Eat & Run, by Scott Jurek | The IndependentS cott Jurek is a combination of fierce competitor, Zen master racer and boy-next-door. I recall chatting with Scott several years ago concerning his desire to write a book about his diet. This story of his running life is the result of that need to share, and any reader with an interest in running and healthy eating will be glad he did. Part deeply honest memoir and part vegan cookbook, Scott warms us up with the challenges of his childhood in the Midwest amidst the world of ski racing. He then embraces running and ultra running while delving into his complete diet metamorphosis. And in the end he remains in the challenge of continuing to expand as an athlete while seeking how he can most authentically play that out. We fail to get what we want.
BOOK REVIEW: Eat & Run by Scott Jurek
In a book about running? I love the politics of veganism. I agree with it all. Which is point worth pondering on. Willpower is a crucial element of trail running and mandatory for ultra running. Without it, you may as well go back to playing Backgammon in the bar.
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How did you spend the past 24 hours? Probably not in the same way as Scott Jurek did one day in May , when at the age of 36 he ran non-stop for He is undoubtedly the greatest ultrarunner of his generation, as his many race victories — including the mile Badwater Ultramarathon through California's Death Valley and Greece's mile Spartathlon — indicate. Given the difficult Midwestern childhood he chronicles — a mother crippled by multiple sclerosis, an authoritarian father — the glib explanation would be that he started running as an escape, a view he reinforces by saying: "I was often chasing a state of mind, a place where worries melted away". But to reach that place involved much pain as well, including vomiting, hallucinations, grotesque blistering and blackened toenails dropping off — a fellow competitor once had his surgically removed before a race, just in case. Unusually, Jurek's triumphs have been achieved on a vegan diet, about whose benefits he is messianic, and casual readers may well skip the recipes dotted throughout — Xocolatl Energy Balls with raw cacao nibs and mesquite powder, anyone?