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Includes the name: Jurek Scott

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Proctor, Minnesota, USA
Seattle, Washington, USA



Scott Jurek tells about his personal life, running career, and adventures in food, with lots of small tales about friendship, hardship and perseverance. He gives tips on life, cooking and running. A blend of three different things, this book feels more balanced and REAL than all other books on running I've read.
jd7h | outras 27 resenhas | Feb 18, 2024 |
I like Scott Jurek. I like books about the AT. I did not like this book very much.

Repetitive, a little confusing with the sudden jumps in POV, confusingly long cast of characters. my real issues were with the insane lack of planning. I was irritated with them before they even got to Springer Mountain and things did not improve as I read.

I’m somewhere between a 2 and a 3 here and I’m rounding down since everybody else seems to be rating it highly.

hmonkeyreads | outras 6 resenhas | Jan 25, 2024 |
one of the more enjoyable books I have read about running. Scott Jurek is a remarkable athlete but he also seems to be an interesting person who describes his thoughts on life, relationships and how that relates to his ultra running. He is also a committed vegan and preaches that philosophy in an occasionally heavy handed way but mostly by sharing the benefits he has personally seen AND by sharing recipies. I am a happy omnivore but there are many recipies in this book that I hope to try.
hmonkeyreads | outras 27 resenhas | Jan 25, 2024 |
I really enjoyed reading Scott's earlier book 'Eat and Run', so i was really looking forward to giving this a read.

To sum this book up, this is one of the greatest ultra runners of all time who, after having retired from professional competition, gets his outdoor fix by going hiking along stretches of the PCT with his wife and best friend, Jenny.   During one of these hikes they have a big argument and Scott has a bit of a existential crisis and decides he needs to fix himself by returning to suffering and tells Jenny that he's going to attempt the Appalachian Trail FKT.

Best of all is that he manages to rope Jenny in as his sole support crew member in a converted van suitably named 'Castle Black' by telling her that it'll be a great family summer holiday for their small family of two.

As we go through each chapter of the book we are introduced to each section of the trail, beginning with Scott's perspective on it followed by Jenny's.   And what a journey it is.   It's utterly ridiculous, but also utterly amazing at the same time.   And if you aren't a bit soggy eyed at the end then you is heartless.

An amazing journey with an amazing couple of human beings -- and a ton of friends, old and new, who helped big time along the way and made it all possible.

If, like me, you enjoyed Scott's first book, then make sure you give this a read some time.


On 2nd July 2019, Scott and Jenny Jurek made an appearance on the 'Plant Strong Podcast' in which they both talk a fair bit about this massive journey they went on together -- well worth a listen... 'Fueled by Plants: Scott & Jenny Jurek'
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5t4n5 | outras 6 resenhas | Aug 9, 2023 |


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