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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.
Love the idea, Victor. I've just been lazily soaking it in ice baths, not alternating and probably letting it sit too long. The color is getting worse, and the swelling isn't going down very fast, but it is feeling much better. I will be testing it a bit on my bike today.
WARNING: You may want to cover your eyes.
As an alternative to the ibuprofen dependecy, my aunt just introduced me to something called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) as a means to confront physical or emotional traumas to the body. Seems simple enough and like it could be quite effective.
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