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The Planted Runner:

Running Your Best With Plant-Based Nutrition

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The Ultimate Guide for Plant-Based Running

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Optimize your training with plant-based nutrition, harness the power of your mind, and perform your best while discovering the joy of running at any age.

Follow the training techniques I used to run a 2:58 marathon at age 42 and the exact philosophies I use with the hundreds of runners I've coached. 

Learn the building blocks of a plant-based diet and create delicious runner-specific recipes that
are perfect before, during, and after a run.

You’ll also find proven mindset training techniques that will quiet negative self-talk and break through plateaus.


Plant-based running is more than a diet or a hobby, it's a lifestyle. Claire Bartholic understands this, and in The Planted Runner she takes a refreshingly holistic approach to providing the wisdom, encouragement, and inspiration needed to maximize the many benefits of this increasingly popular lifestyle choice.
—Matt Fitzgerald, award-winning endurance sports journalist and bestselling author of 80/20 Running and How Bad Do You Want It

Whether you are brand new to plant-based eating and running or simply looking to refine how you already fuel and train, Claire Bartholic's The Planted Runner has you covered. With joy, passion, and years of experience as a coach, Bartholic offers readers a clear and practical guide.
—Danielle Friedman, author of Let's Get Physical: How Women Discovered Exercise and Reshaped the World and award-winning journalist for the New York Times

There are lots of books on running, and lots of books on plant-based eating, but not many on how to combine the two. Bartholic’s enthusiasm for both shines through in this wide-ranging and accessible guide.

 –Alex Hutchinson, National Magazine Award-winning journalist, writer for Runner's World, Outside, the New York Times and the New Yorker.

Even if you are not a plant-based runner, Claire Bartholic provides one of the best summaries of running training principles we have ever seen! The book is a smart and fun cheat code for understanding training principles that can help anyone become a better runner or coach. Claire rocks!
—David Roche and Megan Roche, MD, authors of The Happy Runner and coaches of the Some Work, All Play team

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