If you’re like most runners, you spend the final days before your marathon feasting on high-carbohydrate foods. But a good nutrition plan doesn’t end with that last plate of pasta the night before your race. Your pre-race breakfast is just
The benefitsPeppers Peppers are packed with vitamins A and C, two powerful antioxidants. They work together to battle free radicals, those unstable molecules that race around the body looking to inflict cell damage. Red peppers also contain lycopene
to the same routine it calms the nerves.Q) Tell us a bit about the role of nutrition in your training.A) I use Science in Sport for my nutrition. I think before the race it’s really important to keep hydrated. I’ve had a few races where I‘ve really suffered
Year health kick. Congratulations! Running is one of the best ways of getting fit, becoming stronger and when combined with sensible nutrition is great for managing weight. It is relatively cheap in terms of equipment and once you have the kit
The benefits:MushroomsThese delicious and versatile fungi may fight colds and flu. Compounds in the white button variety boost the activity of immune-system cells that help tackle infections. Mushrooms also contain vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), which helps in the production of e...
,” adds Currell.PIZZADelicious, and not the worst of the bunch. “Pizza can be great for carb-loading because of its doughy base,” says Currell. This alone makes it a good meal choice the night before a big race. Many elite triathletes eat pizza before
the fact that rest is a vital component in any schedule. Yes, there has to be some training in which you get used to running while tired, but do this too often and you could break down.4. Race other distancesRaces are more fun than training and you can
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