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Run Fast. Eat Slow.: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes Hardcover – August 9, 2016
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“Feeding my cravings with healthy food has long been my recipe for running longevity. Run Fast Eat Slow contains sound advice and delicious and nutritious recipes―finally a true runner's kitchen companion.”
― Joan Benoit Samuelson, first-ever women’s Olympic marathon champion
“You are what you put in your body. In Run Fast, Eat Slow, Shalane and Elyse provide amazing recipes for fueling your body. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to excel in running or just live a healthy and active lifestyle.”
― Meb Keflezighi, four-time US Olympian and Boston Marathon champion
"There are so many misleading diet trends pushed at young female athletes. Finally here’s a book after my own heart―celebrating indulging in real food!”
― Allyson Felix, Olympic gold medal sprinter
About the Author
Shalane Flanagan is an Olympic medalist, champion Marathoner, and American record-holding distance-runner. She is sponsored by Nike and has been featured in countless Running and Women's magazines throughout the world. Growing up a runner, Flanagan has always been passionate about food as well. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Elyse Kopecky is a food writer and whole foods chef. She is a graduate of Natural Gourmet Institute for Healthy and Culinary Arts. Formerly a digital marketing producer for Nike, Kopecky left the corporate world to focus on her passion for healthy food. She lives and works in Bend, Oregon with her husband and young daughter.
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Let's be real, we've all bought that cook book that has a few great recipes and that's it. I have plenty of them in my cabinet. Sure they've got a few great recipes but I largely ignore most of the book because they're total crap. Not with Run Fast, Eat Slow. I've tried several recipes from all of the sections and they have all been a hit! In fact, I made the mashed yams with sage brown butter for Thanksgiving and people were going nuts for it! There's a few things I like about this book.
1. It tastes amazing AND it's healthy. I love eating healthy but my husband is much more difficult to convince. These recipes pack in some awesome food that's great for you and tastes great. I have yet to make a bad meal from this book.
2. It isn't difficult. Don't you hate when you buy a cookbook that wants you to do some professional level stuff and you're like "uuuhhhh what?" Yeah, not this book. It's all very straight forward and easy to make.
3. Each recipe has a "story." Shalane and Elyse explain the purpose behind each recipe. It helps you understand why certain things were added, what makes the recipe great, and the purpose of the recipe. It helps you decide between recipes (because they're all sooooo good) when you're like "man I really need some energy." Boom, drink this amazing green tea green apple smoothie! Awesome awesome stuff.
I've bought several of these cook books and have gifted them to people because it's THAT amazing. I've never been this excited about a cook book or cooking. While I've always loved to cook, this cook book has made eating so much better. Go on ahead and order yourself a copy. You won't regret it.
I love it because this is just the kind of nourishment runners (and athletes in general) need to keep going day after day. I love the author's philosophy about eating well and eating real food instead of counting calories.
I bought this book when it was first published and started telling my running friends about it. A few of them bought the book. They loved it. (When Shalane came to the Shamrock Sportsfest in Virginia Beach we were so excited to meet her!)
Then they started telling more of our running community about it. Now I feel like I know at least 20 people with this book. We even started a Run Fast Eat Slow cooking club! We have been getting together to cook the food out of the book to share and bring home!
I love the kale farro salad, the beet smoothie and the broccoli soup. However, that sweet potato cookie is the perfect thing to eat before a morning run. I'll eat one or two upon waking, then foam roll, and then I am primed for a good run! I look forward to cooking more from this great book!
If you are training for a marathon, as I am, then the purchase of this book is non-negotiable. You need this every bit as much as you need a comfortable pair of running shoes and breathable wick fabric. If the reward of Runners High Lasagna is not incentive enough to push yourself through 26.2, then nothing is. This book proves for once and all that eating healthy can be a joy, not a tribulation.