Eat and run scott jurek review
Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott JurekFor 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.
Being a vegan, I always look for different recipes and ways to combine veganism with my running. In addition, with Scott Jurek being an ultra-runner, I was intrigued before I even picked the book up. However, the book does provide a valuable insight of how the specific diet can work, even with ultra-runners, who arguably need more calories than the majority of sportspeople. I love the fact that despite enduring significant suffering in his younger days he turned out to be a well respected, down to earth guy who is loved by many and so looked-up to in the running community. If you want a book that is biased towards veganism with recipes Scott uses himself and you love to run a particularly long distance then look no further than Eat and Run. Marcus first discovered running as a means of releasing exam-related stress, and almost immediately fell in love with the world of endurance sports. Previously having represented his county, Suffolk, as a youth athlete, Marcus has more recently qualified for the triathlon age group World Championships in Mexico , and run his first Marathon at Valencia Marathon in
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In a book about running? I love the politics of veganism. I agree with it all. Which is point worth pondering on. Willpower is a crucial element of trail running and mandatory for ultra running. Without it, you may as well go back to playing Backgammon in the bar. In between recipes that make hardened meat eaters actually drool enough to seek out the specialist ingredients required, Jurek relates his transition to veganism and the struggles he faced in the obvious problem of such a change: maintaining enough calories and nutrients going into his body to fuel amazing feats of ultra endurance.
Thank you! As a child, Jurek frequently asked his father why he had to do chores instead of playing with friends. Jurek briefly mentions his wedding and subsequent divorce but says nothing about his marriage, giving the impression that at the height of his career, training and winning were the only things that mattered. The divorce, combined with the death of his mother, contributed to a win drought; during these sections of the book, the author displays genuine introspection. Uneven, but patient readers will be rewarded with lessons about persistence and the joy of running. There was a problem adding your email address. Please try again.
How did you spend the past 24 hours? Probably not in the same way as Scott Jurek did one day in May , when at the age of 36 he ran non-stop for He is undoubtedly the greatest ultrarunner of his generation, as his many race victories — including the mile Badwater Ultramarathon through California's Death Valley and Greece's mile Spartathlon — indicate. Given the difficult Midwestern childhood he chronicles — a mother crippled by multiple sclerosis, an authoritarian father — the glib explanation would be that he started running as an escape, a view he reinforces by saying: "I was often chasing a state of mind, a place where worries melted away". But to reach that place involved much pain as well, including vomiting, hallucinations, grotesque blistering and blackened toenails dropping off — a fellow competitor once had his surgically removed before a race, just in case. Unusually, Jurek's triumphs have been achieved on a vegan diet, about whose benefits he is messianic, and casual readers may well skip the recipes dotted throughout — Xocolatl Energy Balls with raw cacao nibs and mesquite powder, anyone?