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AndeeMedal Rookie 1 posts since
Aug 25, 2011
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Sep 14, 2011 12:37 PM

Vegans and Vegan Wanna-be's...

Hi.  I've been a runner for over 20 years and a vegan almost as long.  I have been loosely following Brendan Brazier's Thrive diet and using Vega Sport for pre-run hydration.  I have also been using Plant Fusion as well as Amazing Grass for post-run protein recovery.  Just looking for fellow runners who also maintain plant-based nutrition for their training/fitness regimen.  Would LOVE to hear from like-minded athletes who upold a cruelty-free lifestyle as part of their daily routine.  I am only cruel to myself when I set out to do a 9-mile tempo run in 80 degree weather and "hummus" humidity, no water or electrolyte replacement, and end up doing 11.5 miles! 

ps  I sprinkle Chia seeds on everything!!!

  • MarcusB092 Amateur 75 posts since
    Jul 28, 2007
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    1. Nov 6, 2011 4:36 AM (in response to AndeeMedal)
    Vegans and Vegan Wanna-be's...

    My friend was a vegan and was not anymore after he was in the hosposital for very low blood iron which drained his energy and he fainted.

  • AmyAthletiCa Rookie 1 posts since
    Nov 12, 2011
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    2. Nov 13, 2011 10:45 AM (in response to AndeeMedal)
    Vegans and Vegan Wanna-be's...

    Definitely being a vegan is good for everybody and not only for athletes.  It makes us feel better and stronger  when we do our sports or other activities.I

  • SheWentForALittleRun Rookie 3 posts since
    Jul 30, 2010
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    3. Nov 29, 2011 12:58 PM (in response to AndeeMedal)
    Vegans and Vegan Wanna-be's...

    LARBARS!! Lots (most) are vegan and gluten free! There are even mini packages of them (2-3 bites worth) that are great for fitting into a fuel belt.


    Also on my list:

    -Braggs (good source of B12)

    -Nutritional Yeast

    -Quinoa is my favorite pre-race meal...along with tempeh (I try to avoid soy when I can)

    -Justin's Nut Butter- they are great replacements for energy "shots" if you will....all types of flavors and great (organic) energy

    -I put my own brew of green tea and agave in my fuel belt (don't like all the sugar and dyes in the gatorades)

    -If you don't already have one - invest in a dehydrator- I make loads of dried apples, mangoes and kiwi


    ...I will brainstorm more - I would also love to hear about more of your nutritional creations......hope this helps!



  • Ipull400watts Amateur 15 posts since
    Feb 21, 2009
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    4. Feb 21, 2012 9:07 AM (in response to AndeeMedal)
    Vegans and Vegan Wanna-be's...

    I am a vegan ultra distance athlete who consumes a primarily raw diet. It has  been working very well for me

    BS Nutrition

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