Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness (2020)

Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness Scott Jurek Steve Friedman Eat and Run My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness For 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 hour record and he was one of the eli
  • Title: Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
  • Author: Scott Jurek Steve Friedman
  • ISBN: 9781408833384
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback
Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness Scott Jurek Steve Friedman For 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 inspiresFor 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.
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  1. ChristopherRyan

    I m a longtime admirer of Scott Jurek, both for his athleticism and veganism, and was really looking forward to this book Within two pages, however, I was shocked at its simplistic, childish tone and oddly terse sentences EAT AND RUN is, at times, difficult to read than a sophisticated piece of literature It isn t condescending, but comes across as naive and underwritten I m not sure if this was his voice or the ghost writer s, but it was an odd decision While I don t know Scott, I once sat bes [...]

  2. La Petite Américaine

    And now a summary of this book I m Scott Jurek I am so great I m vegan I m Scott Jurek I am so great I m vegan I m Scott Jurek I am so great I m vegan I m Scott Jurek I am so great I m vegan I m Scott Jurek I am so great I m vegan I m Scott Jurek I am so great I m vegan I m Scott Jurek I am so great I m vegan Look I like Scott Jurek We all do He s a great runner and he just seems like a really nice guy But you ll need the willpower of an ultra marathoner to get through this oned getting the to l [...]

  3. Christina

    I couldn t decide at first whether to give this book a 2 for its self absorbed, sticky sweet, are you for real passages or a 5 for the moments of comedy and enjoyment my kids and I had in reading those same passages to each other I settled on a 3.This guy can run He can run long distances 100 miles, anyone and he can win at those distances And I totally respect him for that I just wish he could consistently describe those races without the grand standing and self congratulatory tone.Other than s [...]

  4. Scott Bischke

    Read this book shortly after completing BORN TO RUN, being inspired by the latter and intrigued with ultra marathoning, the ultra marathoning life, and Scott Jurcek Loved reading about his exploits in any of a hundred races, the crazy pain these folks put themselves through And also greatly enjoyed the way the book talked of nutrition as the basis of his incredible physical feats Only a tiny downgrade for some self aggrandizing, though given the premise of the book being reviewing his stellar ru [...]

  5. Martin Rowe

    I m a marathon runner and I m a vegan, so I ve a soft spot for Scott Jurek I ve seen him speak twice in person and he seems like a nice guy, and his memoir hasn t changed my opinion of him He s made an enormous contribution to distance running, and shown that you can be a world champion on a vegan diet He doesn t shy away from the v word, but he doesn t talk much about animal welfare he initially became a vegan for health and environmental reasons.I hadn t realized that Scott had grown up in suc [...]

  6. Elizabeth

    I was very disappointed in this book though maybe it is my own fault I wanted to learn about ultras and was very curious about his diet but the book felt flat to me Jurek seems very invested in this dual narrative that he is just an ordinary person who has a stronger will than everyone else and that he achieves because he lives so outside the mainstream He was awfully sneery about the modern lifestyle considering this lifestyle is what allows his to exist I enjoyed hearing about Dusty and then h [...]

  7. Donna

    This is nonfiction and an autobiography of Scott Jurek, an ultramarathon runner I loved this I had no idea who he was the running is what drew me in He had a hard childhood that had him taking care of his mom and younger siblings He grew up fast and learned to focus and succeed He carried that over into his running He was very impressionable and I like how certain events made such an impact in his life I also liked how he was so determined to be the best and to do the best he could He mentioned [...]

  8. Corey

    The writing is very subpar, but the recipes have been really good so far The lentil burgers are time intensive but fantastic and you can make a ton of them at once and freeze them forever They taste good not even cooked, just eat them raw or whatever.The book itself is really strange, you can tell that there is a whole lot of information missing like how we only hear about all of the amaaaazing runs he has where he wins the race, but we never hear about the races he doesn t finish I remember my [...]

