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
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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.
Avid reader all of my life! Favorite author: Stephen King. Favorite book: Hyperion.
An excellent account of the mental aspect of extreme running! If you liked Born to Run, you'll certainly like Scott's tale from another perspective. One of the few drawbacks is that Scott tends to skirt around the question of why you'd run an ultramarathon in the first place. He asks that question in different ways, but never truly addresses it. It may be that if regular jogging/running keeps you in very good shape, then there's no need to run ultramarathons.
I'm Awesome, Replay
Dusty, a down to earth fella.
Scott really likes to toot his own horn. It is a good book and worth the read if you are a runner.
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