Unsurprisingly, Scott Jurek is a superhuman. His story is amazing and he has convinced me to make the push from vegetarian to a mostly vegan diet. I am also training for my first ultra. That said, I felt like the narrator read the story as too "angry." Jurek is tough, no doubt about it, but I'm not sure why the extra edge was considered necessary for the entire reading. The toughness comes across in his story; it doesn't need to be conveyed so much by tone of voice. That said, I learned a ton and through Scott's journey, I learned a lot about my own and why I personally have chosen running crazy distances. I'm so glad he shared it with the rest of us.
I am a long time runner and athlete, who lost some of his drive (now that I am in my forties) but Scott's journey through running, nutrition and life are very inspiring! So much so, it's given me back my edge as well as a willingness to go vegan and keep running!
Good story, and too much pain is life philosophy. Also the narrator sounded like a macho always giving the action movie trailer white man and it was pretty annoying.
We go deep inside what is probably the most difficult sport. Why some people run non-stop 24 hours races and push their body to the very end of their limits? Here are some answers.
Scott Jurek has a compelling story, but Eat Run is so self focused that it lacks the compelling nature which should be natural to such a read.
If you liked Born to Run and want to hear more about "The Jerker" then pick this up! It's funny to hear him say in the same paragraph: It's easy to be the best if you just work harder than anyone... but the real reason is the plant based diet. He totally ignores the fact that he is working hard 100% of the time so he has more hours on the clock than anyone.
Some of the stuff about diet is tiring, since you've probably all heard about Gatorate not being helthy, or sugars interrupting fat burn, for instance... but it's still a fun listen, especially if you're listening while going for long runs.
Ok, I cannot stress enough how important it was for me to hear this story. Has to be one of the greatest stories if not the greatest story I've heard of all time. The thought that most people that I know won't ever read/hear this book is very dissapointing.
Yes, listening to this book at the gym motivated me to push harder and work longer than I normally do. It also led me to take a long hard look at my diet.
The discussion of nutrition.
Overall I enjoyed this book, but the whole "I'm Scott Jurek and I'm amazing." got a little old after awhile.