Synopses & Reviews
FROM WORLD-CLASS MARATHONER AND 4-TIME OLYMPIAN Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky comes a whole foods, flavor-forward cookbook that proves food can be indulgent and nourishing at the same time. Finally here’s a cookbook for runners that shows fat is essential for flavor and performance and that counting calories, obsessing over protein, and restrictive dieting does more harm than good.
Packed with more than 100 recipes for every part of your day, attention-grabbing nutritional wisdom and inspiring stories from two fitness-crazed women that became fast friends 15 years ago, Run Fast Eat Slow has all the bases covered. Fitness-minded readers will find no shortage of delicious meals, satisfying snacks, thirst-quenching drinks, and wholesome treats. Fan favorites include Can’t Beet Me Smoothie, Arugula Cashew Pesto, High-Altitude Bison Meatballs, Superhero Muffins, Kale Radicchio Salad with Farro, and Double Chocolate Teff Cookies.
Packaged as a beautiful, full-color hardcover cookbook, Run Fast Eat Slow, will stand out from other running cookbooks and will please Shalane’s devoted fans who have been asking for food advice and recipes from her for years. Now Flanagan wants to share with the 42 million runners nationwide the recipes she eats to break records and live well.
"There are so many misleading diet trends pushed at young female athletes. Finally here's a book after my own heart celebrating indulging in real food!" Allyson Felix, Olympic gold medal sprinter
"You are what you put in your body. In Run Fast, Eat Slow, Shalane and Elyse provide amazing recipes for fueling your body. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to excel in running or just live a healthy and active lifestyle." Meb Keflezighi, four-time US Olympian and Boston Marathon champion
"Feeding my cravings with healthy food has long been my recipe for running longevity. Run Fast Eat Slow contains sound advice and delicious and nutritious recipes finally a true runner's kitchen companion."
Joan Benoit Samuelson, first-ever women's Olympic marathon champion
About the Author
Shalane Flanagan is an Olympic medalist, champion Marathoner, and American record-holding distance-runner. She is sponsored by Nike and has been featured in countless Running and Women's magazines throughout the world. Growing up a runner, Flanagan has always been passionate about food as well. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Elyse Kopecky is a food writer and whole foods chef. She is a graduate of Natural Gourmet Institute for Healthy and Culinary Arts. Formerly a digital marketing producer for Nike, Kopecky left the corporate world to focus on her passion for healthy food. She lives and works in Bend, Oregon with her husband and young daughter.
Shalane Flanagan, Elyse Kopecky on PowellsBooks.Blog
After graduation we both ended up moving to Portland to work for Nike, in opposite capacities, Shalane as a star athlete and me as a cubicle warrior churning out marketing plans. Our journeys have been so different, but we’ve crossed paths so many times and stayed friends over the past 18 years...