  9. Sara

    A truly engaging and inspiring read This was than just a book on eating and running, this was a book on life On living life free, fun and fast On living life as kind and as open as you can while chasing the high of the run Ultramarathoners are unique individuals and I am in awe of Scott s determination and perseverance to finish As a runner and a vegan myself, this spoke to me on those basic levels but this again was so much Scott s story from early childhood and his first race speaks of endur [...]

  10. J.R. Newell

    Before I read this book, I had never heard of Scott Jurek I checked it out of the library based on an article I had read in a running magazine and thought the premise sounded interesting And it was but the writing was not The book did not flow well at all While what Scott Jurek as accomplished as an ultramarathon runner is AMAZING, he doesn t know how to craft his rather rough childhood into an interesting and compelling story that could inspire others He didn t touch on how he balanced his runn [...]

  11. Jon

    Jurek not only runs ultra marathons, he wins them repeatedly Does that mean he should write a book Yes Absolutely Get it all out on paper, get it published, make some money You earned it.Now, do you want to read this Let s do this old school page 17 You re jogging along in mile 42 in an ultramarathon and hobo standing on top of a cactus offers you a drink out of a caldron full of laundry He has a chicken on his shoulder and points to a calendar floating in the air On the 23rd of Fig Newton it re [...]

  12. Riannon

    I really could relate to Scott Jurek, when he wrote about running for the love of running, with childlike joy at the experience I ve never run an ultra, but have completed 2 full marathons and 16 halfs The way he wrote about running was inspiring I could almost imagine that I was running while reading this book, and I did run quite a few miles than usual this week, which I attribute to this book It was nice to get a few recipes as well, some of which I plan on trying out My only letdown was tha [...]

  13. Maria

    20130327 I ve been a fan of Scott Jurek for many years, so I was pretty excited when this book came out It s a great story well written, courageous, very inspiring My only issues with it were the descriptions of overt sexism present during some of his competitive runs Honestly, that s the only reason why I didn t give this book five stars As a female runner, listening to this book while out running, it was a huge slap in the face to hear some of the degrading insults offered up as encouragement [...]

  14. C.E. G

    Reading this book is like getting stuck in a one sided conversation with the most boring dude at the party In this particular case, the offender is an ultra marathoner who s discovered the miracles of a vegan diet As much as I love veganism and running, turns out I can t stand the person who s most famous for living promoting the two.I m actually too irritated about the time I wasted with this book to give it a lengthy review I can t even make the vegan recipes in it because he uses such expensi [...]

  15. Amory Skaggs

    It s a classic memoir so you won t walk away with much new besides some good running tips and wfpb recipes But the sheer determination and will to run an ultra over and over is quite inspiring.

  16. Sharon Roy

    I am all about running these days, and this book, written by an amazing and successful ultra marathoner who is also a vegan who does yoga and practices Tao Buddhism, is pure inspiration The book is structured by a series of vignettes about Scott s early life and from is running career Each story provides a glimpse into the physical, psychological, and spiritual elements of Scott s development as a runner and as a person Each story is followed up with a bit of sage advice for inspiring runners an [...]

  17. Jabiz Raisdana

    This book wasn t great and I got stuck in it for a while, but I am glad I read it It had moments of clarity and inspiration for sure As a vegan and a person who is new to running, there was a lot I could relate to for sure I just found some of the stories dull and uninspiring The last few chapters, when he started discussing his life and spiritual awakening were better than the middle Glad to be done with it and ready to move on.

  18. Lee

    I made it three quarters of the way through and had to take it back to the library I m interested in his story and I like the recipes but I m not a huge fan of the writing.

  19. Irina

    I loved the book because of three reasons 1 It s inspirational.2 It s instructional 3 It s educational The story of Scott Jurek is a perfect example of how determination and will make you who you want to be, unleash your potential It can be read and enjoyed even by those who are not particularly interested in running or eating For runners including complete beginners and amateurs , the advice the author gives throughout the book is valuable and insightful.The fact that Scott Jurek not just runs [...]

