Veganism and Running

 

Possibly spurred by seeing the issue on Oprah the other day, my wife is thinking of trying a week of eating only vegan meals.

I am not sure if I am up for committing to making every meal vegan but I will certainly participate with her and have a series some vegan meals with her if she goes through with the idea.

If we were to go through with this I don’t think it would be too big of a change for either of us since we are healthy eaters and currently do not eat much red meat, preferring chicken and fish instead. We also regularly have meatless days. However, it might be tough for us to give up dairy products as we both enjoy yogurt and cheese.

My interest in this would be to see how it would impact my energy levels and my running as I am always on the lookout for meals and snacks that are good for fuelling my runs as well as for recovery once finished.

Let me know if you if you have had any experience with a vegan diet and how it has impacted your running.

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