Q After a run, I get an intense hangover-type headache that can continue for two to three days, even though I take the usual pills. I don’t drink alcohol or coffee, I drink isotonic drinks when I’m training and racing, and water the rest
your pancreas to release insulin. Insulins main function is to reduce your blood-sugar level by helping to transport glucose to your muscles. This is all good because we need glucose to fuel the muscle contractions involved in running. However, our
There is no one more qualified to create meals for marathon runners than a chef who runs. So we recruited three famous chefs who have run the Flora London Marathon: Gordon Ramsey, Brian Turner and Michel Roux Jr, to develop recipes for meals
relax is fine, but keep it to one: alcohol is a diuretic and you don’t want to be dehydrated on the start line.Drinking beer after a run is a great way to unwind, but match it with plenty of water and healthy post-training snacks (pork scratchings don
There is no one more qualified to create meals for marathon runners than a chef who runs. So we recruited three famous chefs who have run the Flora London Marathon: Gordon Ramsey, Brian Turner and Michel Roux Jr, to develop recipes for meals leading
The Day BeforeYour goals for the day before your race are to top up your glycogen stores, stay well hydrated and avoid any pitfalls that may jeopardise your performance the next day. Graze Eat little and often throughout the day. Choose high-carbohydrate, low-fat, moderate-prote...
solidly running for hours, you need the right recovery food for that session." Work your diet around your training with our guide to common post-run problems. Post-run You crave more fuel than you burnt Starving after only 20 minutes? The glycogen stores
Staying slim doesn’t have to mean a diet of lettuce. In fact, if you’re running and looking to stay trim, it’s essential you get the building blocks to rebuild your metabolism-boosting lean muscle. The main ingredient, protein, is packed into meat
Up the flavour – and flavonoid – credentials of your dinner with these recipes from the Mighty Spice Cookbook by John Gregory-Smith (£20, Duncan Baird). From burning fat to aiding recovery, each dish has a specific benefit. All recipes serve four.The Spice RackCuminTaste: Earthy,...
-leaved endive is rich in vitamin K and folate• Beans are an excellent source of fibreNutrition (per serving)Calories 220 Carbs 41gFibre 10gProtein 10gFat 4g
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