The Cool Impossible

  • by Eric Orton
  • Narrated by Nick Cordero
  • 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Featured in the best-selling book Born to Run, coach and performance guru Eric Orton has spent a lifetime learning and thinking about running and about the limitless possibilities of the human body and mind. In The Cool Impossible, Orton shares his wealth of knowledge in an inspiring step-by-step guide that will open up a new world of achievement for runners of all levels of ability and experience. The truth is: Athleticism is awareness. That simple phrase is at the core of The Cool Impossible. Athleticism requires awareness of form and technique, awareness of our effort level, and, most important, awareness of what we think (and don' t think). And with that awareness comes the possibility of endless potential and improvement, progress and mastery - and, ultimately, achievement that you never before would have thought possible. With a program focused on proper running form, strength development, and cardiovascular training, Orton will help first-step beginners, prime-time competitors, and enduring veterans reach " the cool impossible" - the belief that any achievement, athletic or otherwise, is within our reach.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Inadequate in Audio Format. No supplement offered.

I was super excited about this book, but in the end was disappointed that there was no supplement to the audio book. Really, how is this unabridged? Complete sections are missing.

Eric makes a lot of references to items that appear in the print edition and there's no option for those of us who purchased the audio-book to understand unless we supplement this book with a purchase of a print edition also.

Having said that, I did enjoy the material and I did pick up a thing or two from listening to it. Overall however I was just annoyed. I wish I had purchased the print edition rather than this audio-book. Hopefully, you can learn from my mistake.
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- Crystal West

Audio book for a specific to his training facility

What disappointed you about The Cool Impossible?

After listening to 'Born to Run', I had an expectation about this book, but the whole book is about the training routine specific to the location and workout. Not useful for a casual runner

What could Eric Orton have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Make this book generic for runners for a typical workout schedule instead of focusing on one. Also adding a good examples will help to motivate like the one at the beginning of the book

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Lost in focus

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


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- K.Runner

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-26-2013
  • Publisher: Recorded Books