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I think most people say its easy to eat vegan as an athlete, because they've been doing it for a while.
Transitioning for many people is a daunting talk because they have to learn all new recipes, meals, etc.
My suggestion is to try and do a slow transition--even if its trying a couple recipes from the thrive diet a week, and slowly building up your veganism is a good idea. You can also check out some cookbooks by Sarah Kramer and Chandra Moskowitz (hope I have the spelling correct).
In terms of meal preparation, the recipes in the thrive diet and other books took me a long time to do the first couple times, But after doing it a few times I got the hang of it and now can make stuff quite quickly
Aside from this community which is great! I suggest you check out www.veganbodybuilding.com Its a great forum of vegan athletes and will have many recipe and training ideas. Some people post their diet plans and have training journals.