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

By Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman

For almost twenty years, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force—and darling—in the grueling and transforming into recreation of ultrarunning. In 1999, as a whole unknown, he took the lead of the Western States patience Run, a 100-mile traverse over the previous Gold Rush trails of the California Sierra Nevada. He received that race seven years in a row, atmosphere a path list alongside the best way. two times he received the Badwater Ultramarathon, a 135-mile “jaunt” via loss of life Valley. lately he set an American checklist of 165.7 miles in 24 hours—6 0.5 marathons in a single day. And he used to be one of many elite runners who traveled to Mexico to run with the Tarahumara Indians, as profiled within the bestseller Born to Run. His accomplishments are not anything wanting outstanding, yet that he has accomplished all of this on a plant-based vitamin makes his tale the entire extra so.

In Eat and Run, Scott Jurek opens up approximately his existence and career—as an elite athlete and a vegan—and conjures up runners at each point. From his Midwestern youth looking, fishing, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes relatives, to his early beginnings in operating (he hated it), to his sluggish transition to ultrarunning and veganism, to his world-spanning, record-breaking races, Scott’s tale indicates the facility of an iron will and blows aside the entire stereotypes of what athletes may still devour to gasoline optimum functionality. Chock-full of awesome, on-the-brink tales of patience and pageant, attention-grabbing technological know-how, and available sensible advice—including his personal favourite plant-based recipes—Eat and Run will encourage each person to “go the distance,” no matter if that implies getting out for that first run, expanding your nutrition horizons, or just exploring the boundaries of your personal capability.

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50 Cultivating life, disarming violence Many parents and assistants in the projects studied are quite critical of the place education has in regard to the occupational lives of their children, questioning the value of school itself, due to the quality of the education and its inadequacy in face of the requirements of the job market: A school that isn’t interesting, a school that doesn’t really go after the youth, that expects the young person to fit into an outdated structure, with an uninteresting way of teaching and old fashioned methods.

Do they have opportunities for leisure activities and participation in sports or cultural activities? A wide variety of studies have pointed out that they do not have access to such opportunities and emphasize that there is a demand for them on the part of youths. The recent publication by IBGE of the Basic Municipal Information Survey, 1999, provides an overview of the general state of cultural and social facilities in Brazilian municipalities. The indicators on cultural facilities justify and reinforce concern with the lack of areas for leisure and culture for youths, especially for those in situations of poverty.

0857 Camaragibe 0 25,941 0 Cabo de Sto. 0645 Belém Recife Rio de Janeiro Source: IBGE, Basic Municipal Information Survey, 1999 Chart 4 – Out on the Streets on the Weekend Focus group with teachers For these youths, leisure can mean putting on your sandals and playing soccer in the street with a squashed ball, many times because there is no other way. They live in poverty and it’s hard for them to have access to any other kind of leisure activity except soccer. There’s nothing, and being out on the streets on the weekends...

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