In the 'olden days' diet was not so important as it seems to be now. (I have been a vegetarian for the last 57 years) Looking through the runner diet info emphasis does seem to be on meat eating...any vegetarian runners out there who could advise??
Have a look at www.vegetarianrunner.com
I know of lot veggie runners (including ultra trail runners and multi day event athletes) and they don't seem to have any issues.
Thanks for the link, much appreciated
I am not a veggie but eat meat probably about once every 6 months. I do also eat fish though which made this protein issue a little less of a problem but I still was worried as I'm training for a full marathon. I eat quorn, nuts and seeds, beans and pulses and things like mozzarella but of course I do top up with fish once/twice a week. I'm doing fine and have definitely gained a whole load of muscle so I'm sure even without the fish you'll be fine.
we eat loads of pulses but think I will up my oats and seeds/nuts . If I have my bowl of porrage on run mornings and then some seeds/nuts/piece cheese afterwards
Sounds like a plan and porridge is a great Pre-run fuel I'm told. I can't eat anything for hours before so have to gel it but lots of acquaintances swear by it. Try putting some flax on as well (18.3% protein). It is a little high in fat but that's because it is an oily seed so not really a suprise.
Thanks for sharing this unique information.. Really very much informative..
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