The Powerful Performance Edge of a Plant-Based Diet for Runners

Plant-based athletes are everywhere these days. But can a plant-based diet really be a performance booster for your running? What are the pros and cons of a plant based diet for runners?

On today’s Run to the Top Podcast, we’ll going to go over

  • the benefits that a plant-based diet provides runners
  • the potential downsides to going plant-based, and we’ll give you 
  • a day in the life of a vegan runner with meal examples that you can try today

If you’re a plant-based runner already or just “plant-curious,” this evidence-based episode is one you won’t want to miss!

Download our FREE Super Simple Plant Based Plate for Runners! No measuring, weighing, counting calories or macros!

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When coaching endurance runners of all levels to be their best, I always emphasize the need for proper hydration with the right balance of electrolytes. Most athletes I’ve coached are surprised to learn that their sodium needs are actually much higher than they expected and it’s been hurting their performance. 

Part of the reason athletes need much more sodium than they think is not just because they lose electrolytes through their sweat, but also because athletes tend to eat very healthy diets. They’ve been told that salt is a bad thing in food and frequently don’t get enough for their lifestyle. 

Much of the science of sodium is based on people who eat highly processed diets which also are very low in potassium. It could actually be the low potassium levels causing the issues that sodium has been blamed for! 

What is clear is that both sodium and potassium at the proper levels are essential for high performance (and for life in general!). 

That's why we partnered with LMNT to offer a free sample pack of their electrolyte mix.

Head to to get yours now. The Sample Pack includes 8 packets of LMNT (2 citrus, 2 raspberry, 2 orange, and 2 raw unflavored).