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In Brendan Brazier's Thrive book he talks about three levels.. Level one...high intensity 1 hour, Level two moderate intensity 1-3 hours, and level three low intensity for multiple hours. Previously I had just been running on a daily basis so my needs were at a level one high intensity so to fuel for runs I had the pre-energizer workout drink + 2 dates or sometimes the direct fuel bites. Currently I've switched over to a pure strength training/weight lifting regime to build muscle, but I am…Continue
I have been dealing with some digestive system issues for the past year. Much of it stems from all the radiation treatments I received for testicular cancer. The doctors have had me take antibiotics, but they don't ever seem to help, or help short term. Since I have started on a more vegan diet, have seen improvement, but wondering if anyone has any suggestions they they have heard in helping the digestive system recover and get back to normal. Thanks for any…Continue
So I'm signed up for my second Test of Metal - I completed last year's 67 kilometres of mountain ruggedness in 5 1/2 hours last year - happening this June 16 in Squamish, BC.
The thing is, I've also just signed up to be part of Team Vega to compete in the Tough Mudder competition the following week (http://toughmudder.com/).
The cardio training required for the Test of Metal will, no doubt, benefit the cardio required for Mudder. And the…Continue
With an extremely busy schedule I don't have time to plan and prepare Thrive meals. If I could spend a day every week preparing food then storing it in containers for the week that would work. Or simply mixing a vega powder with water as a snack is super easy. I do love the chocolate performance protein. What I am simply asking is would it be okay to consume the same breakfast/snack/lunch/snack everyday then have my large dinner salad vary depending on the season?
I am 5'5"…Continue
I haven't found any info out on the net about this & I'm sure many of you have traveled abroad with VEGA products, from Canada I will be going to NYC for the half marathon in less than a month, then onto Korea & Thailand. This is one of my biggest trips & I hope to get in some good training while I'm away & I was just wondering if there was any problem traveling with VEGA products. The containers won't be sealed as I will be using them & I just don't want to get any big…Continue
The hierarchy of a tree branch
is such that the one
that wishes to survive does not waste
its time dreaming of living.
It makes its way
beyond the reach of others
to grasp the light and stay
in a vital energy of growing,
an area changing as much as
the life surrounding it.
Added by Jason Loutitt on February 21, 2012 at 10:16am — No Comments
HURT 2012: The journey of a 100 miler must involve some planning...
Having to take a month off up to the HURT 100 was a bugger. Still though knowing the course and loving it was key. I took off to try to break Hal and a couple other racers. It could of been the factor as Hal got lost and I put a big spread on others. Still there was 80 miles to go! Without having some experience on planning aid station visits and equipment use, alot of time could of been…Continue
Added by Jason Loutitt on February 21, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments
Thanks for all your support, well wishes and congratulations.
Here is a race report from my website if interested and two links to a couple of pics.
Jan 15/16 - HURT 100:
What a race, what a course, what a family of Ultra runners. Definitely found my nitch for participating with such a solid group of people and doing Ultras. They are all incredible from the fellow racers, to the fans and organizers. It was also so amazing…
Added by Jason Loutitt on February 21, 2012 at 7:32am — No Comments
SO GOOD! I just tried the karmalized savi seeds and I'm seriously having a moment! Who else is loving the newest products? has anyone tried putting these babies in a salad? I bet it would be RIDICULOUS! I also just bought the new Vega One chocolate flavor, so excited to give it a try! :)
Added by Meg on February 18, 2012 at 6:48pm — No Comments
How much fruit is good to eat after a workout or long run? I am a distance cross country and track runner. My workouts usually consist of a 2-mile warmup, about 4-6miles worth of training, and then a 2-mile cooldown. I would drink the Vega Recovery drink, but how much fruit should I eat after that? Or is it not necessary? Like, how many calories worth of fruit is good?
"The closest you can get to perfection is constant improvement." --Brendan Brazier
Guided by the wisdom of these words and our continual mission to make Vega products even better through new ingredients and innovation, while remaining true to the …Continue
I eat fruit in the morning, cooked starches and raw veggies/salad for lunch and dinner. So my big staples have been beans and potatoes to get the bulk of my calories. Unfortunately it seems like I keep getting diarrhea eating this way. What do you think would cause this? Just because it is a change for me? Or because my body doesn't react well to so many potatoes and beans and such? I ate these foods in the past, but usually just one serving of them instead of…Continue
Here are my current 3 favourite yoga poses to compliment my running:
About half of all American adults (48%, according to a Marist poll taken in December 2010) say they are at least somewhat likely to make a new year's resolution in a given year. Their top new years resolutions – to lose weight (19%), quit smoking (12%) and exercise more (10%). Sound familiar?
The Marist poll also found that while 65% of people who made a resolution in 2008 kept their promise for at least part of the year, 35% never even made it out of the gate. That’s likely…Continue
Added by Michael Balducci on February 16, 2012 at 4:44pm — No Comments
Sure, it’s not the easiest thing in the world to forgo a fluffy omelet on a Sunday morning, avoid that cheese platter at a party or your say no to your favorite ice cream flavor. But to be honest, for most vegans, the hardest part about being a vegan is convincing people that we’re not all suffering, vitamin deficient and deprived.
Once you’ve resolved to become vegan, the next step in your plan should be to arm yourself with veggie factoids. Your can expect that your…Continue
Added by Michael Balducci on February 16, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments
Perhaps you’ve heard that its health food that should be consumed regularly, even supplemented. Or maybe you’ve heard others say it’s dangerous and should be limited. Soy products are remarkably versatile, with many manufacturers finding ways to turn them into soymilk, veggie burgers, hot dogs, ice cream, yogurt – you name it! Because soy protein products are so widely consumed, some people have questioned, is soy safe? And further, is soy healthy? Instead of enjoying the broad range of soy…Continue
Added by David McGuire on February 14, 2012 at 4:13pm — No Comments
Recipe goes as follows:
2 Garlic Cloves
4 oz Spring Water
1 TBsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Drops Liquid Stevia Sweetener (Optional)
video demo link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrb7QDVBZ-0
*Recipe from the Book "Staying Healthy with the Season" by Elson Haas, M.D.
Added by Rachel Cherie on February 13, 2012 at 3:48pm — No Comments