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Hello from a vegan joggler

Postby veganjoggler » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:12 pm

I've lurked here on and off and thought it was about time I joined the vibrant vegan community on Vegan Fitness.

This looks like a terrific place to exchange information and inspiration with fellow vegan athletes. I hope everyone here is doing great and is ready to take vegan fitness to a whole new level!
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Re: Hello from a vegan joggler

Postby loveliberate » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:14 pm

Hello & Welcome! :)
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Re: Hello from a vegan joggler

Postby XindestructibleX » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:08 pm

Curious about that whole new level.
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Re: Hello from a vegan joggler

Postby silver » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:12 pm

You're not alone, I have a vegan friend currently living in Germany who joggles for fun now and again.
(I've even been known to do it myself, back when I was at circus school.)
There's a reasonably high(percieved) incidence of veganism in the juggling community, so it's not really a surprise.

I look forward to hearing about how the marathon goes, (I won't ask for the number of drops!)

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Re: Hello from a vegan joggler

Postby veganjoggler » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:27 pm

[quote="silver"]You're not alone, I have a vegan friend currently living in Germany who joggles for fun now and again.
(I've even been known to do it myself, back when I was at circus school.)
There's a reasonably high(percieved) incidence of veganism in the juggling community, so it's not really a surprise.

I look forward to hearing about how the marathon goes, (I won't ask for the number of drops!)

Welcome to the forum.


Thanks. And that's great to hear! But can you or your friend joggle long distances? My current record for no drops, no interuptions, no stops joggling is 15 miles. I even recently ran 18.5 miles and didn't drop once, but I don't count this as a record because of the water break, and because I had to carry the balls through busy intersections a few times. I doubt I'll go through the marathon with no drops though, but I'll let you know how it goes. I don't think I will be able to complete in under 4 hours, I'm slow and this is a very hilly course. The first several miles are uphill.
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Re: Hello from a vegan joggler

Postby silver » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:37 pm

Not big miles, we only ever did just 2 or 3 and always with clubs. We're definitely more jugglers than runners; we used to be a double act.

Don't know if you've heard of this guy, but he takes it to another level: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/05/18/triathlon-juggling-world-record-video-pictures_n_1526709.html
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Re: Hello from a vegan joggler

Postby Linnéa76 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:54 am

Welcome to the forum! Joggling sounds cool, do you have any footage? :)
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Re: Hello from a vegan joggler

Postby veganjoggler » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:42 pm

[quote="silver"]Not big miles, we only ever did just 2 or 3 and always with clubs. We're definitely more jugglers than runners; we used to be a double act.

Don't know if you've heard of this guy, but he takes it to another level: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/05/18/triathlon-juggling-world-record-video-pictures_n_1526709.html


That's great! I'm much more of a runner than a juggler. In fact, I am a slow runner and a lousy juggler(can sort of do 4 balls max, not 5 yet and only with balls, not clubs). As a joggler, I am able to disguise my inability to be good at either. It's funny how so many people are amazed by my mediocrity.

Joe Salter is amazing! He's da man! I've "talked" with him a few times online, and he's very helpful. His Youtube joggling videos helped me improve my joggling technique.
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Re: Hello from a vegan joggler

Postby veganjoggler » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:46 pm

[quote="Linnéa76"]Welcome to the forum! Joggling sounds cool, do you have any footage? :)


Thanks, it is great to be here among like-minded people. Joggling is a ton of fun! Since you asked:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK0V7834BM4[/youtube].

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYzWxAV60lY[/youtube]
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Re: Hello from a vegan joggler

Postby DC Runner » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:25 pm

Welcome to the forum.

Yonkers is a great race with a ton of history. I ran it two years ago and you are correct - it's quite hilly. And it's a double loop course, so you have to do them all twice. I saw the video you posted above through the woods, so it's clear you can run well when obstacles are present while juggling. Just want to point out that the course is not closed to traffic - it's just coned off, but maybe that has changed since I ran it. Good luck at Yonkers! Let us know how it goes.
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Re: Hello from a vegan joggler

Postby loveliberate » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:06 pm

I've been holding back but I gotta say it: Did anyone else see "vegan juggalo" at first glance? ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juggalo
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Re: Hello from a vegan joggler

Postby silver » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:27 pm

I guess I'm not the only one to have listened to the occasional ICP song then...
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Re: Hello from a vegan joggler

Postby veganjoggler » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:19 pm

[quote="DC Runner"]Welcome to the forum.

Yonkers is a great race with a ton of history. I ran it two years ago and you are correct - it's quite hilly. And it's a double loop course, so you have to do them all twice. I saw the video you posted above through the woods, so it's clear you can run well when obstacles are present while juggling. Just want to point out that the course is not closed to traffic - it's just coned off, but maybe that has changed since I ran it. Good luck at Yonkers! Let us know how it goes.


Thanks DC Runner, it's fantastic being here. It's great to meet someone who did the Yonkers Marathon and knows its history. I think it has been a double loop course for many years now(I wish it was a single loop, even if it was a hillier single loop), though it was originally a single loop course that went all the way up to Tarrytown(a separate town several miles north of Yonkers) then back to Yonkers I think. They reroute it every now and then, it is slightly different now from what it was like 5 years back but it is still hilly(I drove along the entire route last week). Were the hills like torture to you? Did a lot of people give up due to the hills? I hear it is so hilly that hardly any runners attempt a PR with it.

Thanks for the tips. I believe it is still coned off, and not completely closed to traffic. There is a 5 hour limit, after that the streets are back to normal. If you can't make it to the 13 mile point within 2:40, you get tarred and feathered, uh, I mean, disqualified and can't complete the race. Ever run the Newport Marathon? I'm considering doing that if I recover by october 13, and if I can afford it and have the time. I've been to Newport a few times, and its hard to think of a better place for a marathon with all the historical mansions, the ocean views, the sea breeze, and the nature spots. But I don't want to get ahead of myself. I'll let everyone know how the Yonkers Marathon went.
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Re: Hello from a vegan joggler

Postby DC Runner » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:20 pm

The hills are not torture. It's hilly, but not the worst. I don't imagine many people gave up due to the hills. When I ran it, I wasn't in top marathon shape, and I was on near-PR course until mile 17. You can check out what others say here: http://www.marathonguide.com/races/MoreReviews.cfm?MIDD=1055130929&Page=1

A two-week turn around for a marathon is tough. I'm sure it's doable though. The shortest turn around I've done has been three weeks - Chicago and New York in 2009. It was great fun and I was 30 seconds off a PR in Chicago and 3 minutes off a PR in NYC.

Good luck and give us a race report in the Vegan Runners forum.
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Re: Hello from a vegan joggler

Postby Knight of Albion » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:38 pm

A very warm welcome to the forum!
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