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Hi , new to posting on this forum, I'm usually to be found on the bridge to 10k πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€—

Just wanted to ask if anyone else here is on the C25K also, and find out how our vegan lifestyle has improved your performance?

I've completed C25K twice previously, but always had to stop due to injury,

This time around I had been Vegan for a year before trying again, had also upped my fitness before trying again..

Pleased to say I graduated November,

Have ran a few 10K's to date,have no injuries, knees are good.. holding out well 😊

I'm 54 , if that's relevant😊 run 2/3 times a week with a workout day on non run days..

Would love to find out some of your food power ideas? And would be excited to share mine πŸ€œπŸ€›πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺπŸŒ±πŸ‡πŸŽπŸ₯πŸ“πŸ†πŸ₯•

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I completed the couch to 5K 2 years ago and have been running ever since, doing as many park runs as possible. I’m currently getting myself fit for when the park runs resume.

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sparky66 in reply to Edward_H

Ooh sooo looking forward to a parkrun πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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sparky66 in reply to sparky66

And also I think what's really helpful for knee pain.. I've been taking tumeric and black pepper capsules for about a year now, I used to have pain in my fingers from arthritis.. no pain any more!!!

Hi sparky, I recently ran a 10k too and have noticed that what I eat makes a huge difference (recently vegan pizza vegan burgers vegan cake) so have had a bit of a revamp. I like to eat fried tofu marinated with paprika, Chili, garlic with different combos of veg and noodles. Salad with beans and dressing for lunch, granola and yoghurt with fruit for breakfast 😊

Ooh love a noodle dish.. I make a mean creamy pasta with blended butter beans, nutritional yeast, turmeric and black pepper.. some pine nuts with some soy milk blend all together..makes a lovely sauce to mix with veg and pasta πŸ€€πŸ€—πŸ™

That sounds really nice been looking for different sauces for veggie noodles. Will be having a go at that.

That's really interesting and you've obviously done a great job. I haven't attempted running but have been doing home workouts 4 times a week for about 7 months (after years of only really walking here and there), usually Chloe Ting YouTube videos and resistance band training. Progress is slow but I've definitely seen improvements.

I enjoy a protein booster smoothie/shake in the mornings, particularly after exersize, and usually include banana, 1 other serving of fruit or veg, pea protein, tahini, nuts or oats and soya milk/water. It's tasty and keeps me going.

Your smoothie sounds very nutritious πŸ“πŸ₯πŸŽπŸ‡ I start my morning with one every day.. add similar nuts and seeds..flax are great!

I don't put flax seeds in smoothies as tend to use them (milled) as toppings on yoghurt or stewed fruit - it makes it look like crumble! πŸ˜„

Ooh nice Idea with the yogurt 🀀

Hi - I don't have any personal experience of running 25k, but I wondered it you'd watched The Game Changers. I went to the cinema to watch it but it's available on Netflix. From memory there were some examples of how a vegan diet helped various athletes. There's also the Vegan Runners organisation veganrunners.org.uk/

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sparky66 in reply to Bramleyb

Thanks, yes I watched it, absolutely brilliant!! I also follow Dr Greger's nutritional facts.org he gives great nutritional advice.. on lots of foods to treat many health conditions ⭐

Hi sparky66. I am not running at the moment (lockdown means no public loos!). I bought a spin bike back in autumn 2020, so getting my main cardio stuff on that at the moment.

I've been a vegan for a couple of years. When I first switched, from being a vegetarian, my running took a real nose dive. I lost about a minute for my time for a km, so it took a minute longer! Also I couldn't run much over 10k without feeling utterly exhausted. I slowly built back up to my usual pace. I haven't noticed any further improvement though. To be honest I was a bit disappointed, which is silly really.

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Well done, you are doing incredibly well.

