Travis Macy has summited glacial peaks in the French Alps, rappelled into limestone caves in China, and raced through parched deserts in Utah. In 2013 he famously won the Leadman Series, a combination of nearly 300 miles of high-altitude trail running and mountain biking over the course of five epic endurance races. Macy achieved all of these victories without elite professional training or even exceptional strength, speed, or flexibility. His secret? A precise outlook he calls the "ultra mindset", a set of simple principles for daily life that includes embracing fear, rewriting the stories we tell ourselves, and mastering the art of asking for help.
By practicing these principles in all areas of life, anyone can successfully achieve goals that might have otherwise seemed impossible.
©2015 Travis Macy (P)2015 Recorded Books
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I thought it was well done, had a ton of good ideas for the average athlete. This is an easy, short listen but well worth the time.
My Life on the Run, Eat to Win, Born to Run were similar in tone. What sets this book apart is that all of the ideas can be used by the amateur. Don't be put off my his ultra credentials if you are a weekend runner. The concepts are adaptable and they work.
I thought he did a good job. He didn't wound too polished, which lent credibility to the reading. This is not a literature book, its more of a memoir and he did a great job.
I never listen in one sitting, but this is a short book and got through it pretty quickly. It was enjoyable.
There are a lot of running books and most are not very good. Many are just a recap of a freakish athlete and their accomplishments. As an amateur athlete who does Spartan Races and marathons I am looking for inspiration and information I can use to further my humble goals. This book provided that without any fame adulation usually associated with this category. I recommend this book to any amateur athlete who wants to improve their performance and mindset. Well done.
Training for the Roof of Africa enduro motocross race, "The Ultra Mindset" really gave me some insight in terms of how i can motivate myself with the prepration for the race as well as the mindset which I need to adopt during the race. Travis's stories and views are insightful and entertaining, giving the reader something to think about not only in terms of races / training but also life in general. Thoroughly enjoyed it!!!
Loved it all. Highly entertaining, motivational and educational. I definitely recommend everyone read or listen to this book
"I'd likely give it 5 in print"
Fantastic story and performance. I give it 4/5 simply because some sections don't translate well to an audio book. Highly recommended!
"A Solid Pick for Runners"
80% autobiography 20% self-help motivational text. While I think this was an interesting approach for a book, I happen to think that most readers will fall into the camp of either appreciating one or the other. As a runner, I would've liked to of heard more specifics about the author's training and diet plans.
Congratulations Travis on a great story. I found your last few chapters especially helpful. I wish you luck on your journey to personal and professional excellence.
"Hoped for more usable tips"
Complete respect for the author's accomplishments, but was hoping for more info that could be applied to us mere mortals who are crazy enough to participate in ultra running.
"Exactly what I hoped for"
This was what I was hoping for. Turley the ultra mindset is taught here. Incredible stories.
"Inspiring get your butt in gear reading"
Great story, a motivational and no nonsense story of Travis's life, how he continues to conquer new goals and inspired me to DO MORE
THANK YOU TRAVIS
"Well tested advice"
Very practical methods of acheiving goals, delivered by the author within the frame of ultra endurance sports. Travis Macy shows how he came to live these steps and goals and the falls along the way. It's not just for athletes - I enjoyed the book but will still never run 100miles!
Oh dear. I wanted to really like this book, but having finished it, I can't really remember what it was about at all. It's part auto-biographical, part "how-to" manual, but doesn't really work on either level.
I find that I have very little in common with Travis - It just didn't connect with me.
Find another book to listen it? Maybe that's a bit harsh, but there are many far better reads out there.
Think a possible average book with very few principles was taken below par by the narration. A tough listen - but more about the Travis Macy career than principles of an ultra mindset. Maybe just a wrong title for the book; but wanted more from this.
"fantastic insight into mental strength"
loved it. very interesting and descriptive story about the mental fortitude required in both sporting and personal endevours
"well worth a listen"
This is a book written by a guy who has been there and done it with bells on. He offers practical insights into why an ultra mindset can be applied and be extremely useful in day to day life.
It was just ok.some good bits.some boring.born to run.best running book I have ever read.some ultra runners won't mention scott jureck.seriously.we all have are own opinions.
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