Just got this info from an MD endurance athlete who is interested in nutrition, but is not a vegan:
Assuming that the ideal non-athlete vegan diet is 80/10/10 Carb/Fat/Protein, for the endurance athlete (anything beyond 4-5 hrs) higher Fat and Protein % is recommended as the body cannot store enough Glucose (Glycogen) for the entire event (beyond 4-5 hrs). Of course, things get more ocmplex. Moreover, some experts have begun to question the higher fat and protein % recommendations.
0 · April 10
Carolyn, will check on the links later.....I feel bad that this whole thing has gotten out of hand. I apologize to you, Matt, and everyone on this site. Still, u mean to tell me that Matt didn't register for any of his LA marathons? (2006, 2007, 2008)? His name didn't show up on any of them.
0 · April 10
Matt emailed me that he did run the LA marathon without registering but he wanted me to post links to where you can find the results of other races he's done.
Vineman where you run a marathon at the end: http://www.j-chipusa.com/result...
My ultrarunning results: http://ultrasignup.com/results_...
4 · April 10
Matt's response continued...
In the future I will consider adding in and citing some of these professional recommendations as well. For those who want even more in depth info I do provide a slide toward the end with where to get it.
Re my weight- I've never been super skinny! Usually I'm complemented that I'm not a 'scrawny vegan' but I guess I can't please everyone!
Thanks again to all who came and best of luck on your nutrition and/or athletic journeys.
3 · April 8
Dave, in case you are interested, the link below is for the official LA marathon race results. Matt's website claims he has run it several times (2006,7,8). Yet his name is not on the list. At least I can't find it. Could you help me find his name on the list? If you can find his name on the list, I will donate $100 to Matt's website.
As vegans the last thing we need to fight among ourselves, but since some have made this personal, I just wanted to verify Matt R's claims for myself.
0 · April 9
I was glad to attend. Matt's a likeable guy, and I liked his personable, personal, informal style. It was kind of him to come and speak.
I know nutrition is a huge topic, and it's impossible to include everything. I was surprised, however, that so much of the beginning of the talk seemed tailored to non-vegans, at least for this crowd.
I also realize this wasn't the purpose of his talk, but I was actually hoping for a little more detailed discussion on topics that vegans athletes are always told to worry about, like:
- Muscle growth and repair in vegans vs. non-vegans
- long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids
- B-12, D3/D2, Choline, and Calcium
- popular supplements, like MSM/Glucosamine
Maybe these could be included in a Part 2?
0 · April 9
Hello and Thank you,
I have to say my cup is not half empty but half full with almond milk. What I mean, is I came away with more information and affirmation that a plant based diet is essential for optimum health, even as an athlete. Affirmation is always a good thing and Matt's field of expertise is nutrition. We are always building on what we know when we come with an open mind. Perceptions are sometimes what narrows our sense of focus and we don't see the big picture of what the presenter is trying to achieve. If some one doesn't meet your expectations it may mean that you came with preceived ideas of athletes and plant based diets. If he peeked your interest in learning more than he did his job of making you aware and planted a seed. Maybe that seed was brocolli lol .
Thank you Carole and Vadim as always for your true dedication to the cause.
Truly, Mary Ann
3 · April 8
Below is a response that Matt sent me to post. I'm going to post it in 2 separate comments because this field has a limit. Thanks again to everyone for coming out on Saturday!
First off I want to thank everyone for coming and those who have given constructive criticism on my presentation. Also glad to see it has started a discussion!
In regard to citing my percentages of carbs, pro, and fat: my numbers are based on my 10 years as an RD reading the literature, working with plant-based athletes and competing as a vegan athlete. The reason I don't cite any specific studies/organizations/people is because there is such a range of valid recommendations and within this range there is significant variety between and amongst individuals. Also I don't want people to get hung up on specific numbers- which is part of the theme of my presentation. I picked Carmichael as representative of a popular recommendation only to show that it can easily be met on plants.
3 · April 8
There wasn't as much "real science" as I expected. Specifically, the lecturer kept mentioning the Carb/Fat/Protein ratio intake that Lance Armstrong's coach prefers, but he couldn't offer any science or data why that is better than any other ratio. Also, all the vegan endurance athletes I know are relatively skinny. The lecturer wasn't.
1 · April 7
I too had a few questions, Hopefully, it's ok to have questions and express it without fear of hurt feelings. The reason I attend nutrition meetings is to learn and decide for myself what will work for me. I would hope that this group would be open to helping and sharing with one another.
2 · April 8
Thank you very much everyone who organized and attended this great event!
Here is some follow up info about speakers, organizers, and sponsors:
To get in touch with Matt Ruscigno: http://truelovehealth.com/about
To get in touch with Carolyn Tampe:
If any of you got inspired to become vegan and would like some support and mentoring: http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVe...
Thanks to this event sponsors:
http://www.FakeMeats.com and http://www.CobraCorn.com
We will post some evet photos shortly here and on our Facebook page:
Looking forward to see all of you at our upcoming events (http://www.ChicagoVeg.org)!
3 · April 6
I don't make it to many meetup because I live in NW Indiana and often times the times/dates don't mesh well with my schedule...but I was really glad I made it to this one! Great info and I was even able to bring along a curious omnivore who also benefited from the info. Thanks for all who contribute to these events!
6 · April 7
Thank you to the 100 or so people who came out! I want to remind everyone that Matt did this talk for free and is traveling on his own funds. If you can make a donation to him or the Day in the Life of Vegan Athletes series it will go a long way!
You can do so on the righthand side of his site above.
Thank you so much!
0 · April 6
Thanks to everyone who RSVP'd - The event organizers are excited to see you at the event! The event is currently full and we have a few people on the Waiting list. Please be considered to others and change your RSVP to "No" in advance if you can not make it so someone else could have a chance to take your spot. To limit the number of "no-shows" the Three Strikes policy (http://www.ChicagoVeg.org/pages...) is in the effect. We hope to see all of you at the event!
1 · March 31