Eat & Run

Eat & Run

My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

Book - 2012
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In Eat and Run, ultrarunner Scott Jurek opens up about his life and career as an elite athlete, and about the vegan diet that is key to his success.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
ISBN: 9780547569659
0547569653
Characteristics: xi, 260 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Friedman, Steve 1955-
Alternative Title: Eat and run

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jonathansmith7447
Nov 20, 2015

great read

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sflibuser
May 07, 2015

It is about Scott Jurek and he describes in the book that he was nobody, had tough childhood and became an elite runner. He is the most famous for winning western states 7 times in a row. He mentions about his running, life struggles and his diet; how and why a meat eater from Minnesota became vegan. For someone interested in cooking, he includes some of his vegan recipes in this book. This book is very inspiring specially in terms of running; running 100 miles and longer.

If you read Chris McDougall's BORN TO RUN and enjoyed it, then you'll enjoy Scott Jurek's book as well. A vegan manifesto but also an honest portrait of normal existential travails -- familial dysfunction, marital woes, alienation from a best friend. The book ends with Jurek's account of his positively super-heroic effort at the Greek Spartathlon Ultra Race. Those chapters alone make the book worthwhile reading. Read this book!

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pittleboom
Aug 06, 2014

Perhaps there is a cult following to this man; this book, however, is badly written and offers little.

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shawnarules
May 31, 2013

This is book is truly inspiring. I picked it up because it showed up as vegan reading when I did an online search...I'm normally not into 'athlete' reads. I was totally surprised by the content and I'm glad that I now have an awareness of who Scott Jurek is and his perspective on running and life.

Trail_Addiction Jan 28, 2013

Great inspiring book. If only Jurek wasn't so adamantly vegan. After two years of running my body into the ground while being vegan I know for me this diet is not sustainable the way it seems to be for Scott. If only Tim Olsen had a book like this I think the low carb paleo perspective would be great alternative view to this. Still this book will get you motivated to go out and run!

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orthogonal
Jan 01, 2013

The chili recipe turned out well, I will make it again. I will probably try more of his recipes. I like how he sees part of his success due to his vegan diet not in spite of it.

hhf3 Aug 30, 2012

Couldn't put it down! Great book, very inspiring, and it includes recipes.

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BeckyHelton
Aug 10, 2012

Really interesting book - and not what I expected when I heard that it is by a vegan ultramarathoner. He grew up hunting & fishing, for food for his family, and became vegan as he found it helped him with his running. There isn't a training plan in this book, he just talks about what works for him and says you should find what works for you.

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green_tiger_1186
Jun 20, 2014

Sometimes you just do things

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green_tiger_1186
Jun 20, 2014

If you're not on the edge, you're taking up too much room

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green_tiger_1186
Jun 20, 2014

When you run on the Earth and with the Earth, you can run forever

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