[Reading] ➵ The End of the Trail ➼ John David Fischer – Ormskirkremovals.co.uk



10 thoughts on “The End of the Trail

  1. says:

    This is one of the most terribly written books I ve ever encountered As such, it s great fun to have around so I can pull it out late on drunken nights to read in an appropriately pompous, Shakespearean tone to friends Here s a gem from the first page The runners garb is a kaleidoscope of colors and style, punctuated by the domination of the color white mixed with smatterings of all the other colors of the rainbow Paints quite the picture, eh We don t even have to leave that page to find a This is one of the most terribly written books I ve ever encountered As such, it s great fun to have around so I can pull it out late on drunken nights to read in an appropriately pompous, Shakespearean tone to friends Here s a gem from the first page The runners garb is a kaleidoscope of colors and style, punctuated by the domination of the color white mixed with smatterings of all the other colors of the rainbow Paints quite the picture, eh We don t even have to leave that page to find another laugh out loud masterpiece Each runner brings a unique, individualistic, but practical color of white, the sun reflective brightness that will protect him from the burning brutality of the sun s rays as the long, summer daylight hours drone on to their completion with the arrival of the blackened night many hours down the trail Terrific, hilarious, awful stuff.I bought this in preparation for my own running of Western States, but everything aside from the training diary reprint is useless unless you need a chuckle


  2. says:

    While the spectacle of the Western States Endurance Run is always one that elicits a great deal of awe, Fischer s account written nearly thirty years after the fact fails to capture anything unique In fact, it feels almost trivial in his telling and the attempt at the end of each chapter to tie his life after the race to each stage of the race rings hollow This is one of those personal accounts that probably means a lot to the author, but he fails to translate it to a reading audience A d While the spectacle of the Western States Endurance Run is always one that elicits a great deal of awe, Fischer s account written nearly thirty years after the fact fails to capture anything unique In fact, it feels almost trivial in his telling and the attempt at the end of each chapter to tie his life after the race to each stage of the race rings hollow This is one of those personal accounts that probably means a lot to the author, but he fails to translate it to a reading audience A disappointing read


  3. says:

    B While the writing quality isn t stellar, and he rambles at times, he truly captures the pain and pleasure and everything in between is there anything in between of a 100mile race Fascinating You see his struggles, the pain really inspiring.


  4. says:

    Any runner has got to be inspired by this tale of strength, courage, and stamina in completing a 100 mile race within 24 hours I was especially interested in J.D s training log in the back.


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The End of the Trail The Author, A Runner Of Average Ability, Describes His Running Of The Western States Mile Endurance Run, The Country S Most Well Known Ultra Endurance Running Event The Story Was Written Twenty Years After He Completed The Race, And He Looks Back And Shows How The Race Has Becme A Metaphor For His Own Life This Account Takes The Reader Literally Step By Step Through Every Section Of His Race Toward His Destiny With The Finish Line You Will Live His High And Low Points During The Race, The Physical And Mental Obstacles He Faces, And His Thoughts About The Race And Life As He Runs On The Trail The Many Hours He Spends During The Day And Nighttime Hours Is A Memorable Experience, One Of Great Determination To Reach The Finish Line