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  • Ultra Running Stories from the Middle of the Pack
  • Written by: Rob Steger
  • Narrated by: Robert Steger
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)
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Training for Ultra

Written by: Rob Steger
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Publisher's Summary

This book has a single purpose - to inspire you to run!

Through sharing a detailed account of my first three years of pursuing running from the middle to back of the pack, it will hopefully show you you are capable of much more than you may think. After my dad's major health scare, it was time for me to change everything. Little did I know how much I would learn after taking on some physical exercise.

A radical diet change allowed me to lose a forth of my body weight and it gave me boundless energy to get outside and explore.

It’s not clear to me why I chose running ultra marathons of all forms of exercise, since I was unable to run beyond one mile just a few years prior.

But since that fateful day, I’ve never looked back.

I was finding that sometimes the experiences of training for ultra could be just as rich and fulfilling as the ultra event itself.

©2019 Robert Steger (P)2019 Robert Steger

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loved it all!

loved all the awesome stories and motivation to change your life. it will hopefully change yours too.

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  • Laura
  • 2019-07-08

Maybe it’s just me...

I kept wanting to like it. I kept waiting for the author to be relatable. He came off a little too pretentious for my liking. He’s very intense. He’s new to running, but speaks about himself like he’s a famous well-known ultra runner. I felt almost like the book was a commercial for his podcast. He talks a lot about “flow” and his paleo diet. I guess I was expecting something a bit more lighthearted and relatable? Kudos to him for being a BA runner! His accomplishments are amazing! Just wish he hadn’t taken himself so seriously.

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  • Brian Holland
  • 2021-06-08

Audio quality is horrible

I’ve never listened to an audiobook with such horrible quality. Didn’t make it more then 18 mins and I can’t listen to another minute of it.

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  • rita
  • 2019-07-30

Great book

Enjoyed the the running stories, it’s neat to hear how he went from running only one mile to an ultra marathoner.

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  • Misty Coulter
  • 2019-07-28

Wow! What an Inspiration!!

Rob kept me engaged from beginning to end! The fact that it is narrated by the author make the story that much more impactful! Rob's story is one that a lot of people fave but few make the move necessary to avoid the outcome, but rob took it to a whole new level!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-28

inspirational

thanks Rob for your insight and tips for those of us who also wish to reach ultra


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  • Zen Queen
  • 2023-12-28

Just what I needed

As I set out to train for my second ever ultra and first 100 mile adventure, I found myself in deep gratitude for how perfectly those moments on the trail were articulated. Both the flow and the struggle. So inspiring and motivating.

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  • Robert Sutherland
  • 2023-06-11

Not a fan. Sorry

Appreciate the work you have gone through but personally I didn’t get the motivation. This was a self glorification.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2023-01-05

More race journal then personal development

Focus of the book seemed to be more around race recaps then what author learned/gained outside of the race. Good stories though!

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  • Ryan Conlon
  • 2022-08-24

A Two Hour Book With A 4 Hour Foreword

How pompous can one person be? Instead of a book, you get the author narrating a bunch of people telling you how great he is. Couldn't get through the forever Foreward. Save your time and credit. Just not good!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-06-08

Thank you

I just want to say thank you to Rob. You’re the man. You have motivated me to begin a running journey. Love the stories from each of the races you have shared.

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