There are a lot of professional athletes who are completely plant based these days. There are some athletes who eat a mostly plant based lifestyle. How can a diet that is plant-based can help improve an athlete's endurance performance? I say we must experiment with our own selves. Create an N=1 experiment.
When I was in my 40s I ran 16 marathons. The inspiration was Oprah running her marathon at age 40. For the last few months of every training schedule, I ate mostly raw vegetables, and from time to time, smoked or raw fish. When I felt the craving for flesh I knew it was my body needing the extra dense protein, so I chose fish. Usually I ate lots of high quality raw and sprouted nuts, seeds, and their butters. I ate tofu and edamame beans, steamed or raw. I enjoyed nutritional yeast flakes for a cheesy tasting protein. Each year I did this and each year I improved my timing, although I was slow. I enjoyed my time running, so time goals weren’t a factor. Enjoying the journey was the most important thing for me.
I hope this helps you try new things and be creative with your life's journey!
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