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phaedrus


Joined: 26 Nov 2004
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protein Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:11 am 

After many months of solid training, my performance seems to have leveled off. I'm wondering if this could be because of too little protein in my diet, meaning not enough material to build stronger and bigger muscles. I eat a mostly vegetarian diet, so my protein intake may be less than others, but I do eat large amounts of cheese, peanut butter, etc. I'm curious if anyone else goes out of their way to boost protein intake.

Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: protein Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:44 pm 

I found some info that says runners should get about 15 percent of their calories from protein, about 0.6 grams per pound of body weight per day. You could try reading the nutritional labels of everything you eat for a day, and see what the protein numbers add up to.

tomrunsalot

California, USA
Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 1

Re: protein Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:03 pm 

Some of the best runners in the world are vegitarian and, as you know, its not difficult to get sufficient protein from beans, bean curd, dairy, etc. I bet your protein intake is just fine. One thing some vegitarians (and other runners) do is have a carb/protein supplement following workouts to help recovery. You can get this through Endurox R4, Slim Fast drinks, or a tall glass of chocolate milk.

Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: protein Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:54 pm 

Interesting. I knew that Scott Juryek is vegetarian (vegan I think), but that's all. What other veggie elites do you know of?

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