Below is an excerpt from distance runner, RRCA certified coach, and fitness blogger This Mama Runs For Cupcakes.
So how are you supposed to continually fuel your body pre, mid and post run? Well I was recently introduced to a new supplement system geared towards endurance athletes. I’m not a big one to take a lot of supplements. Yes, I use protein powders, but I’ll be honest, I don’t usually take a multivitamin. I figure that my food has all of the vitamins and nutrients that I really need.
When Enduropacks reached out to me to see if I wanted to try their daily micronutrient system I was a bit apprehensive at first, but then I remembered that two of my running idols Tina Muir (an amazing, down to earth, and relatable elite athlete for Saucony) and Allie Burdick (a seriously bad ass mother runner/triathaloner, going to the triathalon Nationals) use this system and rave about it. So since I was about to get knee deep in marathon training I figured what the hell, I’ll give it a shot!
During our workouts we lose a lot of essential vitamins and minerals that effect some of our bodies’s functions that we need to be able to maintain our high performance levels.
After the first week and a half of making this a part of my routine and actually sticking to it religiously, I did feel like I wasn’t getting as sore as I would normally get after a workout and I felt like I didn’t need as long to recover from a run. I didn’t make any other changes to my diet or supplements while I was taking these supplements so I could make sure if I saw results it was from one thing. So I guess I could attribute the quick recoveries to the system! It’s hard to know for sure with something like this however, because there are so many factors that could influence recovery and it’s a very subjective experience though.
So if you are looking for some new supplements to help your recovery, you may want to check this out!
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