I've been vegetarian for 17 years and currently run about 30-35 miles a week. At the moment I feel strong and quite healthy but at the beginning of the year I was struggling with lots of niggles and feeling tired all the time and I was working up to a long distance event. A veggie friend of mine who is a cyclist and climber with a very physical job suggested I use protein shakes after each run. He found that they really helped him loads. To be honest, I'm really bad at remembering to do things like that but I did do it regularly for a while and I think it helped. I still do make a shake up now and again if I have a tough run ahead of me or I know I won't get a chance for a decent meal for a while afterwards.
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