This week on The Running Bug I’m discussing fats and oils. Fats and oils are an aspect of nutrition that many people find confusing, and so in this article, we take a look at the most common types of dietary fat before going on to identify which, and how much, fat to include in your diet. Check out this week’s [...]
This week on The Running Bug I’m discussing the macronutrient – protein. Despite a degree of controversy, endurance athletes are often advised to eat slightly more protein than the general population to ensure muscle recovery and adaptation to intense endurance training. But which sources of protein are most useful for runners and how much do [...]
This week on The Running Bug, I’ve written about carbohdyrates – what sources to include in your diet and how to create easy meals and snacks to help you meet your carbohydrate needs during marathon training. Take a look here to find out more.
This week on The Running Bug, Jane discusses how to translate guidelines for nutrition and hydration into your own individualised nutrition plan. This week, why not set aside some time to get some new ideas, have a look at a sample menu plan and follow some simple actions to focus on your nutrition programme. And [...]
Remember to visit The Running Bug to follow Jane’s weekly series of articles on ‘Nutrition for a Spring Marathon’. This week Jane discusses guidelines for nutrition and hydration for endurance runners and offers some ideas on what you can do to start to monitor your personal food and drink intake at this early stage in [...]
As 2012 arrives, many runners will start training for that spring marathon. Whether you’re a seasoned marathon ‘professional’ or a ‘first-timer’ you’ve probably already worked out your running training programme, set some targets for the coming weeks and entered some races to check your progress. But have you given any thought at all to what [...]
Last March, 99 runners took part in ‘A survey of dietary practices and nutritional knowledge in non-elite marathon runners’ as part of my MSc studies in Nutritional Medicine at the University of Surrey. The study investigated the extent to which the dietary practices of ‘non-elite’, club and network runners training for a spring marathon in [...]