Monday, February 14, 2011

The Amazing Book..Running On Empty!!!!

Dear friends and family...Marshall Ulrich is a long time friend of mine, he is the person who inspired me to run my first Badwater 135 miles. Marshall's book Running On Empty is sure to be one of the best books you will ever buy and read.
Love to all

February 14, 2011

3,063 miles. 52 days. 57 years old.

People drive across the United States all the time, touring the 3,000-plus miles for vacation, relocation, or rite of passage. Every now and then, someone makes the trip on foot, taking a year or more to walk across the great expanse of our country.

Marshall Ulrich ran from San Francisco to New York City in 52.5 days. He was 57 years old and making an attempt to break a world record set by a man half his age.

Completing the mind-bending and body-breaking equivalent of 117 back-to-back marathons, he ran an average of more than 400 miles a week, gained 84,430 feet in elevation, dealt with temps ranging from below freezing to the upper 90s, and crossed 12 states.

Ulrich is a versatile, world-class extreme endurance athlete, not only a legendary ultra-runner but also Seven Summits mountaineer and adventure racer. So although his new book, "Running on Empty," is a memoir mostly about the transcontinental run, it also includes tales and lessons learned from all his athletic pursuits, some painful, some funny, some completely life-changing.

Now, Marshall has given us the inside scoop for you on how to order your copy today. You can also get some valuable "give-aways" we know you'll love by going to

We've already seen a preview copy, and we know this is something you'll be interested in reading for yourself!

"Riveting--the man has endured more, experienced more, accomplished more than you can imagine."

AMBY BURFOOT, editor at large of Runner's World

"An athlete of astonishing grit ..."

MARK BURNETT, producer of Survivor, Eco-Challenge, The Apprentice and others

"Marshall is The Man. Definitively ... Nothing can stop him, and that gives us all hope, gives us resolve to keep trying."

DEAN KARNAZES, ultra distance runner and author of Ultramarathon Man

"Tempting as it might be to describe him as superhuman, Marshall has fallen and struggled ... His story ... is ours."

ARON RALSTON, author of Between a Rock and a Hard Place and subject of 127 Hours


Stephen Spada said...

Can't wait to get the book! Thanks Lisa...

Lisa Smith-Batchen said...

Thank you Stephen!! Help get the word out about Marshalls is a book for all to read.

Happy day

Thomas Bussiere said...

Thanks Lisa for the info. Looking forward to the book. I hope all is well for your family. God bless.

April said...

Hi! I came across your blog while doing a google search on sugar free living. A post from Feb 2010 popped up. Are you still living sugar free? Can you recommend any books to help me? I am new to running nd I need to do something about my eating habits. They are terrible! And I know it. I feel terrible all the time. It's so hard to make changes. I don't know if I am addicted to sugar or just eating jump in general. Any advice or guidance would be greatly appreciated!

April said...

Correction - junk - not jump! Sorry, auto correct isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Ashin said...

I am Ashin, a graduate student from Academy of Art University. I am doing the research and design about my MFA thesis project. It is about designing shoes for ultra running or ultra marthon. I think ultra runners have lots of foot problems or special needs on their footwear. Do you agree with me? How do you think about this topic? What are your problems or inconvenience during your ultra running?