge.

Despite describing every single one of the 50 marathons and the endeavor in its entirely, Dean Karnazes also covers a variety of topics that runners usually find interesting.

All in all an entertaining and fun to read book.

THE ultra running book - truly inspiring

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 31.03.2015

To most of you runners this might be quite old hat already, but I just finished 'Eat & Run' by Scott Jurek as an audiobook while running an easy tapering round at The Olympiapark in Munich. Interestingly exactly tonight a 24h race took place at that location. A couple of month ago I wouldn't have understood why anyone would ever join a competition like this. Not that I plan to participate in 24h races or ultra marathons any time soon, I still understand and respect every single person who is trying to find his/her limits of the body (first) and the mind (much later) through running longer or faster than they ever thought they could. This book was truly inspiring.

A running book classic. Period.

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 31.03.2015

Just like 'eat and run' by Scott Jurek this book is a great source of inspiration while being extreme funny and entertaining at the same time. 'Born to run' basically picks up every aspect of running without ever sounding like a schoolbook. If you are willing to find out how much more running can be than just moving from place A to place B by foot then this is the perfect read.

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Rather go for "Eat & Run" or "Born to Run" instead

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
3 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
2 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 31.03.2015

Compared to Scott Jurek, Rich Roll is rather a shallow, extroverted business man. That's perfectly alright, I love to see vegan world class athletes featured in any kind of media and the fact that (most) sports do not pay the bills is enough reason to market your skills, know-how, achievements or personality in the first place. However the reason why I read books like 'Eat and run', 'Finding Ultra' or even 'Born to run' is to find out more about the true soul and spirit of running. Less the 'what' or the 'how' but much more the 'why' of these outstanding athletes and their endeavors. Unfortunately there's not much 'why' in 'Finding Ultra'. It's pretty much 'been there done that' style. Even Rich Rolls sad 'career' as an alcoholic is drafted in that fatiguing vein. There's a couple of bright spots where he opens up a bit and lets the reader take a glimpse look at his motor, his urge and desire, but overall the book is only a dry listing of events from the 4 crucial phases of his life: swimmer - alcoholic - vegan - ultra athlete. Not a bad book, but far-off the quality of the reads & authors mentioned above.

Highly entertaining but also very helpful

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 31.03.2015

Very amusing and highly entertaining. The 'Runners Rule Book' by Runnersworldmag's Mark Remy has, besides being very ironic and sometimes even sarcastic, one big strength: it can really communicate some hints most runners (including myself) desperately needed. I am not speaking of training tips or medical advice. Nothing that would grant you a new PR or qualification time for the Boston Marathon. It's more about those embarrassing situations you maneuver yourself into, finding out much too late (days, months, years after it happened) what had actually wrong. Subdivided into 4 sections (Basics, racing, gear and rules of thumb) there's hardly any topic that remains untouched. Also highly entertaining: the appendix including the 14 types of runners, the pee matrix and a guide on how to correctly pronounce running brands. No idea what to expect? Something like this: Rule 2.32: DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO FINISH AHEAD OF A COSTUMED RUNNER - Because being outkicked by Elmo is too much to bear.

The Muppet Show

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 31.03.2015

A very honest and straight forward deep insight into the world of an ironman champion. Chrissie Wellington aka Muppet offers a close look at the bumpy business side of the triathlon sport, detailed info on digestion and injury and - which makes up the biggest part of this book - the private live, thoughts and feelings of a very charming and funny person. In being refreshingly ordinary on one side and outstandingly adamant and focused on the other side, she stands out as a very inspiring athlete whose life story (so far) is exciting and funny to read.

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running Titelbild

The ordinary in running and writing

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 30.03.2015

'What I talk about when I talk about running' by #HarukiMurakami picks up the topic of running as a quite normal and ordinary thing (what it actually is after all, due to it's simple nature) and turns it into a life-penetrating, quasi-spiritual mantra by comparing and coalescing it with the author's other great passion: writing. Structured somewhat like a teenager's diary the reading pleasure is moderate but constant. With every chapter you like Murakami more although (or maybe 'because') neither his accomplishments as a runner nor as a writer are (at least to me) outstanding. But they don't have to be. Just like with running it is the way of telling a story with all it's ostensibly mediocre details that makes the whole adventure enjoyable and rememberable.

The crazy life of a running icon

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 30.03.2015

Bold as it is, the title pretty much sums up what to expect from this highly entertaining book. Bart Yasso might not be an olympic medalist, nor does he hold any noteworthy world record. However he has mastered more crazy running adventures than any other runner I know or read about. May it be the legendary badwater 100 at a time where there was no obvious finish line existent, running through Antarctica or Nepal or the being chased by a rhino. Delivering helpful insights and tips for runners of all ages and capabilities and by hazard developing one of the most helpful tools in marathon training, the Yasso 800, makes Bart Yasso an even more genial. I was told that this is a must-read for every runner and fully back this advice. A great read indeed.