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Eat And Run My Unlikely Journey To Ultramarathon Greatness from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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For virtually two a long time, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force—and darling—in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. In 1999, as a total unidentified, he took the guide of the Western States Stamina Operate, a 100-mile traverse over the outdated Gold Hurry trails of the California Sierra Nevada. He received that race seven many years in a row, environment a program record alongside the way. 2 times he received the Badwater Ultramarathon, a a hundred thirty five-mile “jaunt” by means of Dying Valley. Recently he established an American record of 165.7 miles in 24 hours—6 one/two marathons in one working day. And he was one of the elite runners who traveled to Mexico to operate with the Tarahumara Indians, as profiled in the bestseller Born to Operate. His achievements are nothing at all quick of extraordinary, but that he has accomplished all of this on a plant-primarily based diet regime can make his story all the much more so.

In Eat and Operate, Scott Jurek opens up about his existence and career—as an elite athlete and a vegan—and conjures up runners at every level. From his Midwestern childhood searching, fishing, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes household, to his early beginnings in working (he hated it), to his gradual transition to ultrarunning and veganism, to his planet-spanning, record-breaking races, Scott’s story exhibits the electrical power of an iron will and blows apart all the stereotypes of what athletes must take in to fuel optimal performance. Chock-total of outstanding, on-the-brink stories of stamina and opposition, intriguing science, and obtainable useful advice—including his own favourite plant-primarily based recipes—Eat and Operate will motivate everybody to “go the length,” whether or not that means receiving out for that 1st operate, expanding your food horizons, or basically checking out the limits of your own prospective.

Amazon Very best Textbooks of the Month, June 2012: Whilst a lot of of us sit behind a desk for eight or 9 hours a working day, Scott Jurek is working. A legend between challenging-main runners, Jurek has fashioned a lucrative job as an ultramarathoner. He runs, and wins, grueling races in surplus of 100 miles, in a extensive array of usually inhospitable environments: Dying Valley, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mexico’s Copper Canyon. And he does it on a completely plant-primarily based diet regime. In Eat and Operate, Jurek tells the story of how an typical Midwestern child growing up on meat he caught or killed himself became a vegan elite athlete. Portion memoir, portion training guidebook, portion vegan manifesto, Jurek’s most inspiring proposal right here is that running—like so a lot of things in life—is significantly less dependent on actual physical talent than it is on willpower. Runners of all levels, meat-eaters, and vegans alike will be inspired to lace up their sneaks and hit the trails. --Juliet Disparte


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The Tarahumara were identified for their grace and pace. The quickest and most sleek of them all was Arnulfo Quimare, and to this working day I contemplate him one of my noblest rivals.
In 2005, two weeks following my seventh consecutive Western States 100 victory, I established out to conquer the Badwater Ultramarathon, a a hundred thirty five-mile stamina slog by means of Dying Valley. Mile 12, 120 degrees, and I am foremost. What could go wrong?
At 48miles in, I was over five miles behind, deemed quitting, and made a decision that yes, people who described the madness of the Badwater were appropriate.
In 2010, New York Times columnist Mark Bittman interviewed me. Prior to any questions, he opened his fridge and questioned me to get ready a meal. I whipped up a veggie and tofu stir fry with do-it-yourself Indonesian almond sauce and quinoa.




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