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Vegetarian runner Help!!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

I don't think I'm getting enough food for my work outs as I'm always STARVING. I'm pretty new to being a veg* almost 1 yr. As of recently I have decided to lower my intake of processed "meats" (boca morning star ect) and replace with less processed food but its real change for me as I'm the only one like me in my house.

Heres my work out:

Monday-run 1-3miles abs of steel

Tuesday 1hr yoga 1hr boot camp class

Wednesday 1-3 miles abs of steel

Thursday Pilate's/yoga class 1 hrs maybe walk before class

Friday- day off

Saturday- 1hr spinning 1 hr yoga

Sunday-long run day from 3-8miles.

My food log is out there for people to see. As you can tell I'm not very diligent about.


Also I'm training to do a 1/2 marathon this october
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  • CRAZEPUPPIES
    Hi
    I'm not expert or anything (I'm still trying to figure it out for myself), but I'm training for a marathon in November. I know on my long run days I am starving. I've found that if I use some of the gel or gummy stuff during the run I'm not so hungry through out the day, I use Sharkies they are veggie and organic. Also fruit after a run helps fill me up, orange juice works also.
    I do my long-run Sat. mornings, I drink oj on the way home, have some fruit when I get home with protein drink, little bit later eat some sort of pasta or rice meal within 2 hours of the run, then eat again 2hours later. It may seem like a lot all at once, but chances are I will get 1600-1800 calories that day anyway, so 800-1000 by noon isn't that big of deal.
    Nuts are always a good choice, sometimes the salt helps with fatigue. Are you drinking any kind of sport drink afterwards? I don't like to drink them, but I've learned it does help, Acclerade isn't too bad (it at least has some protein).
    Good Luck
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    3393 days ago
  • SHAYSIE
    HI LEIGH - WITH THE CURRENT WORK OUT SCHEDULE THAT YOU HAVE AND, ESPECIALLY SINCE YOU ARE IN TRAINING FOR AN EVENT, YOU DEFINITELY NEED TO CONSUME MORE CARBS TO GIVE YOU THE NEEDED ENERGY TO SUSTAIN YOU. JUST BE CAREFUL OF THE TYPE OF CARBS YOU SELECT. YOU ALSO NEED MORE FIBER IN YOUR DAILY NUTRITION PLAN TO GIVE YOU A FULLER, SATISFIED FEELING AND TO REGULATE YOUR METABOLISM. I AM CERTAIN THAT THERE ARE ARTICLES ON THIS WEBSITE THAT PERTAIN TO THIS VERY THING ON HOW TO STAY SATISFIED LONGER BETWEEN MEALS AND ALSO WHAT WE CAN SNACK ON TO AID US IN DOING SO. YOU MUST TRACK YOUR FOOD DAILY, BE DILIGENT IN ORDER TO BECOME AWARE OF THOSE FOODS THAT GIVE YOU A FULLER, SATISFIED FEELING. SPARK ON AND GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR GOALS! Shaysie emoticon
    3455 days ago
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