ASICS Pro Team Nutritionist Ruth McKean joined us recently for a Q&A webchat about nutrition strategies in the lead up to a marathon. Catch up with the highlights.Ruth is a member of the British Dietetic Association and Health Professional Council
team (puresportsmed.com). She specialises in sports nutrition and performance, obesity, cardiovascular issues, and diabetes and insulin resistance. She has worked with professional athletes and non-elites. She is a member of the Nutrition Therapy
Q. I ran the Flora London Marathon last year and took gels every 45 minutes along with water and sports drinks when they were available. Is 45 minutes about right, or too frequent or infrequent? My feeling from last year was almost that I'd taken on too much... Neil Bolton A...
Q. Why should I bother with energy drinks? I know that I need to keep hydrated during training and racing, but isnt water good enough?A. As you run, two things happen: (1) you lose water as your body uses it to cool down and (2) you use muscle carbohydrate reserves to fuel you...
foods, such as low-fat dairy products, eggs, lean meats, and beans, provide the additional nutrients that your body needs. Try including some of these foods in your daily diet.Liz Applegate, RW USA Nutrition Editor
Q A few years ago, I was diagnosed with anaemia. Eventually I was able to correct it, but now Im feeling anaemic again. Im not a vegetarian, but Im sure I need more iron. Can you recommend a diet that will give me enough?A It can be a challenge for female runners to get thei...
day to better their health.Peta Bee, RW Nutrition Editor
in itself.Peta Bee, RW Nutrition Editor
Q I do my long runs and races with a water bottle that fits around my hand. Is it true that long-term use of these can affect gait and cause injury?A You are right to be cautious about the use of a water bottle that fits around the hand. There’s no research evidence to link their...
➽ Gnocchi with tomato sauce or a little pesto➽ Salmon with rice or potatoes and some vegetablesHenrietta BaileyHenrietta Bailey is a nutritionist who works as part of the Pure Sports Medicine team (puresportsmed.com). She specialises in sports nutrition
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