I’ve been running since high school, and I don’t know about the rest of you, but lots of things have changed since then. One positive change is that I’ve gone from a “casual” runner to a marathon and trail runner. I try to maintain a well- rounded, nutrient dense diet, full of variety and balanced macronutrients. But when it comes to training, a little more effort is required to fine-tune what and when I eat for performance.
There are many different styles of eating and there is no one right way for everyone. We need to find a style that nourishes us, keeps us healthy and strong and makes us happy. Being keto, paleo or vegan may change “what” you eat, but some simple guidelines pertaining to training can be applied to all for performance. No matter the sport, what and when you eat will have a direct affect on your performance.
After running the Scotia Bank Marathon last spring, I knew that if I wanted to continue running marathons I’d have to get serious about training. And that meant getting serious about what and when I’m eating.
I’ve always referred to myself a person who “just likes to run”, and it is true, I love running. But, now I am considered an athlete, and I need to treat myself like I am an athlete, and that means training and eating like one.
Heres a simple and super hydrating beverage to take your workout to the next level:
Recipe: Homemade Hydrating Fuel
½ cup pure organic fruit juice
¼ cup coconut water
¼ cup water
1 pinch finely ground Himalayan sea salt
Juice provides with carbohydrate for fuel, coconut water and salt provide electrolyte minerals, water for hydration, and if you want, you can add in a BCAA’s for more fuel.
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