What To Eat After a Run: Post-Run Meal Ideas + Refueling Tips

What and when you eat post-run can have a massive impact on your recovery and your mood! Refueling properly after a run helps to restock your glycogen stores, aids in protein synthesis, and tops up your electrolyte stores.  In this article, we will dive into… Whether you even need to eat after a run, how … Read more

Intermittent Fasting and Running: The Complete Guide

Intermittent fasting and running may seem like a strange combination, but when done right many runners have reported energy level gains and improved wellbeing. IF (Intermittent fasting) is seen by some as the newest diet craze, but it’s not exactly dieting. Instead of restricting people from WHAT to eat, it’s restricting them from WHEN to … Read more

Should You Drink Beer After Running? Here’s The Optimal Amount

Runners love a good finish-line beer – but did you know that post-run beer can actually have some tangible benefits to your overall health? While mixing alcohol with exercise – such as when performing a beer run – can be questionable…what about drinking beer after running? As you head to the pub for your post-run … Read more

Should You Drink Coffee Before Running? Here’s How Much To Drink

A common question for runners is “should I drink coffee before running?“. It’s undeniable that coffee, and specifically the caffeine it contains, can provide a performance-enhancing boost. Athletes across the world are aware of this, and it’s backed up by hundreds of studies. But is coffee – or any form of caffeine really – right … Read more

Carb Loading for Runners: How to Carb Load + Common Mistakes

When it comes to carb loading, the pre-race pasta dinner and the marathon go hand-in-hand. It’s a long-running joke (pun intended) that if you’re gearing up for a marathon, you’re going to be eating lots of pasta the night before. But there’s more that goes into carbo-loading for a marathon or half marathon than just … Read more

11 Great Carbohydrate Sources for Runners

The best carbohydrate sources for runners include a healthy mixture of grains, vegetables, and fruits. I’ll outline the best ones. This comprehensive list can be mixed and matched for a plethora of healthy recipes. So many people spend their lives avoiding carbohydrates. For those watching their weight, carbs are seen as ‘the bad guys.’  But … Read more

What To Eat Before a Half Marathon + FREE 4-week meal plan

Knowing how to fuel, or what to eat before a half marathon is an essential part of your race day performance. Your body can store energy in the form of glycogen in your muscles and liver, so ensuring you’ve got these reserves topped up means you’re more likely to do well in your half marathon! … Read more

My Vegan Marathon: How I Trained for NYC Marathon on a Vegan Diet

In this guest post, Peter Manley details his vegan marathon experience, as he began both his marathon training and his vegan diet just 12 weeks before his marathon experience! Here’s his story: * * *  The title of this article may sound triumphant, warm, and fuzzy, but I want to start off by saying that my transition … Read more

10 Rules of Marathon Training Nutrition

In this post, we dive into marathon training nutrition and give our 10 rules for how to eat and fuel when in marathon training mode! Whether you are close to race day or you are just beginning your training plan, it’s important that you are aware of the science behind sports nutrition so that you … Read more

Hydration and Salt Levels For Runners – Explained

Hydration for runners levels explained here!  Keeping yourself hydrated is important during long runs, but that doesn’t mean you should just drink as much water as you can.  There’s an appropriate amount to drink – not too little, not too much.   Salt balance is also important – as we sweat, our body loses salt … Read more