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By Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman

“In pursuing the psychological aspect of patience, Jurek uncovers crucial secrets and techniques any runner can learn.”—Amby Burfoot, writer of The Runner’s consultant to the that means of Life

For approximately twenty years, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force—and darling—in the grueling and transforming into game of ultrarunning. till lately he held the yank 24-hour list and he was once one of many elite runners profiled within the runaway bestseller Born to Run.

In Eat and Run, Jurek opens up approximately his lifestyles and occupation as a champion athlete with a plant-based nutrition and conjures up runners at each point. From his Midwestern youth looking, fishing, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes relations to his sluggish transition to ultrarunning and veganism, Scott’s tale exhibits the ability of an iron will and blows aside the stereotypes of what athletes may still consume to gas optimum functionality. choked with tales of festival in addition to technological know-how and useful advice—including his personal recipes—Eat and Run will inspire readers and extend their nutrition horizons.

“Jurek’s tale and concepts should still simply be capable of communicate to and cheer on a person trying to dwell lifestyles as totally as possible.”—Denver Post

“A shockingly sincere, revealing, and encouraging memoir.”—Trail Runner

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We had spent the final hour and a part in a dry creekbed trying to find the now scarcely outlined Tonto path. I had eaten either one of the burritos, numerous gels, and a number of other Clif Bars, yet i used to be hungry. And chilly. quite often, i used to be drained. while I observed the rocky overhang, I measured wish and hazard back and got here to a end. this may be a very good position to forestall. only for part an hour. simply to get a brief nap. Joe didn’t imagine so. (Obviously, Joe was once correct. ) “C’mon, we simply have a couple of hours prior to sunup and five hours till we finish,” he acknowledged. It became out to be 12 hours. there have been no reduction stations. No crowds. No challengers. No race administrators. simply the earth and a pal and the sky and circulation. The panorama lowered us. Nature’s area has a fashion of humbling and energizing us. I had by no means felt so tiny. I had by no means felt so large. The sky grew less warm and darker, after which i'll see my breath. My shadow lower back, besides the neighborly cacti, the warming, welcoming sky. Explosions of purple, orange, and yellow blasted the canyon partitions above us and lit up the nice formations throughout from us. the nice chasm opened less than. the day gone by melted, and with all of it yesterdays. to think about the long run appeared as foolish as attempting to divine which means from the melting morning dew. Joe and that i might actually claw our manner, every now and then on all fours, virtually 5,000 toes out of the canyon at the New Hance path. a few 30 hours when we entered, we stumbled right into a vacationer catch, gorged on guacamole and chips, and washed them down with Negra Modelo beers. Joe excused himself to visit the rest room, the place he speedily fell asleep at the rest room. After I pounded at the door and woke up him, we either driven the seats again within the condominium automobile and slept for an hour and a part. in a while, we drove to Ian’s position in Flagstaff and advised him what he had overlooked. yet we didn’t understand that once we ran alongside the extensive plateau, chasing our shadows, on my own on a huge ledge three miles from the traditional river, 3,500 toes lower than the humanity-packed rim. For these hours at the Tonto path, we didn’t recognize whatever other than the land and the sky and bodies. i used to be unfastened from every little thing other than what i used to be doing at that very second, floating among what was once and what will be as absolutely as i used to be suspended among river and rim. eventually I remembered what I had present in ultrarunning. I remembered what I had misplaced. Salsa Verde This outstanding eco-friendly salsa provides a scrumptious tang to a wide selection of dishes, reminiscent of grilled tempeh or tofu and rice. notwithstanding I savour uncooked meals and tremendously want a few goods (cabbage, carob) raw, the greens during this dish—delicious on their own—reveal hidden tastes and treasures while roasted. And for the practical-minded, this salsa freezes good. put out of your mind the jalapeño in case you desire a gentle salsa. Coconut oil or canola oil 12 medium tomatillos three garlic cloves, unpeeled 1 small white onion, peeled and quartered 1–2 jalapeño peppers (optional) 1 poblano pepper 2 sprigs clean cilantro 1 teaspoon sea salt Preheat the oven to 425°F. Oil a baking sheet.

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