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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (5 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408833387
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408833384
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (208 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 199,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sure to inspire any runner about the power of an iron will and the importance of thinking of food as fuel. (Body Fit)

Scott Jurek... is undoubtedly the greatest ultrarunner of his generation (BOOK OF THE WEEK The Independent on Sunday)

You'll run faster, but feel like you're taking it easy. (Men's Health)

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An inspirational memoir by Scott Jurek, one of the world's finest ultrarunners.

'A triumph ... a breathtakingly personal account ... A man - and a story - unlike any other' Christopher McDougall, bestselling author of Born to Run


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Bobme2 on 14 Aug. 2012
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Being a keen vegetarian runner, I found this book inspirational ,motivating aswell as practically helpful. Having tried all the recipes I now have a new outlook on post race and pre race foods and recovery. I would readily recommend this book to all other keen runners out there as it has put the meaning in the phrase 'food for thought'
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Hyatt on 21 Sept. 2012
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Well, apart from making my own ultra-running efforts seem equivocal to a jog to the bus-stop, I have to stress that you don't need to be an ultra-runner to enjoy this book. The writing engages, inspires, it's easy to read and wonderful to feel raw passion (no pun intended) leaping out of the pages without arrogance, preaching or indeed any inkling of being better than or above anyone else. The glimpse that the chapters give of the drive and determination behind Mr Jurek's success is enough to inspire anybody to clamber off the couch and do something more than you did yesterday! Bravo! - This is a wonderful read, a fascinating keyhole view into your personal world and I firmly believe that you could probably convince the King of the Jungle to go vegan - even if just for a week!
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By karen johnson on 5 July 2012
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After looking forward to this book I was very impressed with the end result. jurek comes across as an individual with tremendous humilility especially considering the achievements he has made in his chosen field, a refreshing change from "team karno!".
Although I have never had aspirations towards veganism I fully respect and relate to the arguments Scott puts forward to his leanings but again he appears to be no pontificating zealot. his basic inclusions for tips on running technique should be considered as gold dust for any aspiring ultra runner, that's coming from someone who just completed his first competition run, a 70mile ultra with no problems whatsoever by employing practically all the said advice, barefoots good & race flats rule!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr C. A. Sherwood on 29 Mar. 2013
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When I finally got round to reading this book I was hooked and finished it in 3 days (which quicker than it sounds because I don't have a lot of downtime during the week). Scott Jurek has quite a story to tell, and it is told well. I read this whilst nursing a badly sprained ankle and saw my injury in a completely different light when Scott recounts a similar injury with 56 miles still to run whilst racing the western states 100. I must confess as a marathon runner ,ultramarathons hold a fascination for me and this book i am sure will inspire me to run at least one ultra. Scott believes that his Vegan diet has helped him achieve his amazing feats of running and favourite recipes are dotted throughout the book. I have yet to make one of these but I am sure I will and no doubt will enjoy them-probably next time I have vegetarian company. An uplifting book that will appeal to anyone with an interest in running -with the recipes as an additional bonus to a great story
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MR AJ STEAD on 19 Mar. 2013
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If you are a runner or simply a fitness enthusiast this is a must read. In response to people who think Jurek is a bit self important, I didn't get that impression at all. He worked hard for what he achieved, like he says many time in this book he wasn't the most naturally gifted athlete but worked harder than anybody. Good luck to him.

Throughout the book there are recipes and tips which won't be to everyones liking but like most of these books, you can take something away from it that you can apply to your own training or diet.

Another nice thing was to read the "Copper Canyons" story from another perspective.

Great book well worth reading for any moderate to serious amateur athlete.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Ashley on 23 Oct. 2012
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Having just got back into running after several years resting due to an injury, I discovered this book whilst looking for an inspirational read. This is not the type of book that I would normally read but I'm so glad I did. It is a wonderfully written and well researched book that I found hard to put down. Scott tells his story with modesty and humility and is as equally honest and open about the lows in his career as the highs.
I was truly inspired by his courage and strength both mentally and physically and it was such a joy to follow his journey throughout this book. His recipes at the end of each chapter are simply an added bonus, especially if you are vegetarian and it's useful to know why certain foods are important in (a runners) diet. I wasn't aware of many of these races yet after reading the book I felt I had been introduced to places and cultures I hadn't known existed which in itself is inspiring and educational. Every bit of his success is well deserved and he has my utmost respect and admiration. I have no aspirations to compete in an ultra marathon but my own goal to run a marathon next year seems now quite a modest achievement but one that with the right training and mindset I know I will achieve. Thanks Scott, a fantastic book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Carole Chapple on 10 Oct. 2013
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I've been running for just over two years, longest distance so far a half-marathon; and found this book just jaw-dropping in the distances and the pain these athletes endure. It takes a special kind of mind to do what Scott does; keep going despite all. I'm just over halfway through this book and he finishes 100 miles ultra runs with blown ankles, torn ligaments - chucking up all over the shop, the man is a machine!

Starting with his early childhood, trying to pinpoint what makes him the endurance athlete that he is, Scott pulls no punches in how he was raised, and is blunt about his background.

I am a vegetarian/trying to become vegan and Scott puts some great recipes into his book, because he is a plant based diet runner. He doesn't use dairy or eggs and gets all his protein from combining plants/seeds/nuts, grains etc. I've already got several of his recipes written out to try, including some delicious smoothies! The only quibble I'd say on the food side of things is that some of the ingredients are probably easier to find in America than here in the UK, but I guess it's possible to find alternatives to some of them.

All in all, a great book and one I'd recommend for anyone who runs; not just marathoners and ultra-runners.
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