Loved this book. Being an amateur runner, I felt myself so close with this book. It told a different aspect of running to me; running without pain and desire to run miles and miles. Not only it told about the biomechanics of running but about a totally different league; the ultra runners. Changed the perception towards running and more love towards the same. In short, brilliant story, cool insides and a fascinating subject.
I wish there were 10 Stars for the review... a Great book and what an amazing way to tell the Importance of Running in our lives.... we were literally Born to Run and this book proves to you exactly that.... Had just heard of the Running tribe of Tarahumara but got to know much more about them through this book. I am a runner myself but after reading this, the characters mentioned in it have just inspired to run Longer and enjoy the experience...
Anyone who want to get motivation to run. It is certainly must have for them. This book is different in the scene that It wont give you high moral teaching but tells you about the mechanism of running and development of human or in general animals as running machine. I like very much the description of Tarahumara culture description and persistence hunting. This book will make you thinking about running. After reading this book, I have started running bare foot. Believe me you will enjoy running bare foot. I am running bare foot since last six month and even long distance (21k) feels enjoyable.
This book is a classic....and reads like a bestseller. A must read for every person remotely interested in physical exercise. And very authentic...and hard hitting and unsparing in criticism of big names like Nike. The author is a Ted Talker, and has actually lived the book. This is indeed a self-help book, to make us not only a fitter, but a better human being. I have gifted it to many friends, though I love Nike products!
A sports book written like a suspense thriller..Starts like a thriller set in Mexico, graduates into Evolution 101 before reaching a sporting climax. Difficult to put down. Doesn't matter if you are into running, any other sport, or not.. just read it.
It's not just a sports book. It's a book that talks about the spirit of sports. The book will make you discover the joys of running, like never before. The book reads like a thriller while it talks about philosophy. A seminal work and highly recommended!
Read this book to know more about running and it busted a few myths about running. Practising a few tips from this book and it has helped me to run better by understanding the mental and physical blocks to improve running