Second in a short series of nutrition and fuelling strategies for marathons and ultra marathons, covers nutrition in the week or so before your race.
First in a short series of nutrition and fuelling strategies for the standard 26.2 miles / 42.2 km marathon and also for ultra marathons.
If you are looking for some natural alternatives, or are interested in having a go at making your own, here are a few suggestions.
Becky Xerri shares the benefits of coconut water, green leafy vegetables and spirulina, so you can have a go at making alternatives.
The muscles and brain require a certain minimum of water and salt to for strong and healthy performance. But how best to achieve this while running?
Eating raw foods greatly increases the energy we are able to convert from the food we consume, therefore benefiting physical endurance such as running and other sports.
Chia seeds are great for lubricating joints and cells. The Goji berry, native to China, has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine and is widely known as a superfood.
Almond ‘milk’, and a chocolate variation can be used as a recovery shake for protein. Raw chocolate cake is also great for energy or recovery.
Views on running drinks and supplements vary widely according to individual taste and constitution, but here are a few general guidelines.
What to eat, and when to eat it? Fuelling the body is an integral part of your training, and not a topic to be overlooked. With so many products on the market, how to choose?