In celebration of ultramarathon champ Scott Jurek’s new book Eat & Run, Brooks hosted a contest to collect running food recipes and stories from fans. Our entry form was flooded with hundreds of submissions. Some runners shared healthy pre-race recipes, while others shared stories of runners ‘loosing their lunch’ during intense training runs. We enjoyed them all!
Congratulations to our five, randomly-selected qualified entries from our Eat & Run Recipe and Story Contest. Each receives a signed copy of Eat & Run and a pair of Brooks. Below are the winner’s running food stories and recipes.
Thanks to all who entered!
Winning Running Food Recipes & Stories
Peruvian Corn Nuts – Luis Del Castillo Clarksville, TN
“[My favorite running food is] Cancha- Peruvian Corn Nuts, due the fact that I’m peruvian, it is healthy and is something every runner would enjoy to eat after a long run.”
Story of the Tuna Bagel – Gene Soboleski White River Junction, VT
“A good friend of mine and I were going to do a quick run in the woods and work on a bouldering project. His wife made us some really good tuna on a bagel. We wolfed them down at the trail head, then started running. About a mile into it, my buddy, who was slightly ahead of me at the time, turns his head and spits out some tuna that had been stuck in his teeth. [It lands] RIGHT INTO MY FACE. It shocked me so much, all we could do was laugh. Years later, we still laugh so hard we cry when telling the story!”
Dessert Smoothie – Ana Armstrong, Seattle, WA
“My favorite healthy ‘dessert’ smoothie. Blend together and enjoy!”
- 3 overripe bananas
- 3 Tablespoons good quality cocoa (or more/less to taste)
- 1-2 Tablespoons peanut butter
- Splash of vanilla
- 1 cup almond milk (more/less to preference of texture)
Black Bean Burrito – Bruce Cowan, Costa Mesa CA
“My favorite running food is Black bean and brown rice burritos with avocado and lots of garlic. I love the garlic and it keeps away mountain lions (and everyone else!)”
Honey & Peanut Butter Sandwich – Buddy Anliker Columbia, MO
“This may seem topo simple but I have been ruining for over 30 years and every run or race starts with two pieces of whole wheat bread with health smart peanut butter and a teaspoon of natural honey! Always filling and satisfying.”