  20. tooliepanna

    wietna ksi ka zar wno dla szukaj cych inspiracji sportowych, jak i kulinarnych A gdy poszukuje sie obydw ch pozycja idealna Przy tym bardzo interesuj co opisane kolejne kroki, kt re autor podj by pozna w asny organizm i jego reakcje na kolejne wyzwania fizyczne i zmiany w diecie Gwiazdka odj ta za przera aj cy egocentryzm autora w ksi ce przewijaj si w tki osobiste i zastanawia mnie, jak on w og le m g tak swoj on traktowa D

  21. Tom

    Jurek runs and runs and runs, sometimes 24 hours a day, sometimes 100 miles or He also is a vegan I m a sucker for stories about ultra athletes.

  22. Meghan Lyons

    Read this during a particularly cold week of maternity leave It actually made me want to run again I quickly skimmed through most of the recipes at the end of the chapterswhile I enjoyed reading about his different food phases, I m not motivated to change my life in that area.

  23. Angela

    Scott Jurek is a well known vegan ultrarunner who has won a lot of looooong races and set a lot of records In the world of athletes, even though veganism and vegetarianism are gaining credibility, there s still a strong misconception that a successful athlete must consume animal products From the book s title, Eat and Run, and Jurek s notoriety among vegan athletes, I thought the book would be primarily about Jurek s diet and his running strategy, training, etc What it s about is his personal [...]

  24. christa

    I m going through a bit of a Scott Jurek phase right now that started with reading Born to Run and was helped along when he recently distance ran the shit out of the Appalachian Trail It helps that he grew up here in Northeastern Minnesota and before he ever won a big deal ultra or pimped a plant based diet in the pages of the New York Times he was cruising the local trails and gorging himself in the Miller Hill Mall food court.How relatable Truly, his accomplishments are remarkable and he chron [...]

  25. Girish Jadhav

    While this book contains some great vegan recipes, the writing is a huge letdown I admire Jurek so much and I wanted to like this one badly But it fails to deliver what it promised at the beginning.

  26. Devin

    So, after writing my entire review, I accidentally managed to refresh my page, losing the entire thing At the time being, I m going to keep it short.This is not my first time reading this memoir, and when I first read it two years ago, it had a positive impact on me As a previous runner and as a vegetarian, hearing Jurek s side of life managed to transform me into an ultramarathoner as well as a vegan Some may see Jurek s work as braggadocios, whether talking about the detriments of the current [...]

  27. Owen

    I had recently re read Born to Run and I thought I give this book a try I listened to it on CD and didn t like it as much as BTR.First Scott Jurek is an amazing athlete, no doubt about that I wanted to like this book, but found it just okay Yes, I am glad I read it Yes, he is a great athlete But there were things that bothered me.You hear a lot about him getting hurt and continuing to run the last XX miles to win This reinforces the notion that he is a great runner and could endure pain No doubt [...]

  28. Katie

    A good audiobook to listen to while well running, this memoir of vegan ultrarunner Scott Jurek was about what I expected As the self described one of the greatest ultrarunners ego, much Jurek details his history of running and ultrarunning, going back to his boyhood in Minnesota There s a lot of what I thought was excessive complaining about chores as a boy I know he had to pitch in extra because his mom had M.S and I truly sympathized with him for that but he made it sound almost like child abu [...]

  29. Christy

    I am a longtime fan of Scott Jurek, who was my running hero long before I became an ultrarunner I generally enjoy distance running related books, and I looked forward to this book since it first came out However, the writing was simplistic and best, difficult to follow often than not, and I found I had to force myself to finish the book Each chapter told a bit of a story, but they all ended abruptly, and the book did not seem cohesively put together Each chapter included some running advice and [...]

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