Age-group Elite Triathlete and up-and-coming member of Fusion Cycles Racing Team, Holland Smith, was asked to trial and discuss her experience training with the EnduroPacks nutrition system.
Most runners strive for a well-balanced diet, but even conscientious eaters can miss out on key nutrients. If your meal plan doesn't contain a perfect balance of every performance-enhancing vitamin—and, really, whose does?—you may benefit from supplementing your diet. "It's always best to eat whole foods, since they supply nutrients in combinations pills can't replicate," says sports dietitian Molly Morgan, R.D. "But taking certain supplements can help ensure runners get everything active people need." Here's a list of some of the most common supplements runners use to supplement their diet. MULTIVITAMIN A 2007 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found 35 percent of adults take multivitamins. Another recent study reported long-term takers are less likely to have heart attacks. So should you... Continue Reading →
Just like your car needs fuel for a long trip, the same goes for your body. In order to train for a successful marathon, runners have to add certain factors to their pre- race diet and eliminate what is going to slow them down Here is some diet DO's and DON'Ts to remember when fueling up for a great marathon: Begin adding extra calories to your meals in the days leading up to your big run. Make sure the additional calories are a mix of carbs and proteins. As for the carbs, focus on whole grains, starchy veggies and fruits. In other words, make the extra calories count — think whole wheat bagels for a snack rather than cookies. Don't... Continue Reading →