Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 - 260 Seiten
For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force -- and darling -- in the gruelling and growing sport of ultrarunning. In 1999, a complete unknown, he took the lead in the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile jaunt over the Gold Rush trails of the Sierra Nevada. He went on to win that race seven years in a row. Jurek was also one of the elite runners who travelled to Mexico to run with the Tarahumara Indians, as profiled in the bestseller "Born to Run." Jurek's accomplishments are nothing short of extraordinary -- and all achieved on a plant-based diet. In "Eat and Run, " Jurek opens up about his life and career -- as an elite athlete and a vegan -- and inspires runners at every level. From his Midwestern childhood of hunting and fishing to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism to his epic, record-breaking races, Jurek's story shows the power of an iron will and the importance of thinking of food as fuel. Full of stories of endurance and competition as well as practical advice and some of his original recipes, "Eat and Run" will motivate people to go the distance, whether that means getting out for a first run, expanding food horizons, or simply exploring the limits of human potential. AUTHOR: Scott Jurek is a world-renowned ultramarathon runner who trains and races on a vegan diet. He has prominently appeared in two New York Times bestsellers, Born to Run and The 4-Hour Body and has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN Magazine, Outside, Men's Journal, Runner's World, Yoga Journal, Veg News, and many other media. Known and admired for his earth-conscious lifestyle, Scott is also a highly sought after motivational speaker, physical therapist, coach and chef. He has delivered talks to numerous organizations, including Microsoft, Starbucks, and Patagonia. Steve Friedman's stories have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Esquire, GQ, The Best of Outside, The Best American Travel Writing and, six times, The Best American Sports Writing. He is the author of Lost on Treasure Island, Driving Lessons, and The Gentleman's Guide to Life, and co-author of The New York Times Best Seller, Loose Balls. A St. Louis native and graduate of Stanford University, Friedman lives in New York City, where he is Writer at Large for the Rodale Sports Group.
 

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Nutzerbericht  - ProfH - LibraryThing

Very quirky yet enjoyable and even inspirational. Scott Jurek is a likeable, if not exactly relatable, runner. I'm not sure I'll ever attempt an ultra, but this book has me energized for my marathon training. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - sandra.k.heinzman - LibraryThing

I'm reading this now and although I have no desire to be an ultra anything, I'm enjoying reading about Scott's journey. The nutrition aspect is very very interesting and also the tips he gives on running, breathing, etc. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

1 Somebody
1
2 Sometimes You Just Do Things
10
3 For My Own Good
18
4 Pain Only Hurts
27
5 The Pride of the Cake Eaters
37
6 The Wisdom of Hippie Dan
45
7 Let the Pain Go Out Your Ears
54
8 Attack of the Big Birds
62
15 These Guys Again?
142
16 The Central Governor
154
17 Hunted by the Wasatch Speedgoat
164
18 In the Footsteps of Pheidippides
175
Photos 918
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19 Lost
192
20 Secrets of the Dark Wizard
207
21 Back to My Roots
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Photos 18
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9 Silent Snow Secret Snow
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10 Dangerous Tune
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11 Are You Peeing?
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12 Battling Bug Boy
104
13 Of Bears and Gazelles
123
14 A Hot Mess
130
Epilogue
221
Back Matter
229
Back Flap
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Back Cover
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Spine
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SCOTT JUREK is a world-renowned ultramarathon champion who trains and races on a vegan diet. He has prominently appeared in two New York Times bestsellers, Born to Run and The 4-Hour Body, and has been featured on CNN and in the New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous other media. Known and admired for his earth-conscious lifestyle, Scott is also a highly sought after motivational speaker, physical therapist, coach, and chef. He has delivered talks to numerous organizations, including Microsoft, Starbucks, and the esteemed Entertainment Gathering. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. For more information, please visit www.scottjurek.com.

STEVE FRIEDMAN is the author of Lost on Treasure Island, Driving Lessons, and The Agony of Victory and co-author of the New York Times bestseller Loose Balls. His work has appeared numerous times in The Best American Sports Writing. His website is www.stevefriedman.net.

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