A dominant force in the sport of ultrarunning, Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run and a two-time winner of the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon through Death Valley. Eat & Run offers an inspirational account of Jurek’s life as a runner and vegan. Regaling listeners with jaw-dropping tales of endurance, Jurek also delivers sound science and practical advice—as well as his favorite plant-based recipes.
©2012 Scott Jurek (P)2012 Recorded Books
Even if I weren't a runner I would have enjoyed this book. I really liked the background of how he got into ultras and being vegan. And the recipes at the end were an added bonus that I have been adding to my own menus at home.
I bought this book because of my desire to start on a path of better eating and maybe to get back into running. I still will do that and this book did help to learn some of those things. Over all Scott's life was interesting but I found this good to be a bit on the arrogant side. Though Scott's accomplishments were great in the running world the way he went about telling the story left me wondering were was the humble guy at he end of the race that great the other runners.
This was very enjoyable even though I am not a vegan. As a runner I found this enlightening and thoroughly enjoyable.
The narrator did a good job bringing the story to life.
The hippie friend was funny.
The focus on nutrition and how it can play such a role in an athlete's life. The candour with which the story is told.
Scott - hard to pick anyone else given it is essentially a Bio.
Yes, if it was a book I was interested in.
It did keep me engaged and wanting to hear more. Tough as I had just come off Born To Run which I believe it my favourite audiobook to date.
Read Born to Run then read this...
The humble yet strength behind the guy
Learning how to eat right
All the wins...
Inspirational for anyone who is starting out as a runner
Men's Minister - Hardcore Christian Men
Scott Jurek has intrigued me since reading about him in "Born to Run". After reading this, I'm even more intrigued. His story inspires and makes me want to push beyond the limits I have imposed on myself. I encourage anyone who feels those limits to read this, and follow Scott's advice and example as you tread forward in your journey.
Nice narration, beautiful story
The book is so inspirational and it is almost impossible to believe it is true. It feels like fiction! But it is not. I happened to start reading (actually listening on audible) some of the ultra runners book as a way to see how they are pushing their minds and body to achieve what they are doing. It is almost yogic in retrospect. I really wanted to give the print book as a gift to my 10 year old daughter only if it did not have all those Dusty's swear of F words. I really wish the author could have removed them and told __swear words__ here and leave it to readers imaginations.
The way mother - son love is portrayed, his vegan lifestyle, his surreal runs on all those Western States, Badwater, 24 hr runs. Ah it is incredible. I had to resist finish listening into the story and hold back to enjoy in 4 days. Otherwise I would have finished in one siting of 8 hours. I listened to all in my walks. It is sad his life had all these setbacks (no spoiler here) and how he overcame in late 2010. One of the most memorable memoirs I have ever read.
It was very touching.
I wish the F words were not present so that I can listen in as family.
There are names that pronunced incorrect through out the book. Reader should have researched better. The names prounced incorrect are Anton Krupicka and Tarahumara
Inspiring, entertaining and helpful
Isn't it obvious, this is an autobiography.
I think it's a very good book and the stories on Scott's races are great. But it would've make it better for me if he'd talk mora about races were he didn't win. Specially the races in Mexico with the Tarahumaras. As a reader of Born to Run I kind of was expecting a little of that.
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