Cook the recipes that Shalane Flanagan ate while training for her 2017 TCS New York City Marathon historic win!
Run fast cook fast eat slow review. You can’t outrun your fork, and that’s especially true if you’re an athlete. Shalane Flanagan, a four-time Olympian and the 2017 New York City Marathon champion, knows a thing or two about the importance of proper nutrition for peak performance.
When Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon in 2017, she made history as the oldest female marathon winner in 40 years. Flanagan is also a four-time Olympian, and her accomplishments are even more impressive when you consider that she’s had to overcome some serious injuries throughout her career.
Flanagan’s own journey with food began when she was a young runner struggling to make it to the Olympics. She was constantly getting injured and was told by her doctors that she needed to “turn back” and focus on her health.
It was then that Flanagan realized that the way she was eating was not conducive to a healthy lifestyle. She was constantly eating processed foods and not getting the nutrients her body needed.
She began to change her diet and started to see results almost immediately. She was able to come back from her injuries and ultimately went on to win an Olympic medal.
In Run Fast Eat Slow: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes, Flanagan shares her secrets for staying healthy and fit, both on and off the race course. It’s not every day that an Olympic medalist and New York Times best-selling author writes a cookbook. Shalane and chef Elyse Kopecky bring you a cookbook that’s full of recipes that are fast and easy without sacrificing flavor
The book is divided into two parts: the first part is all about Flanagan’s training and nutrition philosophy, and the second part is filled with recipes that follow her principles.
Flanagan is a firm believer in the importance of whole, unprocessed foods, and she includes plenty of recipes for nutrient-rich meals and snacks that will help fuel your workouts and speed recovery. There are also recipes for some of her favorite pre- and post-race meals, like her go-to post-race breakfast of eggs, avocado, and toast.
Flanagan and Kopecky have also included a few non-recipe features in the book. There are tips on how to stock your pantry and fridge with healthy ingredients, and how to meal-prep so you always have something nutritious to eat. There’s also a section on how to eat before, during, and after a race.
The book ends with a few words from Flanagan about her return to running, and how her new focus on nutrition has helped her. She talks about how the recipes in the book have helped her recover from workouts, and how they’ve given her the energy she needs to train at a high level.
Whether you’re a competitive athlete or just looking to eat a little healthier, Flanagan’s cookbook is a great resource. her recipes are easy to follow and packed with flavor, so you won’t even feel like you’re making sacrifices. And, best of all, they’ll help you perform your best and turn back the clock on your recovery time.