And we’re back!
To be honest, after we recorded our last episode back in January (!), I wasn’t sure when or if we’d do another No Meat Athlete Radio.
Podcasting, although fun, turned out to be a lot more work than writing a regular blog post, and I admit we were a bit ambitious in our goal of putting out a new episode every single week, or twice a month at the least.
But recently we brought on Doug Hay to the No Meat Athlete team (DC runners, check out his blog here), and Doug convinced me we could (and should!) make the show happen again: once a month, a little longer than before, and a little more chill than before. Just two dudes hanging out, talking about running and vegetables (along with the occasional guest, who I hope is not always a dude).
So that’s what we went for in our Ali-like return to the podcasting ring, along with a lot more reader participation (we’ve been asking a few questions on our Facebook page to get your input).
And this month, since we’re heading into fall race season right now, we focused our conversation and reader questions on a timely topic: increasing your mileage as you get ready for a half marathon or marathon and how that impacts your diet, pacing, psychology, and a lot more.
Give the show a listen, let us know what you think of the new format, and please, feel free to get involved when we throw out some questions on Facebook and ask for your input on each month’s topic. Enjoy!
In this episode, Doug and I talk about:
- Catching up (4:27)
- How to get enough protein (12:22)
- When to eat your protein (16:12)
- Good pre-run snacks (18:40)
- Calories question (22:55)
- Hydration (25:55)
- Pace (30:42)
- Preparing mentally (38:55)
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Links from the show:
- Rock Creek Runner (Doug’s blog)
- Blue Ridge Relay (Matt’s race last weekend)
- Vegetarian Protein — A Simple Guide to Getting What You Need
- Predawn Runner
- DC Vegfest (Come see us at our booth there, Sept. 22nd!)
Our phone number where you can call in to submit your question for next episode: 707-786-3429