i'm a flexitarian...or a semi vegetarian. this means, i do eat meat, but not very often. cooking for only myself, i tend to take the easy route, often noodles and tomatoes or something simple. this does not provide the nutritional necessities that my body needs. i try to eat a variety of foods, but know that i am not getting everything i should be. mainly, i'm pretty sure i'm lacking in iron and protein. although i am not anemic, i did just discover that my lower iron levels could be holding me back athletically. a lack of iron can cut endurance dramatically. i should have known this, it's logical, i just never thought about it. (now i feel slightly better about my meager running performances.) i want to fix this. i want to be able to run a 10k race. so, i ask you -
- nutritionally, what does my body need to perform well, endurance-wise?
- what are good sources of the things my body needs (non-meat, please)?
- how can i improve my running stamina?
- any training or eating tricks anyone wants to offer?
any thoughts, input, advice, etc you guys have is very welcome.
Thanks, kind readers!