UltraMarathon Man (by: Dean Karnazes)
So, it’s no secret that I’m attempting something that many people have thought me crazy for. I’m training to run a marathon. While admittedly a daunting challenge it now seems like a mere walk in the park compared to what is discussed in this book. Dean is simply amazing. This guy made running a marathon not only look possible but downright boring. He has ran in every kind of weather and not just for a marathon distance. He runs for 100 miles at a time! I try to not even dry that far in one day. While I’ll warn you he sometimes uses language which may be offensive to some, you’ll love his honesty and candor. You might also be tempted to be turned off by the slight hint of hubris as well. I say give him his dues. The guy ran 100 miles in Death Valley. He’s cooler than me. Enjoy.
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 ghostwriter or cowriter), Ultramarathon Man has inspired tens of thousands of people, non-runners and runners alike, to push themselves beyond their comfort zones and be reminded of “what it feels like to be truly alive,” says Sam Fussell, author of Muscle.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.