Nutrition

Best Energy Bars For Runners in 2021

  We’ve elsewhere reviewed energy gels, energy chews, and energy drinks. But what if you prefer chewing on something a little more substantial? I know I do, so today we’re reviewing the best energy bars for runners. These healthy bars ...

Best Protein Powders For Runners in 2021

  Protein is an essential part of any diet, not just for runners. It helps us build muscle, maintains the muscle we already have, and improves recovery by helping muscle fibers heal faster after exercise. It can be easy to let our ...

Best Energy Chews For Runners in 2021

  Sustaining energy throughout a long run is a critical part of training and racing. To get the most out of your runs, you have to fuel the work. Run long enough without some kind of calorie input, and you will struggle to hit your goals, ...

Best Energy Gels For Running in 2021

  Getting through a long run workout or a long race isn't just about training the legs to be strong and resilient. You also have to teach yourself how to fuel properly over the course of en event. As a general guideline, our bodies have ...

Best Electrolyte Tablets For Running in 2021

  There’s not much worse than returning from a great run, only to be hit by a wave of nausea, dizziness, or headaches that ruins the rest of your day. This can happen even if you think you've drunk enough water during your run, and the ...

Fasted Running: Is Intermittent Fasting Good For Running?

Intermittent fasting is all the rage in health circles these days. Since discussions of running nutrition focus so much on fueling properly and getting the right nutrients at the right time, you may be curious if fasting can work with running. We’ll ...

Is It Better To Eat Before Or After A Run?

They always say that it’s good to let your food settle before going to work out, swimming in the pool, or going for a walk. But how much time do you need before going for a run? And is it just better to eat after a run? In this article, we’ll ...

The Benefits Of Pre-Workout Caffeine

There are two types of people in the world: those who believe coffee is the elixir of life, and those who are mistaken. Many people start the day with a cup or two of coffee simply because they love it. Athletes fueling up at breakfast for a workout ...

What To Eat The Week Before A Marathon

No matter if this is your first marathon or your hundredth, it’s always important to make sure that you are properly fueled. In this article, we'll cover what to eat starting one week before running a full marathon. If you follow these tips, ...

Vitamins and Nutrients for Runners

Nutrition is incredibly important to staying healthy, for runners as well as everyone else. Somehow, though, it isn’t something runners discuss as much as their pace, distance, or upcoming races. It's time to change that. In this article, we’ll ...

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