This cookbook is for anyone interested in getting fit - intermittently at the gym, running for fun, as a training sportsman or woman, or as a serious marathon runner. These recipes were developed by Michel Roux Jr as he started running, initially as a casual jogger 10 years ago, and now as a veteran of eight marathons. Michel developed the programme by trial and error, based on how his body feels and reacts to what he eats. While training he largely avoids red meat and animal fats, eats lots of fish, fruit and vegetables, some chocolate, plenty of bread, and drinks a reasonable quantity of wine. Some of the recipes have become regulars at Le Gavroche, a popular London restaurant for many sportsmen and women.
Michel Roux Jr is one of London's most respected chefs. Le Gavroche, the restaurant which he has run since 1994, continues to receive recommendations for excellence in every food guide. Michel's early training in France instilled in him a belief in the simplicity and quality of raw ingredients which he has put to use in developing the recipes that he cooks when he is training for a marathon. Michel has successfully completed the London, New York, Monaco, Tromso (in Norway's Arctic circle) and Medoc marathons. His best time is 3 hours 15 minutes.