In this episode of the Running Raw Project: While traveling to British Columbia, Tim not only uncovers some really amazing places to run, but also happens across the tastiest green smoothie recipe to date. It’s love at first chug.
Tim also addresses the debate over juices vs. smoothies… and smoothies come out on top.
In this episode of the Running Raw Project: New England is the trail running capital of the U.S. The XTERRA Merrimack River Trail Race brought out some of the best and toughest runners in the country to compete in the wet and mud on this legendary course. Continue Reading / See Additional Photos
In this episode of the Running Raw Project: The toughest trail race east of the rockies gets a face-lift for 2008 and still strikes fear into the hearts of anyone brave enough to challenge it’s steep ups and downs. Continue Reading / See Additional Photos
G Monkie: The video above is our very first shows with Boise Thomas and Tim VanOrden. This was Boise demo show. He brought Tim in and made it up as they went. It’s nice to look back sometimes. Tim has come a long way, since we filmed that show, so we asked him if we could present a question / answer post about his Running Raw Project and what it takes to be a raw runner.
Tim VanOrden The Running Raw Project: (RunningRaw.com) The Running Raw Project came into existence on December 25th of 2005. I was at a Christmas party at my friend’s house in Venice, CA. The topic of my recent entrance into the world of running had come up. As I described the changes that were happening to my body and the abnormal feats of endurance that I was capable of, someone said – “you should film this”. That hadn’t occured to me before. Had anyone ever done that? Was anyone documenting the physical changes that occur when one goes raw? Were people testing this diet and it’s relation to physical performance? I looked around online and found not one reference to a Raw diet and athletic performance. This blew my mind. What I was experiencing was off the charts, was I the only one experiencing these physical improvements on this diet? I had to find out. Thus the journey began.
In this Question / Answer Post, Tim Explains the basics of what it means to be a raw runner.
Question What is a Vegan Diet?
Tim: A vegan diet is entirely plant based and void of all animal products – including eggs, fish and dairy (yes, those are animal products).
Question What is a raw vegan diet?
Tim: A raw vegan diet consists entirely of uncooked, unprocessed, whole plant foods. Examples of what a raw “fooder” might eat are; fresh vegetables and salads, fruits and fruit smoothies, and nuts and seeds.
In this episode the the Running Raw Project: As lyme disease is spreading to more and more parts of the country, it is becoming crucial that you educate yourself about the disease and the ticks that carry it. Make a post run tick check part of your daily routine to avoid this life altering disease. Continue Reading / See Additional Photos
In this episode of the Running Raw Project: Tim heads back to LA to compete in the 62 storey Climb California race up the Aon Center. The top stair climbers in the country were on hand for this challenging event and the message of a clean and simple diet was loud and clear. Continue Reading / See Additional Photos
In this episode of the Running Raw Project: Josh Merlis of the Albany Running Exchange invites Tim down to a very steep mountain race in the Catskills of NY. The race begins at the home of Legendary Ultra Marathoner Dick Vincent. Many of the top Ultra runners in the east are in attendence. Continue Reading / See Additional Photos
In this episode of the Running Raw Project: As a warm up for the Mt. Washington Road Race, Tim tests his mettle on the 8 mile road up 4,867′ Whiteface Mtn. in NY. Continue Reading / See Additional Photos
In this episode of the Running Raw Project: After 7 weeks of being shoeless and training at the gym, Tim laces up and heads for the hills. Can you guess the background music? Continue Reading / See Additional Photos
Want to keep your body in shape and help sustain the planet at the same time? It’s easier than you think. The most obvious way to do this is simply canceling your gym membership and taking your workout outside. Not only will you save that monthly debit charge, I guarantee you the scenery’s better. Wouldn’t you rather look at trees, mountains and animals than at mirrored walls and sweaty humans making like gerbils – going up, down and around on machines, but never actually getting anywhere?
But aside from your enjoyment, did you know that exercising outside can also positively impact the environment? For example, running on a trail instead of a treadmill saves electricity. On top of that, it can help you establish a connection with your community and the people in it.
But you don’t have to be a jogger to get your RDA of aerobic exercise. There are many outdoor activities to get you into the green groove. Going for a walk is one of the greatest ways to keep your body looking and feeling great. And if you’re a multi-tasker, you can combine your walk with a trip to the grocery store. Hike. Ride your bike to work, if it’s feasible. Or better yet, give to yourself and to your community. Participate in conservation and reforestation activities like gardening, planting trees or building trails. Lots of public parks depend on volunteers to keep their spaces healthy and green, and gardening is an excellent low-impact exercise. Something as simple as pulling weeds and pruning trees can have tremendous benefits, both physiologically and ecologically.
In this episode of the Running Raw Project: Part II of the Bisbee 1000 Race in Bisbee, AZ. In this video Tim competes in this unique stair climb race as well as the Ice Man Challenge. Continue Reading / See Additional Photos