Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

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A&C Black, Jul 5, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 272 pages
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'Run until you can't run anymore. Then run some more. Find a new source of energy and will. Then run even faster.' The words of Scott Jurek, a dominant force - and darling - in the gruelling and growing sport of ultrarunning for more than a decade. In 1999, as a complete unknown, he took the lead in the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile jaunt over the Gold Rush trails of America's Sierra Nevada. He went on to win that race seven years in a row. Jurek was also one of the elite runners who travelled to Mexico to run with the Tarahumara Indians, as profiled in the international bestseller Born to Run. His accomplishments are nothing short of extraordinary.

In Eat and Run, Jurek opens up about his life and career as an elite athlete, and about the vegan diet that is key to his success. From his Midwestern childhood of hunting and fishing to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism, to his epic, record-breaking races, Jurek's story shows the power of an iron will and the importance of thinking of food as fuel.

Full of stories of endurance and competition as well as practical advice and some of his original recipes, Eat and Run will motivate people to go the distance, whether that means getting out for a first run, expanding your food horizons, or simply exploring the limits of human potential.
 

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User 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

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User 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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Contents

Sometimes You Just Do Things
13
Pain Only IIurts
27
The Wisdom of Iiooie Dan
45
Attack of the Big Birds
62
Dangerous Tune
81
Are You Peeing?
91
Battling Bug Boy
104
Of Bears and Gazelles
123
These Guys Again?
142
Hunted by the Wasatch Soeedgoat
164
Lost
192
Secrets of the Dark Wizard
207
Epilogue
221
Notes
237
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Scott Jurek is a world-renowned ultramarathon champion who trains and races on a plant-based diet. One of the key characters in the bestselling Born to Run, he is known and admired for his earth-conscious lifestyle and is also a highly sought-after motivational speaker, physical therapist, coach, and chef.

Steve Friedman has been published in the New York Times, Esquire, and The Best American Sports Writing. He is the author of Lost on Treasure Island and Driving Lessons.

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