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Running on Empty: An Ultramarathoner's Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America

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  • Posted March 21, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    I throughly enjoyed this book and was surprised at how quickly I read through it. As someone who recently "discovered" running at the age of 45, I could really relate to Marshall. I found his accounts of his run to be quite interesting. His honesty about events, even if it reflects poorly on himself, is refreshing. From the highs to the lows that followed him across the country on his epic adventure, this story will keep you engaged and wanting to get to the next page to see what happens next.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2012

    Running with an Amazing Athlete

    Running on Empty An Ultra-marathoner’s Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America 3,063 Miles, 52 days, 57 Years Old Marshall Ulrich ©2011 Penguin Group, Inc. ISBN 978-1-58333-423-2 243 pp. plus Appendices and Index (Hdbk) Marshall Ulrich eventually realized he began ultra-distance running to avoid dealing with his problems, foremost the death of his first wife and two other failed marriages. But he ran across the USA at age 57 to earn money for charity. When his present wife, Heather asked him why he ran, he said, “Because that’s who I am.” Writing about this fifty –two day run, Ulrich shares his preparation, challenges, difficulties, pleasures, lessons he learned and friendships gained, including that of his three adult children. He knows Heather’s love and support brought him through impossible situations. Running on Empty reads like an exciting adventure. This amazing athlete motivates others to accept hardships in order to gain important goals. And he’s truly an inspiration. His ten commandments for endurance are well worth remembering and applying. A highly sought-after trainer, speaker and guide, Ulrich has been on a number of TV shows and featured in major newspapers and magazines.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    Enjoyed this book very much.

    I enjoyed reading about Marshall's journey. He shared an amazing story of fortitude in Running America. I appreciated how much of his human flaws he shared as well as his triumphs. I also am baffled at how gracefully he handled Charlie Engle's ego and attitude. I will be following Marshall's exploits from here on out.

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  • Posted August 2, 2011

    Very good book for hard core runners (are some that wish they were!)

    Outstanding detail. I like the way Mr. Ulrich let you in to his mind and some of the simple joys he found in his travels.

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