Proper nutrition is essential for distance athletes
- Eat properly to fuel your body
- Eat every 3 to 4 hours
- Proper nutrition avoids the bonk
- Become more efficient at using fat as fuel
Shalane likes a variety in her fridge- quality protein, of course some ice cream and salty chips.
What is in your fridge?
Fueling During Long Runs vs. Racing
Research is now showing that limiting your carbohydrate consumption during a training run helps your body to metabolize fat more efficiently. Come race day, your body will be more efficient and better able to utilize the carbohydrate drinks.