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CAN YOU GO VEGAN AND STILL RUN STRONG?

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR CLAIRE CHAMBERLAIN SHARES HER JOURNEY OF TRANSITIONING TO A VEGAN DIET – INCLUDING WHAT HAPPENED WHEN SHE PUT IT TO THE ULTIMATE TEST…

Icould never go vegan.” These were the words I said to my husband one evening – probably while tucking into something smothered in melted cheese – shortly after I’d turned vegetarian last year. The word ‘vegan’ simply wasn’t on my radar. I didn’t want a diet that I perceived as restrictive. And besides, I was doing enough for the animals and planet already by cutting out meat, wasn’t I? Then everything changed. I’ve been vegan for five months now and can honestly say I’m feeling happy, healthy, energised and at peace, knowing my lifestyle is now fully aligned with my values.

What’s more, after revealing my new lifestyle choice to WR’s editor over a cuppa one morning, we had a brainwave. What if we really put my new diet to the test in a mini WR experiment: could going vegan help me get stronger for running? It felt exciting. Although admittedly, a little scary, too. Here’s how it all unfolded – from making the initial decision last year, to the startline of my 10K test race last month…

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Ever thought about how your favourite hobby might impact the environment? Grab yourself the May issue of Women’s Running, to find out more about your carbon running footprint – and how you can reduce it. With advice on everything from the best ethical running kit, to making your own drinks and fuel, to starting run-commuting, you’ll find an abundance of ideas on how to become a more eco-conscious runner. And you won’t be short of inspiration. Read how cover star Lizzie Carr transformed from a high-flying city girl to a passionate environmentalist and adventurer, and how contributing editor Claire Chamberlain managed to beat her 10K PB, after transitioning to a vegan diet. As ever, you’ll find the usual training advice, including the lowdown on all things tapering, and regular Best in Test gear reviews – this month, WR testers have reviewed the latest minimal, neutral and support shoes, so grab yourself a copy to find out which shoes came out on top!