June 22, 2015
Running a 10K is a great way to stay in shape while satisfying your inner competitor at the same time. And while a lot of training in necessary to get you to the big event in prime condition, how you take care of your body afterword is just as important to your total health and wellness. Therefore, here are 10 tips for helping your body better heal at the conclusion of your run: #1: Make sure you walk a bit after you cross the finish line to give your body and your heart time to slow down and return...
June 13, 2015
Competitor.com published a piece titled The 11 Best Protein Sources for Runners, and protein powders scored two of the top slots. This article cited the benefits of soy and whey protein mixes specifically for people who enjoy running regularly. What makes these options so beneficial after hitting the local trails? Protein Powder Benefits First and foremost, studies have found that consuming protein post-workout can help your muscles heal at a faster rate. This is especially important for runners as you rely on your thighs and calves working as best they can to support your body as you travel through...
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March 05, 2015
Training for a half marathon generally starts months (if not years) before the actual race. In fact, you likely have a complete regimen as to how many miles you need to run and when in order to best compete in the race. However, the foods you choose to fuel your body with matters too, especially the closer you get to race day. 2 to 3 Days Pre-Race Because you are going to be spending exerting so much physical energy in a couple of days, you are going to want to eat more carbs, starting two to three days prior...
April 02, 2014
The half-marathon is a distinctive race distance that entails a mixture of endurance, speed, and strength. These features can be problematic to balance for the average runner. Therefore, running a half-marathon demands regularity with training, injury deterrence, and recovery. Certain steps should be taken following the completion of a half-marathon race. After the event, the individual needs to replace the nutrients that were lost. Four such nutrients, namely carbohydrate, fluid, protein, and sodium, are the main pivotal points for post-half-marathon nutrition and should be consumed directly after and up to 60 minutes after the event is finished. In the case...