Ultramarathon Man Author:Dean Karnazes Ultrarunning legend Dean Karnazes has run 262 miles-the equivalent of ten marathons-without rest. He has run over mountains, across Death Valley, and to the South Pole-and is probably the first person to eat an entire pizza while running. With an insight, candor, and humor rarely seen in sports memoirs (and written without the aid of a ghostwrit... more »er or cowriter), Ultramarathon Man has inspired tens of thousands of people-nonrunners and runners alike-to push themselves beyond their comfort zones and be reminded of "what it feels like to be truly alive," saysSam Fussell, author of Muscle.
Ultramarathon Man answers the questions Karnazes is continually asked:
- Why do you do it?
- How do you do it?
- Are you insane?
And in the new paperback edition, Karnazes answers the two questions he was most asked on his book tour:
- What, exactly, do you eat?
- How do you train to stay in such good shape?« less
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This book is motivational, inspirational and just plain awe-inspiring. This is definitely an iron-willed man who has an extraordinary capability. You will find motivation to reach into yourself whether you are an athlete or a couch potato. It is great for stirring up the motivation to succeed for yourself and for others who may benefit.
The first half of the book was quite interesting. By the second half of the book the authors love and admiration of himself was starting to wear a little thin. He has accomplished many things and that is certainly worthy of praise and he does not hesitate to heap it upon himself. Not a bad book, glad I read it but definitely not a favorite.