out at around 1,500kcal from carbohydrate per day for most women and 1,800kcal for men. However, during the carb-loading period aim to up your carbohydrate intake to 8-10g per kilogram of body weight (Anita Bean, The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition
produce up to three times the amount of honey they need.Nutritional BenefitsStudies at the University of Memphis Exercise and Sports Nutrition Laboratory confirm that honey is one of the most effective forms of carbohydrate to eat just before exercise
GETTY IMAGES The "season of mellow fruitfulness" really lives up to its name, so make the most of Britain's autumnal bounty of seasonal fruit and vegetables. Gluts of autumn fruit and veg are packed with nutrients and right on your doorstep - which is great for the env...
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it can be tricky to squeeze a nutritional meal into the hectic period between waking up and going to work. These 10 top breakfasts are tasty, simple and designed with runners
, which release energy more slowly, are perfect nutrition in between sessions. Fibre is also a vital ingredient in a runner's diet. Soluble fibre is found in beans, oats, rye and fruit and slows the digestion of carbohydrate, producing a slower rise
GETTY IMAGESThere are many reasons to eat seasonal and local food, from the environmental benefits of reducing the miles your food has travelled, to the simple fact that it is often cheaper to buy local food. It could even have an impact on your running. Most runners understand t...
Winter might seem like a lean time, but forget getting by on imported or tinned food - Britain's farmers are on hand with a bounty of nutrient-packed fruit and veg. Fill up on fuel for your winter training with the very best of British - and as well as being tastier and healthier...
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