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Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness


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Veg Runner, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Veg Runner)
Loved this book. Great motivational read even if you're not a runner (or a vegan). He includes great recipes at the end of every chapter. Long run pizza bread, minnesota chili, and xocolate energy ball recipes are more than worth the price of the book to me!
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utahnicole, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by utahnicole)
Such a great book- combines my two favorite things; running and a vegan diet.
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pensivepumpkin, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by pensivepumpkin)
I love this book. Love. Jurek has such an interesting personal story to me, and his attitude is legendary. Even more than that, I love the way his journey toward Veganism is portrayed not as some sort of epiphany or personal quest, but as an evolution. I've wanted to incorporate some of these ideas into my nutrition plan and didn't really know how. This work taught me that, and I've lost ten pounds of fat already since my body is no longer desperate for nutrients. Definite bonus. Beautiful book, part memoir, part training plan (yes, I've added some of his routes to my running bucket list) and even part cookbook given that there are recipes included.

Definitely a book you can read again. My favorite read for 2012.
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johnprudhont, June 10, 2012 (view all comments by johnprudhont)
Love the excerpt from the book. As an Ultra Runner who is looking forward to doing the Western States 100, hopefully in 2013, and Badwater sometime in the future, I really appreciate Jurek's down to earth story telling qualities. It is always refreshing to read how humble the top ultra runners are and how they struggle like the rest of us. Having just completed the Nanny Goat 24 hr/100 mile trail race over Memorial Day Weekend, I can definitely relate to the challenges that are faced by Jurek and other ultra runners when it is hot and there are still many miles to go. I am looking forward to reading the whole book and remembering his tenacity when I am struggling in my next 50 miler, in 95-100 degree temps or my next training runs on the sandstone trails in Canyon Country, CA.
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I would LOVE to win this book! I can't wait to read it, thank you for posting the preview of it. Please pick me to win a copy of Eat & Run :-)
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My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Jurek, Scott
Friedman, Steve
Running & Jogging
Health and Medicine-Diet and Nutrition
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9 x 6 in

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Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
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Product details 272 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - English 9780547569659 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "When celebrated runner Jurek, assisted by journalist Steve Friedman, begins his road to wellness and triumph in his book, he speaks candidly about the tortuous toll put on the human body by ultra-runners, namely cramps, black toenails, chaffing, and dehydration. Following a sickly Midwestern childhood and a mother diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Jurek eventually transitions from skiing to long-distance running, entering his first marathon at age 20, weaning himself off of hypertension meds by switching from a protein diet to a vegan one. 'What we eat is a matter of life and death,' the athlete writes; 'food is who we are.' His achievements prove Jurek is doing something right, winning the 100-mile Western States Endurance run seven times, the 135-mile Badwater Ultra, the 153-mile Spartathlon in Greece, and setting an American record for running the most number of miles in a day. Blended with the pro running tips and marathons, Jurek serves up some of his original food recipes to power up the novice or the professional athlete on his way to the finish line in this life-changing track primer. Accessible and riveting, Jurek's book makes the task of self-transformation look effortless, from illness to wellness, from reluctance to triumph, yet this hard-fought journey to consciousness is not a small feat. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "What a triumph — both Scott Jurek's life and this one-of-a-kind book. I've seen Scott in action as he defies unimaginable challenges, and thanks to this breathtakingly personal account, I finally understand how he does it. He rebuilt himself literally from the inside out, and the result is a man — and a story — unlike any other."
"Review" by , "The surprise here isn't that Scott Jurek knows a lot about nutrition — I especially love his "Holy Moly Guacamole" recipe. Or that he ran prodigious mileage to prepare for his many ultramarathon victories. More impressively, we discover that Jurek studied many of the great philosophers, and used their lessons to focus his running. In pursuing the mental side of endurance, Jurek uncovers the most important secrets any runner can learn." Amby Burfoot, winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon and author of The Runners Guide to the Meaning of Life
"Review" by , "This is the inspiring story of an inspired man. Scott Jurek's phenomenal success as an ultramarathoner demonstrates that meat and other animal foods are not necessary for optimum health, strength, and endurance."
"Synopsis" by , Ultrarunner and star of Born to Run, Scott Jurek's Eat and Run, an inspiring memoir of Jurek's remarkable running career, fueled, surprisingly, by an entirely plant-based diet.
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