How to Train for an Endurance Sport on a Vegan Diet
Today’s post is going to be short and sweet, because my tennis team and I are competing against Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio to go to the USTA National Championship. In case you missed the news, you can read it here.
I skipped a few of my scheduled short runs this week because I’ve been playing so much tennis. My left knee has been bothering me on the court when I move laterally, so I’ve been taping it and going easy on it. There has been a lot of foam rolling and stretching going on in-between running and tennis, so I think I’ll be fine once this weekend is over and I can lay off of tennis for a while.
FYI: If you ever need to use kinesiology tape for running or other sports, I recommend Rocktape. This stuff sticks like glue, and it comes in fun colors and patterns. Click HERE to check it out.
Okay, let’s get to the point of this series, what I ate in a day to fuel my body for running a marathon and playing a crap load of tennis.
If you’ve been following this series you know how I like to start my day. I drank a big glass of lemon water and a cup of coffee with almond milk, and a banana and a piece of toast with jam, and one more glass of water before my run.
After my run I had a handful of cashews and a spinach, blueberry, pineapple, and protein powder smoothie. Plus a glass of water.
After stretching, foam rolling, and a shower, I ate a bowl of savory oatmeal with tomatoes, spinach, and a little salt and pepper, and drank a glass of water.
I’ve been obsessed with hummus, vegan ricotta, kale, and spinach wraps for the past several weeks. They are the perfect combination of protein, iron, and healthy carbs. And, they’re really good and satisfying. Check it out here.
I made a big batch of mango coconut granola last weekend and I’m still enjoying it. I ate a cup of granola with almond milk; get the recipe here, and half of a small watermelon.
I made a yellow potato and cauliflower curry with jasmine rice. It was SO good, even though the picture is blurry and not very appetizing. Sorry about that. I had a glass of white wine and a glass of water.
Activity for this week
Friday – 4 hours of tennis and a 2 mile walk.
Saturday – 4 hours of tennis.
Sunday – Active recovery day. 3 mile walk and some weight lifting.
Monday – 6 mile run, 2 hours of tennis, and a 2 mile walk.
Tuesday – 12 mile run and a 2 mile walk.
Wednesday – 4 hours of tennis.
Thursday – 5 mile run.
Friday – 4 hours of tennis.
Total miles run: 23 miles
Total miles walked: 9 miles
Total hours of tennis played: 18 hours
Wish my team luck as we compete for Nationals this week! I’ll let you know how we did on Monday.
Have a wonderful and safe weekend!
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