OK, I am not a runner. At all. I have tried Couch to 2K several times and never made it past week three. So why am I reviewing Run Fast. Eat Slow.: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes? My fifteen-year old son is a distance runner, and my mom mentioned this book to him. We happened to be at Barnes & Noble the other day and saw this book. He has been working on eating healthier, so I decided to go ahead and buy this for him. I almost never just buy a cookbook without doing a lot of research first. I usually like to check it out from the library and test it first. So let’s hope this cookbook is a success.
Run Fast. Eat Slow. was written by Shalene Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky. Flanagan is marathon runner and Olympic medalist. Kopecky is a runner and a nutritionist. They both argue that nutrition plays a big role in their success as runners.
Even though I am not runner, I am always looking to incorporate more healthy habits. But I do hate restrictive or gimmicky diets. When I quickly glanced through this cookbook at the bookstore it appeared that the recipes were healthy and appealing without eliminating major food groups form the ingredients. My son gave it a thumbs up too. Check back on Wednesday for the test recipe, and on Friday I will post my review. Wish me luck!