By Liz Applegate, Ph.D. on
Runners need more protein, more often, and for more reasons than non-athletes.
Compared with sedentary people, runners need a lot more protein. If you run an hour most days, you need about .6g protein per pound of weight (run more and your needs go up), compared with 36g for couch potatoes. That means a 150-pound runner requires 90 grams a day. But don't ...