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But only in the sense that I worked out and that's good.<br><br>
Super tough 10 miles this morning. Took over 3 miles to settle in to a groove. Mile 6 it occured to me that I was really thirstly. At 7.5 the only reason I didn't walk home was A. I was running with somone and B. I was sweaty and walking around in 20 degree weather while wet sucks pretty bad.<br><br>
A bunch of stuff all came together simply to make today's run tough. Sleep - my number one obstacle in training - not enough. Diet - I'm a new vegetarian and looking over the past week haven't gotten the protein and iron I've needed. I've been fatigued all week.<br><br>
My quads are beat.<br><br>
Time to make some hot chocolate and play a little game I like to call "Use every drop of hot water the new heater is capable of making"<br><br>
Ok, I'm done whining. Thanks for listening. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sad2">
 

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Hi Pete!<br><br>
Last spring, while training for the Flying Pig, I did not eat meat or fish all through Lent, essentially becoming an ovo-lacto vegetarian for 6 weeks. While the experience convinced me that I could make it permanent if I ever wanted to, I did notice that I had problems that I too associated with lack of protein and iron. I am thinking of doing it again for Lent this year and see if I can do it better.<br><br>
There are some vegetarians around here, including Maccabeth, who could give you some ideas about how to balance your new diet and your activity.<br><br>
Good luck and enjoy the warm shower. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Pete, I've been veg as long as I've been a runner. I've never had a lack of energy because of it. Perhaps it's just your body still adjusting to the new diet. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions! As Kris said, I love talking about veggie-ism! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Welcome!
 
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