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I run ultras, and I've been eating as a veggie and then vegan up to this point, toyed with raw on and off, but now fully committed to it. On my ultras (I run from 26-36 milers most weekends, and 50-100 milers 6+ times a year) I used to eat porridge for brekkie and take vegan biscuits and crisps with me, washed down with soya milk......
Now I am committing to 80/10/10rv, what would you suggest I take?
I was thinking of a huge banana fest for breakfast, possibly made into a smoothie with some celery, and taking a few bananas, clementines, dates and a couple of smoothies with me. But as I will need to carry all this (checkpoints don't generally have fruit available) I'm concerned at how I will sustain myself over 8, 12, 15, 24+ hours of running. The 100 milers I can stash food in advance, but not at any of the shorter ones.
I've seen 'Date-o-rade' mentioned here and was wondering if I could have the recipe? Any suggestions are MOST MOST welcome!
Thanks all! x
Cucumbers don't count Helen i'm afraid to say, they're a fruit whereas greens are leaves. Spinach is a good one because of its mild taste and juiciness, I literally can't get enough of it, mmmmm. If that doesn't work then green smoothies are the way forward.
Victor - 2 nights before a race I eat exactly what I usually eat, lots of fruit and greens. I wouldn't change anything before a race, that's a general rule no matter what diet you're on. Just make sure you're eating plenty of calories in the build up to race day. Go get em'
Greetings Tomas! Welcome to the group and the forum. Yep 80/10/10 will do that to you, it's one life altering book for sure. What distance do you usually run? I'm middle distance too but more towards the distance side, 1500m and 5000m mainly.
The simple answer to your vegetable question is LOTS! Lots and lots of greens are reccommended on this diet (roughly 1 pound per day). It depends on your current state of health and ability to absorb nutrients but you can't really get too many. Try and find greens you enjoy eating or failing that grab a blender and mix with fruit. From my experience, runners on a standard diet have far more problems with deficiencies. Done properly with enough calories from fruit and greens, you should be fine.
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