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Eat & Run by Scott Jurek

Posted by George Parker on
Eat & Run by Scott Jurek

In the world of ultrarunning, Scott Jurek is the man. 

He's competed and won the classic ultra races in the sport --- some with multiple consecutive victories. And, he's done this all as a vegan, plant-based athlete. 

Scott Jurek's book, Eat & Run, is a historic account of the ultrarunning scene in the 1990's and early-2000's. It is also a handbook on nutrition and diet, uniquely from the lens of a plant-based athlete. 

However, on a deeper level, Eat & Run offers something more.

I read the book as blueprint on mental toughness --- trying to understand how one of the sports' top athletes operates at the highest level while running +20 hours non-stop with lack of sleep, torn ligaments, and acute dehydration. 

Among the many stories, three key lessons emerged:

  1. Preparation
  2. Mind "Lies"
  3. Endure Pain

I hope you enjoy the book review. And, in any case, consider picking up the book. If anything, the Holy Moley Guacamole Recipe is worth the price. 

See you at the Finish Line, 

-George

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