You wanted to survey a monkey? Sorry I’m not a monkey (they’re generally stronger for eating leaves though).
How to survive as a vegan athlete? I gave up and went running in the middle of a 48 hour fast. I’ve decided that such short term fasting is a state of mind (and I don’t get hungry), although physically it gave me a second wind that I didn’t have when eating more regularly (so my body seems to agree with it). Think of how it feels to run around the block after a big Thanksgiving dinner (of tofurkey), you’d be half dead! Okay, maybe that’s just me, and I didn’t really give up on veganism, yet I don’t think that going through 24/7 digestion, or having constant intestinal transit going on, helps athleticism, or is a panacea to health (you know, they don’t call it roughage for nothing). So I try to give the—yes it’s a word—pumpkinification a rest half the time (which in my experience is 24 hours after I finish carrying around the last meal, or 48 hours past eating it). Wild animals can skip meals too, and outrun me and you.