With their two hit cookbooks, Run Fast. Eat Slow. and Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow, New York Times bestselling authors Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky transformed the diets of athletes across the country, showing them that healthy food can be both nourishing and indulgent.
Now, with Run Fast. Eat Slow. A Runner’s Meal Planner, athletes at all levels, and especially runners, can track their progress and health in one handy place as they train. You’ll find:
• twelve original recipes to boost stamina and nutrition
• recommendations for eating seasonally
• advice on training
• blank space to take notes on dot-gridded paper
• weekly meal plans
• and more!
Packed with easy-to-use tips, Run Fast. Eat Slow. A Runner’s Meal Planner is an athlete’s dream training companion.
|Publisher:||Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed|
|Product dimensions:||7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Elyse Kopecky is a New York Times bestselling author, chef, nutrition coach, and inspirational speaker. Elyse lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband and two kids.
Read an Excerpt
If you’ve read our best-selling cookbook Run Fast. Eat Slow. and its sequel, Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow, you know the Shalane-Elyse mantra. If you haven’t read our books, here’s what you need to know:
Outside of running more miles, the single greatest thing athletes can do to improve their performances (and their long-term health and happiness) is learn to cook.
Our muscles have been burning (and stomachs growling) since we met on the cross-country team at UNC Chapel Hill nineteen years ago. Shalane went on to become a four-time Olympian. And Elyse went on to culinary-nutrition school, where she learned all about what athletes—particularly women—need to eat to win. (Clue: it’s not packaged foods!) Together we conjured Run Fast. Eat Slow. after watching so many of our friends and teammates (and ourselves!) suffer from injuries and health issues that could be prevented with proper nutrition.
In this planner, we’re extending our mission to inspire athletes of all levels to cook their way to success. Cooking from scratch can be daunting and time consuming, but it need not be. Here, we’ll help you get organized and inspire you to plan out your meals so that ingredients get used multiple times and leftovers never go to waste. And our handy meal prep tips will ensure you’re always one step ahead of a hangry meltdown.
You may see some ideas in here and in our cookbooks that sound unfamiliar—that’s because most of the trendy diets pushed at endurance athletes these days focus on calories and macros. That reductive thinking leads to undernourishment, an unhealthy relationship with food, and a general fear of stepping into the kitchen. We want the opposite for you! We hope our journal will keep you inspired in the kitchen and help you discover the joy in cooking (and eating!) that we’ve found in our own kitchens.