Run Fast Eat Slow: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes



FROM WORLD-CLASS MARATHONER AND 4-TIME QUALIFYING 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 day, attention-grabbing nutritional wisdom and inspiring stories from two fitness-crazed women that became fast friends 15 years ago, Run Fast Eat Slow has all the bases covered. Fitness-minded readers will find no shortage of delicious meals, satisfying snacks, thirst-quenching drinks, and wholesome treats. Fan favorites include Can’t Beet Me Smoothie, Arugula Cashew Pesto, High-Altitude Bison Meatballs, Superhero Muffins, Kale Radicchio Salad with Farro, and Double Chocolate Teff Cookies.

Packaged as a beautiful, full-color hardcover cookbook, Run Fast Eat Slow, will stand out from other running cookbooks and will please Shalane’s devoted fans who have been asking for food advice and recipes from her for years. Now Flanagan wants to share with the 42 million runners nationwide the recipes she eats to break records and live well. 

Available anywhere books are sold or online at the below link. 

Ever since I started tackling longer distances, moving up to the half-marathon and then the marathon, I began to realize what an important role nutrition plays in my performance. It’s literally just as important as sleep, or the amount of time I put into my running. Eating healthy helps me recover, makes me happy and enhances my overall training.
— Shalane Flanagan
As runners we are so focused on our immediate energy needs that we obsess over macro-nutrients and forget that not all proteins, fats and carbs are created equal. The stress that running puts on the body means that to stay healthy, runners need more antioxidants, vitamins and minerals than most. In a culture accustomed to processed foods, produce shipped from halfway around the world and factory-farmed meats, it’s more difficult than ever to fulfill our nutritional needs. Runners everywhere are missing out on the nourishment their bodies need to thrive.
— Elyse Kopecky

Photography by Alan Weiner