Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lots of Great Stuff!

Thanks to everyone who signed up for Team Vegan lately! 

You can put hundreds of dollars to work for the animals by signing up for Team Vegan, or getting someone new to sign up -- details here.

I know lots of folks have signed up to do things other than running, but here are a few links for the runners:

Matt at NoMeatAthlete has set up a new site: Running on Plants. You can also read his VO story.

Coach Jay Johnson has a video up that he did for Running Times about a new way to start warming up. Here's an article on pre-race warmups.

And, as always, please contact us with feedback, suggestions, or other ideas to make this more useful for everyone. And thanks for your commitment to making a better world for all!

Above: Ellen, 15-year-old lifelong vegan, runs a 6:00 1600 earlier this month.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Structure of Team Vegan Training, 2010

For those who are looking to run as their Team Vegan goal, we're hoping to do things a little differently this year. Rather than just saying, "Run X miles today," we're hoping to develop a better sense of what different workouts are intended to accomplish, so we all have a better sense of "ownership" of our training. Also, so we don't feel that missing some workouts is a big deal -- if we know what we're striving to accomplish, we know what we can do to keep on track with a different schedule.

As you can see in the posts below, there are lots of training plans out there (here is another one -- a 16-week marathon plan from Runner's World). Feel free to peruse the various links -- that's why we're putting them here! But don't feel that you have to follow any particular plan to the tee -- the goal is to have fun, get fit, and help the animals!

And please stop by the official Team Vegan site, and register to set up your profile. Thanks so much!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Team Vegan 2010 Official Announcement

We’re getting ready for Team Vegan 2010, which officially kicks off May 1.

This year will be much different, with more opportunities for anyone, anywhere to get involved!

That means you!

Don’t want to run? You can train for a walk-a-thon, or set a biking goal, or swim to get in shape. You can plan a leaflet-a-thon, walk dogs, cat-sit, etc.

If you do want to train and race, we will be developing various training programs for various levels and distances, and we can help you find (or plan) a race in your area.

The official Team Vegan website is now live! And, as you can see, we've also set up the Team Vegan blog, where we are already posting training tips, schedules, and links of general interest (see below) – please join up and post your questions and insights. The Team Vegan Facebook page is also back, allowing people across the country to interact.

Again this year, our incredible members, John and Fany will double the money you raise, dollar-for-dollar!

This is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved with Vegan Outreach, work together towards a goal, and help the animals! Be sure to be a part of the Team Vegan blog and Facebook page for more updates, and feel free to contact us with questions or comments – thanks!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Running Times Article on the 5k

Good stuff here -- applicable to training in general.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Fresh Start

RW article for new or returning runners.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Good Training Plan (Half-Marathon Edition)

This plan, at Runners World, covers a good approach -- the three quality workouts / week view of training.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Other training options for SF people

Here are two other options, in case anyone in the Bay Area (or planning to go to the Bay Area) would want to be a part of one of these.