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  • Title: Running on Empty: An Ultramarathoner's Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America
  • Author: Marshall Ulrich
  • ISBN: 9781101513859
  • Page: 289
  • Format: ebook

  • 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 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 CalA 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 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.
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    Cassy
    I carefully select the bookmark for each book I read. Think of me as a matchmaker trying to bring hardbacks and paperbacks together with their perfect companion bookmarks. Once I have read enough to get a good feel for a book, I visit a Mason jar crammed full of bookmarks collected from art museums, bookstores, and random places all over the world. For this book, I picked a photobooth strip of Andy Warhol getting punched in the face by someone off-camera (picked up at museum in Colombia of all p [...]

    Daniel Solera
    As a long-distance runner, it’s both intriguing and frustrating to read about the athletic achievements of famous ultrarunners. On the one hand, it gives you insight into the inner workings of the ultra athlete in his element, his thoughts, passions and fears. On the other hand, it makes the act of running a marathon seem puny by comparison. But that’s the toll you pay when you open the pages of books such as Dean Karnazes’ Ultramarathon Man or Chris McDougall’s Born to Run.I must first [...]

    Katie
    I find ultrarunners fascinating. I'm a runner but I'm not crazy like them (4-8 miles at a pop, with no desire to run a marathon or anything like that). Just imagining the sheer human endurance that is so far beyond what I can do is kind of staggering and I love reading about it (while I recline on my couch although these types of books do tend to jazz me up and get me excited for my next run).I admit I'm kind of chasing "Born to Run" by going out and looking for other running books like this one [...]

    Tom
    Imagine being on a long car trip with someone who accomplished something really fascinating, and then having to listen to him talk about himself nonstop. For hours. And hours. And then more hours. The author ran across the U.S and like many extreme athletes he likes to do nothing but talk about himself.

    C
    Recommended for runners of all stages/levels.Great book and an enjoyable read if you enjoy travel writing/adventure novels. It is impossible for me to approach the idea of what he did every day for 50+ days. Heck, I can't wrap my mind around 26 miles, nevermind 601002001000.3000! Incredible. Very inspiring.I'll also consider picking up the documentary. The youtube clips I've seen of Marshall seem to show a friendly, warm, engaging personality. He seems the kind of guy it'd be enjoyable to sit do [...]

    Melinda
    Before picking up this book, I was amazed that I had never heard of Marshall Ulrich. As a fellow Coloradoan, he has broken records of so many ultra-marathon races, both locally and nationally, not to underscore his incomprehensible feat of running across the United States in 2008. How did I miss that story? Not only does this book describe the day to day grind of running approximately 70 miles a day and the colossal effort of support staff to make this all happen, but Ulrich also opens up about [...]

    Sybil
    Overall, I was not a fan of this book. Sure, Marshall Ulrich accomplished an amazing feat, one I could (and would) never dream of, but he came off as a fairly unlikable guy. The back story about how he all but abandoned his family to seek out athletic endeavors was actually pretty sad. This particular run he managed to drag his poor wife in to, despite how much she didn't want him to do it. And it ended up being super crappy for her. Then he just kept going despite a ton of injuries and crew iss [...]

    Jeffrey
    In early May, Dean Karnazes finished his triumphant run across America live on national television. “Seventy-five days ago I dreamed of standing right here,” he said inside the television studio of the show that had sponsored his trek. By any account, his was an amazing run. He traveled more than 3000 miles on foot on the official route, not counting multiple fundraising 5Ks and a visit to the White House. His journey was well documented by the folks at the Regis and Kelly show, blogged and [...]

    Hideki Kino
    Marshall Ulrich's "Running on Empty" is a good look at the personal toll and sacrifice that an undertaking such that of a two month long journey across America on foot requires. I appreciate Marshall's very candid assessment of his own character and the light he sheds on Charlie Engle's personal character. After reading this book and watching "Running The Sahara" movie, one cannot have too favorable of an impression on Charlie, not to be confused with another running legend named Chuck Engle.Aft [...]

    Victoria
    "As a long-distance runner, it’s both intriguing and frustrating to read about the athletic achievements of famous ultrarunners. On the one hand, it gives you insight into the inner workings of the ultra athlete in his element, his thoughts, passions and fears. On the other hand, it makes the act of running a marathon seem puny by comparison. But that’s the toll you pay when you open the pages of books such as Dean Karnazes’ Ultramarathon Man or Chris McDougall’s Born to Run.I must first [...]

