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Publisher Description

“In pursuing the mental side of endurance, Jurek uncovers the most important secrets any runner can learn.”—Amby Burfoot, author of The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life

For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force—and darling—in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. Until recently he held the American 24-hour record and he was one of the elite runners profiled in the runaway bestseller Born to Run.

In Eat and Run, Jurek opens up about his life and career as a champion athlete with a plant-based diet and inspires runners at every level. From his Midwestern childhood hunting, fishing, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes family to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism, Scott’s story shows the power of an iron will and blows apart the stereotypes of what athletes should eat to fuel optimal performance. Full of stories of competition as well as science and practical advice—including his own recipes—Eat and Run will motivate readers and expand their food horizons.

“Jurek’s story and ideas should easily manage to speak to and cheer on anyone seeking to live life as fully as possible.”—Denver Post

“A shockingly honest, revealing, and inspiring memoir.”—Trail Runner

GENRE
Sports & Outdoors
RELEASED
2012
June 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
HMH Books
SIZE
11
MB

Customer Reviews

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Inspiring

One doesn't need to be an ultra runner to benefit from this book. Anyway we look at it, the book is entertaining, interesting, informative, inspirational, it takes the reader towards some of the hardest races on the planet, an through the humanity of these super athletes. It takes you on a journey through family ties, friendships and love. At the same times shows us a depth of loneliness we all can recognize ourselves, whether we are athletes or not. It shows the emotional strive of acknowledging being alive and speaks about that search of transcendence many of us keep looking for through different ways including running. It leaves an impression of the humanity of the man, through a journey from the stages of his life as a child, a loving grandson and son, as a shy teenager, as a friend, a husband, he is not shy to disclose the complexity of his emotions and relationships -The way he speaks about his mother throughout the book brought tears to my eyes- And the way he speaks about his best friend Dusty thought the book one can't help liking him so much, and that moment when we writes about how they were going to meet again and work towards mending the friendship, so simple and so beautiful. Scott shows as well something beautiful in his writing, I think what makes him a man and not just a super competitive athlete, the human richness of life, how relationships and life can transcend with love, and respect. How second, third, forth chances are there for everyone to grasp, whether we are experienced or not, because the way is forward, and that road in its simple way of being, could very well be the creative path we are searching to transform the stagnant parts of our lives if we make the effort.

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