I very much enjoyed this book. Absolutely excellent. I found myself running father and eating better because of the advice given by Scott. I also learned quite a few invaluable lessons on stretches and proper form that would have cost me copious amounts of time and money.
I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys running at any level. Scott's knowledge is something no runner, weather casual or competitive, should go without.
The thing that got me started down this road was a documentary on running and human evolution. That inspired me to try it and purchase some five finger shoes. My neighbor saw me running and suggested Born to Run. It was fantastic! I was not only encouraged by it, but inspired. Eat and Run is my second book on my running journey. Being a vegetarian and being interested in Ultramarathons lead me to it.
This story is very in depth. It in many ways it's more of a biography of Scott Jurek interlaced with practical advise on running, nutrition, and health living. Again, I found the book very inspirational and motivating.
The only thing I really didn't like was the readers voice. He had a kind of tough guy I've been through some crap but I'm too much of a man to talk about it voice. He sounded like someone who would be uncomfortable in a room of laughing jovial people. I can picture him trying to turn every conversation into "so how much can you bench".
If the reader reads this please don't take this as a personal attack. I'm sure everything I've imagined about you is not true. Next time you read, though, try not to sound so serious all through the whole thing.
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“Eat and Run’ is an interesting look at the world of ultramarathons from one of the sport’s most prolific runners. Taking the reader on a journey from his childhood through the time spent at the top of his profession, the author give insight on how he helped make himself into an ultramarathoner and take you along to all the highs and lows he’s faced in some of his bigger races. This is a great read for runners or just anyone looking to make a change in their life. Note that the end of the book has some of the recipes he’s mentioned throughout the story, so if you get the audio version of the book they’re read to you, but they’re a bit hard to follow and reference that way.
Mr. Dunn-Baker does a great job at bringing the story to life. When Dusty was yelling at Scott I felt as if he was yelling at me!
Story of relationships
The development of Scott's understanding of the connection of food to athletic success.
I think it's better listened to for an hour then set down to digest what you've read. Some of the discussions are pretty deep.
Whether you are runner or not you should get to know this story. It's a story of a man who dared to dream and made his dreams come true - against all odds. An ordinary man with no superpowers, no rich parents, no bright future in sight. Today this Minnesota redneck (as he sometimes referes to himself) is a living legend of ultramarathons and a man who has found peace in a life as close to nature as possible. Sometimes we just do things. It's better for us to do them knowing our goal.
The book was narrated in a way that immersed you in the story and lessons
Most of the childhood flashbacks
Very much enjoyed this
I believe that not everyone should write. I could tell Scott had so much passion in his life, but it did not translate well. I would've preferred a deeper look into almost any story he told, but it always seemed like surface stuff. The title does the book justice. Good information, but very little excitement to turn the pages.
I listen when I run for inspiration.
I normally don't complain about the performances, but for some reason he wasn't my favorite.
Helps you fall deeper in love with running as a form of therapy. These ultra runners are an interesting breed. I'd recommend it for healthy living seekers. Scott has a good, well balanced, approach with a lot of thought and knowledge. I am planning to run a marathon and found this book very helpful in the training rely as well as eating. Scott is a gem. A real person for sure.