Question on the use of supplements whilst training.
I ran my first marathon last weekend and I have now signed up for the Paris marathon in April!
I ran the Amsterdam marathon in 4:29:36 but I did not train properly, running maybe 3 times a week every couple of weeks.
I want to train properly for Paris and get as close to 3:45 as I can. Will supplements help me to achieve my goal, or should I just focus on following a running program?
Any advice is greatly appreciated!
OK, thanks Jason. I have started to run again and I am gradually increasing my mileage. The only reeason I wasn't running every week is because I was getting injured. Once I'm back to a decent mileage, any particular supplemets you would recommend?
Before thinking of supplements, first address any deficiencies in your diet that could be causing the need for supplementation! If you eat a good healthy diet, you won't need any protein/recovery/whatever other kind of powders or pills you're thinking of.
Unless you're looking to bulk up significantly and doing a lot of low rep/heavy weight strength training (which will most probably make you run slower not faster!) you don't need to consume large amounts of protein and will almost certainly get enough of the stuff just by eating normal food in normal quantities.
Training properly will be of much greater benefit.
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