Nutrition

Energy Chews Vs Gels – Which Is Better?

It’s no surprise that during long runs we find ourselves running out of energy. This is when it’s time to take some nutrition and pop back into form. Two of the most popular products to take are energy chews and energy gels. Both provide an ...

Water Vs Sports Drinks – Pros and Cons

Staying hydrated during a run helps to keep the body performing at its best. But there are times when you may need to use a sports drink. Sports drinks have become a popular go-to drink for both recreational and professional athletes. But when ...

Energy Gels Vs Sports Drinks – Which Is Better?

We’ve all had that moment. You’re three-quarters of the way through a race you’ve been training for, and bam - your energy disappears. If you don’t have some easy-access, quick-absorbing carbs with you, you’re left staggering to the finish line ...

Carbo Loading – Does It Improve Performance?

Have you ever heard of Arthur Lydiard? If you’ve been running for many years, chances are you know who he is. But if not, he’s one of the best-known and admired running coaches the world has ever seen! He had some unusual training methods, such ...

Best Supplements For Runners in 2021

  Every runner reaches a point when they realize that nutrition is just as important to fitness as a good training plan is. Ideally, you can everything your body needs from a healthy, balanced diet. But for a variety of reasons, your body ...

Best Pre-Workouts For Running in 2021

  Everybody knows that a pre-workout supplement is a good idea if you’re about to go to the gym to do some heavy lifting. But are they a good idea for runners too? The truth is that, whether you’re going to do some squats and deadlifts ...

What To Eat The Night Before A Long Run

There’s nothing quite like starting your day off with a long run. There’s something special about meeting the day on the road, running as the sun rises. If you enjoy running in the early mornings, the best way to fuel yourself is to eat the right ...

The Importance Of Protein For Runners

For all types of fitness, diet is important. For some, that means eating clean - making sure you choose whole foods that are unprocessed and free from nasty stuff. Others, though, might be a bit more strict, especially if you’re training towards ...

Best Recovery Drinks For Runners in 2021

  What’s the most important part of your run? You may be thinking that starting strong is it. Or maybe that three-quarter mark when you need to dig deep to find your stamina and push through. Perhaps finishing strong is your goal. ...

Best Sports Drink For Runners in 2021

  Most athletes know the importance of hydration when running. Dehydration can have adverse effects on the brain and the body. Most runners drink water while they’re running to keep hydrated and healthy. Many runners will also carry ...

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