Running on Empty
An Ultramarathoner's Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America
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A fascinating glimpse into the mind of an ultramarathon runner and the inspirational saga of his run across America.
The ultimate endurance athlete, Marshall Ulrich has run more than one hundred foot races averaging over one hundred miles each, completed twelve expedition-length adventure races, and ascended the seven summits— including Mount Everest. Yet his run from California to New York—the equivalent of running two marathons and a 10k every day for nearly two months straight—proved to be his most challenging effort yet. In Running on Empty he shares the gritty backstory of his run and the excruciating punishments he endured on the road. Ulrich also reaches back nearly thirty years to when the death of his first wife drove him to run from his pain.
Ulrich’s memoir imbues an incredible read with a universal message for athletes and nonathletes alike: face the toughest challenges, overcome debilitating setbacks, and find deep fulfillment in something greater than achievement.
Running on empty
Marshall ulrich is an absolute animal and his exploits are friggin amazing! I read this book in two days while running on a treadmill. I just started reading it again to take in all of the savage descriptions of what he put his body through. If you are a runner then this book is a must read for you. Can't wait to see the movie and can't wait to meet Marshall at the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon. Thanks for sharing your story. I loved every minute of this book.
An awe inspiring story
Great read. Marshall's 3K mile trek across the US is one of sheer grit and determination. He is in a class of elite ultra-distance runners who are capable of pushing the human body beyond it's limits. Reinforcing that mind over matter is not a small notion and when done correctly allows the human body to achieve the unthinkable.
Marshall ulrich's book
Awesome book! Inspiring not just about running but dealing with the emotion and healing in life.