Subtitle: My unlikely journey to ultramarathon greatness
We got the advance copy of this book in the mail and I read it in about 3 days. It was nearly impossible to put down! Part adventure story, part cookbook, part inspirational memoir, this book has got it all. A little background though, Scott Jurek has been running and winning ultramarathons for almost 20 years now. An ultramarathon is any race over the standard 26.2 miler, but most of Scott's achievements are in the 100 mile and over range. The most incredible of which is the 135 mile Badwater Ultra through Death Valley. Or was it the 24 hour race in a circle in which he ran 167.7 miles? Or was it the 100 miler over the Sierra Nevada Mountains? Anyway! Reading about Scott's journey from weakling kid to vegan ultra-athlete is a true page turner. His spiritual journey to the absolute limits of his physical endurance is inspiring as well. Highly recommended!