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Book Review – Eat and Run by Scott Jurek
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.
S cott Jurek is a combination of fierce competitor, Zen master racer and boy-next-door. I recall chatting with Scott several years ago concerning his desire to write a book about his diet. This story of his running life is the result of that need to share, and any reader with an interest in running and healthy eating will be glad he did. Part deeply honest memoir and part vegan cookbook, Scott warms us up with the challenges of his childhood in the Midwest amidst the world of ski racing. He then embraces running and ultra running while delving into his complete diet metamorphosis.
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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
Posted By Neel in Books , Reviews 0 comments. Sometimes you just do things. My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness. Scott Jurek or Jurker as called lovingly by his friend Dusty is a tall, lanky, head full of fusilli pasta like hair and a world renowned ultramarathoner. He has been a dominating force for nearly two decades in the unforgiving sport of ultra running. He has won Western States mile race seven times in a row. He has twice won the brutal Badwater Ultramarathon of miles.