Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force—and darling—in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. In 1999, as a complete unknown, he took the lead of the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile traverse over the old Gold Rush trails of the California Sierra Nevada. He won that race seven years in a row, setting a course record along the way. Twice he won the Badwater Ultramarathon, a 135-mile “jaunt” through Death Valley. Recently he set an American record of 165.7 miles in 24 hours—6 1/2 marathons in one day. And he was one of the elite runners who traveled to Mexico to run with the Tarahumara Indians, as profiled in the bestsellerBorn to Run. His accomplishments are nothing short of extraordinary, but that he has achieved all of this on a plant-based diet makes his story all the more so.
InEat and Run, Scott Jurek opens up about his life and career—as an elite athlete and a vegan—and inspires runners at every level. From his Midwestern childhood hunting, fishing, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes family, to his early beginnings in running (he hated it), to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism, to his world-spanning, record-breaking races, Scott’s story shows the power of an iron will and blows apart all the stereotypes of what athletes should eat to fueloptimal performance. Chock-full of incredible, on-the-brink stories of endurance and competition, fascinating science, and accessible practical advice—including his own favorite plant-based recipes—Eat and Run will motivate everyone to “go the distance,” whether that means getting out for that first run, expanding your food horizons, or simply exploring the limits of your own potential.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thebradking - LibraryThing
This serves as a companion to Born To Run, the best-seller about ultra-marathon running. Scott Jurek, one of the runners in the book, has written a memoir about his life. I'm not sure that people who ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sandra.k.heinzman - LibraryThing
I'm reading this now and although I have no desire to be an ultra anything, I'm enjoying reading about Scott's journey. The nutrition aspect is very very interesting and also the tips he gives on running, breathing, etc. Read full review
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Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
Scott Jurek,Steve Friedman
Limited preview - 2013