Scott jurek book eat and run
Book Review – Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
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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. In between recipes that make hardened meat eaters actually drool enough to seek out the specialist ingredients required, Jurek relates his transition to veganism and the struggles he faced in the obvious problem of such a change: maintaining enough calories and nutrients going into his body to fuel amazing feats of ultra endurance.
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.
Mike Benge April 18th, Do you wanna be somebody? Money was tight. Tracing his food passion to her, Jurek was close to his mother, who, before her sickness, tended a family garden and taught Jurek to cook, even when he could barely stir a bowl. But his was not a fun childhood, and he would often escape to wander the nearby woods. As a high-school sophomore, working as a short-order cook, taking care of his mom, Jurek found the focus he needed, by joining the cross-country ski team, the genesis of his running. Then, with Jurek in college his father had kicked him out of the house about then , the odd couple ran, biked and skied together.
It was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on June 5, It relates Jurek's childhood in Minnesota, his growing interest in sport, family life and career. It also covers his change in eating habits, from a standard meat-eating diet through to vegetarianism and finally becoming a vegan. Each chapter ends with one of his favorite vegan recipes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the Scott Jurek autobiography.