During a talk given by Ruth Heidrich, she said something to the effect of her being able to run great distances but still be feeling fine the day after, able to exercise again. She says this is because she eats raw.
Is this actually the case, that eating raw reduces recovery time exponentially? I get that most of it on her part is likely to be the incredible amount of training she's put in.
I hope it is the case, because I'd like to be able to double my workload as it please me.
Anyone? Got any links to share at least?
I am not 100% knowledgable on the dietary practices of Ruth, but I will try to assist here:
For optimum results from our diet, read our banana wagon tour:
For optimum building of bone and muscle health, eat lettuce greens:
Order the 80 10 10 book By Dr. Graham as he has a lot of experience in advising athletes even those of Olympic caliber.
Dr. Grahams site foodnsport: http://foodnsport.com/shop/books/the-80-10-10-diet.php
And for some of our own athletic links:
Vibrance magazine sample issue 2
Every Vegan athlete say's that they've seen improvements in recovery. I do agree, and I think I've experienced the same thing, but the results are where the dust settles. I'm not an endurance athlete, but if I go and do a dead lift and pull 355 for four reps and then the next time I only pull 3 then I wasn't recovered.
As an endurance guy it seems like if you're times aren't improving and beating your personal best over a certain period of time then you probably aren't allowing enough recovery time, or you are training too hard for the time that you do allow recovery.
It seems like Durianrider has a lot of input on the subject that is specific to runners.