    Tara
    I found this book to quite illuminating, but it didn't illuminate anything about running. I run. I understand the importance of a support team and working through the pain. I think if you aren't a runner, it may help explain the long distance runners in your life (if you have them). I found the politics of the documentary revealed in the book to be fascinating. I watched Running America before I read this book. What an unbelievably odd documentary! I had really enjoyed Running the Sahara. In fac [...]

    Will
    A very powerful and moving book. I've often wondered about ultra marathoners, what drives them, what motivates them, why do they do it? This book sheds light on why Marshall Ulrich took his first run and what pushed him to run across the country in less than 2 months. The strains of life, family pressures, and mental fortitude are laid out very well in this book. Just enough background to help you understand and just enough notes from the road to make it a fast read. I blew through this book alm [...]

    Carolyn
    I didn't enjoy this book as much as other running books that I have read. It seemed like it was largely a vehicle for the author to bash the guy, Charlie, that was supposed to run the transcontinental run with him but dropped out because of injury early on.The author tooted his horn about all of his amazing athletic accomplishments, but did admit that he was a lousy husband and father because he was so selfish about spending so much time in his athletic pursuits.Rather than making me feel motiva [...]

    Kendra Kettelhut
    As an ultra runner I can't read enough of these kinds of books. This one, did not disappoint. Marshall has an incredible story and the humility that pours out in these pages is apparent in the fact that he doesn't claim it. There is honesty in the truth sharing of his flaws, his failures - as a husband, as a father, as a human. All along the journey the reader gets to know Marshall candidly and you can't help but cheer him on as the story unfolds. Here's a couple of my favorites:" matter how tou [...]

    Guy
    Of all the crazy ultrarunners in recent decades, this guy is probably the craziest. Who else gets their toenails surgically removed so they can run more? But the book offers a surprising amount of insight into the mental toughness it takes, as well as the training, logistics, not to mention the personal drama dealt with, to run across the US in two months, and other incredible feats. The historical vignettes of other 'trans-Am' runners such as the 'Bunioneers' was interesting as well.

    Pax Gethen
    I've been reading a lot of books by and about ultrarunners over the last year or so. Ultramarathon Man and 50/50 by Dean Karnazes, Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, Finding Ultra by Rich Roll, Eat and Run by Scott Jurek, and now Running on Empty by Marshall Ulrich. I've noticed some similarities in the backstories and motivations of these ultrarunners. Personal tragedy is one common theme. Scott lost his mother and Marshall lost his first wife to crippling, horrible diseases. Rich battled al [...]

    Mandy
    It's amazing how people can actually run as much as they do. I couldn't believe Marshall ran as much as he did everyday to meet his goal and through so much pain and injury. To me, this book showed how moderation is a good thing! Lol"While running, I could focus on something else. It provided mental relief and emotional release, and escape into physical effort.""Somebody once said that adversity doesn't build character, it reveals it, and that's certainly been true for me, for better and worse." [...]

    Stefan-Iulian Tesoi
    "Marshall didn’t know. And that’s when I discovered, absolutely by accident, the key to his superhuman strength: Marshall keeps going forward because there’s no looking back. He kept running, adventure racing, and climbing because those activities demand movement in a single direction. Even in his sleep, as his wife would discover, Marshall can rest only if he’s in motion.""I felt an urgency to accomplish as much as I could as quickly as possible, to not put off the pursuit of any goal. [...]

    Malin Friess
    Marshall Ulrich is the Ultrarunner you may have never known. His accomplishments include ascending the 7 tallest summits on each continent, running the Leadville 100 miler and pikes peak marathon back to back, running across Colorado (3 times), Badwater solo (unaided carrying his own water in a cart), Badwater Quad. In 2011 Ulrich seeks to bag the ultimate prize--fastest known time running across America from San Franciso City Hall to NYC in around 52 days.To beat the record Ulrich will have to [...]

    hoopiefoot
    I recently listened to a running podcast that featured Marshall Ulrich as a guest and I enjoyed listening to his advice so much that I requested this book from the library. As I read the book I realized that I think I followed his progress across the country along online as he was doing it a few years ago. The writing of the book is fine, but mostly I appreciate that he's humble, that he realizes how many relationships he's messed up in his life and how he has tried to get his act together. Most [...]

