jueves, 18 de octubre de 2012

Libros: The Secret Race & Eat&Run

Scott Jurek, el mejor ULTRARUNNER de todos los tiempos (con permiso de Kilian) y Tyler Hamilton explicando la gran trama de dopaje como 'compañero' de Lance Armstrong)
Ya me han llegado los dos libros que pedí el domingo a Amazon.es.

Me parece que de momento no han salido en Castellano, por lo que he tenido que pedirlos "in English" con la ventaja de evitar algunas traducciones nefastas tipo "Billy 'Cabeza de Chorlito' (en vez de Bonehead en Nacidos para Correr-Born To Run).

Es bien sabido que soy un desastre explicando las cosas, por tanto, no esperéis una gran crítica literaria, pero al menos daré mi opinión una vez leídos los libros.

Según Amazon:
For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force—and darling—in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. In 1999, as a complete unknown, he took the lead of the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile traverse over the old Gold Rush trails of the California Sierra Nevada. He won that race seven years in a row, setting a course record along the way. Twice he won the Badwater Ultramarathon, a 135-mile “jaunt” through Death Valley. Recently he set an American record of 165.7 miles in 24 hours—6 1/2 marathons in one day. And he was one of the elite runners who traveled to Mexico to run with the Tarahumara Indians, as profiled in the bestseller Born to Run. His accomplishments are nothing short of extraordinary, but that he has achieved all of this on a plant-based diet makes his story all the more so.

In Eat and Run, Scott Jurek opens up about his life and career—as an elite athlete and a vegan—and inspires runners at every level. From his Midwestern childhood hunting, fishing, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes family, to his early beginnings in running (he hated it), to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism, to his world-spanning, record-breaking races, Scott’s story shows the power of an iron will and blows apart all the stereotypes of what athletes should eat to fuel optimal performance. Chock-full of incredible, on-the-brink stories of endurance and competition, fascinating science, and accessible practical advice—including his own favorite plant-based recipes—Eat and Run will motivate everyone to “go the distance,” whether that means getting out for that first run, expanding your food horizons, or simply exploring the limits of your own potential.

Y también según Amazon:
On a fateful night in 2009, Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle met for dinner in Boulder, Colorado. The two had met five years before while Coyle was writing his bestselling book, Lance Armstrong: Tour de Force. But this time, Tyler had something else on his mind. He finally wanted to come clean, about everything: the doping, the lying, his years as Lance Armstrong's teammate on U.S. Postal, his decade spent running from the truth. 'I'm sorry,' he told Coyle. 'It just feels so good to be able to talk about this. I've been quiet for so many years.'

Over the next eighteen months, Hamilton would tell his story, and his sport's story, in explosive detail, never sparing himself in the process. In a way, he became as obsessed with telling the truth as he had been with winning the Tour de France just a few years before. The truth would set Tyler free, but would also be the most damning indictment yet of Tour winners such as Armstrong.

The result of this determination is The Secret Race, a book that pulls back the curtain and takes us into the secret world of professional cycling like never before. A world populated by unbelievably driven - and some flawed - characters. A world where the competition used every means to get an edge, and the options were stark. A world where it often felt like there was no choice.

2 comentarios:

  1. Cuidado Dennis que Amazon tiene una biblioteca de la ostia...al de Jurek ya le tengo echado el ojo!
    Te llegan el domingo y ya te los has leído! Et felicito fill ;-)
    Pues eso, que ya quedaremos en el Rincón del Vegetal en la próxima cena!
    Abrazo y a seguir dándole!

  2. Tranquilo Ferran, que los compré el domingo y me llegaron ayer. Soy más bien un "Slow Reader".

    Estoy ansioso por saber como consigue el Jurek hacer estas salvajadas a base de 'plantas', pero ya lo hablaremos con un buen filete en la mesa ;-)