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Guys guess what? I’m officially 17 weeks from running the NYC Marathon! Gah! Every time I think about it my stomach flips, no joke.Â Though I can’t controlÂ how it’ll go theÂ day of the marathon there are things I can work on to try to make it the best experience possible: training & nutrition.Â After researching training programs & settling on one, I knew what I had to do next: focus on nutrition. Nutrition is a big part of marathon training — you not only have to put in the runs, you have to give your body the fuel it needs in order to perform.
Enter No Meat Athlete’s Marathon Roadmap. I’ve been reading Matt’s blog for a while; it’s an incredible resource for vegan/vegetarian runners. Matt’s a vegan who just ran the Boston Marathon — yea he’s impressive! He put together an e-book, along with interviews featuring topÂ no meat athletes,Â with detailed advice on training, races, equipment, nutrition, even what to pack for the marathon! Matt took the time to answer all the questions a first marathoner, heck even a first runner, has.
This e-book is great, mainly because it’s extremely accesible, to everyone. If you’re a meat eater trying to transition into a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle this book’s for you. If you’re a long-time vegetarian or vegan this book’s for you. If you’re a novice runner trying to figure out what running a marathon would take this book’s for you. If you’re a seasoned runner ready to take the 26.2 plunge you guessed it, this book’s for you. It truly has something for everyone & can help you along your path, regardless of where you are.
Like I said, I was particularly interested in the nutrition aspect of it,Â as this is the first race I run that’s longer than a half marathon. I know my body will burn a ridiculous amount of fuel & I need to feed it accordingly. Do I drastically change my eating habits? Pump more protein into my diet? What do I eat after a race? Marathon Roadmap answered all my questions; I now the answers to these questions & feel more prepared to take care of my body as I train. This is one of the most helpful books I’ve read in a long time. Practical, tangible advice anyone can take & run with.
If you’re looking to read up on running, nutrition & be inspired, read this e-book — it’s fantastic. You’ll heart it, just like I do. Peas heart No Meat Athlete’s Marathon Roadmap!