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09-17-2009, 03:53 PM
I'm considering the raw challenge in October... which is also the month I am competing a half marathon. I need to get a personal best at this one to join a relay team.
The last time I went 100 percent raw I was weak for about a week while my body adjusted and with 6 weeks till the race am not sure I can afford to miss a weekend of training.
Should I wait until after the race to go 100 percent? I'm about 60-80percent raw now.
Any experiences you could share I'd really appreciate!
09-18-2009, 05:31 PM
This is just my opinion-I would wait untill after your marathon because at this point you just want to concentrate on your training and not be distracted. Of course you and I know %100 is best, but even at 60-80% is great and then after your race you can concentrate more on 100%. Also you can join the challenge at any time in the month.
I am a runner also and I have a race that I am training for next weekend-Road runner Akron marathon. I am running in a relay team of 5 with my sisters and friends. We run a marathon, but each run a leg of it-like one runs 6.3 the other 3.5 etc.. We have never ran in a race like this so should be fun. I mainly run 5k 10k's. I also am about 60-80% raw wanting to bump it up more as well. Take it one a meal at a time.
So good luck to you and your decsion and race :) Also good luck on your raw food journey.
09-19-2009, 10:16 PM
I agree with Lori on taking it slowly, especially if you experience weakness from going 100% raw. It may be a detox reaction or it may be you require extra grounding raw foods such as greens and chia. As always, your body knows best and will let you know. I wish you the best of luck with your training:) That sounds fun!
09-19-2009, 10:31 PM
I am training for a triathlon and went 100% in order to support my body to recover more quickly.
That being said, had I planned to complete an event during the time I went raw, I probably would have waited until after.
Just as an FYI, my training results have been amazing over the last 41 days, so once you complete your marathon, go for it!!
09-19-2009, 10:34 PM
Also, if you are not familiar with vegan professional ironman triathlete Brendan Brazier, check him out -- he has excellent recipes for before, during, and after training/events, all of which are Raw of have raw options:
09-21-2009, 02:30 PM
Thanks guys... pretty much what I thought as well. I think the last time was so awful because i went straight from a high protein meat diet with whey supplements (well some 'experts' kept telling me that's what sports people had to do) to raw vegan overnight.
As you can imagine there was some darn funky stuff happening to me for the first week or so!!! My body didn't have a clue what hit it!
Shouldn't be as bad this time. May I ask what is chia?
And thanks for the brazier tip - I started reading his book on amazon... can't wait to get it!
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