Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Frutarian Diet May Improve Your Running!
I ran my first marathon when I was 18 years old. I ran it in 2:52 and qualified for the Boston Marathon, where I ran a 2:47. For literally the next 10 years I could never run faster than a 2:45 marathon. No matter what my training, I had completely plateaued in my performance. I adopted the Frutarian diet in early January 2008. In late February, I ran the Napa Valley Marathon in 2:34.07, finishing second overall. I have subsequently run 8 marathons under 2:40 in the last 28 months (since 1/08), with my current best time of 2:30.59 (5:45 per mile) in the 2009 Palm Beach Marathon, placing 2nd overall. I’ve lowered my half marathon to 1:10 and my 10k to 32 minutes. Before adopting Fruitarian diet, my best half marathon time was 1:17. -The Frutarian.com MY COMMENT: I am going to eat more fruit, but not giving up beer and the occasional steak.