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Publisher's Summary

Twenty-six point two miles isn’t enough anymore. Obstacle course racing, which combines the endurance challenges of a marathon with the mind-bending rigors of overcoming obstacles along the way, is taking the world by storm. At the center of this phenomenon is Joe De Sena, the driving force behind the enormously popular Spartan Race. De Sena offers a simple philosophy: commit to a goal, put in the work, and get it done. From that philosophy, as played out first in his own life and now for millions across trails, through mud, and up mountainsides, Spartan Race was born. Now in Spartan Up! De Sena gives you a life strategy guide that takes you out of your comfort zone and into a combat zone. As he breaks down obstacles from his many races, detailing how each parallels real life experiences, you will learn how to:


Conquer your greatest obstacle - your will
Embrace your greatest friend - discipline
Make limitations vanish and establish a new normal
Achieve the ultimate: obstacle immunity
Other events breed sheep; Spartan Race breeds wolves.
Filled with unforgettable stories of Spartan racers as well as hard-won truths learned along the course, Spartan Up! will help anyone reach their full potential - in life, business, relationships, indeed anything one sets out to do. It is the blueprint that takes you right past Go, to your finish line.
©2014 Spartan Race, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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By Barbara on 02-02-15

A different type of mindset

If you could sum up Spartan Up! in three words, what would they be?

Decide, commit, change

What did you like best about this story?

There are many stories about various types of people, including the author. Joe de Sena seems to be cut from a different cloth than most people, but that's probably what makes him as successful as he is. All the stories are varied and have a point,

What does Christian Rummel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I wasn't thrilled with the narration in the beginning, but it grew on me. I can't say that he brought anything at all.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The story of the Marines and the amputee early in the book. Short, but, message received!

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed all the messages in this book. Work hard, eat to fuel yourself, sometimes just getting to the starting line is a win, life changes the rules, try not to be so comfortable all the time.

Well worth your time in listening even if you don't plan to do a Spartan race.

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By Mario on 04-07-15

Excellent book!

Very motivating! I liked this book a lot. It brings new insights about motivation, strength and happiness.

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By karl on 06-26-15

This could be life changing

This is a book that tells you to toughen up, but tells you how to change your mindset to do it. It offers alot of insight into a great mind and how to change how you think using real life anecdotes and life experiences.
YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED

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By Philip vH on 01-25-15

Liked the spartan mantra, far too much marketing

What would have made Spartan Up! better?

It lacks any scientific basis, it's a collection of stories peppered with thinly veiled marketing messages for the races.

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By Douglas on 10-28-15

Gets you going

Fascinating story and lifestyle. this book is great to listen to while running because it forces you to ask the question "Am I pushing myself or not? "

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By aidanmyles.com on 05-23-15

Inspriational

A lot of great analogies and metaphors for life. Voice over took a bit of getting used to, seemed way over the top/cliche tough guy sounding.

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