Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek and Steve Friedman

The memoir of ultramarathon champion Scott Jurek, who recently set a record for running almost 168 miles in only 24 hours.

Ultramarathoners are crazy–running races that are 50, 100, 150 miles long, pushing themselves well past the point of insanity. And Scott Jurek is even crazier than most. In Eat and Run, Jurek describes how being a vegan (and mostly raw) has been his secret of success. With running tips and recipes interwoven with his racing history as a champion, the books readable and compelling on many levels. I am a big fan of running, though I’m not doing it right now myself, and I love reading about people pushing themselves to achieve things that seem inhuman. Superfast Husband doesn’t think most of it is possible, but I was persuaded by reading what he had to say.

Many thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the review copy.

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