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Eat and Run - A Guide to a Vegan Lifestyle for Runners

Eat and Run - A Guide to a Vegan Lifestyle for Runners

Eat and run: My improbable quest to become the world record holder of the ultra-marathon. Last year I set personal records in the United States and Canada in the road running events. This book tells the story of my struggles to achieve those records. Eat and Run: My Unforgettable Journey to Ultra Marathon Greatness is a two-volume memoir by the world-record holder Scott Jurek and retired pro-runner Steve Friedman. It was recently released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in June 2021.
The first volume covers the run portion of my ultra marathon adventure, which was a culmination of many years’ worth of training and trying to figure out what it was about running that got me to where I am today. The Runners Edge System was the first comprehensive running system that I used as a professional runner. It has helped me build a lifetime of eating smart and a plan for getting healthy that is centered on running long distances. The second volume covers the training sessions that were required to achieve those personal records. It provides information on why I run slowly and how to speed up my sessions so that I can train my body to run at higher levels of intensity for each session in 먹튀검증.
As a twenty-two-year-old ultra-marathon runner with a professional background in professional running, I have a unique perspective on long distance running. I began playing competitive sports at a very young age and quickly became the best running back on the team. Although sports tend to focus on players, mental and physical preparation for long distances tends to be overlooked.
During my junior high school years, I became extremely interested in ultra-marathons and began jogging in the mornings. My friends teased me for being a run-around boy and I soon gave up that image of myself. As an athlete in high school, I trained almost every day with a high school running coach. I also ran every Tuesday night in the town gym while playing baseball, football, and basketball. Because of this consistent training over many years, I developed a plan for myself to become an ultra runner while maintaining the kind of endurance and strength that I needed to play football and run track as an adult.
One of the reasons that I continue to run and eat vegan is because it allows me to perform at my highest levels for races. When I am out training or racing on the road, I know that I will need to push myself to the limits of my endurance. By consuming a diet rich in proteins, calories, and carbohydrates before and after a race, I can ensure that my muscles, heart, and mind are ready for whatever obstacles lie ahead. In addition to ensuring that I’m eating right before and after races, an ultramarathon requires adequate amounts of water so I also drink plenty of water throughout the course of a race.
Eating a diet rich in protein enables me to consume great amounts of healthy vegetables and fruits. This diet allows me to build muscle and develop endurance. I eat meat and eggs on occasion but my biggest breakfast of the day is usually a vegan oatmeal coffee cake with peanut butter on top. For dinner I enjoy a salad made from chick peas and raw veggies. For some reason, coffee seems to have a diuretic effect on me, which helps me prevent dehydration during marathons. I do recommend drinking plenty of water during the course of a marathon.
For most runners, an ultramarathon means a long drive to the race starting line and the wait for the starting gun. It also means lots of food, since eating a good post-race meal is one of the keys to successful performance in ultramarathons. The best foods for a runner in ultramarathons are those that are high in fiber, carbohydrates, and protein. I eat a handful of almonds for their significant amount of carbs and mange to keep off hunger pangs between runs.
While there are some strict vegans who will shun entire animal protein, I think it’s a false economy to pass up an opportunity to reap all the benefits of veganism. The majority of vegan athletes I know enjoy great success in their sport. And in addition to adding variety to their nutrition, the vegan diet is also extremely effective in weight loss. I hope the above descriptions of veganism to help you make the transition to a new way of eating while getting fit!
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