    Patrick Sinden
    I'd never heard of Marshall Ulrich before I had read this book. After reading of his achievements as an Ultra-Marathoner, I quickly discovered a legend of the sport. The man is a powerhouse, having not just completed the Badwater multiple times, but set the record, ran it four times consecutively and also ran solo dragging a cart along behind him. This is in Death Valley, the hottest place on earth, where your brain can boil.His other achievements aside, Marshall decides to run over three thousa [...]

    Sara Foster
    (171) "Crewing: The squeamish, faint of heart, self-centered, and glamour-seeking need not apply. It's a grind, plain and simple. Repetitive, demanding, detail-obsessed, often boring, sometimes distasteful. It takes a certain kind of person, someone who's really invested either in the runner or in the athletic accomplishment, to be an effective member of the crew."(242) " Why do the easy, expected thing? It takes guts to follow your dreams. Courage. Many people, even those who love you, don't un [...]

    Christian Watson
    I liked this book. It lulled in some areas, but that is to be expected. It is very revealing about the man himself. He is very open and honest about his past and present. The loss of his wife and how he dealt with it, the neglect that comes with being an ultra distance athlete, his kids and personal life. I had read somewhere before a Lance Armstrong quote to the effect that "endurance athletes are all running from something". There is a few pages in here that discuss just thatI love reading/hea [...]

    Jeffrey
    This was an ok book. I really think it could be 2.75 stars.I did do some skimming in parts where he talks about things in the past and different things that have happened to him. I get why, as this was a journey for him through his emotions, but I would rather read a straight journal type of book about the things he saw and did along the route.I also get discouraged reading books about these runners that have done all this stuff, and they make it sound like running a marathon is below them. I re [...]

    Ben Hylen
    Running on Empty by Marshall Ulrich was a somewhat long feeling read but was full of his knowledge and experiences from his running career and from running across America. There were plenty of interesting and entertaining experiences shared by Marshall as he talks about his run across America and all of the challenges that he overcame. I’d recommend this book to anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge of running or who wants to know what it really takes to run across America. In this book [...]

    Kevin Sullivan
    An incredible athletic feat really to run across America, from SF to NYC in around 55 days or so. It just boggles my mind! Being a runner myself, I enjoyed the book very much although, I have to admit it did make me feel a little bit wimpy at times I mean c'mon, this guy is running about 60 miles everyday yes, everyday for 50+ days!!! And then I go out for a 5km or a 10km run and I'm like feeling tired, and sore, and cranky wow! But, these feelings dissipated and I realized that Marshal [...]

    Tim
    I feel a little bit like I was misled by this book. The cover looks very similar to Christopher McDougall's wonderful Born to Run with the same colors and similar layout, McDougall's name is on the front because he wrote the forward, even the book title is from a song of the same era as McDougall's book's title, and both are about ultra running. But where McDougall gives us a wonderful exploration of running exceptionally long distances, in Ulrich's book we get an exploration of Ulrich -- who, ( [...]

    Sarah
    Marshall Ulrich is unreal. The man has accomplished some of the most amazing physical tasks in history. He is a machine, an inspiration, and totally human. I was so happy that his story of running across American wasn't day after day, detail after detail about what he saw while running across the country. Like all of us, Marshall struggles (not just physically with his runs), but more so mentally, trying to overcome a lot of inner demons. While I personally have never been through the personal o [...]

    Mark Poons
    Just a crazy premise, running across the country in about 50 days. That is insane. Now what makes this book so different then all the other books I have read in where people try to to do crazy physical feats, this guy tells the truth. He doesn't ramble on about the pretty scenery, all the lovely people he meets along the way, and how wonderful it is just being alive. Yes, he certainly mentions all of this, but what he mostly talks about is how physically, and more importantly emotionally hard it [...]

    Richard
    Finished in a day and a half, this book appealed to me as a runner, but I also found the narrative style compelling. Rather than a strictly linear telling of Ulrich's run across America, the author regularly reflected on family challenges or his prior amazing ultra adventures, worthy of lengthy chapters if not books themselves, and deftly connected them to the insights he gained as he ran 3,000+ miles from San Francisco to New York City. What could have been a self-congratulatory ego ride instea [...]

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