Vegan Running

All vegan running posts from the blog: my training recaps for the two marathons I trained for as a vegan; race recaps for other running races I’ve done since starting this blog; tips on nutrition for vegan athletes, etc.

Seattle Space Needle salute before the start of Rock'n'Roll Seattle Marathon

Rock’n’Roll Seattle Marathon

My monthly training updates as I was training for my second vegan marathon in 2015, plus nutrition tips for vegan marathon runners and my race recap.

Pensacola marathon finish line

Pensacola Marathon

The race that started it all! My weekly training updates + marathon recap.

My Running Race Recaps

All of my race recaps here on the blog, spanning from Florida and Alabama all the way up to Washington state.

Easy DIY tricks for runners that don't cost anything

Easy DIY Tricks for Runners

Make running more comfortable with these three DIY tricks that don’t cost anything.

What a vegan marathoner eats on a long run day for best performance and optimal recovery

Nutrition for Vegan Athletes

Posts about optimal nutrition for vegan athletes and endurance runners in particular, plus tips on what to eat during long runs, etc.

Vegan Marathon Training Q & A - most frequently asked questions with answers from my experience

Vegan Marathon Training Q & A

Frequently asked questions about my marathon training experience

8 Responses to Vegan Running

  1. Charlotte says:

    Hi Alina,

    Thanks for a great blog! I’m a vegan myself and have been for two years now. However, I’ve never been very active. My partner is a very good runner, and last year he signed us up for the London Marathon. Unfortunately, he didn’t get in. But I did. Now I’m training for my first ever marathon whilst on a plant based diet. Your blog has given me tons of information and inspiration, which is exactly what I needed. Thank you! 🙂

    • Alina says:

      Hi Charlotte! Congratulations on your upcoming marathon – it’s an amazing experience, and I’m glad that you’re doing it veggie-style! Let me know how the marathon goes, and if you have any questions meanwhile!

  2. Nikki says:

    Hi! I’m excited to hear how it goes – I’m training for my first marathon right now as a new vegan, and so far I’m loving it! I’m hoping it stays this easy as I get farther down the road 🙂 Good luck!

  3. Kelly says:

    Good for you for doing this challenge. I always hear from people how vegans are unhealthy because they do not eat meat, or eggs. Silliness.

  4. Natalie says:

    I’ve just discovered your blog and am very excited I did! I’m a three year vegan, four year vegetarian and a runner. I’m in week two of marathon training and would like to know what type of strentgh exercises you would recommend to add into my training?

    • Alina says:

      Hi Natalie, sorry it took me a while to respond! I find that squats, lunges, push-ups and core exercises like planks work great to supplement running. If you have access to a gym, you can add some weights like dumbbells, etc. It’s best if you contact a personal trainer to learn proper technique though. Also, check out strength exercises for runners on Pinterest – I’m sure you’ll find something interesting.

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