I know. Shocking, isn't it?
I'm only half kidding. You'd be surprised at how many people really can't believe that there are vegetarians and vegans who run 13.1, 26.2, 50, even 100 miles and beyond.
We don't get weak from a lack of protein. We don't collapse from some strange condition called meatlessness. In fact, some vegetarians are among the best in the world at their respective sports (Scott Jurek, anyone?).
Personally, I noticed an incredible improvement in speed within weeks when I stopped eating meat. And I never looked back. Six months later I qualified for the Boston Marathon (something I'd been trying to do for seven years!), and started running 50-mile ultramarathons after that.
Many people never stop to think that their standard, meat-heavy diet might be holding them back. What about you?
Thinking about cutting out some of the meat, but worried about what it'll do to your training?
You've come to the right place. Sign up here to get everything you need to know:
Runners tell me all the time that they want to make the switch to a vegetarian diet, or even to simply cut back on the meat a few days a week. I congratulate them, we talk about the benefits and I offer to help, and everything seems great. But so many of them never do it.
Why? Because they're afraid of the unknown. They wonder where they'll get protein, how their recovery will be affected, if they'll be deficient in certain vitamins and minerals, what they'll eat after workouts. And for that matter, what they'll eat, period.
And that's why I created this course.
It's called The Vegetarian Endurance Advantage: The Essentials of Plant-Based Training. It's a free e-course that answers all of these questions and everything else you might want to know as an endurance athlete looking to reduce your meat consumption.
When you sign up, you'll get the tools you need, delivered to your inbox every few days. Just a few of the topics we'll cover:
- Where to get your protein
- What to eat before, during, and after your workouts to energize and recover
- How to make sure you're getting all the vitamins and minerals you need to perform at your best
- A typical day on a vegetarian endurance diet
- A sample shopping list
- Delicious, whole-food alternatives to gross fake-meat products
- Vegetarian meals you can make, even if you've never cooked before
- How to make the transition smooth, and how to make sure it lasts
The No-Preach Guarantee
So you'll get all of that good stuff, and way more. What you absolutely won't get is preaching.
Going vegetarian has done wonders for my running, but I don't assume that it's right for everyone. My goal with this course is to give you the information you need to decide if a vegetarian diet—or even simply a reduced-meat diet—is right for you.
If not, totally cool, and I hope you'll still get something out of the parts about running. And if plant-based nutrition is right for you, then this course will help you make it happen.
Sound good? Sign up using the form below:
You'll get your first email right away, followed every few days by subsequent course content and the occasional newsletter email from me. I take the issue of spam very seriously, and your email address will never be rented, traded, sold, or otherwise misused. So nothing to worry about on that front.
I'm excited about this course and I hope you are too. See you inside!