While the latest buzz in the running industry is over the book Born to Run which I have yet to read, I recently finished a book that shares the depth and breath of the ultrarunning experience through the authors own personal accounts across 25 events. The book is titled Ultrarunning: My Story by Mike Bouscaren.
The book is primarily a collection of ultramarathon race reports but Bouscaren was able to weave these individual events into a river-like flow of moments that has you effortlessly traveling along on the journey. The races are primarily trail running events covering distances of 50km up to 100 miles in locations across the entire country. There also are a few road events scattered in the mix.
For Bouscaren, ultramarathon running definitely appeared to be a spiritually transforming hobby as much as a physical one. It was a way to glimpse who he really was behind all of the illusionary masks that are often worn in everyday life.
Do you enjoy race reports?
Do you enjoy trail running and ultramarathons?
If so, you may want to check out this book.
Ultrarunning: My Story was an enjoyable read and also reminds me of what I enjoy about ultra endurance events; the cooperation of the body, mind, and spirit is often required to get you to the finish.
Be active – Feel the buzz!
David – EnduranceBuzz.com
Posted on 29 Aug 2009