Eat And Run

Author: Scott Jurek
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547722079
Size: 21.61 MB
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“In pursuing the mental side of endurance, Jurek uncovers the most important secrets any runner can learn.”—Amby Burfoot, author of The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force—and darling—in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. Until recently he held the American 24-hour record and he was one of the elite runners profiled in the runaway bestseller Born to Run. In Eat and Run, Jurek opens up about his life and career as a champion athlete with a plant-based diet and inspires runners at every level. From his Midwestern childhood hunting, fishing, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes family to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism, Scott’s story shows the power of an iron will and blows apart the stereotypes of what athletes should eat to fuel optimal performance. Full of stories of competition as well as science and practical advice—including his own recipes—Eat and Run will motivate readers and expand their food horizons. “Jurek’s story and ideas should easily manage to speak to and cheer on anyone seeking to live life as fully as possible.”—Denver Post “A shockingly honest, revealing, and inspiring memoir.”—Trail Runner

The Vegan Athlete

Author: Ben Greene
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612431615
Size: 39.57 MB
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Ultramarathon Mom

Author: Holly Zimmermann
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
ISBN: 1782554734
Size: 28.56 MB
Format: PDF
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Holly Zimmermann, mother of four, has endeavored to take on some of the world's most diffi cult and dangerous foot races. A grueling 160-mile ultramarathon through the Sahara Desert is the core of her story. Tales of running under a scorching sun, living on granola bars and nuts, and sleeping on the ground of an open tent are balanced with heartwarming stories of friendship and camaraderie. Interspersed between her Sahara adventures, Holly recalls previous races and training runs full of mishaps, written in her own humorous style. After having conquered the Sahara Desert, she takes on the Polar Circle Marathon in Greenland. There she experienced temperatures cold enough to cause frostbite within minutes. With chains on her running shoes and four layers of clothing, Holly describes how she ran in one of the most harsh but beautiful places on earth, another life-altering experience. Training and planning for ultramarathons as well as nutritional tips for fueling the body before and during the race are also described. Ultramarathon Mom: From the Sahara to the Arctic tells a unique story and delivers a meaningful message: Live your dreams.