Study

The NURMI-Study – Nutrition and Running high Mileage

Comparative study of running

Aim of study

Study of the exercise performance of omnivores compared with vegetarian and vegan runners

Participants

Runners – omnivorous, vegetarian, vegan
STEP 1 – any distance and any level
STEPS 2 and 3 – Runners from half-marathon distance, any level

Overview

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STEP 1

Preliminary study
to the main NURMI study

3835
participants have completed this questionnaire!

WHEN?
Start: 1. October 2014
End: 31. December 2015

WHO?
Runners
Running events all distances
All levels
Omnivorous, vegetarian, vegan

WHAT?
Short online questionnaire STEP 1

STEP 2

Main NURMI study: Questionnaire &
advice on preparing for event

317
participants have completed this questionnaire!

WHEN?
Start: 1. February 2015
End: 31. December 2015

WHO?
Runners
Running events from half-marathon distance
All levels
Omnivorous, vegetarian, vegan

WHAT?
Choose your running event in Europe as NURMI event: half-marathon or marathon (big city-marathons preferred)
Detailed online questionnaire STEP 2
Recommendations to prepare for your NURMI event

STEP 3

Main NURMI study: Field study &
collection of post-race data

61
participants have completed this questionnaire!

WHEN?
Start: 1. March 2015
End: 31. Dezember 2015

WHO?
Runners
Running events from half-marathon distance
All levels
Omnivorous, vegetarian, vegan

WHAT?
Recommended laboratory testing to prepare for the NURMI running event
Finish half-marathon or marathon in Europe as NURMI running event (big city-marathons preferred)
Short online questionnaire STEP 3 (immediately after running event)

Important!

All stages (STEP 1 to STEP 3) run until 31 December 2015
so you have until 31. 12. 2015 to catch up,
e.g. if you don’t find out about us until Summer 2015
or injury puts you ‘out of the running’ until Autumn or even Winter 2015.

Full information on the NURMI Study

Preliminary study STEP 1
Short online questionnaire STEP 1

Main NURMI study STEP 2 and STEP 3
Pre-race:
Detailed online questionnaire STEP 2
Race and post-race:
Finish NURMI running event
Short online questionnaire STEP 3

Overview

NURMI-Study Ablauf Übersicht

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