In the Fall of 2006, Dean Karnazes, known as "the Lance Armstrong of the running world", took on the ultimate challenge: running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days. Dean set off in a caravan packed with fellow runners, with nothing more than a roadmap and a determination that defied all physical limitations.
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.
Awesome book awesome adventure
This book caught my attention and then kept me interested even though I am no runner. Dean is the first one to admit he is no superman yet he accomplishes super feats and you are along for the ride. 50 marathons in 50 days is no manual it is an adventure story with humor, fun and inspiration. I highly reccomend this as I was entertained and inspired throughout. I don't think Dean expects all of to become ultramarathon runners, or even runners but he inspires us to get up off the couch and move. Whatever your age or physical level put this on your ipod and go for a walk!!!!
Worth every penny!!!
I log a fair share of miles as well and have plenty of music, but listening to this while running is delightful!
Great stories to hear and lessons to be learned. Whether you go out for a short 30 minute run or a 10 miler....you find yourself wanting to stay out just a little bit longer to hear what will happen next!
don't waste your money in a publicity stunt
This is a so-so borderline-lame book if you have no great expectations. There are probably a couple of valuable tips if you are a runner (but there's no more than that, unless you are a beginner). There is no advice, none whatsoever regarding achieving super endurance.
The writing lacks depth, it appeals largely to well-worn clichés and overdoes it, to the point of sounding corny, really corny, conceited and arrogant.
Don't get me wrong, I am referring to the book here, not the man. Dean is a whole different story as a runner (as an ultrarunner, for that matter), he -to say the least-- possesses all the arguments needed to have the license to be as arrogant as he wants.
If you are a seasoned runner, you will not find a lot in this book.