I was jogging and going further and further until I stupidly broke my foot last year and it hasn't been the same since although it doesn't stop me power walking which I do about 5 to 6 times a week. I didn't realise I broke my foot initially last year, it was just painful to walk on and I kept soaking it until I realised it got to a point where it was no longer improving. I was sent to the hospital for an x ray and that's when I'd found out I'd broken it but it had healed by that time. Fortunately I was able to ride my bike after I'd broken my foot in the May and once my foot felt okay I started walking again. My foot hurts if I jog.

I've been a Vegan since October 2018 and I have to say I'm as fit as a fiddle, I walk as fast as I can up very steep hills and although out of breath when I get to the top I do not have to stop.

Here's a recipe that I absolutely love:

monashfodmap.com/recipe/veg...

I've had IBS for many years but after food poisoning in November 2018 from a manufactured rice dish my IBS got worse so I went on the Low Fodmap diet under a Dietician, I've so much better. This has to be one of my favourite recipes.

Happy running.πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

So sorry about your foot, but it's not stopped you From keeping fit πŸ™ŒπŸ’ͺThanks for the recipe I will definitely try this πŸ™ sorry for short reply I'm all shopped out πŸ˜‚

Hi sparky66. I'm vegan and cook a lot of stir fries with wild garlic, onions, crunchy veg, chilli noodles. I have also juiced for many years which seems to give me energy. Thanks for liking my post earlier as it showed me the way to this forum which may give me some ideas. I can be a little dull in my approach - replacement milks, soya substitutes so this forum looks like a great place to re-energise

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sparky66 in reply to Mittymoo

Awe so glad you found this forum.. some great recipe ideas and just a great place to ask for advice or ideas πŸŒΏπŸ’πŸ“Have a look at nutritional facts.org

Dr Greger gives The Best nutritional information x

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Mittymoo in reply to sparky66

Thanks ! Will look.

You might know me from C25K, Bridge and Marathon... I run on average 30 miles a week. 2.5 years on vegan diet. Never had so much energy and/or achieved so much. I also work out every day before work.

We eat a lot of hemp seeds, flax, maca, cacao, nutritional yeast etc as well as cashews, mixed nuts. I try to ensure at least 1 Brazil nut a day for selenium.

We don't have a lot of time for cooking in the week especially so do use a fair amount of fake meat products. We are both in our mid 40s, never been healthier or more active. πŸ‘πŸ»

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sparky66 in reply to GoGo_JoJo

How fantastic that you feel so good πŸŒΏπŸŒΎπŸ…30 miles a week is some going, πŸ’ͺ

I'm trying to do 50 miles a month, but only graduated in November, so getting there πŸ™Œ

I love your meal plan, pretty similar to mine although I don't like the fake meat products ( cake is my downfall)😲

I do fitness on non run days, treadmill speedwalks and a weight lifting program.

Since being Vegan my recovery times are much improved like you never felt so well 😊

I will look out for your posts on the bridge , thanks for your input πŸ™

Great to hear your experience... Honestly speaking I've been between vegan and vegetarian for over 5 years so I can't r call how was it before. But I still notice huge improvements on my menstrual pains between eating dairy or not. I do have turmeric daily to decrease inflamation and try to add lots of antioxidants like berries, greens,etc.

I'm a bit lazy about protein shakes but it makes it easier to up my protein without eating too many beans and nuts. I find these hard to digest so I try to eat them in moderation.

I usually have Huel as shake because it has all the vitamins and nutrients needed beside protein.

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sparky66 in reply to happyseal

That's fantastic , thanks for sharing πŸ™Do you take black pepper with your tumeric?

It helps absorption 🌟

Keep trying to keep off the dairy πŸ˜‰πŸŒΏπŸŒΏπŸ…πŸ†πŸŒ½πŸ₯•

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happyseal in reply to sparky66

I've been juicing fresh turmeric so I usually don't add pepper because the fresh juice already taste kinda horrible πŸ˜…. But when I do the golden milk I add coconut milk and black pepper.

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sparky66 in reply to happyseal

Nice one happy seal 😍 Just finished a workout in the garden was brilliant, now I can sit and relax before dinner πŸ₯—πŸ₯£

Have a happy healthy weekend ☺️

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