Nutrition Clinic
Take a look at the nutrition articles and videos produced in our ASICS Target 26.2 2014 campaign - and watch this space for lots more coming for 2015.

What is carb loading? How much fluid should you take on board? When should you eat protein? Why are electrolytes important? Nutrition often comes as a secondary thought in marathon training, but it can mean the difference between a PB and crawling over the finish line. ASICS Pro Team Dietician Ruth McKean is on hand to answer all your marathon fuelling conundrums and helping you to reach for the right foods in the supermarket.
Are you getting enough vitamin D?   Are you getting enough vitamin D?
Suffer to shake off colds and sore throats? Vitamin D could be the answer. ASICS nutritionist Ruth McKean explains more about the immunity-boosting vitamin. Find out more >>
Webchat highlights   Ruth's webchat highlights
ASICS Pro Team nutritionist Ruth joined us in February to answer your questions on marathon fuelling. Here are the highlights of the webchat. Read more >>
Can beetroot juice help you strike a PB?   Can beetroot juice help you strike a PB?
Some runners swear by drinking beetroot juice as part of their running diet. Does it work? ASICS nutritionist Ruth explains the science... Read more >>
Using gels   Using gels
A video about using gels by Ruth McKean Watch the video >>
Optimising recovery   Optimising recovery
A video about optimising recovery by Ruth McKean Watch the video >>
Hydrating   Hydrating
How to stay hydrated in a marathon by Ruth McKean Watch the video >>
Fueling a race   Fuelling a race
How to fuel a race by Ruth McKean Watch the video >>
Carb loading   Carb loading
The whys and hows of carb loading by Ruth McKean Watch the video >>
Basic fueling   Basic fuelling
The basics of fuelling for a marathon by Ruth McKean Watch the video >>
A question of carbs   A question of carbs
Does carb loading work for everyone? Can good fuelling really help you get a PB? ASICS Pro Team nutritionist Ruth gives us the lowdown on the carb conundrum. Read more >>
FAQs: marathon nutrition   FAQs: marathon nutrition
What are the rookie errors when it comes to fuelling? When should you start using energy gels? Get the nutrition know-how from ASICS nutritionist Ruth. Read more >>
What to eat in the high mileage weeks   What to eat during the high mileage weeks
ASICS Pro Team nutritionist Ruth McKean gives the lowdown on what to eat during the high mileage weeks. Read more >>
Marathon nutrition basics   Marathon nutrition basics
Very often, what you eat during marathon training comes as a secondary thought. But the key to a PB isn’t only in following your training plan, it’s also about effective nutrition. Here’s our guide to three key nutrients you’ll need to think about. Read more >>
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