Run Fast. Eat Slow. by Shalane Flanagan

Run Fast. Eat Slow.

From world-class marathoner and 4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky comes a whole foods, flavor-forward cookbook that proves food can be indulgent and nourishing at the same time. Finally here's a cookbook for runners that shows fat is essential for flavor and performance and that counting calories, obsessing over protein, and restrictive dieting does more harm than good.Packed with more than 100 recipes for every part of your...

Details Run Fast. Eat Slow.

TitleRun Fast. Eat Slow.
Release DateAug 9th, 2016
PublisherRodale Books
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Nonfiction, Health, Food

Reviews Run Fast. Eat Slow.

  • Sarah Stead
    This book is difficult to rate. Although it's a cookbook, I did read the content from front to back. If I were to break down my rating, I'd say 4 stars for the recipes, 2 stars for additional content, and 1 star for the writing style. As a person on a restrictive diet due to health issues, and one who prefers homemade whole foods to packaged and processed ones, frequently making the same recipes gets old. The authors, who are both runners, have s...
  • Jackie
    I didn't know anything about this book before getting it from the library, except that a friend recommended it to me. Based on the title, I expected it to be about half advice on running, half advice on food. It's all food. That's not really a criticism of the book, because I probably could have read the back of the book to find that out, but more of a heads-up for anyone else. I find it hard to give this book a high rating. It doesn't really out...
  • Anna
    This is the cookbook I've been looking forI could not have found a more perfect cookbook that matches my own views on healthy eating. There is no shortage of healthy fats (including butter!), there are vegetarian recipes, there are meat recipes that are paired with a large doses of veggies,and best of all, they all taste amazing (I do usually add a bit more salt than they call for, but they do tell you to adjust seasoning as necessary). I use thi...
  • Marathon County Public Library
    Are you an athlete looking for recipes that will fuel your workouts, help you recover, and work to nourish and support your body? This cookbook is a wonderful collection of healthy recipes and tips from a collaboration between an Olympic athlete and a chef, who both know the importance of taking care of their hard-working bodies. While I personally work to steer clear of animal products, which this cookbook does use in some of the recipes, I stil...
  • Michelle
    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway from Rodale Publishing.Because this was an advance copy, it didn't feature full-color photographs that will be in the final copy. For me, color photos are crucial, so the final product will benefit people like me - those who need vivid photos to entice the brain, eye and palate. I also need visuals to motivate me to cook.I really like the concept of this book - nourishing recipes for athletes. I'm not a foodie, ...
  • Yvette (hooked on the nook)
    Excellent new recipe book geared toward clean eating for athletes, especially runners. I love the addition of the herbal remedies for various ailments, such as inflammation, upset stomach, common cold, etc. I am a firm believer that organic cures are the best for the human body. I find I heal quicker. I made the whole chicken recipe in less than 90 minutes with the cauliflower for dinner and it was fantastic. I found that all the recipes are simp...
  • Matilda
    a cool book for athletes focusing on the runner. while there are no chapters on how to run faster it's under the concept that if you fuel yourself correctly then the speed will come naturally (or with a lot of hard work in training)haven't tested any of the recipes yet but to do like how each recipe gives you what part of training it is suited for ie speedwork, recovery, long run etc
  • Becky Fuller
    Lovely cookbook with what appear to be excellent recipes. If I attempted to do these recipes myself in addition to caring for my two small children I would ironically no longer have any time to actually run. Definitely something to aspire to though!
  • Jenny Michael-lust
    I am excited to try the recipes I this book to not only eat healthier, but to help the runners in my family.
  • Michelle
    Great tips and interesting recipes. Unfortunately I’m allergic to several key ingredients (soy, nuts, avocados) so I can only make a few recipes.
  • Penny Dunn
    I got some good recipes from this book.
  • Kara
    Ugh. Now I'm hungry.
  • Connie
    Great layout. Easy to read, user friendly, encouragement for new tastes, delicious and healthy recipes with the active person in mind.Okay, I haven’t run for days, but there is still hope! This recipe book has inspired me to make the effort to get back at it.
  • Gwen
    Nothing really groundbreaking, but I appreciated the authors' emphasis on "food as fuel" and that eating well can help with your training and some running-related ailments. (Caveat: I'm not a serious runner like the authors, so their needs are not necessarily my needs...) While none of the recipes wow-ed me (I was underwhelmed at their side dish options and yet *another* recipe for "bone broth"), I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed t...
  • Kim Johnson
    This book inspires me to incorporate more healthy fats into my diet - for my skin and hair and for the nourishment that females need to remain well balanced nutritionally. I loved seeing the pictures of Elyse and Shalane and their friendship. It’s more than just a cookbook - this is a testimony of realizing dreams, living healthy, and believing in oneself. It’s about realizing success through hard work. Shalane won the NYC Marathon after the ...
