All hail the running carrot! Today on the show Iâ€™m joined by my pal Matt Frazier, the guy behind the wildly successful NoMeatAthlete.com â€” website, podcast and roadmap series of downloadable tools â€” an absolute go to resource chock-a-block with information for runners and triathletes of all abilities looking to take their athletic & nutrition game to the next level.
Matt founded NoMeatAthlete in 2009, about the same time he went vegetarian. Six months later, Matt qualified for the Boston Marathon with a time of 3:09:59 at the Wineglass Marathon, over 100 minutes faster than his first marathon time seven years prior. In June 2010, Matt ran his first 50-mile ultramarathon, recently completed his first 100-mile race and has run several more ultras and marathons each year since.
Whatâ€™s great about Matt is his sincerity, authenticity, transparency and relatability. Heâ€™s not a world-class athlete, just a friendly, smart and resourceful guy who started experimenting with running and diet and wanted to share what he was learning. A site that started out as little more than a personal document of his experiment in food and fitness, NoMeatAthlete has morphed over the last few years into one of the webâ€™s leading resources when it comes to information relating to the intersection of running and plant-based lifestyle.
The best part? Matt is genuinely a really nice guy. A guy you just want to see win. Like Rudy â€” a comparison that will put a smile of irony on your face when you hear our parting words at the end of the interview.
Now Matt has taken all he has learned, and synthesized it into a new Book: No Meat Athlete: Run on Plants and Discover Your Fittest, Fastest, Happiest Self â€“ do yourself a favor and check it out. Letâ€™s support this guy!
Finally â€“ a note of thanks. Just a few days ago we surpassed ONE MILLION DOWNLOADS of the podcast. Thatâ€™s right. A cool million. That just blows my mind wide open. Does not compute. Surreal. Itâ€™s all because of you. So thank you â€“ for everything. There have been ups. There have been downs. And more recently, controversy (see comments on Episode 53 with Durianrider â€“ holy smokes). I appreciate you for sticking around. I am truly humbled and more energized than ever to continue the mission. So much great stuff to come.
I hope you enjoy the show.
No Meat Athlete: Run on Plants and Discover Your Fittest, Fastest, Happiest Self, by Matt Frazier
No Meat Athlete Website
Master Your First Triathlon, Marathon or Half-Marathon with NoMeatAthlete
NoMeatAthlete Triathlon Roadmap
NoMeatAthlete Marathon Roadmap
NoMeatAthlete Half-Marathon Roadmap
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