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The beginning!

Posted in intro with tags , on April 30, 2010 by naight

Hi.  My name is Nate, and I am a vegan marathoner (in training). My upcoming race (2nd marathon) is on July 25th, the SF marathon.

A good friend asked me to start something like this, because, hey, people who are vegan like to do athletic things too, and maybe they don’t know how to do it right. So maybe you’re looking for a helpful guide for how to eat perfectly!  Well, tough titties, because I don’t do it perfectly. But it seems to be working out alright for me so far.

So!  The purpose of this blag will to document my training, my diet, and, generally speaking, how my day to day life is affected by, and affects, my performance as a runner and my general well-being.

A few things about me and my running history, I guess. This will be my second marathon, I’m aiming for a sub-3:30 time (my first was 3:56:45).

I’m also looking to complete the race in minimalist shoes (as seen here), and have been training in these ‘shoes’ for about 2 weeks now. This is actually a really large switch, and instead of aiming for a Boston Qualifying time (sub 3:16), I’m taking the training a little bit slower, letting my feet get used to these new shoes.