  • Erin Sagester
    Great recipes. Unc grads!
  • Thebestdogmom
    Lots of good recipes. I will try a few. I'm glad I got it from the library and didn't buy it. It was kind of pricey for a cookbook.
  • Susan Gualtier
    Phenomenal cookbook; not just for runners! This has some of the best recipes I've tried in a long time.
  • Leah Hanley
    4.5 stars. I liked a lot of things about this book. For one, these recipes are for anyone who subscribes to more of a “whole foods” type of lifestyle, the recipes are great examples of how healthy food doesn’t have to be disgusting or flavorless, and the authors do a good job teaching about quality of ingredients and how to tailor recipes. What I didn’t like about this book was mostly the bombardment of what I call “fan club” photos a...
  • Kayla
    I've held off on getting this cookbook for a while because as a vegan, I did not think there would be a lot (if any recipes) that were relevant for me. However, after some more in depth review reading and then a trip to the book store to flip through some (okay-all) of the pages, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of vegan, vegetarian, and vegan adaptable recipes in this book. So with out further adieu I bough the book. All of the recipes h...
  • Robin
    This book caught my eye because I am forever on the hunt for healthier recipes and I loved the idea of this book. I read through the foreword which explains how these 2 women got to know each other as college athletes and what prompted the writing of this book. Most of the recipes are straightforward and don't need an excess of prep work. The Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookie is one that you needed an extra step of baking your sweet potato ahead of t...
  • Shannon
    To Read: Yes, if you are an athlete or want some inspiration, but it’s not a particularly interesting read for non-runners. It is interesting to read about the real-life of an Olympic athlete, and one of the authors, Shalene Flanagan, is an Olympic medalist. But there is not a lot of depth to what they cover, just a few interesting stories about the authors’ friendship and their athletic feats.To Look At: There is not much too look at. Some o...
  • Christie
    Fresh Recipes for Endurance and HealingLet me start by saying I hate cooking. Hate wouldn’t even be a strong enough word to be honest. However, wanting to run farther and faster, I’ve begrudgingly come to accept that I will have to do this in order to accomplish my goals.I read this book cover to cover and nearly all of the recipes sound like something I can weather. Some ingredients like bison (not available in the Middle East) and farro (no...
  • George J. Kloss Jr.
    I love food. I like Whoppers and Wendy's Spicy Chicken sandwiches. When my marathon running daughter said she was going to cook a meal from this book, I was worried. Especially after she brought out the kale and quinoa and Garbanzo Beans. I held my breath and tried her first dish. Holy crow! I liked it. She made a second dinner. I loved it. And so on. And here I am writing a reivew for a book I have not read. I just am blessed to live with someon...
  • Emily
    I LOVE this cookbook! The recipes are not overly effortful and are delicious. This cookbook does a great job of educating on how the ingredients will fuel your body for its different needs, whether it's energy for a long run, recovery from inflammation, fighting a cold, etc. I also found it easy to use ingredients from one recipe to the next so you start to build up your fridge and pantry, so the process gets easier. I ran my marathon three weeks...
  • Ietrio
    A book about nutrition from people who try real hard to show you they are well qualified to be "beloved family members". The book is chock full of useful and relevant information beyond the fact that the two have achieved that special level of getting married. Relevant information like "Me, cutting a sweet potato" or the usual slogans of how Americans eat bad. Are these people qualified? Sure!Shalane has been featured on the cover of Runner’s W...
  • Nick Klagge
    Elise checked this book out of the library after a runner friend of ours made and shared with us two recipes from it--a salad, and the sweet potato cookies--both of which were great! We haven't ourselves made any recipes from it yet (besides a very good salad dressing), but the philosophy of the authors is very similar to ours (emphasis on whole foods and variety, as opposed to quantitative balancing of macronutrients. A lot of the recipes look l...
  • Heidi Gonzalez
    I made a deal with myself toward the end of the year to eat healthier. I started seeking out cookbooks that are healthy and anti-inflammation. This book has a lot of really good information on nutrition. I have made many recipes from this book and all of them have been really good and are good for you. The portions are bigger than you imagine and even recipes I was a little leery of like the Omega Sardine Salad turned out to be good and something...
  • Victoria Robinson
    This book has some recipes that I’m really excited to try. I love that they give recipe ideas to combat certain ailments (hello achey muscles!). While Elyse and Shalane are huge supporters of buying organic, minimally processed foods (and I think that’s great and love the idea of it), my student budget just won’t allow for that. Definitely something to consider when I am settled in a career! Also planning on substituting vegetarian options ...